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(Film Stories)   Why Nigel Hawthorne hated playing the villain in Demolition Man, and why he felt he had to do so in the first place   (filmstories.co.uk) divider line
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2020-11-25 10:04:10 AM  
I take it that the film did not inspire joy joy feelings in him.
 
2020-11-25 11:16:01 AM  
Dumb movie - good song

Demolition Man
Youtube vf7To6vdg7A
 
2020-11-25 11:16:35 AM  
And a better version:
Sting - Demolition Man (Audio)
Youtube h5nqW2R3Ark
 
2020-11-25 11:21:00 AM  
And one from Grace Jones accompanied by a 3 kg bag of cocaine:
Grace Jones - Demolition Man
Youtube WwUsuf15P3A
 
2020-11-25 12:42:30 PM  
Let's be honest, Demolition Man was never going to be Citizen Kane.  Still, I think that he nailed the antagonist role, he came off as a real bastard in pretty much every scene.
 
2020-11-25 12:48:22 PM  
FTFA: When it came to acting opposite Stallone, Hawthorne struggled until he settled on a method: "I used to keep my eyes on his lips. When they stopped moving, I knew it was my turn to speak".

lol
 
2020-11-25 12:56:50 PM  
...who asked?
 
2020-11-25 1:06:31 PM  
I was today years old when I learned that Sir Humphrey Appleby wasn't a villain.
 
2020-11-25 1:39:18 PM  
Lori Petty as Huxley?  That would've been interesting.  I assume she would've been less awkward naive smart futuregirl and more vulnerable but tough.  I would've liked to have seen that.

Hawthorne killed it in the film, and Glenn Shadix as his sycophantic assistant was perfect
 
2020-11-25 2:22:41 PM  

ZMugg: I was today years old when I learned that Sir Humphrey Appleby wasn't a villain.


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2020-11-25 2:29:10 PM  
Whatever, the movie is one of the best films ever released. It isn't some grandiose circle jerk of cinema for intellectuals to fawn over, but extremely satisfying, like a guilty pleasure. I mean, I am going to eat at a fancy restaurant (pre Covid) every once and a while but, hell, I am not gonna lie, I am perfectly content eating Jack n the Box tacos and Egg Rolls.
 
2020-11-25 2:35:27 PM  

the money is in the banana stand: Whatever, the movie is one of the best films ever released. It isn't some grandiose circle jerk of cinema for intellectuals to fawn over, but extremely satisfying, like a guilty pleasure. I mean, I am going to eat at a fancy restaurant (pre Covid) every once and a while but, hell, I am not gonna lie, I am perfectly content eating Jack n the Box tacos and Egg Rolls.


Maybe after this all lifts we can get a Taco Bell to feature Dan Cortese on piano.

One can only hope.
 
2020-11-25 5:09:54 PM  
He was just upset that he never mastered the 3 seashells.
 
2020-11-25 8:44:30 PM  

ModernLuddite: He was just upset that he never mastered the 3 seashells.


Oh, he mastered them quite well. It's a secret he took to his grave.
 
2020-11-26 4:58:00 AM  
Its a really fun film. Too bad he didn't enjoy it.
 
2020-11-26 5:35:36 AM  

ZMugg: I was today years old when I learned that Sir Humphrey Appleby wasn't a villain.


As I've gotten older I've become much more sympathetic with Humpy's positions. Masterly inactivity is an admirable goal for a government.
 
2020-11-26 7:05:38 AM  

the money is in the banana stand: Whatever, the movie is one of the best films ever released. It isn't some grandiose circle jerk of cinema for intellectuals to fawn over, but extremely satisfying, like a guilty pleasure. I mean, I am going to eat at a fancy restaurant (pre Covid) every once and a while but, hell, I am not gonna lie, I am perfectly content eating Jack n the Box tacos and Egg Rolls.


Why do some people who enjoy blockbusters mist always bash more intellectual movies like they were personally insulting them ?

It's perfectly ok to like one or the other, or both, as long as they are well made.
 
2020-11-26 10:57:17 AM  

bhcompy: Lori Petty as Huxley?  That would've been interesting.  I assume she would've been less awkward naive smart futuregirl and more vulnerable but tough.  I would've liked to have seen that.

Hawthorne killed it in the film, and Glenn Shadix as his sycophantic assistant was perfect


Point Break Lori Petty is best Lori Petty

Tank Girl Lori Petty is worst Lori Petty

//Change my mind
 
2020-11-26 11:17:22 AM  
FTA:
"He noted how Lori Petty was cast in the role of Lenina Huxley when Sandra Bullock initially wasn't available. Of how Petty was then kept on standby for six weeks, following costume fittings and make-up tests, and then she was promptly fired - with a  payoff - when Bullock was available again."

So it sounds like Joel Silver wanted Bullock, knew she wasn't available, cast Petty in the role because the studio didn't want to wait to start production, dicked around intentionally until he knew Bullock's schedule freed up, then cashed out Petty and got the actress he wanted, anyway.
 
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