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10 kuulsat filmitegelast, kellega tahaksid koos juua

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Uuendame oma filmifantaasiaid ja joomisõpru

Alates James Bondist, kes rüüpab oma allkirjastatud kokteile, kuni Frank Tankini, kes paneb rekordajaga õlletopsi maha, oleme hakanud hindama peaaegu igat tüüpi lõbusaid filmihetki.

Me armastame kokteile ja filme. Ainus, mis on parem, on filmitegelane, kellele meeldib juua.

Alates James Bondist, kes rüüpab oma allkirjastatud kokteile, kuni Frank Tankini, kes paneb rekordajaga õlletopsi maha, oleme hakanud hindama peaaegu igat tüüpi lõbusaid filmihetki. (Võib -olla peaks akadeemia kaaluma uut Oscari kategooriat ...)

Seetõttu oleme koostanud nimekirja kümnest meessoost filmitegelasest, kellega tahaksime koos jooma või õhtust veeta. Keda te meie nimekirja lisate?

James Bond, Royale kasiino, Veidi lohutustja Taevas langeb
See on mõttetu, eks? Me ei saa kuidagi mööda minna paarist martinist ajaloo kõige vaenulikuma salaagendiga. Ükskõik, kas ta tellib klassikalise Vesperi, mängides samal ajal elu või surma pokkerimängu Royale kasiino või tequila võtete tegemine, skorpion käes Taevas langeb, on kahtlemata mõned asjad, mida Daniel Craigi Bond võiks meile joogikunsti kohta õpetada.

Ülejäänud kuulsuste joomissoovide nimekirja leidmiseks klõpsake siin.

See lugu avaldati algselt aadressil 10 kuulsat filmitegelast, kellega tahaksid koos juua. Rohkem selliseid lugusid liituge Liquor.com -iga ja joo paremini. Lisaks saate seda piiratud aja jooksul Kuidas kokteili teha 2013. kokteili retseptiraamat - tasuta! Liitu nüüd.


Kõigi aegade 12 parimat Briti komöödiat ja#8211 parimad komöödiad klippidega!

Puudub õige Briti toit? Seejärel tellige British Corner Shopist ja tuhandetest kvaliteetsetest Briti toodetest, sealhulgas Waitrose, kohaletoimetamine kogu maailmas. Ostmiseks klõpsake kohe.

Toimetaja ’s Märkus: Järgnev on suurepärane külalispostitus kirjanik Garry Bermanilt ja fantastilise raamatu Best of the Britcoms autorilt#8211, suurepärane juhend ajaloo ja parimate Briti komöödiate kohta. Aitäh Garry!

Veidi rohkem kui kümme aastat tagasi ilmus esmakordselt minu raamat Best of the Britcoms, kus tähistati viiskümmend parimat Briti komöödiakomöödiat Atlandi ookeani ületamiseks ja meie Ameerika eetri kaunistamiseks. See oli armastustöö ja mul oli rõõm intervjueerida paljusid Suurbritannia kõige edukamate sitcomide kirjanikke, näitlejaid, režissööre ja produtsente. Äsja ilmus ajakirja Best of the Britcoms muudetud ja uuendatud väljaanne, kus on seitse uut peatükki, mis sisaldavad programme, mis on USAs eetris olnud alates 2000. aastast. Ometi on Anglotopia palunud mul valida vaid kümme minu kõigi aegade lemmikut. Hoolimata sellest auastmest pean tunnistama oma võimetust piirata nimekirja kümnega ja pakkuda oma nimekirja kümnest (pluss kaks) kõigi aegade lemmikbrittidest.

1. ‘Allo, ja#8217Allo!

Häbematult rumal, tempokas ja naljakas farss, mis asetseb Saksa okupeeritud Prantsusmaal II maailmasõja ajal. Arglane kohvikuomanik Rene Artois satub prantsuse vastupanu väljamõeldud hulga keerukate, kuid vaenulike kavade vahele, kuna nad üritavad sakslasi ja sõjaoperatsioone nurjata. Gorden Kaye kui Rene juhib suure hulga 18 ekstsentrilist tegelast läbi selle laialivalguva segu nutikalt absurdsest dialoogist ja tormilisest laksust. Selle saate puhas koomiline leidlikkus võib olla hingemattev.

2. Brittase impeerium

See seeria asub äärelinna vabaajakeskuses (st terviseklubis/puhkevõimaluses), kuid see seeria ei pruugi USA-s kuigi tuntud olla, kuid omal ajal nimetati seda Ühendkuningriigis 90ndate aastate Fawlty Towersiks. See kompliment ei olnud ainult õigustatud, kuid pean Brittast kahest seeriast paremaks. Chris Barrie mängib Gordon Brittast, kesklinna praktilist, kuid katastroofiohtlikku juhti, kes ajab oma töötajaid ja kliente tahtmatult oma heatahtlike, kuid sekkuvate viisidega mässule. Kuid töötajatel on ka oma jamad. Tüüpilisel episoodil on mitu üksteisega mitteseotud hädaolukorda, mis lähenevad haripunkti, mis sageli hõlmab plahvatust või kahte.

3. Lisad

Koomiline meistriteos, Ricky Gervais ja Stephen Merchant. See jätk nende sarjas The Office sisaldab nende allkirja komöödiat ebamugavast pausist, kuid värskes kontekstis. Gervais mängib raskustes näitlejat Andy Millmanit, kes töötab suure vaheaja ootel lisana. See juhtub siis, kui ta müüb oma sitcom -piloodi BBC -le, kuid tema loomingulist nägemust rikutakse sellisel määral, et ta satub kuulsuse ja rikkuse otsimise ning oma isikliku terviklikkuse vahel vastuollu. Ashley Jensen on Andy platoonilise sõbra Maggie'ga hiilgav ja Merchant on oma ebakompetentse agendina karjuv. Paljud A-nimekirja külalistähed mängivad ka ise väändunud versioone.

