Thursday, July 21, 2011

13 Sexy, Troubled Characters

Troubled characters are by far the most interesting and I think, the most sexy. Perhaps it has something to do with that longing look in their eye or the adorable face of confusion underneath their seemingly hard exterior. Whatever the reason here are 13 troubled characters played by 13 sexy men.

Character: Sherlock Holmes
Portrayed By: Jeremy Brett
Dilemma: How to deal with his downtime and depression without succumbing to his cocaine addiction

Character: Sir Percy Blakeney from "The Scarlet Pimpernel"
Portrayed By: Anthony Andrews
Dilemma: Rescuing fugitives from the French Revolution without his wife knowing. He loves her but believes she has betrayed him.

Character: Oskar Schindler from "Schindler's List"
Portrayed By: Liam Neeson
Dilemma: Battling his own moral beliefs and how to save Jewish workers from Auschwitz
Character: Captain Jack Sparrow from "Pirates of the Caribbean"
Portrayed By: Johnny Depp
Dilemma: Keep all the booty and treasure for himself or help his friends

Character: Rhett Butler from "Gone with the Wind"
Portrayed By: Clark Gable
Dilemma: Stay with the woman he loves although she loves another

Character: Severus Snape from "Harry Potter"
Portrayed By: Alan Rickman
Dilemma: Moral considerations and how to be true to his lost love even if it means protecting the son of his greatest rival  for her affection

Character: Indiana Jones
Portrayed By: Harrison Ford
Dilemma: Save your father, the girl or the treasure...

Character: Benjamin Braddock from "The Graduate"
Portrayed By: Dustin Hoffman
Dilemma: What do to with his life and if it's ok to sleep with the mother of the girl you love

Character: Javert from "Les Miserables"
Portrayed By: Geoffrey Rush
Dilemma: What is greater? Compassion or the Law?

Character: John Adams from "1776"
Portrayed By: William Daniels
Dilemma: How much is he willing to sacrifice for Independence?

 Character: Doctor Who
Portrayed By: David Tennant
Dilemma: How much control should one person have and does anyone have a right to decide who lives and dies?

 Character: Captain Jack Harkness from "Torchwood"
Portrayed By: John Barrowman
Dilemma: Like his mentor, the Doctor, does he really have the right to put individuals in peril for the greater good?

And the poster boy for troubled protagonists...
Character: Hamlet
Portrayed By: Kenneth Branagh
Dilemma: Is he justified in killing his uncle on the suspicion of killing his father? What about killing his mother? Should he just kill himself instead?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

13 Great Movie Tracks

So, Harry Potter tonight at midnight! I just love the music (as well as everything else). In honor of Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows Part 2, here are some of my favorite movie tracks. Links go to Youtube.

1. Schindler's List 
Main Theme - John Williams/Itzhak Perlman

2. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Black Pearl
He's A Pirate - Hans Zimmer

4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Double Trouble - John Williams/Shakespeare
5. Goodbye Lenin
Summer 78 - Yann Tiersen
6. Sherlock Holmes
Discombobulate - Hans Zimmer

7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
 Fireworks - Nicholas Hooper
9. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Parlay - Hans Zimmer

10. Amelie
La Valse d'Amelie - Yann Tiersen
11. Star Wars: A New Hope
Binary Sunset - John Williams
12. Disney's Beauty and the Beast
  Transformation - Alan Menken

13. Exodus
Main Theme - Ernest Gold