1. When they first started working together Myra developed a huge crush on Ian. She deliberately read William Blake’s ‘Auguries of Innocence’ in front of Ian so he would notice her.
2. Ian, on the other hand, had a crush on infamous Nazi officer Irma Grese, and suggested Myra dye her hair peroxide blonde so she would look more like her (Myra was a true brunette).
3. They had their first sexual encounter on Myra’s grandmothers couch, after seeing a movie.
4. Brady was apparently very frightened of spiders. A friend recalled that Ian would “scream like a girl” if he saw a spider and would refuse to come back into the room until Myra killed it and showed him the body.
5. Both Ian and Myra smoked; Myra’s favorite brand was Embassy Tipped while Ian preferred Golden Flake.
The first challenge came almost immediately. Natalie had auditioned in her natural hair color, which is blonde, fully expecting that if she got the role she would play Anne as a brunette. She knew her history, and it never occurred to her that the executives at Showtime would have anything else in mind. She was concerned, in fact, that her strong physical differences from Anne—including her blue eyes—would disqualify her for the part. She reassured herself about the eyes—“they aren’t the right color, but just like Anne, I’ve been told they are my most becoming feature” (actually, there’s not a feature on Natalie’s face that isn’t dazzling.) But she knew the hair would have to be changed. So after she received the phone call telling her she’d won the part—largely on the basis, Hirst told me, of the “physical chemistry” between her and Rhys Meyers (Natalie describes it as “a lot of heaving bosom stuff”), after becoming “hysterical with joy,” she immediately dyed her hair. When she arrived on set, Dee Corcoran, chief of the hair department, who won an Emmy for her work on the show and was “almost like an Irish mother” to Natalie, took her aside. “Okay, we’ve got a really serious problem—you dyed your hair. They are really unhappy. Really unhappy.” “They” were the Showtime execs. “So they sent me back to the hairdresser and they tried to dye blonde back in. But any hairdresser will tell you that it doesn’t work to put peroxide blonde on jet black. I looked like a badger! I was terrified that I’d lose the role. I mean, what did they have planned, now that I was multi-colored—to put me in a blonde wig?” Dormer wasn’t sure she could accept that. “Anne’s hair color is such an important detail! For one thing, it was the basis of a lot of nasty labels—Wolsey calling her the “night crow” and so on. And also, in being a confident brunette she was defying the ideal, of what it meant for a female to be attractive at that time.” “So we’re all barely cast, and I went to Bob Greenblatt with my heart in my mouth, and told him how important it was that Anne be dark. ‘Bob, I have to play her dark. It’s so important. You have to let me play her dark!’ Some might say I was being melodramatic and self-important. But I thought it would just be a direct betrayal of Anne. Of her refusal to step into the imprint of the acceptable norm at the time.” “Greenblatt, who is a very shrewd man, just said ‘I’ll think about it.” I assumed I’d lost the job. I felt completely and utterly depressed. But then I got a phone call a few days later, telling me that Bob had decided I could be dark.”
Myra by Marcus Harvey - The work measures 9 by 11 feet (2.7 by 3.4 m). At first sight, it resembles a greatly magnified version of a black and white photograph printed in a newspaper. It was made using casts of an infant’s hand to build up a mosaic of black, grey and white handprints, creating a reproduction of the iconic police photograph of serial killer and child murderer Myra Hindley with bouffant peroxide blonde hair taken after her arrest in 1965
Beautiful Dorothy Hoogstratten (better known by her stage name Dorothy Stratten) was a shy, awkward teenager when she met Paul Snider, a money hungry hustler who immediately saw the potential for fame in the buxom blonde. Dorothy had struggled with self-esteem issues her entire life, and despite her ethereal looks she did not consider herself worthy enough of a mans attention until Paul Snider came along.
The two fell in love and got married in June 1978, and soon after the wedding Snider persuaded Stratten to pose for nude photos, which he secretly sent off to Playboy magazine. Just a few months later the pair moved to Los Angeles, where Dorothy became a finalist in the Playboy Bunny Hunt competition. She met Hugh Hefner and worked as a dancer in his Playboy Club, and Snider encouraged her to audition for movie roles. To help her get roles, Snider bullied Dorothy into dying her hair peroxide blonde, and forced her to undertake a gruelling diet and exercise regimen. Dorothy’s hard work paid off when she featured as Playboy’s “Playmate of the Month” for August 1979, and she was also voted “Playmate of the year 1980”.