4. Jah, minister/Jah, peaminister

Suurbritannia valitsuses toimuvad sisemised toimingud ja topelttehingud ei pruugi kõlada kui parim komöödiakomöödia. Kuid kirjanikud Anthony Jay ja Jonathan Lynn ühendavad oma suurepärased oskused, et saada meile tõeliselt naljakas sari, mis naljab bürokraatia üle selle kõige veidramal kujul. Paul Eddingtoni peaosas on haldusasjade minister Jim Hacker, kes leiab, et tema jõupingutused valitsussektori jäätmete piiramiseks on erasekretäri Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne) igaveseks nurjunud. Humphrey naudib bürokraatliku bürokraatia loomist ja ajab vajadusel Hackeri hõlpsasti peadpööritava topeltkõne paugu alla. Dialoog nõuab, et vaatajad pööraksid tähelepanu, kuid naer tuleb kindlalt. Kui Hackerist saab peaminister, pöörab sari sujuvalt satiiri maailmaasjadele.

5. Head naabrid (Hea elu Ühendkuningriigis)

Tavaline, kuid täiesti võluv ja armas kodumaine komöödia 1970ndate keskpaigast. Tom Good (Richard Briers) on rotivõistluselt välja langenud, et jätkata iseseisvat elu. Tema jumalik naine Barbara (Felicity Kendal) toetab teda paksult ja peenelt, kuna nad töötavad oma koduaias köögiviljade kasvatamise ja kariloomade kasvatamise nimel. Kuid nende naabernaabrid Jerry ja Margo Ledbetter (Tom ’s endine kolleeg ja tema snoblik naine) leiavad sageli, et nende kannatlikkus kannatab Good ’s ebatraditsioonilise ja mõnevõrra hügieenilise väljakutsega elustiili all. Nende lähedane sõprus elab üle mitmeid katseid.

6. Dibley vikaar

Koidab prantsuse koidikut selles praktiliselt täiuslikus situatsioonikomöödias daamina vikaarina, kes pöörab vaikse Dibley küla pahupidi oma elurõõmu, lollaka huumorimeele ja tõelise kiindumusega oma elanike vastu. Kuid ta leiab end pidevalt lömastavat pead koos kireva linnavolikogu umbse esimehe David Hortoniga. Dawn French demonstreerib talenti, millest tema endisel komöödiapartneril Jennifer Saundersil näib puudust olevat, s.t etendab tõetruu ja väga inimliku tegelaskuju, vastupidiselt üleloomulikule karikatuurile. Prantsuse keel on suurepärane, nagu ka tema kaaslased. Loodud ja kaasautor viljakas Richard Curtis (The Blackadder, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually).

7. Kas teid teenindatakse?

See saade, mis on aastaid PBS-i sidusettevõtete seas peamine, kohtleb meid dilemmade, skeemide ja lõputute kaheosalistega, keda Grace Brothersi kaubamaja müügitöötajad vahetasid. Iga episood on süžeel üsna õhuke, eelistades selle asemel keskenduda värvikatele tegelastele, kui nad suhtlevad nii klientidega kui ka üksteisega. Nende imelihtne keemia paistab läbi igas episoodis. John Inmani kui härra Humphriesi tuuakse sageli esile, kuid minu lemmik on alati olnud Trevor Bannister kui kiiresti rääkiv ja targutav härra Lucas.

8. Isa Ted

Ameerika standardite järgi julgelt lugupidamatu sitcom (see oli Bostonis sõna otseses mõttes keelatud). Iiri preestrite kolmik ja isa Ted Crilly (Dermot Morgan), tema rumal noorem kolleeg isa Dougal McGuire ja vanem, igavesti joobes isa Jack Hackett. Neil on kavalus lubada endale erinevaid skeeme, mis võivad olla mõnevõrra vähem pühad ja mille tulemuseks on preestrid, kes tahtmatult end avalikult alandavad. Sari uhkeldab sürrealistlike pimendushagide, naeruväärse dialoogi ja kõikehõlmava koomilise tundlikkusega, mis kohtleb paljusid pühasid institutsioone õiglase mänguna. Kuid siinne komöödia on liiga absurdne, et seda tõsiselt võtta, kui teate, mida ma mõtlen.

9. Reginald Perrini langus ja tõus

Suurepärase Leonard Rossiteri meeldejäävaim roll närvilise kokkuvarisemise äärel magustoidufirma juhina. Tema välkkiire kättetoimetamine ja närvilised maneerid annavad suurepäraselt edasi inimese, kes muutub elu survest lahti. Pärast oma surma võltsimist ja mõnda aega maskeeritud reisimist naaseb ta koju, et alustada uusi veidraid äriettevõtteid. Tõeline klassika.

10. Üks jalg hauas

Tosin teleauhindade võitja, see petlikult lihtne komöödiakompositsioon pakub tegelikult mitmeid uuendusi nii oma jutustamise kui ka tootmise osas. Vaevalt pensionile jäänud Victor Meldrew (Richard Wilson) peab leidma viise, kuidas end iga päev hõivata. Aga kui ta koos oma kaua kannatava abikaasa Margaretiga püüab elada vaikset elu (st kui Victor ei sõda naabrite, kaupluste müüjate ja muu maailmaga), satuvad nad regulaarselt kõige ebameeldivamasse olukorda. koomilistest olukordadest ja arusaamatustest. David Renwicki keerukalt joonistatud stsenaariumid ja#8211, mis võimaldavad tegelastel sageli reageerida süžee keerdkäikudele enne, kui me vaatajad neile salaja teeme, ja pehmelt öeldes leidlikud.

