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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: akirlu
2011-08-31 08:28 pm (UTC)
In the real world people who look like Bill Nighy don't have people who look like Rachel Weisz chasing after them

It's a commonly held belief that academia is not the real world, so I suppose in that sense you may be right, but I'm not so sure. A cynical friend says that men's stock-in-trade is power, while women's is pulchritude. There's something to be said for that. When I was working in an MBA program for medical professionals, many of the doctors where a head shorter and at least 20 years older than their (second) wives, and the image of the older, horsefaced politician/director/plutocrat squiring around the latest in a string of supermodels is a chestnut for a reason. I will freely grant you that it kinda sucks to be a man without much power or a woman without much looks, but I think, up to a point, this is also reality.
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