Benedict Cumberbatch by Colin Firth
The Alarmingly Talented English star
When I was about 25 years old, I worked with two very good actors. The encounters were brief, but I’ve remembered them both with great admiration. Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton both embodied qualities which one is fogyishly tempted to look at with nostalgia. Along with very considerable talent, they had elegance, glamor, wit, kindness and decency.
I didn’t know at the time that they were married or that they had a son of about 10 who was quietly gestating all the same attributes. And now, 30 years later, the boy has been let loose. He has taken the form of Benedict Cumberbatch.
His parents’ qualities are on rampant display. It’s rare to the point of outlandish to find so many variables in one actor, including features which ought to be incompatible: vulnerability, a sense of danger, a clear intellect, honesty, courage — and a rather alarming energy. I take no pleasure in feeling humbled, but there’s no getting around it.
He must be stopped.
Firth won an Academy Award for his portrayal of King George VI in The King’s Speech
When I saw this one I knew I had to have it. By Stewart McKenny
Simultaneously the worst and best movie ever made
Actually one of my teachers watched every single version of Romeo and Juliet with the original text in front of him to prove that this was the worst version, but to his great dismay its the most accurate film adaptation of it, with the lines closest to the original text and most similar stage direction and relayed emotions.
He proceeded to show it to us in class.
this is an amazing movie and we all know it.
Anyone who says this isn’t an excellent movie will have to fight me.
I love this movie more each time I see it. This scene, in particular, rocks my socks.
- King of France: and why the fuck would we send money and assistance to those resisting their sovereign??
- Advisor: well it would be a big 'fuck you' to England
- King of France: send funds to America
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