11. Punane päkapikk

See pööraselt kujutlusvõimeline kultuslemmik ühendab edukalt komöödia ja ulme paremiku, nagu ükski programm pole varem ega pärast seda kummalgi pool Atlandi ookeani teinud. Sari leiab aset 3 miljonit aastat tulevikus tohutu kosmoselaeva Red Dwarf pardal. Laeva mehitavad ainult David Lister, tema kass inimlikul kujul (pikk lugu), Holly, laeva arvuti, mehaaniline Kryten ja hologrammina kadunud Arnold Rimmer, kes oli tahtmatult tapnud kogu meeskonna , sealhulgas tema ise, mitu kuud tagasi (Lester ’s endine tüdruksõber Kristine Kochanski liitub saatega oma hilisemas sarjas regulaarselt). Komöödia võib olla rumal, mõnikord toore, kuid alati muinasjutuline, kuna jõuk rändab läbi galaktika, kohtudes uute eluvormidega, rännates läbi ajadimensioonide ja mängides teineteisele alaealisi nalju.


Purjus jama: 9 suurepärast alkohoolse filmi tegelast

Igas sõpruskonnas on joodik ja igas peres alkohoolik. Siin Cinema Blendis on meil mitu. See juhtub, kui ettevõte ei ole koormatud ettevõtte käitumisreeglitega. Alates aeg -ajalt töötavast šotist kuni üheksa või kümne õlleni jõulupeol kasutame avatud baaripoliitikat maksimaalselt ära, kuid Paul Kemp ja rsquos põrutasid isegi meie kõige kõvematesse märjukestesse. Rummi päevik. Kuidas pagana joob keegi 161 miniatuuri? Agressiivse innukusega joobeseisundi vastu ja kindlameelselt edasi saagimisega.

Tema maapealne ja naelstrateegia võib teile oma maksa eest tigedaks teha, kuid see on ka muljetavaldav Betty Fordi raskel või koju minekul. See & rsquos inspireeris mõnda meist alustama duublite küsimist. Veelgi olulisem on see, et see & rsquos inspireeris meid rohkem Google’i vestluse ja Facebooki sõnumite üle lõputult vaidlema selle üle, miks teatud kinodis joodikud on teistest paremad. Lõpuks ei õnnestunud meil konsensusele jõuda, nii et otsustasime anda kõigile võimaluse oma lemmikut kaitsta.

Mõned selle likviidsete nimekirja liikmed on alatu joodikud, teised aga on aeg -ajalt tuimad. Ükskõik, kas jooksete peo poole või eemale oma keeratud minevikust, viskavad nad kõik kastet sageli ja mõnuga tagasi. Siin on Cinema Blend ja rsquos 9 lemmikfilmi alkohoolikud ja hellip


Dok Hauakivi

Raske on mitte tunda püsivat tunnustust tegelase vastu, kes võib kivist purjus olla ja kellel pole endiselt probleeme kogu oma raha pokkerisse haarata, tappa teid lääne kiireimate püstolitega ja sosistada täiuslik ühe liiniga. Selline on Doc Holliday juhtum, nagu Val Kilmer mängis kaasaegses lääne klassikas Hauakivi. Erinevalt paljudest selles nimekirjas olevatest tegelastest on Doc ka üks vähestest joodikutest kinoajaloos, kes näib joovat eesmärgipäraselt, kuna ta hakkab aeglaselt tuberkuloosi surema. Veelgi parem on asjaolu, et ta pole just selline joodik, kes kasutab oma kohustustest kõrvale hiilimiseks alkoholismi ja on tegelikult sügavalt lojaalne sõber. Hoolimata oma haigusest ja eelsoodumusest joomiseks, hoolitseb ta selle eest, et ta lööks Wyatt Earpi Ringoga kohtumisele ja tapab ta ühe kiire löögiga pähe. Doktor Holliday näitab kõiki klassikalisi joobeseisundi märke: ta & rsquos on hoolimatu, higine, räägib kordamööda ja solvab oma kõnet. Kuid selles nimekirjas pole ühtegi teist tegelast, keda te lähedase liitlasena rohkem tahaksite. Mida ma & rsquom öelda tahan, on see, et ta & rsquos teie huckleberry.


Arthur Alates Arthur

Dudley Moore ja rsquos Arthur Bachi kujutamine 1981. aasta komöödias Arthur on armastusväärne joodik, mitte hävitav alkohoolik. Varanduse pärija Arthur on rikas, vallaline ja naudib elu New Yorgis. Ta tutvustas meile kui meest, kellel pole põhjust olla kaine. Ta sõitis ringi uhke autoga ja tema eest hoolitses pühendunud ülemteener, samal ajal kui tema perekond maksab arved, andes talle kõik märjukesed, prostituudid ja väljamõeldud elamise. Kummalisel kombel jääb ta sellest hoolimata sümpaatseks. Kriitige seda erinevatel aegadel, kuid lisaks sellele, kuidas see tema käitumist mõjutab, ei käsitleta Arthuri ja rsquose alkoholismi tõsise probleemina. Joomine on tema jaoks veel üks mõnulemine, kui ta nalja teeb ja elab suhteliselt muretut elu. Armastuse või raha valiku ees valib ta aga armastuse, eelistades olla koos kellegagi, kes teeb ta õnnelikuks, mitte olla rikas kellegagi, kes seda ei tee, mis näitab, et tema mängulise, aeg -ajalt joobnud ja mõnes mõttes lapsiku välimuse all on iseloomuga mees.


Martha Alates Kes ja rsquos kardavad Virginia Woolfi?

