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Clash of the Titans in Fifteen Minutes
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cupcakery From: cupcakery Date: April 11th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
cleolinda From: cleolinda Date: April 11th, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
His makeup (and hairline) was so, so hideous. I kept vacillating between "ew" and "hm." I had really hoped they would have gone a little more attractive with Hades, and instead, he kind of had this hunchy creeping Wormtongue thing going.

Someone pointed out that he and Liam Neeson have already done one movie together, but that was the LAST place I was going to go.
cupcakery From: cupcakery Date: April 11th, 2010 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's the fault of my inner thirteen-year-old who also loves the Phantom of the Opera - questionable taste ahoy! I worry about my inner thirteen-year-old, especially since the Vampire Diaries started up and it's taken over more of my brain. Then I just worry about my own self.
pearl_bubbles From: pearl_bubbles Date: April 11th, 2010 11:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Clash of the Titans probably doesn't lend itself to an appropriate Schindler's List reference (though I'm honestly not sure that anything comedy-wise can lead to an appropriate reference in that case)...
havocs_roman From: havocs_roman Date: April 11th, 2010 11:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I... I think Ricky Gervais (and Ralph Fiennes) just about managed it in the teaser for Cemetery Junction. I don't know if it works for everyone, but it did for me, and at least it wasn't offensive (I don't think...?).

Can't believe I'm backhandedly reccing Ricky Gervais' stuff. I've been falling out of love with him like there's no tomorrow.
havocs_roman From: havocs_roman Date: April 11th, 2010 11:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
>>he and Liam Neeson have already done one movie together,

It's like my brain's split into two re: that film and them. I love the film, I love them both, and I can never remember they were IN IT together until people mention it.

On an only vaguely related note, there was a pic of them flying around - from when "Clash..." was filming, I think - Fiennes just chilling with his arm around Neeson, and it was just about the most heartbreaking thing ever. It was shortly after Natasha Richardson's death, and Neeson looked like he was about to collapse. I couldn't even do my inconvenient slashy thing, it was so sad. IRL BFF OTP. :(

That hair/make-up does, indeed, look horrible, and yet. BRB, auditioning for Persephone in the obligatory sequel. Because I know what hides underneath that make-up fail.
cleolinda From: cleolinda Date: April 12th, 2010 01:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Ohhhhhhh. That is sweet and kind of awful. For some reason the Natasha Richardson passing hit me in a way a lot of celebrity deaths don't. It was really strange watching this in the theater, wondering how he'd held up during filming. Because he committed to the whole thing admirably well, as much or more than anyone else did--I mean, no one brought it more than Ralph Fiennes, but that's because you don't take the big ham villain role unless you're prepared to chew.

As a side note, I saw a chud.com article to the effect that in the original script/cut of the movie, Zeus was actually much more the villain, and that a lot of scenes with the other gods were cut or reshot (originally it was Apollo who brought the coin to Perseus?), and Zeus was much more out of control. So you don't have as weird a face-turn as you do in the movie, where Zeus is kind of being unreasonable and then he's all like, well, I mean, I know I set this in motion, but I want to help my kid out, too.
havocs_roman From: havocs_roman Date: April 13th, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I couldn't find the exact picture (because after about an hour of browsing the TV Tropes-like black hole that Gettyimages is for me, I couldn't justify it to myself any more), but it's a pic from the Mary Stuart premiere, I think, and contrary to how melodramatic I made it sound, Neeson wasn't actually on the verge of collapse (I think...), but he did look - justifiably - very fragile, and something about the way Fiennes was holding him just struck me as "real, I'm-here-with-you friendship", for whatever reason, and my heart broke.

I think - again, not sure; am the worst source ever - Neeson was wrapping up Chloe at the time NR passed away? And he had to go back to the set some two or three days after, or something heartbreaking like that? I'm fairly sure I'd be comatose under those circumstances.

It's funny how celeb deaths affect you (or don't) sometimes, isn't it? Surprisingly, I got over Michael Jackson's death in something like ten minutes. He died, it was so tragic, I was sorry, and then I moved on (it's still tragic, and he was an icon, but it just didn't hit me emotionally as much as I thought it would). On the other hand, I was a teen when Frank Sinatra died, I didn't even like Sinatra particularly back then (ah, foolish youth), and it hit me so hard--not so much emotionally as in... world view, I guess. even if I wasn't a fan, he was one of those icons who had always been there, before MJ, before mass media, before the generation before me, even. He was just one of those elements that were part of my universe, and he was gone. Emotionally, for reasons I can't even understand, the celeb death that hit me the hardest was Richard Harris. I don't know why, but I was a wreck. No celeb death since has affected me so much.

Re: NR, the thing that struck me most - apart form the obvious tragedy of a young, beloved woman leaving behind a family and a horde of devoted friends - was her mother. There can't be anything worse than burying your beloved child. When they're so young and you know you still have a lot of time to live without them, I don't even know. You haven't seen tragedy until you've seen a bereaved parent, is my default thought there.

Wow, that was depressing.

Re: Zeus, haven't seen "Clash..." yet, but I just wish someone would do a mythologically-accurate (er...) Zeus. He was a bit of an all-powerful arse. That's what's interesting about him. I'm gonna start calling it the Bill Compton syndrome--when you've got an interestingly ambiguous character in your hands, turn it into a sanctimonious twit and then are surprised that people don't like him anymore. Give me my tantrum-ish, begrudging, vengeful, adulterous Zeus, TPTB!
viennacantabile From: viennacantabile Date: May 18th, 2010 08:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Very random reply, but I was reading this and I wondered if you knew that in the interviews on the "Evening" DVD, Natasha Richardson mentioned that she'd really wanted to play opposite her mother, and that she'd told the director or whoever that this was probably the last time they were going to get to work together, so it meant a lot to her. And it was...just not in the way she anticipated. Sigh. :(

[Fantastic parody, as always, Cleolinda! XD]
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