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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.
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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 ;)
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