Elizabeth Taylor oli üks maailma ilusaimaid ja kuulsamaid naisi, kui ta nõustus mängima Marta, kes on George'i naine, kuri, seksuaalselt agressiivne ja jah, purjus Kes kardab Virginia Woolfi? Asjaolu, et George'i kehastab tema võrdselt kuulus päriselust pärit abikaasa Richard Burton, lisab intriigile veelgi lisaväärtust, kuna kaks õhtut veedavad üksteist maha ja hävitavad, ja seda kõike tunnistasid kohkunud noorpaar Nick ja Honey. Film on näitlemise meistriklass ja ragiseb tigeda dialoogiga, mida ainult Edward Albee suutis kirjutada, kuid Taylori Marta on selle kõige pahatahtlik keskus, mis laseb välja vitriooli ja lõputuid monolooge koos naise praktiseeritud oskustega, kes on aastaid veetnud tema abikaasa ja näitleja, kes on oma elu ekraanil veetnud. Martha ei ole täpselt selline tegelane, nagu võiksite ette kujutada oma järgmisel õhtusöögil, kuid ta pole ka kaugel, selline naine, kes on peo elu, kuni ta äkitselt ägedalt inetuks muutub. Isegi kui ta laguneb täielikult ja vajub oma lõputult täidetud kokteili, ei saa te temalt silmi ära võtta.


Miles From Külili

Keegi pole kunagi öelnud, et mässava alkohooliku saamiseks peate odava õlle või isegi kõige kallima kange alkoholi tagasi maksma. Kui nad seda tegid, pole nad kohtunud Külili"Miles Raymond, mees, kelle armastus veini vastu kaldub sageli asjatundjast suure tarbijani. Miles, keda Paul Giamatti suurepäraselt mängib, on omamoodi kaotaja. Noh, ta on omamoodi suur kaotaja. Ta ei saa oma romaani avaldada, nii et ta õpetab häbiväärselt inglise keelt. Ta ei saa oma endisest naisest üle, kuigi naine kolis uue mehe juurde. Ja ta ei saa isegi oma parimale sõbrale Napa orus poissmeesteõhtu korraldada, kui pole teel teel ema sokisahtlist paar dollarit varastanud. On õiglane öelda, et Miles joob liiga palju, et oma tagasilükkamist ja ebaõnnestumist ära uputada, kuid kuna seda juhtub talle nii tihti, tuleb see tarbida üsna palju. See kulmineerub stseeniga, kus viinamarjaistanduste serveerija keeldub oma klaasi pealt lisamast, nii et Miles haarab süljeämbri ja heidab kogu valiku erinevaid veine ja sülge oma haigutavasse suhu, mööda laksuvaid huuli ja noh, kogu tema peale. Kurb vaatepilt sellise targa, kui pretensioonika mehe jaoks. aga ta ei joo ikkagi kuradit Merlot!


Alan From Minu lemmik aasta

Hollywood on andnud meile purjuspäi lugematuid variatsioone, W.C. Fields ja Dudley Moore olid sotsiaalsed. John Belushi oli lohakas. Nic Cage oli sõjakas ja lausa hävitav. Kuid Peter O & rsquoToole suutis olla kõik ülaltoodud, mängides kaduvat matinee -iidolit Alan Swanni filmis Richard Benjamin & rsquos Minu lemmik aasta. Väidetavalt on see lugu noorest komöödiakirjanikust (Mark Linn-Baker), kes üritab hoida oma kangelast kõikuval imetlusalusel. Kuid filmist saab kiiresti O & rsquoToole & rsquos silmuslike, purjus võlude näitus. Swanni jaoks on alkohol elu ja rsquose probleemide (ja põhjuste) lahendus ja hellip, kuigi vedel julgus võimaldab tal pääseda Dennis Palumbo ja Norman Steinbergi ja rsquose stsenaariumi suurepäraste ühe laineritega. Kui talle öeldakse, et tualettruum, kuhu ta on sisenenud, on mõeldud naistele, vastab O & rsquoToole, ja ldquoSo on *see *, proua, kuid aeg -ajalt pean ma sellest veidi vett jooksma. & Rdquo Hollywoodi legend ütleb, et O & rsquoToole & rsquos tegelaskuju põhines Errol Flynnil . Sarnaselt Cage'ile kandideeris O & rsquoToole oma purjuspäi tehtud narrimise eest Oscari auhinnale, tõestades, et Hollywoodi ja rsquose maineka auhinnašõu punasel vaibal kõndides on üks viis püsti seista, kui mängida ekraanil kukkunud joodikut.


Preili Hannigan From Annie

Carol Burnett ja Miss Hannigani üleandmine 1982. aasta versioonis Annie on liialdus naisest, kellel on südames lihtsad soovid. Ta tahaks, et mees näpistaks kõrva, talle ei meeldiks midagi muud kui väikeste tüdrukute ja rsquo -tedretäppide kallal trampida ning keeldumise lõppemisel loobuks ta kogu maailma vannidžinnist. Vahepeal on ta rahul sellega, et keedab koorivas, murenevas vannis kahjulikku likööri ja kannab päevaseid purjuspäevi aluspesu. See kõik oleks võinud lõputult niimoodi jätkuda, kuid mängu tulid see orbunud orb Annie ja stand-up, nami Daddy Warbucks. Kuid tõeline katalüsaator, mis lõpuks viib Hannigani ja rsquose allakäiguni, on tema vend Rooster, kes kavatseb Warbucksi natuke raha eest kelmustada. Äkki näeb preili Hannigan kaugemal kui järgmine vahepala pesumehega. Ta saab reisida läbi füüsilise komöödia rutiini ja juua end läbi romantiliste raadiosaadete. Ta peab piisavalt toimima, et oma venna ja rsquose kelmuse läbi näha. John Hustoni ja rsquose filmis lõpetab Carol Burnett muutunud naise. Kuid hetkel, kui ta selle valib, on see preili Hannigani jaoks möödas. Tõeliselt hea purjus tegelane töötab ainult siis, kui ta on hea ja purjus.


