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September 4th, 2005
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And now for something completely different....
onecheekyhobbit? I finally watched "Gangster No. 1", starring David Thewlis and Paul Bettany. Damn... incredible. Malcolm McDowell's voiceovers... the sheer psychopathic brutality of Paul Bettany. I recommend this - if you can take brutal violence - and I do mean BRUTAL. Not quite done yet, so maybe some of it gets answered later. In case it doesn't, though... (I'm cutting this for spoilers) Is there a deep homoerotic thread going through this movie, or not? Freddy giving him the tiepin? The jokes about how drinking wine or two men eating together can be seen in a certain way? Freddy's rather effeminate manners at times? That scene in the club, when the girl sings... is Paul's character falling for Freddy... or the girl? He's feeling violent emotions, to the point of tears in his eyes as he turns away at the end of the song... but is it because he's lost Freddy to the girl, or the girl to Freddy... or both? What do you think? And is he getting sexual satisfaction out of killing Lenny... and is he crying at the end because of losing Freddy... or the girl? What do you think?

[ETA: A review in imdb may have answered that for me - "a sociopath with a schoolgirl crush on his boss, spit-shined David Thewlis" And just saw the ending - he hasn't changed the apartment one tiny bit! Talk about hero worship. The way he "became" Freddy. And the way he exorcises it. Cool.]

Damn, Paul is amazing in this. Thewlis... would be better with a different accent. It just doesn't suit his face. But Paul... he can carry it off. OMG.. he's sitting in THE SEAT! *meep* "The king is dead; long live the king" "SPLAT"

Very well done movie.

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From:onecheekyhobbit
Date:September 5th, 2005 07:23 am (UTC)
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Yeah I can't find it here...

damn it.

But I've seen loads of clips in movie videos and stuff, because I'm so interested in it.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 5th, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
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Wait - wha? I thought you'd seen it!!!! Crap... I just gave away spoilers! *L*!

Well, I got it through NetFlix, so if you know anybody with that...
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From:onecheekyhobbit
Date:September 5th, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC)
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I didn't read the spoilers... no worries.
:)
*hugs*
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:September 5th, 2005 02:06 pm (UTC)
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all right, I need to find this movie now.

OMG PAUL!

paulpaulpaulpaulpaulpaulpaulpaulpaul

One track mind? Whatever do you mean?
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 5th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC)
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He is soooooooo cold in this one. *shudders* Does an excellent job!
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