The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus

Who would have imagined...

Despite the disturbing piece of crap that was Tideland I was looking forward to this. Mostly because Heath Ledger not only proved he'd actually learnt how to act, somewhere between 2003 and 2005 anyway, but also because he wasn't afraid to pick some of the most interesting and challenging scripts in Hollywood. We have this movie. About two cowboys. They have sex a lot. Interested? Gutsy! and beautifully acted. He'd certainly come a long way from Ten Things I Hate About You, Two Hands, or A Knights Tale. I guess we'll still get to see him as a psychotic, mass-murdering clown later this year. So his last role will be as a crass pop culture icon in grease paint rather than a thoughtful hard-to-play Gilliam induced role. They probably both adequately reflect Heath's career, I wonder which one he'll be remember for...

"There are no rules and there is no rulebook.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to my instincts. "
Heath Ledger

Oh well, we all get it wrong sometimes...

Take: 7

Blogger Scarlet Hip mused...

Do you know that coming here the other night is how I found out about his death? I honestly thought it was some sort of joke at first. Such a waste.

Fri Jan 25, 09:03:00 am

Blogger G3T Films mused...

Yeah, we all did at first.

The thing I liked about Heath Ledger was that he really wasn't a very talented actor and through a lot of hard work and introspection he managed to turn a career driven by the vain adolescent market into something that was truly remarkable.

Quite Johnny Depp in his approach.
That gets a lot of respect from fimmakers.

Fri Jan 25, 10:43:00 am

Blogger jin mused...

What a loss.
Another guy on my 'to bone' list gets crossed off before I get to bone him.

Fri Jan 25, 11:22:00 am

Blogger G3T Films mused...

Funny, he was saying you were on his 'to bone' list too... shame you never met, he had a thing for cake.

Fri Jan 25, 11:48:00 am

Blogger SafeTinspector mused...

He was just a man, like any other. That's the lesson I learned from this.
Only he seems more grey than I remembered from his film appearances. Probably skilled make-up.

Tue Jan 29, 01:15:00 am

Blogger G3T Films mused...

Yes, photoshopomakeup in fact!

Thu Feb 07, 12:08:00 pm

Blogger Diana Crabtree mused...


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