Jimmy From Oma Liiga

Ainus asi, mida Jimmy Dugan pesapalli kõvemini tabas, oli pudel. Joomine põhjustas ühekordse staari põlvede lõhkumise hotelli aknast välja kukkudes. tulest, mida ta alustas. Kurat, nad on nii halvad, et ei suuda isegi II maailmasõjas võidelda. Kuna kõik töövõimelised mehed lähevad välismaale, teeb USA midagi mõeldamatut - nad lasevad tüdrukutel pesapalli mängida. Võrdselt meeleheitliku sammuga kutsub liiga treeneriks endise nälkja, tulevase kuulsuste halli ja praeguse kukkunud purjus Dugani. Selles rollis esitab Tom Hanks ühe mu lemmiklavastuse. Alguses ilmub ta lihtsalt välja vihasena, võtab pikki vihasid ja istub siis nurgas oma palle kraapides. Vabandust, naeratades, vehkides oma väikese mütsiga ringi ja lastele lastele palle allkirjastades ("väldi plaksutamist, Jimmy Dugan"), aga mis puutub mängudesse, siis ta pole pallitreener, sest tal pole pallureid, tal on tüdrukud. Muidugi jõuab ta aeglaselt mängudesse ja loobub kastmest, mõlemad suuresti tänu Geena Davise Dottiele. Ma armastasin alati seda hetke bussis, kui ta veenis teda kolbi maha panema ja koksipudeli üles võtma. See toob peaaegu pisara silma, aga nagu me kõik teame, pole pesapallis nuttu.


Willie From Halb jõuluvana

Selle hulga joomisega, millest Willie pärit on Halb jõuluvana te arvate, et ta õpib lõpuks ennast kontrollima, kuid see pole lihtsalt tema tee. Selle asemel on Willie & rsquos stiil juua, kuni ta on valmis minestama või end märjaks tegema. Kuigi enamikku enesekindlatest meestest, kes osalevad pikas kontuuris, on kujutatud libedaid kiirrääkijaid, teeb Billy Bob Thorntoni ja rsquose tegelaskuju nii säravaks see, et ta on selle vastand, kuid suudab siiski endast hoolimata edu saavutada. Ta võib laste peale kiruda, rääkida kaupluste juhatajatega oma & ldquofuck stick & rdquo'st ja elada ebaseaduslikult võõras & rsquos majas, kuid kuidagi tundub, et kõik läheb alati oma teed ja ndash ja see & rsquos teebki selle naljakaks. Muudel juhtudel võidakse Williet pidada traagiliseks tegelaseks. Tundub, et tal on vähemalt mõningane soov joobnud viisidest loobuda, tema elus on inimesi, kes temast tegelikult hoolivad ja ta on tegelikult üsna osav, kuid ta saab aidata oma jalgadel astuda. Töötama paneb see, et Willie hävitab kõik kaastundeavaldused, mida saate tema vastu koguda, käitudes pidevalt sõdiva sitapeana. Ta on tegelane, keda sa absoluutselt vihkad ja kui ta lõpuks võidab, muudab see selle ainult palju paremaks.


Ben From Las Vegasest lahkumine

Kogu lugupidamisega kõigi teiste selles nimekirjas valitseva segaduse pärast võitlevad nad kuradima amatööridega võrreldes Ben Sandersoniga, rongiõnnetusega, mille eesmärk on end alkoholiga tappa. Selleks ajaks, kui me temaga kohtusime, valis ta & rsquos juba pere, sõprade ja karjääri asemel likööri. Selleks ajaks, kui ta meie hulgast lahkub, on ta valinud likööri naise asemel, kes teda tingimusteta armastab, toidu ja elu ise. Teel arvate, et võib -olla lihtsalt võib -olla leiab ta ja rsquoll midagi paremat kui otse pudelist näksimine, kuid tema prioriteetide hierarhia on juba kivisse raiutud. Kui talle pakutaks võimalust alustada otsast peale, olla taas seltskonnajoobes, partei stsenaristi elu koos austajate ja aukartust äratava abikaasaga, siis on väga vaieldav, kas ta seda ka võtab. See, mu sõbrad, on alkohoolik.


30 naljakaimat filmitegelast läbi aegade

Üks asi on kedagi naerma ajada, hoopis midagi muud, kui kedagi naerma ajada - ja siis naerda ja naerda aastat. Kindla teravate kirjutamisviiside ja tärnide näitlemise kombinatsiooniga on mõned naljakad filmitegelased kindlustanud kohad selles hiilgavas panteonis. Tead: väljamõeldud inimesed, keda te korduvalt tsiteerite, olenemata asjaoludest. ("See hoone peab olema vähemalt…. kolm korda suurem kui see! ") Järgneb kelmikas galerii naljakamatest filmitegelastest, alates palgasõduritest ja modellidest ning lõpetades lapsehoidjate ja uudistejuhtidega, kes on aastate jooksul meie naljakaid luid kõige rohkem kõditanud. Ja veel Hollywoodi tegelaste ešelonide kohta Ära jäta läbi kõigi aegade 30 naljakamat Sitcomi tegelast.

Võib -olla ei tea ta vasakult paremalt, kuid Derek Zoolander on rohkem kui lihtsalt tõesti, tõesti, naeruväärselt hea väljanägemisega: ta on ka tõesti, tõesti, naeruväärselt naljakas - kuigi ta pole sellest kindlasti teadlik. Bensiinivõitluste ja "eugoogalies" vahel õnnestub tal korrutada elementaarset korrutamist, armuda (palju targemasse) ajakirjanikku ja maha võtta salakaval moekunstnik. Ja ta teeb seda kõike, näidates samal ajal muljetavaldavat allkirja modelleerimise pooside portfelli. Üks pilk? Me ei arva nii. Ja kui otsite endale nalja, siis siin on 75 nalja, mis on nii halvad, et tegelikult naljakad.

