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roven75
Mar. 25th, 2011 07:19 am (UTC)
Very nice photograph! It looks like him but not typically like him. Is the original a b/w photo as well? (I have to ask that now with every picture you post *g*)
cloudless_9193
Mar. 25th, 2011 06:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you. The original is black and white too, but much to small to use it for a wallpaper without editing:




I liked it immediately as it isn't one of those glamour stills. It looks informal, as if taken during a break between shots. (From Here to Eternity?)


roven75
Mar. 25th, 2011 06:58 pm (UTC)
Ah, thanks for posting it! I see what you mean. It's a nice picture, I very much like his expression and pose.
shooting2kill
Mar. 25th, 2011 12:08 pm (UTC)
You know, I think you and I really were divided at birth. I hate repeating myself but did I ever tell you about my serious crush on Burt Lancaster in my teens? Inspired by his unforgettable debut in The Killers (black and white of course!). I've always thought the basis for that story would make a fantastic Pros story.

Needless to say I love this photo and I'm always struck by how certain American icons, e.g. James Dean, Lancaster, McQueen and Newman, look so modern in their youth - timeless and contemporary - and if we saw them today they wouldn't look out of place. Maybe it's all those white teeshirts and leather jackets?

Thank you for this and sorry for the usual ramble but your posts always inspire lots of thoughts.
cloudless_9193
Mar. 25th, 2011 06:57 pm (UTC)
I'm always struck by how certain American icons, e.g. James Dean, Lancaster, McQueen and Newman, look so modern in their youth - timeless and contemporary - and if we saw them today they wouldn't look out of place. That's exactly what I think. You could add Robert Redford, Marlon Brando and even Gary Cooper (I have a really cool photo of him, taken around 1930)

I always love reading you ramblings, so please don't stop. ;-)
shooting2kill
Mar. 25th, 2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
You could add Robert Redford, Marlon Brando and even Gary Cooper (I have a really cool photo of him, taken around 1930)

I agree, especially Marlon Brando I could have been *somebody* - that line always really gets to me.

Thank you for enjoying my ramblings! I've got a couple more (hope you don't mind me taking up space on your journal) I couldn't find my favourite of him, lying on the bed in the shadows of a venetian blind, but I did find these:

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cloudless_9193
Mar. 26th, 2011 01:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks, he looks stunning here. In his time he wasn't considered actually good looking, I read once, because of his square chin and strong features, but now he would. :-)
shooting2kill
Mar. 27th, 2011 01:57 pm (UTC)
In his time he wasn't considered actually good looking, I read once

Oh, I didn't know. Blimey! Some people are hard to please....though presumably film makers must have thought he had something because he was a pin-up from the early days? By the way, I've recently read bits of the latest Lancaster biography (can't remember the author) and it was very interesting, not just because of him but about the life and times of growing up in multi-cultural New York.

Edited at 2011-03-27 01:58 pm (UTC)
roven75
Mar. 25th, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC)
So true, and I always enjoy your comments P! I can only nod to Cloudless' examples as well - Redford, Brando... hmmm^^ And I have a weak spot for Gary Cooper, which my dad trained me to I think - his favorite actor. Which photo is it? I'm curious!
potztausend
Mar. 25th, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC)
I could add a Gary Cooper photo which I like very much (erm... I don't have any other photos of him *g*)

roven75
Mar. 25th, 2011 07:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's a nice one indeed!
cloudless_9193
Mar. 25th, 2011 07:28 pm (UTC)
That's it. :-)
potztausend
Mar. 25th, 2011 07:30 pm (UTC)
You meant the same? *gg* Great minds think alike.
cloudless_9193
Mar. 25th, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC)
Yes, and here is another photo out of this series. :-)


roven75
Mar. 25th, 2011 07:38 pm (UTC)
Oh nice, so casual but he doesn't lose his brooding expression. Not that I mind *g*
potztausend
Mar. 25th, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC)
Great photo!
potztausend
Mar. 25th, 2011 07:40 pm (UTC)
Nur zur Info wegen meinem I Spy icon mit den Händen: der Eine muss dem Anderen eine Sicherheitsnadel in die Hand legen. Dazu ist ja von beiden Seiten nur jeweils eine Hand nötig. Schon eigenwillig, dass Robert Culp dachte, dass er Bill Cosbys Hand auch noch zusätzlich von unten stützen muss... und ich finde, es sieht sehr liebevoll aus.
roven75
Mar. 25th, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
Ja, ein schönes Icon! Die zwei haben ja zusätzlich noch einen schönen Farbkontrast, macht sich gut auf Fotos *g*
Und heute gab es wieder ein Lob für Dein I Spy Slash Drabble icon ;)
potztausend
Mar. 25th, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
Beim nächsten Mal nehmen wir sie *beide* mit nackten Oberkörpern?
roven75
Mar. 25th, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
Hehe, gern, aber ich glaube Deine Caption gefällt den Leuten bei dem Icon am besten ;)
roven75
Mar. 25th, 2011 07:35 pm (UTC)
Now, that would make a nice wallpaper, too! Or the 2nd one here:
http://rumija.blogspot.com/2010/11/morocco.html
potztausend
Mar. 25th, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, Marocco.... Marlene.. dressed like a man and kissing a woman, have a look at her:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO0h190oboE

(Uh I don't have a Marlene icon)
roven75
Mar. 25th, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, that's a great scene!
cloudless_9193
Mar. 25th, 2011 08:27 pm (UTC)
I like that too. :-)
shooting2kill
Mar. 25th, 2011 09:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! (Your dad has good taste).

