Boss and related
Here in this page I’m not going to bother you all writing long essays on the theme, giving you pearls of wisdom or something like that. Just a way trhough images and video. Of course I’m going to write something, but above all the description of those images and video:-)
Here below different way used by movie directors, actors/actresses, make up artists, to make you feel different emotions, from the power and honour of a boss to the passion of a fantastic creature.
Marlon Brando in “The Godfather” by Francis Ford Coppola
Here Marlon Brando gives us one of his greatest performances thanks to a very particular device: two not too small balls of cotton in his mouth which permitted him to play the mafia boss per excellence: Don Vito Corleone.
Al Pacino in “Scarface” by Brian de Palma
Up here directly from the Actor’s studio another one of the most important actors ever, playng the role of an ultra billionaire and mad drug king in Miami. Look at the hungry expression. His mouth. His eyes. His hairs cut. Surely a perfect role for him. Don’t you think?
John Travolta and S. L. Jackson in “Pulp fiction” by Quentin Tarantino
One of the most famous and brilliant cult movie ever. With the great interpretations of two strange gangsters as well. The focus of the action is not on the violence, on the guns or whatelse. The focus of course is on the two so particular but so rightly chosen hairs cut. Those gives the movie the perfect atmosphere the director wanted to reach despite the context of violence and drugs the actor are inserted in, an atmosphere of thoughtless where everything is taken simply for what it is.
But this is just a slice respect to the enormous filmography we have about boss and gangsters, here below other few example of those roles enourmously charachterized by the ability of the actors to give theirs characters something particular, to play it with something unusual:
Ray Liotta, Robert de Niro, Joe Pesci in “Goodfellas” by Martin Scorsese
Javier Bardem in “No country for old man”
Daniel Day Lewis in “Gangs of New York”
Joker vs Joker
Now the mytical interpretations of an even more mythical character: the creature of THE JOKER!
So….who do you think is the best?
With regard to the facial motion i think they are both great, they make you feel the huge negativeness of this character….why don’t we start some statistics?:-)