Varasematel aegadel vallutas maailma tormiliselt jõukas, hakkija, blond 20-aastane rahakotiga kinnitatud chihuahuaga. Ei, me ei räägi sellest Paris Hilton me räägime Elle Woodsist, Hollywoodis tegutsevast fashionistast, kes sattus Harvardi seadustesse ajaloo kõigi aegade kõige vähem juristide videoesseega. Ja kui ta on inspireerinud teid oma õpinguid jätkama, olete tõenäoliselt valmis 40 faktiks, mida õppisite 20. sajandil ja mis on tänapäeval täiesti võltsitud.

Tõepoolest, Leslie Nielsen tegi endale nime 1960ndatel ja 70ndatel dramaatilise näitlejana. Aga üks kord Lennuk tabas hõbedast ekraani, 1980. aastal muutus Nielseni aktsia üleöö. Tänu karjääri määravale rollile Rumackina, sirgjoonelise arstiga, kes tõlgendab tahtmatult valesti iga temaga räägitud rida ("Kindlasti ei saa te tõsiselt rääkida." Rumack: "Ma olen tõsine. Ja ärge kutsuge mind Shirleyks." ), Hollywoodi suurkujud võitsid mehe kaasasündinud koomilise ande. Kokkuvõttes kogus Nielsen oma karjääri jooksul ligi 250 näitlejapunkti. Ja veel rohkem nalja, ärge jätke kasutamata kõigi aegade 30 naljakamat Sitcomi nalja.

Mel Brooksi lääne võlts Põlevad sadulad oli ülimalt edukas - kolm Oscari auhinna nominatsiooni, AFI saates "100 aastat naermist" number 6 ja piletikassa peaaegu 50 -kordne eelarve - tänu ühele mehele: Cleavon Little, kes tõi oma ülesannetesse šerif Bartina pöördumatu, vastupandamatu karisma. Ja veel rohkem nalja, ärge jätke tähelepanuta 40 fakti, mis on nii naljakad, et neid on raske uskuda.

The Austin Powers seeria on täis maagiat Mike Myers rollid - sealhulgas muidugi ka pööre nimitegelasena -, kuid mitte ühtegi ei saa võrrelda megalomaanliku hämara dr Eviliga, kes ei veetnud kuut aastat kurja meditsiinikoolis lihtsalt sellepärast, et teda härraks nimetada. Niisiis, pumbatakse arsti neljandaks väljasõiduks? See saab olema miljon dollarit. Ja väiksemate naljade jaoks proovige vaadata ükskõik millist kõigi aegade 30 naljakamat komöödiat.

Tont on mitmel viisil kummaline film. (Kas meenutada keraamika stseeni?) Kuid särav täht on Oda Mae Brown, kes süstib olulist kergust filmi, mis seda tõsiselt vajab. Tegelikult, Whoopi Goldbergi oma etendus selles rollis oli nii suurepärane, et ta noppis selle eest parima kõrvalosatäitja Oscari. Ja tõsisema veidra kino jaoks proovige vaadata ükskõik millist kõigi aegade 30 halvimast filmilõpust.

20. sajandi rebane

Aasta alguse lähedal väga R-hinnatud Deadpool, Wade Wilson põletatakse lõpliku moonutamiseni, hoitakse kinni ja jäetakse surnuks. Sellegipoolest on kogu ülejäänud filmi vältel, olenemata sellest, kas ta muudab halva mehe kebabiks või lööb tagasi oma pimeda, geriaatrilise toakaaslasega, praktiliselt iga rida Wilsoni suust välja jagatud. Kui soovite suust “Merc with Mouth” rohkem teada saada, vaadake mõnda (kaugelt taltsutaja) kõige alahinnatud Ryan Reynoldsi filmi.

Üldiselt on komöödia verbaalne kunst, mis puudutab rohkem sõnamängu ja toonide edastamist kui miski muu. Kuid mõnel juhul on hea komöödia puhtalt füüsiline tegevus. Jackie Chan sisse kui Chon Wang, sisse Shanghai keskpäeval ja Shanghai Rüütlid, on täis sellist füüsilist komöödiat-peaaegu minuti kaupa külgjaotavat võitluskunstide väljapanekut, kus Wong kasutab oma keskkonda, et võita vastased üha lõbusamal moel välja. Ja puhtama rumaluse huvides ärge jätke kasutamata 50 punni nii halvasti, et nad on tegelikult naljakad.

Isegi siis, kui Regina George bussi alla jääb (hei, Õelad tüdrukud on olnud väljas 14 aastat, mis tähendab, et spoilerikaebuste säilivusaeg on sellest ajast möödas), see on naljakas. Ühest küljest on see tingitud sellest, et ta saab ainult tõsiseid kergeid vigastusi. Aga see on ka tänu Rachel McAdams meisterlik pööre gümnaasiumiõela tigeda, hellitatud ja klikilise jõnksutajana. Ja lõbusamate faktide jaoks on siin 20 kuulsust, kes näevad välja nagu nende lemmikloomad.

Kogu oma hiilgava karjääri jooksul Eddie Murphy on vaatajaid ikka ja jälle kahekordistanud. (Vahetamiskohad, keegi?) Kuid üks mehe vastupidavamatest ribi kõditavatest rollidest on peresõbralik eesel, kes järjepidevalt-ja lõbusalt-süvendab oma sõpra Shreki filmis filmi järel.

Meryl Streep võis ekraani varastada oma ägeda Miranda Priestly kujutamisega Kurat kannab Pradat, kuid filmi kaasasündinud huumorit leiab kõige paremini Priestly vanemabi Emily Charlton. Nagu igaüks, kes on töötanud moe- või luksuskirjastamises, võib kinnitada, et valju nutmise pärast on sellised read nagu „ma olen ühe kõhugripi kaugusel oma eesmärgi kaalust“ ja surmtõsine „Ma ei saa haigeks, ma kannan Valentinot. "pingutage vaevata piiri liiga tõelise ja liiga naljaka vahel. Ja kui sa praegu naeru pärast sured, siis siin on lõbus video David Harbori tantsimisest pingviinidega Antarktikas.

