Film I Don’t Know if I Agree…
posted by August 21 at 15:00 PMon
…but I admire the gusto of the folks over at This Recording. After watching a 24-hour marathon of recent summer movies, they’ve written a kind of manifesto against actors like Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, and Johnny Depp.
Bale and Ledger are part of a tradition of polite actors. They may trash a hotel room or brawl with their moms or model girlfriends; but at worst they’ll destroy their metabolisms with reckless Method-y dieting.
The aggression and contradictions never make it onscreen, even when their parts are supposed to be disruptive. If these guys are guilty of the prototypical movie star flaw—if every role is a version of himself—their filmographies are a testament to blandness.
I’ve said it before, but those guys at This Recording sure do know how to put a blog together.