Which photo is it? I'm curious!

Oh, sorry, I forgot to italicise that comment which I was quoting from Cloudless. The exhibition I went to was about 25 years ago and featured various Hollywood actors e.g. Cooper and Bergman, but I'm sorry I can't remember the title of the exhibition so I can't track down the photo. Cooper was looking very debonair, very relaxed and urbane - all long legs and suit - and quite different to the film roles I've seen him in.
roven75
Mar. 25th, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, I think I confused you - I was actually referring to Cloudless' comment, but replying to both of your comments at once! Although that exhibition sounds great, I would've enjoyed that as well, I think.

My dad is a big Western fan and raised me on films, books and music dealing with either cowboys or indians, and Gary Cooper is his all-time favorite. He'd be chuffed to hear you think he's got good taste ;)
shooting2kill
Mar. 25th, 2011 11:05 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, I think I confused you - I was actually referring to Cloudless' comment, but replying to both of your comments

Sorry, I thought you were replying to me 'cos it appearecd in my inbox! (I get confused you know, it's my age....).

My dad is a big Western fan and raised me on films, books and music dealing with either cowboys or indians, and Gary Cooper is his all-time favorite. He'd be chuffed to hear you think he's got good taste ;)

Well Cooper did appear in one of *the* great Westerns, so to me he'll always be a big western star, but I think my major interests in Westerns lay with people such as John Wayne (The Searchers, hard to beat, Yellow Ribbon, Ford Apache, Red River and Stagecoach), Lancaster and Douglas in Gunfight at OK Corral and Fonda in My Darling Clementine. But I was a big fan of Western series too, such as Rawhide, Wagon Train and Maverick. I think Maverick was my first awareness of slash, though I didn't know it at the time, but I loved the two stars and the relationship they shared, hated it and became bored when the women arrived on the scene and wanted something more between the men, though at the tender age of 4 or 5 I didn't know *what* that 'more' was!
roven75
Mar. 26th, 2011 12:20 am (UTC)
Well, I was replying to you both and forgot that when you read the comment outside of the thread it doesn't show up in order, i.e. underneath another comment. Nothing to do with you getting gold, just me not thinking *g*

Now that you mention it, The Searchers is one of my dad's favorite movies. When I look at the titles in your comment, the soundtracks start playing in my head. Well, we are what we were raised to be, huh *g*

It's interesting, I recently realized that my first contact with this... bonding between two guys or whatever you want to call it was when I read a series of books with a Western theme when I was still in elementary school. Of course I was way too young to realize this could be seen as a pre-stage of slash, too. I actually took that step very, very late, like there was an invisible barrier I didn't even know existed. I'm a bit of a late bloomer in many ways ;)
cloudless_9193
Mar. 26th, 2011 01:21 pm (UTC)
It's the same with me. Also a late bloomer. ;-)
shooting2kill
Mar. 26th, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC)

Now that you mention it, The Searchers is one of my dad's favorite movies. When I look at the titles in your comment, the soundtracks start playing in my head. Well, we are what we were raised to be, huh *g*

YES! I was going to mention the music last night but I didn't feel I could do justice to something so dear to my heart but yes, the music in Westerns is almost, maybe more, important than the film itself. In fact I think a major part of falling in love with any Western is the music. Same thing applies to many non-western films such as The Third Man, Cinema Paradiso, Zulu - the music is almost an additional (starring) character.

Never read a Western novel.....
roven75
Mar. 26th, 2011 09:48 pm (UTC)
Never read a Western novel.....
You'd never have heard of these, either. They were written by a German author. They were about this elite team of gunmen working for some Colonel, hunting bad guys, the usual. There were eight of them if I recall correctly, and two of them were always together and really, really close. Guess who I liked best ;)

Now this may partly be due to nostalgia having grown up with the music, but somehow the combination of the music and the scenery and the characters/plot seemed epic and left an impression, and the music seems to have something special. Maybe because so many of the theme songs are telling a story, too, that you automatically connect with the film scenes.

Oh and I adore Cinema Paradiso :)
shooting2kill
Mar. 27th, 2011 01:53 pm (UTC)
There were eight of them if I recall correctly, and two of them were always together and really, really close. Guess who I liked best ;)

So maybe it's true! That we're born slashers rather than becoming them?!
roven75
Mar. 27th, 2011 08:40 pm (UTC)
You know, I've wondered about this, too! Either that or we were just very impressed with these things in our formative years ;)

Personally, I'd go for the first variant. My sister read the same books and watched the same things and doesn't go at all for slash or even this "buddy thing" that I so like, and already liked as a child and teen.
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