Veel 90ndatel, Chris Tucker, kinnitas oma tülgastava jama ja ainulaadse häälega (ühelgi planeedi mehel pole võrreldavat toonivahemikku), mis kinnitas tema staatust rahvusliku aardena. Ja samal ajal põletas ta ekraanid sisse Viies element ja Tipptund, tema parim tegelane siiani on Smokey, mis võimaldas Tuckeril näidata tagasihoidlikku, kuid samas ülitugev huumorit, mida publik sel ajal ei näinud.

The äärmiselt vulgaarne Walter sunnib ühel hetkel kahepalgeline miljonäri ratastoolist välja ajama. Tavaliselt oleks see mõistetu tegevus. Aga John Goodman kujutab tegelast aplombiga ja tulemuseks on tumedalt koomiline tegelane läbi aegade.

Fakt: Melissa McCarthy on rahvuslik aare. Ja kuigi tal on viimase kümne aasta jooksul olnud palju meeldejäävaid rolle (Pruutneitsid, identiteedi varas, Spioon), tema kord joob alkoholi, solvab ja viskab reegleid vastu Bostoni detektiiv Shannon Mullins.

Ta võib juua põhjatu koguse šoti. Ta oskab kübaratilga all duši all käia, raseerida ja riietuda. Ja ta oskab lugeda teleprompterit nagu keegi teine. Jah, Ron Burgundy võib olla 70ndate ajastu mehise mehe uudistejuhi hammustavalt satiiriline kordus, kuid ta on ka mitmemõõtmeline tegelane (kes armastab oma koera Baxterit surmani) koos talentidega.

Kõigist Robin Williamsi unustamatuid tegelasi, võib proua Doubtfire olla pärast tema surma kõige kuulsam, 2014. aastal San Francisco maja, mis teenis Proua Kahtlustuli sai kalli lahkunud näitleja de facto mälestusmärgiks.

Umbes aasta pärast Teise maailmasõja algust, Charlie Chaplin vallandas oma magnum opuse: Tugev satiir võimuhimulise diktaatori kohta, kes püüdis juute koonduslaagrite kaudu hävitada. Chaplin mängib diktaatorit - ja juudi juuksur, kes jäljendab nimetatud diktaatorit ja päästab kirglikult peetud vabaduse kõnega päeva.

See on sama vana küsimus kui aeg (või siis, 1994): kes on loll ja kes on loll? Me eeldame, et Lloyd jõulud, Jim Carrey oma tegelane, tüüp, kes vahetab meelsasti välja täiesti toimiva kaubiku a mopeed, on Dumber. Ja ka ilmselgelt läbi aegade üks naljakamaid filmitegelasi.

Beverly Hillsis on magusam, šikkam, hipper ja naljakam jõukas blond keskkooliõpilane kui Cher Horowitz? Justkui!

"Ma olen su isa venna vennapoja nõbu endine toakaaslane." Rick Moranis ' Lord Dark Helmet on samaaegselt mõnitamine ja tähistamine teise võimsa, tumeda kiivriga riietatud mehe: Darth Vaderi üle. Vaadake lihtsalt, kus tume kiiver inimesi lämmatab. (See pole kurk.)

Sisukokkuvõte: FBI agent peab Miss America võistlejana varjatuks jääma, et nurjata terrorivõitlus võistluse vastu. Isegi pelgalt pädeva näitlejanna peaosas oli selline süžee kindlasti veenev. Koos Sandra Bullock, aga Gracie Hartist sai leibkonnanimi, kes sai isegi Bullocki Kuldgloobuse nominatsiooni.

Owen Wilson vaieldamatult on mõned koomilised kotletid. (Indeed, he costars alongside many of the hilarious actors we've mentioned.) But his turn as Eli Cash, with all the zippy one-liners and fringe-tinged getups, takes the cake for sheer winking subtlety.

Meie kõik cheered when Blutarsky smashed the guitar.

Here's one for your next round of trivia: In addition to blowing it out of the water with an equal parts sidesplitting and heart-wrenching performance, Kristen Wiig also cowrote the screenplay for Bridesmaids.

We all know Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. But what would it be like to be seda guy's grandson? And what would happen if he inherited everything—the spooky mansion, the otherworldly experiments—overnight? If you're Gene Wilder, you'd shun the pedigree and insist that the surname is, actually, "Fronkensteen."

Yes, on its face, Wedding Crashers is nothing more than a comedy vehicle for Wilson and Vince Vaughan. But the true screen-stealer is Isla Fisher, who portrays a seemingly innocent, naive "stage five clinger" (Vaughan's words), before pulling off a slow reveal that she's no demure after all.

As the snobby villain in this golf comedy, Ted Knight had the best lines and the most memorable performance in this timeless classic. Yes, that's in a movie that also stars Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, ja Rodney Dangerfield.

"I know who I am. I'm the dude playing the dude disguised as another dude." Robert Downey Jr.'s makeup, while inflammatory and controversial at first glance, served as a biting commentary on the Hollywood machine, and the degree to which actors will go to win golden trophies. In the film, Kirk Lazarus isn't done up in makeup it's a "pigmentation alteration" procedure. Method actors of the world, you've been one-upped.

Hilarious haikus, inventing the so-called "Skux life," unwittingly mispronouncing certain syllables in "caucasian," a fervent devotion to both the Terminator and Tupac—Ricky Baker is just funny enough to charmingly counteract the weirdness in Hunt for the Wilderpeople. There's a good chance you may not have yet seen this film. Remedy that—immediately.