In 1980 Dorothy starred in her first (and only) movie, ‘Galaxina’, where she plays a beautiful robot. At the movie’s first screening, Hugh Hefner pulled Dorothy aside and warned her to keep away from Snider. “He’s a hustler and a pimp. He’s just using you” Hefner reportedly said. Dorothy made the fatal mistake of telling her husband about this remark, and Snider grew even more jealous and paranoid over his beautiful young wife.
Snider began beating Dorothy, flying into rages about the affairs he believed Dorothy must be having. He prohibited her from leaving the house without him, took away her car keys, and would stand next to Dorothy when she talked on the phone. Her friends desperately tried to seek help for her, but Stratten would always blame herself for his behaviour and make excuses for the bruises that were showing up on her body with increasing regularity.
In April 1980 Dorothy fell in love with Peter Bogdanovich, the director of the new film she had scored a lead role in. Snider hired a private detective to spy on her, and when he discovered his wife’s affair he reportedly threatened to kill Dorothy and “ruin that pretty face”. Dorothy and Peter moved in together at his mansion in Beverley Hills, and by August Dorothy had filed for divorce.
On August 14, 1980, Snider rang Dorothy and asked to meet her at his house to talk about an amicable divorce. Dorothy enthusiastically agreed and withdrew $1000 to give to Snider.
What happened next is unclear. Dorothy arrived at Snider’s house around noon, and at some point during the night Snider beat Dorothy and tied her into an elaborate BDSM harness. He violently raped and sodomized her, before shooting her in the face at point-blank range with a 12-gauge shotgun. Snider raped her dead body again, aimed the gun at his head, and committed suicide.
The landlord of the house discovered the two nude bodies the next day. Dorothy was only 20 years old, and Hugh Hefner wrote this about her in an article:
“Dorothy took my breath away. She had this beautiful inner quality about her that was so charming, so innocent, and it touched everything in the room”
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Summary: When you run into (literally) a really fucking hot man, you don’t expect to see him again, until he turns up at your cafe a few days later. The both of you ‘click’ instantly, but is he really just the ‘person whose name will turn up somewhere in an indie movie credits’ that he makes himself out to be? Or is he something more than that?
Bucky looked on helplessly as the doors of the elevator slid
closed, a young lady unknown to him still calling your name until she realised
that you couldn’t hear anymore. Out of the corner of his eye, he vaguely saw
her slump against the bar, rubbing a hand over her face and pulling out her phone,
likely to try contact you. The digital floor numbers moved down to ground level,
taunting him as they slowly ticked by. By the time he entered that elevator,
you would be long gone from the building.
As he tried to pull himself away from
the group of sickening women, he remembered that woman, calling out your name;
she must be your friend, she had to
help him. He knew you would’ve found out some point, but surely not so early
after meeting each other. The guilt immediately settled him as soon as he
locked eyes with you; the betrayed and shocked look on your face, when you
realised that he wasn’t who he made himself out to be, and that he apparently
already had lots of girls he could be with.
But the guilt had to wait until he could pour his heart out to you, until he
could just explain. He knew you
wouldn’t answer him through any forms of social media, so it was no use to try.
“You are a disgrace! An absolute disgrace! I cannot believe you let your daughter see you in this condition, Theodore. She was so worried about you! I wish I could say that I’m surprised right now, but honest to god the only thing that surprises me about this is that you’re not in here with some peroxide blonde tramp!”
Theodore rolls his eyes, wincing as his sister-in-law’s shrill screams penetrate his throbbing skull. “Is she still here?” he mumbles, glancing over at the pink haired doll lying crumpled on the floor beside him.
Arabella scowls at him. “Yes. I had planned to take her and Hazel to school early this morning, but she insisted that I come up here to check on you first.”
He nods, and pulling himself up off the ground Theodore silently breezes past Bella and strides down the hallway toward his daughter and her cousin.
“Lila Grace,” Theo forces himself to smile through the piercing pain in his temples. “Go change out of your uniform, sweetheart. You’re not going to school today.”
“What?” the child frowns. “Why not?”
“Because I’m taking the entire day off work so you and I can spend some long overdue father-daughter time together.”
“What?!” three distinct voices reverberate around the corridor.
“No school! No school!” Lila Grace sings over and over again as she dances around her dad’s legs.
“Do I have to go to school, Mom?” Hazel whines.
