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Page Eight [Aug. 29th, 2011|09:56 am]
Tony Grist
In the real world people who look like Bill Nighy don't have people who look like Rachel Weisz chasing after them, unless, of course, they are Bill Nighy.

David Hare has been famous for so long he probably doesn't know anybody who isn't of Bill Nighy's order of famousness.

Am I jealous of my old school fellow?

Possibly.

On the other hand when I watched his movie last night I was absolutely wanting to cheer for it. I thought he was going to give us some truth.  What we got was warmed over le Carre- spiced with zingy dialogue- enacted by Hare's famous mates the cream of the British acting profession. You know what? Ralph Fiennes is even scarier when he's wearing a nose.
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[User Picture]From: ideealisme
2011-08-29 10:08 am (UTC)
In the real world people who look like Bill Nighy don't have people who look like Rachel Weisz chasing after them, unless, of course, they are Bill Nighy.


It does happen. Fertility is a powerful weapon and men can afford to keep their powder dry.

Now reverse the genders and I'd largely agree.
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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2011-08-29 10:25 am (UTC)
It's more the case that money and power (often possesed by old men) are a powerful aphrodisiac -- or at least a decent trade for beauty and fertility. You don't often see elderly men on state benefits with a sexy young woman on their arm. :)
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[User Picture]From: ideealisme
2011-08-29 10:31 am (UTC)
However I would imagine that an old woman with money and power will have a harder time than even her broke elderly male counterpart. Men don't have to trade in fertility for anything, even the quality of their sperm is compromised.
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[User Picture]From: ideealisme
2011-08-29 10:33 am (UTC)
That is what society i.e. men tells us, btw, not what I believe is just or fair.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-08-29 12:43 pm (UTC)
Joan Collins?
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[User Picture]From: ideealisme
2011-08-29 03:20 pm (UTC)
Some pretty nasty comments about her in the Guardian recently, now I admit she is a pain in the arse, but they made implications about her husband's sexuality which seemed to state quite clearly that the idea of Joan Collins being desired for herself, in her own right, was so absurd as to be laughable.

And that's the Guardian, who are so left wing but who sometimes end up making the Daily Mail looking like Che Guevara.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-08-29 03:47 pm (UTC)
Joan Collins is an icon. Obviously she's still attractive.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-08-29 12:34 pm (UTC)
It happens, but I don't think it happens often. And usually the man has more to offer than a well stocked drinks cabinet and a collection of jazz CDs (yawn).
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