cersei lannister + character tropes
cersei lannister + character tropes
Finishing the post
Red Carpet Event
Introduced by our very own Olenna “a rose for spring? Groundbreaking!" Redwyne
Live Broadcasting of the Award Ceremony
Hosted by our Master of Ceremonies Hodor “hodor" Hodor!
commentary by Stannis “that award was mine by right!" Baratheon.
commentary by Dolorous “you lost an award? Tell me more while I remember what frostbite does to a NW’s brother’s limbs" Edd.
A Song of Ice and Fire alphabet:
↳ K for King
Modern Jon Snow (original gifs x)
I really like Christoph and I barely can bring myself to comment negatively on his skills since his portrayal of Hans Landa is one of my favourite performances of all time. But I feel like I have to.
I think he’s a good actor who can play roles many actors would not be able to in such way. He has the ease to be certain characters rather than to just play them. His incredibly detailed and constructs his roles carefully, not only that but he comes off as a natural. Again, it feels he is rather than he is pretending to be.
As Hans Landa he gave an amazing performance, and no other actor could have done justice to the character as he did. He was able to be credible and stand out in a role that was demanding, that had a lot of role requirements, and that presented a complexity hard to tackle. Adding elements to his portrayal that made the character what it was, and with such detail and so many facets and reactions that it made me feel this character he was playing, was actually a real person. It was so well constructed, that it was almost difficult to believe you got to know him in just a 2+ hours feature.
His performance was refreshing, it felt like the public hadn’t seen a portrayal like that in a long time.
And of course he was memorable and brought a lot of attention to the movie, that could have easily disappeared under the “look Brad Pitt is in this!”, but it didn’t thanks to him.
In Django Unchained I liked him, but I didn’t love him as much. I think what tainted my personal view on the performance was Harvey Weinstein’s involvement in his second Oscar win. I don’t know, I still think Waltz is talented and he can play difficult and interesting characters adding instead of subtracting complexity to them, but I can’t deal with certain things the business has. His skills speak for themselves -and yes I do think skills are not sufficient enough to be recognized in the business, making PR a must have in the equation- but somehow going from that to being blatantly pushed (not like Jennifer Lawrence though) by a really powerful man, it’s not the same for me, and it taints the idea and the worth of the performance. I think Waltz deserved, really deserved his first Oscar, but I’m not sure about the second one. I think he deserved the nomination, but I’m not sure about the win (there were two other contenders that easily were above him or side by side with him). Either way I’m not upset about it because like I said, I think he is indeed a good actor.
Finally I have to say that I do side eye some of his choices. He chose to do Green Hornet instead of A Dangerous Method. And even if not one nor the other were good movies, I feel there’s a huge difference in terms quality about the roles he got offered for those movies.
I honestly think Helena is fantastic when it comes to intricate, complex and a little deranged characters. Her career is quite interesting because she hardly ever repeats herself. You might think I’m totally lying here, but no -she played two deranged, crazy characters in her work with Burton and HP, and then went to play the wife of the future King in The King’s Speech-. She can mix it up, and comes up on top. She has fun with her film choices, and it shows.
In my opinion, her process when selecting a role has more to do with what she would like to do, rather than what is needed for her to do in order to get the public and the experts praise and attention. Nothing more admirable than that.
She’s a character actress, who has done it bigger and sometimes, even better. She delivers nuanced performances, almost flaw free and hard to pick on… even when trying to nitpick them, just because she constructs her roles in a way that makes her stand out and disappear in the role.
I honestly feel she plays her roles in ways others wouldn’t be able to, and in that way she makes herself needed, and a must have in roles with those descriptions. I feel a great deal of her performances are composed by such personal touches that do not reduce her to a basic and generic acting gimmick kind of actress, and that makes it pretty difficult to say in which other way she could or should have played a certain role, so it’s difficult to criticize them. She’s so unique there’s barely room for considering the idea of someone else playing her roles.
I don’t always like her choices, but I do think she plays her characters very well.