“Theodore, I really don’t think that’s such a good idea,” Bella hisses, ignoring her daughter’s repeated tugs on the sleeve of her shirt.
“I just have one quick errand to run this morning, Gracie, but after that I promise I am yours for the rest of day. Does that sound like a plan?”
In Good Time, the actor proves once again the extent of his game. And he enjoys seeing people surprised by his talent! Very frank interview.
Robert Pattinson laughs a great deal. We did not expect it. Like
everyone else, we thought he would be melancholic, distant, taciturn - in
short, like the vampire Edward Cullen who made him famous in Twilight. Of
course, it’s been five years since then,
five years that he’s had several spectacular performances with prestigious directors: David Cronenberg in 2012 and in 2014, James Gray
this year … one would believe that by this stage, his reputation would be made. But no. As he emphasizes so joyously–every new film, amazement, everyone realizes that Robert Pattinson is a good actor. And ultra-friendly, moreover.
The phenomenon has not failed to recur with his latest metamorphosis, Good Time, in French theaters this Wednesday. Selected to be in competition
at the last Cannes Film Festival, this thriller was inspired by Pattinson, working with brothers
Joshua and Benny Safdie, a promising duo that Martin Scorsese himself
took under his wing (he will produce their next film).
Pattinson is playing Connie, a nice boy capable of the worst. To
prevent his brother Nick, who suffers from a mental handicap, from
being interned in a specialized institution, he drags him into a bank
robbery. The money, he says, will be used to buy a farm. Except that Nick is caught and imprisoned. And that, to make him escape, Connie will make all the possible wrong decisions - including dyeing his hair peroxide blonde! Add
to that a face streaked with acne scars and a dull beard and you will
get a Robert Pattinson so unrecognizable that he could walk the streets
of New York without anyone stopping him for an autograph.
Interview with the Le Point: Your performance in Good Time was unanimously well received. What’s funny is that people seems to discover that you are a good actor with every new film …
Robert Pattinson:I wonder how much people think I’m a bad actor to be so surprised by each of my films. Do you think that in ten years they will still say: “Woah, he’s not that bad!”? (He bursts into laughter.) But that’s pretty good, isn’t it? It’s great to be able to surprise people, it gives you a lot of energy. It puts pressure on me in a positive way.
LP: Is it possible for an actor to get rid of the audience’s prejudices? Of the perception it has of you?
RP: I always thought that you had to accept the fact that people who saw you in a role will have a certain idea about you, some expectations. But I think we have more control than we think. It just takes time and work. It’s clear that after five movies in the same vampire role, we can’t expect that people won’t identify him to me. But it would be the same for any role.
LP: People may underestimate you because of Twilight, but it seems that you yourself tend to think you are bad!
RP: Absolutely. (Laughs) I don’t know why. For example, for this film, even if I love it and it was selected in Cannes, my brain couldn’t help but whisper to me: “It’s going to be a disaster, maybe this film is shitty.” And, as I arrived in Cannes, I was in a terrible mood, ready to fight with everybody. The day before the public screening, I felt pathetic and I was so angry that I was arguing with people about nothing. I don’t know why this happens to me, it’s a strange kind of stress.
LP: Lots of actors avoid reading the reviews about them so as not to feel depressed. You, on the contrary, you devour them …
RP: Yes, and when they are good, I look for the bad ones! (Laughs.) Some reviews are really interesting: they don’t just give an opinion, they are well written and make you think. Besides, I stole quotes from critics several times to bring them out in interviews! (Laughter.)
LP” Today, these reviews say you are at your best, that Good Time is your best role so far. Is it your feeling too?
RP: I don’t know. It’s such a strange industry because it totally depends on what others do. We can only be good to the extent of the opportunities we are offered. With each film, I expect it to be my last one.
LP: You hate doing auditions …
RP: I’m awful during auditions. I really can’t do them. Before Twilight, I had 10,000 auditions and I only got nine jobs. I even lost my agent several times because I was so bad. It’s an anxiety problem. And then I don’t like the balance of power in these auditions: 20 people in front of you who judge you, it’s very humiliating, how can you not feel terribly bad?
LP: Fortunately, today you no longer need this: almost all the directors would be delighted to have you in one of their films, right? Your name is synonymous with fame, fans …
RP: If someone hires me thinking that I’m going to bring an audience with me, it makes me nervous. I can’t guarantee it, nobody can. But I think the people who hire me no longer think about it, so they can’t be disappointed in the end! I should do romantic movies again so that could work! (Laughter.)
