Tip o' My Brain

March 19, 2007

Hollywoodland

Filed under: Movies are, like, so cool — kryptobrent @ 1:05 pm

I watched this movie over the weekend.  It’s set up as a noir crime mystery surrounding the alleged suicide of George Reeves, the actor who played Superman in the 1950’s TV serial.  There was no foul play ever proven, and the film does a good job of not leading the audience to any one conclusion.  What was the biggest surprise for me was Ben Affleck’s moving performance of a guy who was desperate to break away from the fame that ultimately strangled him.

S’funny, there have been plenty of times I’ve heard actors (most of the Star Trek cast come to mind) complaining that they’ve been pigeonholed into a role and they can’t break out.  I used to think “Sheesh, guys, people look up to you!  Do you have any right to complain?”  After seeing this film I think I’ll be thinking twice before doing that again..

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