Post by beckettologist on Jan 19, 2008 12:14:32 GMT -5
I am constantly perplexed when Tom is not listed in the promotion of films. I can understand it if it is a very small role but was Lord Beckett not one of the main villains in the last two POTC films? He had more screen time than Jonathan Pryce and even Jack Davenport in AWE (sorry Erica).
I know it is probably a contract thing and if for some reason he gets paid more if he is NOT listed then that is good for him...but to me it feels like he is being ignored.
Post by ukelelehip on Jan 19, 2008 16:12:02 GMT -5
How bizarre is that! Certainly if Skarsgard, Davenport and Yun-Fat are listed, than so should he!
In a bad mood I think I've failed at everything, and at other times I think I'm the most magnificently talented person – it's surely only a matter of time before there's a huge bronze statue of me in Trafalgar Square!
Well, Chow Yun Fat is a HUGE star ... with some consituencies. I suspect his casting was for EXACTLY that reason... he's mega-bankable.
T. is ...well-respected....which is another matter, entirely, in the current media universe. I wonder -- money-issues aside -- whether he doesn't like it better that way. Here's a guy who rides his bike to work: I'm pretty certain Chow can't quite do that if he wants to, or no.
I think from the fan's viewpoint, anyone in front of a camera seems to have a certain significance, but for a working actor, even well-paying gigs come with their pragmatic realities: unless you really, really feel like pushing hard for that billing, you're going to end up sixty-third from the bottom in the final credits. I think it's interesting that the main characters in these films stop short of naming anybody but the three protagonists, but it's all about marketing, as we know, not story. I have seen a poster featuring Nighy's Davy Jones character, but I suspect that had more to do with the Cool Factor of his appearance than his own bankability (which, career-wise, is about in T.'s league).
Tell ya what I've always thought was weird: was how long it's taken the manufacturers of film-related toys to come up with a Beckett figure. Apparently there's one out there --finally! -- on eBay right now, but it's so rare, I suspect it's nearly a toy-show prototype, and hardly available at your local Target store...!
I like to think of the little guy on top of T.'s computer, though -- don't you??
desperateromantic: Hello everybody from Lima, Perú! I have seen most of the films Tom has been in, but watching REV, my heart melted completely to his huge talent and sex appeal..... He is so lovely!!!! I wish he may have a real happy birhtday....!!!!
Aug 25, 2015 0:18:55 GMT -5
beckettologist: Hello! Better late than never. Thanks for the shout out!
Jan 1, 2016 20:37:24 GMT -5