LP: You should do a romantic comedy!
RP: I love rom-coms! The other day, I was watching ‘You Got Mail,’ it’s a really great movie, but nobody writes like that any more…
LP: Do you get a lot of offers? How do you choose your projects?
RP: I’m very pro-active. You go crazy if you just wait for something to happen. I try to find directors or screenwriters who are not too well known yet. I set up my Twitter account to follow many journalists who specialize in cinema and I literally spend my days reading reviews and watching movies. For the Safdie brothers, I came across a still from one of their films. I asked my agent if she knew them, but apparently no one had ever heard of them. So I rushed to my phone to ask them for a role, whatever it was!
LP: Are there directors with whom you still dream to work with?
RP: It’s strange because there are a lot of French directors who interest me. I would really like to work with Maïwenn, I think her last film incredible. And Maren Ade! Toni Erdmann is so great. I would like to play in a comedy too …
LP: It’s so uncommon that a “Hollywood” actor is so attract by European cinema!
RP: It’s just that I get bored very easily. I don’t like to watch predictable movies. I find it crazy that many actors never watch movies. How can you enjoy being an actor and not enjoy movies? I can honestly say that’s the only thing that interests me!
Rewatching Gavin’s Game Time with Burnie, and honestly, everything in it is prime FAHC!Gavin material.
From SMG to Rooster Teeth, it’s like he created two separate personas once he started into a different world.
SMG Gavin is quieter—almost shy—and competent, the consummate professional. He’s young, him and Dan essentially built their empire from the bottom up at an astonishingly young age, but it’s obvious he knows how to be in charge. Gavin and Dan both know their strengths, and they rely on each other for support, but Gavin’s the planner, the one to ensure things go smoothly. They run a two-person operation, and all jobs fall to them. Gavin is the hacker, more comfortable behind the screen, but he also is a frontman. He’s focused on his goal, whether that means sitting in front of a computer for 37 hours straight to verify they have the correct codes for their latest two-person heist, or setting up meetings with potential allies in the hopes of expanding their empire. His job is a projection of their ideals, of their sacrifices to get to where they are, and he refuses to let everything they’ve worked for go to waste.
Not to say he isn’t a total goofball. The boys dance around while they wait for clients and they set off explosions in empty alleys just for shits and giggles. Dan rides his motorcycle too fast through London traffic, spurred on by his B laughing maniacally behind him. They know each other better than they know themselves, and while they are well aware that the other is more than capable of defending themselves, they are insanely overprotective of each other, sometimes to the detriment of themselves.
When Gavin moves to Los Santos as the heir apparent, his new persona is sculpted and cultivated through watching Burnie and Geoff.
Burnie teaches him management, how quality is far superior to quantity, and how trust and loyalty within a gang will lead to a stronger empire than fear and money will. He shows him how to spot a bad deal, and how to retreat when there’s no win in sight. But, most importantly, Burnie fosters the creativity in Gavin, and the confidence to continue on in a city that revels in its blood-stained streets.
Geoff teaches him the ways of a frontman, how to be what people want you to be. He tells him to cherish being underestimated, because it will be all the more sweeter when you see the looks on their faces when they realize they were wrong. He teaches him the importance of remaining calm in a deal, of never showing your hand to the person across the room. As a frontman, you’re unflappable, calm, cool, and collected. It’ll help in tough situations, but, more importantly, it’ll piss them the fuck off. Geoff teaches him to enjoy the finer things in life, while not being afraid to get your hands dirty.
“Expect the unexpected,” he tells Gavin. “There’s never a dull day when you’re in a city as depraved as this one.”
Gavin embraces it. He buys $6000 designer gold sunglasses. He dyes his hair bright, peroxide blond. He gets golden plated guns, cars, and rocket launchers. He becomes the Golden Boy, the bright, shining face of the Fake AH Crew.
Gavin won’t say it isn’t taxing. He has responsibilities—to Geoff and the rest of the FAHC, to Burnie and his associates, to Dan—and sometimes it’s hard to keep it all straight in his head. But this is what he was meant to do, and he’ll do what’s needed. Infiltration, extraction, hacking, he’ll do it all. He put countless years of blood, sweat, and tears to become one of the best in his profession, and he’ll be damned if he lets that go to waste.