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Old 14-10-2005, 02:29 PM
Stuart Murdoch Stuart Murdoch is offline
 
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Has it come to this?
Are we just supposed to ignore that Joaquim Phoenix has a hare-lip?
Even when it's 6 foot high on a screen in front of you?

I can will the suspension of disbelief to an extent but putting someone that's borderline disfigured up on the screen playing a real-life non-deformed character that everyone is familiar with?
Well, that's just asking a little too much of me.

Why not have a burn victim play June Carter and we'll all pretend not to notice that too?
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Old 14-10-2005, 03:16 PM
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Has it come to this?
Are we just supposed to ignore that Joaquim Phoenix has a hare-lip?
Even when it's 6 foot high on a screen in front of you?

I can will the suspension of disbelief to an extent but putting someone that's borderline disfigured up on the screen playing a real-life non-deformed character that everyone is familiar with?
Well, that's just asking a little too much of me.

Why not have a burn victim play June Carter and we'll all pretend not to notice that too?
- Nice.


Go ride bareback on a buzzsaw.

- LBF
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Old 14-10-2005, 03:27 PM
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- Nice.


Go ride bareback on a buzzsaw.

- LBF

Hey, it's a fair question.
The guy is disfigured. The (real-life!) character was not.
I found it distracting.
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Old 14-10-2005, 03:31 PM
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Hey, it's a fair question.
The guy is disfigured. The (real-life!) character was not.
I found it distracting.
I happen to think it's really sexy.

And if you can't suspend belief because of something like that, you're not very well-endowed in the imagination department, are you?

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Old 14-10-2005, 03:40 PM
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I happen to think it's really sexy.

And if you can't suspend belief because of something like that, you're not very well-endowed in the imagination department, are you?

- LBF
It's a 3 foot scar in front of your face!
Will Smith kinda looked like Ali.
Hopkins kind looked like Nixon.
It helps, you know.
Wrong guy for the part.


How many non-movie-star hare-lips have you seen that were sexy?

He's also short, btw.
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Old 14-10-2005, 04:06 PM
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1. It's a 3 foot scar in front of your face!

2. Hopkins kind looked like Nixon.

3. How many non-movie-star hare-lips have you seen that were sexy?
- 1. What, have you set up scaffolding right there in the cinema?

- 2. Hopkins looked nothing like Nixon.

- 3. Sexy hare-lips; just one other.

And when is it a requirement for the star of a biopic to look a pixel perfect copy? Phoenix sings in the movie, too. I heard it's brilliant.

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Old 14-10-2005, 04:07 PM
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Twat......I thought he put in a great performance..thoroug hly enjoyed it..Reese Witherspoon excelled herself too..top notch
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Old 14-10-2005, 04:17 PM
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- 1. What, have you set up scaffolding right there in the cinema?
It's a big screen at the Opera House.
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- 2. Hopkins looked nothing like Nixon.
Kinda did. Same amount of facial-scarring at any rate.
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- 3. Sexy hare-lips; just one other.
Liar!
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And when is it a requirement for the star of a biopic to look a pixel perfect copy?
No one said pixel-perfect. Just don't have a scarred face if you're playing someone who's face we know!
It's not too much to ask.
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Old 14-10-2005, 04:25 PM
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Twat......I thought he put in a great performance..thoroug hly enjoyed it..Reese Witherspoon excelled herself too..top notch

Oh, please, it was dragged out to fuck!
That was the longest goddam proposal in movie history.
You didn't think it got a tiny bit repetitive with him and the chick?
I could have done with a bag of those pills to stay awake!

And how am I a twat for pointing out what is obvious?
This is everyone-gets-a-medal-day meets Emporer's New Clothes and it's getting to be rigoddamdiculous.
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Old 14-10-2005, 06:14 PM
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Oh, please, it was dragged out to fuck!
That was the longest goddam proposal in movie history.
You didn't think it got a tiny bit repetitive with him and the chick?
I could have done with a bag of those pills to stay awake!

And how am I a twat for pointing out what is obvious?
This is everyone-gets-a-medal-day meets Emporer's New Clothes and it's getting to be rigoddamdiculous.
You're a Twat for focusing on such a ridiculous point..so what if he has a scar on his lip...he was the right man for the job at the end of the day.

I don't think it was dragged out to 'fuck' as you say I found that period of his life very interesting. Yes it was probably the longest proposal in movie history but it wasn't a movie for them it was real life at the time & that's how it happened.

What do you think they should have scrimped on the facts to make it more 'Hollywood' & wrap it up all neatly is it?. That was half the charm of the movie for me they were clearly meant to be together but life got in the way & that's how long it took for them to get it together. The man in black was fasinated with June for 24 years 'til they got it together she clearly loved him but was battling against her image & christian beliefs to be with the 'bad boy' of the time.

Where you actually paying attention to the movie at all or where you transfixed on his 'scar' for the whole time?
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