Dani. House Lannister. INTJ. Everything is Game of Thrones and nothing hurts. Warning: I lost my morals in Nazi-Occupied France. Hans Landa stole them and hid them in his magical pocket of doom. Therefore, my blog will be filled with indecent comments about certain celebrities, excessive spamming and an overwhelming amount of classy fangirling.
Director:Tony Scott Brand: BMW Stars: Clive Owen, Danny Trejo, James Brown, Gary Oldman
Clive Owen, Danny Trejo, James Brown… and Gary Oldman as the devil. Wearing red lipstick. In a black-and-red striped unitard. Who rides a leopard print wheelchair. And, of course, makes winner-takes-all bets with The Godfather Of Soul.
This is an advert like no other. A nine minute advert like no other, in fact. It really does defy description, explanation, or anything else ending with –ation. It’s one hell of a commercial (no pun intended) and if you haven’t watched it already, do. And if you have watched it already, watch it again. Go on. Do it. Do it now.
“ I would love to put Gary Oldman and Tim Roth together. I want to put them in a comedy. To tell you the truth, if I had rewritten the script [Pulp Fiction], Gary and Tim could have played Jules and Vincent, just played two English guys. ”
Can I just… Oh god. Quentin, I know this interview is from 1994, but seriously… Still got this idea bouncing around that head of yours? Oldman and Roth in a Tarantino comedy? PERFECT FILM IS PERFECT.
“So they came for you They come snapping at your heels They come snapping at your heels But don’t break your back if you ever heard this But don’t answer that Cause in a bullet-prove vest With the windows all closed I’ll be doing my best And I’ll see you soon In a telescope lens And when all you want is friends I’ll see you soon.”
Robbie Coltrane: “Hagrid is not a father substitute. Hagrid’s not quite smart enough to be that! He’s just a kind, decent ‘uncle’ who has Harry’s best interests at heart.”
Emma Thompson: “[The glasses] are magnifying lenses to make my eyes look enormous. Professor Trelwaney sees into the future, so my notion was that if she can see into the future all the time, she can’t see anything at all in the present.”
Jason Isaacs: “[Lucius] is a very proud man- incredibly vain and pompous, a peacock of a man.”
Kenneth Branagh: “He’s wonderfully well-described and created by J. K. Rowling. I wish I could tell you that’s it’s because he’s very insecure. In fact, he’s not. He’s just a narcissist, and he loves himself. This is the abiding love affair of his life. He’s also wonderfully cowardly and unreliable, totally out for number one, ruthlessly ambitious, would do anything to further his career, his aims… desperate to be loved.”
Gary Oldman: “[Sirius is] a man very much haunted, living in the past and emotionally rooted in the old days. Harry is so much like Hames, who was my friend- whom I adored- so I am living a friendship through him and wanting him to be like James.”
Miranda Richardson: “I call her ‘the caring, sharing face of investigative journalism’. Basically, she’ll do whatever it takes to get a story- a story [that] she’s already [written] in her head!”
Brendan Gleeson: “He is so paranoid and damaged and yet so heroic. There is a poignancy in that Mad-Eye has always been very gruff and a man of limited sentimentality. I think Harry has a series of father figures and I’ve always felt that Mad-Eye was quite a strong one.”
Helen McCrory: “When you have a cause that has served you all your life, you think it’s in your blood. Suddenly, when the person in charge allows your husband to be sent to prison and, in essence, asks for the life of your child, it doesn’t serve you anymore.”
Natalia Tena: “She’s very playful. At one point, she’s making the kids laugh by changing into a pig. The situation’s serious enough, so Tonks thinks, ‘why make it worse? I’ll give you a wink and a smile and change into a duck for you and make the evening better.’ Always death and Voldemort! Lets chill out a bit!”
Helena Bonham Carter: “There’s a dilapidated quality to her. In the way that she was once intensely glamorous and very beautiful- but has gone to seed.”
“ There’s a kind of rock ‘n’ roll quality about Gary. That’s how he interpreted the role and you can almost imagine him growing up in the sixties. He’s not that old, but he kind of feels he’s been there forever. ”