I imagine that most of you have seen "The Prestige" already, and I'd like to discuss it's overwhelming faith in fake beards and moustaches. Apparently in the early 19th century, a fuzzy fake beard was all you needed to fool even your arch nemesis! I was continually amazed at the new, fuzzy-faced contraptions Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale were coming up with. In fact, as I look back on the film, I think an argument could be made that BEARDS were the actual secret of everything, not all that silly playing-with-reality mumbo jumbo.
(I am trying not to spoil)
any thoughts on the meaningfulness of beards to christopher nolan? or some good photos you found? I am coming up blank!
Everyone's-favorite-Darcy Colin Firth is starring in what I think is a Romulus and Remus sort of historical epic film, coming out in January. Yes, the thought of Firth as a sword-weilding Roman began to awaken the possibility of even MORE Firthy love, but the movie, it must be said, looks spectacularly awful. It's called The Last Legion and some trailery bits can be found on youtube.
Here he sports some mild stubble and I think he's trying to channel Sean Bean from Troy, but I just can't be sure at all. I mean. . .Colin Firth. In an action film. I feel like the neurons are firing but just not connecting with anything.
And now, by royal decree, one of the bearded performances that aimed a steel-toed boot at my head (as a student of the classics) AND my ovaries (as a complete girl):
Sean Bean as Odysseus in "Troy". Ultimately a bug bland wipe-out of a movie, but with a casting strategy whose motto could be "A Lad For Every Lass". Girly-men? Check! Lovable brutes? Check! Sensitive but strong men holding babies tenderly? Check!
In my case, please note that I wrote my thesis on the Odyssey, and that one of my first imaginary person crushes was on Odysseus, and that I thought Bean was great as Boromir, and you have trouble.
Here's a bunch of pictures. I'll shut up now.
Icons, feel free to yoink:
It's a strange truth that Sean Bean is far less effective when clean-shaven. Proof: