Are you a hero, or a villain?

Let's have a bit of fantasy, for a change :)

If you could play a film role, would you be a goodie, or a baddie, and what role would you like to play?

I like most things, but especially comedy, so I would like to play the comical clumsy heroine, something like the roles that Sandra Bullock and Whoopie Goldberg play.

I can guess at Flash's, and John McLanes favourites, but what would you enjoy?

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BKD's picture

Definitely a mythical hero    3 thanks

BKD | | Permalink

Something like a dragonslayer.

Either that, or Tom Brown - who suffered at the hands of that bully Flashman only to have the last laugh as Flashman was finally expelled for good.

John McLane's picture

That is tricky when you are one already    3 thanks

John McLane | | Permalink

but if I wasn't a rough tough New York cop with a knack of being in the wrong place at the wrong time I think David Prowse had the right idea when I was listening to him on Absolute Radio the other day. He said George Lucas offered him a choice of parts, one meant spending all day every day in a hairy suit, and the other was being the archest of arch villains. He had no hesitation, his logic being that the villain is always best remembered, he thought who (other than the devoted fans) remember who played which Bond in which film, but you always remember the baddie. I think time has proven him right.

I think if I ever hand in my badge (assuming they haven't stripped it off me first) that I would like to be Ace Rimmer.

Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast.

Either that or a Terminator, in which case, I'll just be back!

All in all though I am happy being the underdog, fighting a lone battle against crime and having to rely on my native wits and good luck in the absence of credible support from my dumbass "superiors".

 

 

Lord Lucan's picture

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Lord Lucan | | Permalink

 

BKD has obviously had a religious conversion as he now thinks he's St. George.

 

As for a film role - who cares so long as it include several long passionate bedroom scenes with Sandra Bullock or Keira Knightley (or both - but maybe thats just plain greedy).

 

 

BKD's picture

If we're talking about film characters    2 thanks

BKD | | Permalink

How about Dr Hollingshead? He'd feel right at home here

Lord Lucan's picture

Chief Michael O’Hallorhan ....    1 thanks

Lord Lucan | | Permalink

............   in Towering Inferno,  Some C-4 and a million gallon water tank might prove just the thing to put out the childish inflammatory posts of certain individuals. With any luck they would be one of those swept away by the water..  

Flash Gordon's picture

Shaken, not stirred    3 thanks

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Well yes obviously I'd have to be a hero who saves lives, destroys villains (permanently) and makes the world a better place. I could be James Bond but then he'd give up his habit of bedding every woman to settle down with Miss Moneypenny. And you wouldn't be watching long bedroom scenes - there's a lot to be said for being given a hint of what's to come and using your imagination for the rest.

Or I could be a great detective who solves unsolveable crimes, destroys villains..... There's a theme, you get the picture.

Towering Inferno is a great film so please don't involve it in anything inappropriate. Though it could have been improved by saving the woman who owned the cat. And Robert Wagner and his secretary. I like a full happy ending.

I could never be a baddie, my conscience wouldn't cope.

ShirleyM's picture

I prefer a more 'modern' hero Flash    2 thanks

ShirleyM | | Permalink

James Bond is a bit ... shall we say 'old fashioned', just to be non-inflammatory. But I can't mention James Bond without mentioning Sean Connery. What a voice! You know who is speaking without even looking!

I'll ignore the references to bedroom scenes. You don't really need to be a hero or a villain to experience those ... but Sandra Bullock is probably out of reach, except in your dreams   :)

I'll earn a gold star from John McLane by saying Bruce Willis is a more modern hero in the Die Hard series. I prefer Arnie in his comedy roles, like Kindergarten Cop. I quite enjoyed The Terminator series, and 'I'll be back' is famous now, although some would say infamous!

I absolutely adore Danny Kaye in all his films. Dr Hollinshead's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is maybe symbolic, as Walter wanted to be a hero, and wasn't, so he pretended to be one. It is a great comedy that I will remember forever  :)

Anyone want to be Mad Max, or a Lethal Weapon? I think Mel Gibson is brilliant in his comedy type films :)

Once I've done the comedy heroines I think I'll be Velvet Brown In National Velvet, just so I can ride the Grand National :)

 

 

Flash Gordon's picture

Old fashioned?    3 thanks

Flash Gordon | | Permalink

As in patronising, sexist pig?! Roger Moore at his best, slimy. That's the downside of Bond films, the women can be just as powerful but in the end they always have to end up in his bed. Very last century but then I guess there are still some dinosaurs who have that attitude - roll on extinction.  But I agree about Sean Connery's voice. And I just love the action and the gadgets. And the music. The Terminator films are good though not the 4th. And the Die Hards are class, watched the 4th one yesterday. You were excellent as always John :)

 

ShirleyM's picture

lol Flash    2 thanks

ShirleyM | | Permalink

Are you sure you are not Yorkshire born? You certainly tell it as it is :)

Oh yes .. I love the music. You only have to hear some music and you know exactly which film it belongs to :)

Flash Gordon's picture

Tell it as it is    3 thanks

Flash Gordon | | Permalink

My mum's Lancashire so I'm guessing there's a geographical element & I've inherited it :) And despite being a Taurus I don't believe in bullsh*t!

You've heard the saying 'if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck...' well....

If it's large, lumbering and produces a big pile of sh*t it's a dinosaur :)

Still, the good news is that the world is going to end (again) on Friday and I'm guessing there will be a meteor to kill off all the remaining dinosaurs. I meanwhile will have done my superhero routine and swept my favourite people off to a distant planet to live happily ever after. THE END. (no ? required)

Lord Lucan's picture

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Lord Lucan | | Permalink

I love how some people are so predictable in their attempts to place insulting labels on those who dont conform to their politically correct view of the world, so predictable, and so silly.

The dinosaurs ruled the earth for 60 million years, whilst puny insignificant mankind hasnt managed its first million yet, and probably wont. By that measure, being called a dinosaur is a great compliment as they were magnificent, and successful to a level that mankind can only dream of being.

The arrogance of mankind in believing himself to be "superior" will continue to be mankinds undoing and his inability to adapt to changing climates and conditions coupled with his overbreeding will bring about eventual extinction, although probably not by next Friday.

 

Flash Gordon's picture

Eh?    3 thanks

Flash Gordon | | Permalink

I'm politically correct because I believe in equality? Wow, I think that says more about you than it does about me.

And pray tell, where did I refer to you as being a dinosaur as you seem to be implying By that measure, being called a dinosaur is a great compliment as they were magnificent, and successful to a level that mankind can only dream of being.  Unless you're claiming to be Roger Moore? I made no reference to you at all other than in my comment re the Towering Inferno and even that was not expressly directed at you but in general. You're not actually so important to me that I feel the need to talk about you continually so please stop trying the 'poor insulted me' routine as it gets a little tiresome.

Lord Lucan's picture

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Lord Lucan | | Permalink

Nice bit of spin ........... but to quote you -  "You've heard the saying 'if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck...' well....If it's large, lumbering and produces a big pile of sh*t it's a dinosaur :)

The latter would seem to perfectly describe your response. "

ShirleyM's picture

What?    3 thanks

ShirleyM | | Permalink

Flash didn't mention you at all, and I thought his response was calm and reasoned.

Well done, Flash :)

Lord Lucan's picture

Predictable to the point of being boring.    1 thanks

Lord Lucan | | Permalink

 

Even the mutual "thanks" can be counted  on every time. Yawnnnnnnnnnnnn. 

Flash Gordon's picture

Die Harder    3 thanks

Flash Gordon | | Permalink

Thank you Shirley. Have you seen it's one of the Die Hards tonight? The second one - a few corny scenes as always but a good bit of action and some cracking one liners!

ShirleyM's picture

Got them on DVD Flash    3 thanks

ShirleyM | | Permalink

I have them all on DVD. I've got all the Lethal Weapon ones, too. In fact I have quite a lot of DVD's. I keep meaning to put them on hard disk but never get round to it. :)

Flash Gordon's picture

Moi aussi    3 thanks

Flash Gordon | | Permalink

Die Hards that is, and a lot of dvds. Haven't got the Lethal Weapons - I've seen the first and possibly the second but not in a very long time. I may have to see how much Amazon want for them. Unfortunately I'm running rapidly out of room and I've got loads I've not seen yet. I keep telling myself I'm buying ready for long winter evenings of hibernation but I still put the old favourites on in preference!

ShirleyM's picture

I'm the same :)    2 thanks

ShirleyM | | Permalink

I keep watching old favourites.

I've got loads I haven't watched yet .. I see them on special offer at Asda & buy them. I bought Avatar the other week but watched that one almost straight away.

I've got the later version of Disney's 'The Incredible Journey' but really want the original release from the 70's, so if you see it anywhere please let me know.

John McLane's picture

I could fancy myself as the man with no name    3 thanks

John McLane | | Permalink

I love the trilogy, especially the good the bad and the ugly, probably one of the greatest film scores ever too. I know which of the three above I would be but which would be Flash and which Shirley - lol

 

ShirleyM's picture

Hmmmm ...    2 thanks

ShirleyM | | Permalink

Tell us which one you see yourself as ...... (I can't remember their names, or even if they had any!)

Flash Gordon's picture

Oops I did it again...    3 thanks

Flash Gordon | | Permalink

I've just got the Lethal 4 for £8.11 on Amazon :) And the Black Stallion galloped into my basket too! I'm a big fan of kids' films too but not sad ones - I've got Eight Below but not all the dogs make it and I've not watched it a second time :(

Amazon make a fortune out of me.

So Shirley, do you want to be good or bad as I'm guessing John is going to be a gentleman and be ugly (it's that white vest you wear so often!)?

ShirleyM's picture

OK Flash    2 thanks

ShirleyM | | Permalink

... you are the superhero so I suppose you'd better be 'good'. I'll be bad .... so bad.... ;)

EDIT: I've got Eight below too ... it makes me cry but I just keep reminding myself it's just a film.

ps. I've got The Black Stallion, The Young Black Stallion ... and I think The Black Stallion Returns, too.

ShirleyM's picture

Sea Biscuit    2 thanks

ShirleyM | | Permalink

Buy that one Flash.. it is all about the 'little guy' beating the 'big guy'. It has a good story, some brilliant filming, and it is a real tear jerker, but in a happy way ... not a sad way :)

John McLane's picture

The man with no name!    3 thanks

John McLane | | Permalink

ShirleyM wrote:

Tell us which one you see yourself as ...... (I can't remember their names, or even if they had any!)

I think the clue's in the title - lol

 

 

ShirleyM's picture

Sorry John!    2 thanks

ShirleyM | | Permalink

My mind runs in several different directions ... all at the same time!

I asked which one was the guy with no name ... and then I thought 'what if none of them had names' and as usual, dug a dirty big hole for myself ;)

John McLane's picture

Just so you know    3 thanks

John McLane | | Permalink

The Good was Blondie (Clint Eastwood), the Bad was Angel Eyes (Lee Van Clef) and The Ugly was Tuco Ramirez (Eli Wallach).

ShirleyM's picture

I googled the film after climbing out of my hole in the ground    2 thanks

ShirleyM | | Permalink

Blondie was the one with no name ;)

Flash Gordon's picture

Ladders    2 thanks

Flash Gordon | | Permalink

http://www.amazon.co.uk/3-8M-TELESCOPIC-FOLDABLE-EXTENDABLE-LADDER/dp/B003MWZ9AY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1318753351&sr=8-3

You need one of these Shirley - perfect for those hole in the ground moment :) They probably sell shovels too for when you need to dig the hole first!!

Marion Hayes's picture

@Shirley    1 thanks

Marion Hayes | | Permalink

wrong thread but hey - 26th October

ShirleyM's picture

26th October Marion?

ShirleyM | | Permalink

Something exciting happening?

ShirleyM's picture

Woohoo ... I got it Marion :)

ShirleyM | | Permalink

Just spotted what 26th October signifies!

Thanks Marion :)

John McLane's picture

Had to think very hard    1 thanks

John McLane | | Permalink

which after a day doing manly things with my son (spent all day chopping wood) was not easy.

But then the sun went down and the air turned a bit "chilly" and as I settled down with my Pingu dvd the nickel dropped - :o)

EDIT: After today I want to be a super hero that has indestructible shoes, failing that I must buy some steel toe-capped boots as sledge hammers are not altogether pain free when they glance off the splitting wedge and squish your tootsies.

cathygrimmer's picture

Johnny English

cathygrimmer | | Permalink

Took the kids and the ex-husband (we have a good relationship!) to see Johnny English Reborn yesterday. It was sooo funny. I started laughing about 10 seconds in and was still laughing in the car all the way home. My son kept repeating lines from it in bed this morning (he has a better memory than me!) and making me laugh again. Now I know what I've been missing, I need to get hold of the first Johnny English film!

As for me, I'd like to be Aragorn in Lord of the Rings - in these days of sex equality surely that's possible???

Cathy

 

John McLane's picture

BTW

John McLane | | Permalink

I have a new film out next year, I hope you will all come and watch

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1606378/ 

I may not be a Superhero, but I am a super hero :o)

 

ShirleyM's picture

@John

ShirleyM | | Permalink

I'll see you next year then ;)

Flash Gordon's picture

@ John

Flash Gordon | | Permalink

Fabarooney!

Old Greying Accountant's picture

John's final words ...

Old Greying Acc... | | Permalink

... as he lay dying in my paws, having spent his own life taking a bullet to save mine (us wolves are soooo mis-understood), was to say that as he is a crime fighter not an accountant, please forgive him, but his film is actually out the year after next.

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