When it comes to Bill Murray's best and funniest movie characters, you may think of roles in Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, or any Wes Anderson film. But we posit that his Zombieland cameo, in all its brevity, is his strongest, if only for how convincible it is: Bill Murray dressing up like a zombie to stay hidden from zombies is astonishingly in character with a bunch of his other hilarious, IRL hijinks.

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Animals Names Beginning with "D"

There are many animals, both real and imaginary, that have names beginning with the letter "D." Animals are always a fun choice, and there are many ways that you can make it work. You can go over-the-top and wear a full-body jumpsuit and mascot head, or wear your own plain-coloured clothes with a face bob or mask. Pair a face bob with a grey top and trousers, and you&aposve become an ass! Oops, meant to say donkey (wink).

Here are some animals that have names beginning with the letter "D."

  • Donkey
  • Dormouse
  • Dodo
  • Dolphin
  • Dog
  • Dalmatian
  • Dinosaur
  • Duck


This looks right except her pants are pulled up too high.

Kate started her Instagram account in June 2019 and now it boasts over 214k followers. The fashion expert said that she still can&rsquot believe she has so many fans.

Kate told us that she has a pretty big closet: "A huge one I customized to my needs from Ikea, the PAX wardrobes. I have a lot of clothes so I don&rsquot necessarily need new pieces to make character-inspired outfits. When I need a certain specific piece for a look I usually pick something from Dollskill or one of the brands that sponsors me. I don&rsquot spend money on clothes anymore. I get them all through collabs."

We wanted to find out if the fashionista had any advice for women on how to dress this summer. "Well, let&rsquos hope the quarantine will be over by summer. My advice? Dress however you&rsquod like, not how others tell you to dress. In this world, being unique is admirable and there are always gonna be people who like your style and relate with it. Fashion and dressing up is a kind of art. Hence, all artists have a different style."


The Concept: Jack-o'-Santa : Tim Burton’s new movie for Disney isn’t exactly a steal-Christmas-kind-of-thing. It’s more like a borrow-it-and-give-it-a-weird-twist-kind-of-thing

“Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas” is different from the Walt Disney Studios’ previous animated movies in just about every way. Where they were cute, “Nightmare” owes its arty pizazz more to German Expressionism than to Mickey Mouse. Where they dazzled the eye with color, “Nightmare’s” subdued palette showcases texture and depth. Where they featured Broadway-style show tunes, “Nightmare” has a musical score that’s more “Three Penny Opera” than “Zip-a-Dee Doo-Dah.” Where their humor was ingenuous and their protagonists warm and cuddly, “Nightmare” has an off-center, adult wit and some truly grotesque creations.

The film’s most important difference is the animation itself. “Nightmare” is not a cartoon. Instead of drawings, its characters are three-dimensional articulated figures that move and emote like live actors, thanks to a process called stop-motion animation. Stop-motion is best known from commercials--think Speedy Alka Seltzer or the Pillsbury Doughboy and you’ve got the idea.

But the level of stop-motion animation in the 72-minute “Nightmare” has never been attempted before. Only George Pal, a stop-motion pioneer who produced a series of shorts called “Puppetoons” for Paramount in the late ‘40s, came close in terms of innovation. Pal’s technique of substituting different faces and limbs on characters in each frame of film to give them more streamlined movement has been borrowed and expanded upon by the “Nightmare” crew.

Burton, the creator and producer of the movie, talked about it early one morning on the set of his latest picture, “The Ed Wood Story.”

What possessed the studio to take such a leap of faith on “Nightmare Before Christmas”? The answer slouches--rumpled, yawning, trying to wake up--on a couch in the director’s trailer. With his unruly mop of black hair, wrinkled clothes and long striped Pippi Longstocking socks, Burton looks like an overgrown illustration from a children’s book. Who better to lead Disney into a different style of animation?

In fact, “Nightmare Before Christmas” began at the studio more than 10 years ago, long before Burton became the director of such box-office bonanzas as “Beetlejuice,” “Batman,” “Edward Scissorhands” and “Batman Returns.” At that time, he was still toiling as an apprentice in Disney’s animation department and had just made his first film, a six-minute short about a 7-year-old who reads Edgar Allen Poe and wants to be Vincent Price. “Vincent,” one of Burton’s most personal films, used stop-motion animation, and it inspired the filmmaker to write and design a more ambitious story.

For Burton, who had been a lonely child growing up in Burbank, holidays were a time of wonder and escape. “Anytime there was Christmas or Halloween, you’d go to Thrifty’s and buy stuff and it was great,” he recalls. “It gave you some sort of texture all of a sudden that wasn’t there before.”

With his favorite children’s TV special, “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (also made with crude stop-motion techniques), and other holiday literature in mind, Burton wrote and drew illustrations for his own rhyming television classic. Stimulated by Clement Clarke Moore’s traditional holiday poem, he added a twist: this time, “Twas the night mare before Christmas. . . . ”

Although as a movie it has been embellished--it is now a musical, with a lush score by Danny Elfman, the Oingo Boingo musician who has created music for Burton’s five previous films, and a script by Carolyn Thompson, who wrote “Edward Scissorhands"--the basic story is still much the same as Burton’s original tale.

In a world where all the holidays have their own kingdoms, the elegantly tall king of Halloween Jack Skellington is a tormented artist who is bored with putting on the same old holiday each year. One day, Jack stumbles into Christmastown and is captivated by the bright colors and happiness of the place. He rushes back to tell the ghoulish citizens of Halloweentown that they will produce Christmas this year. They’re excited by the idea but a little unclear on the concept, and of course they get it all wrong. Pandemonium ensues after Santa Claus is kidnaped and little children all over the world wake up to find nasty presents, gleefully created by the Halloweenies, under their Christmas trees.

Elfman voiced all the parts as he wrote the music, and in the process, became so fond of Jack Skellington that he remains his singing voice in the film. (Actor Chris Sarandon does Jack’s speaking voice.) Catherine O’Hara, who had worked with Burton on “Beetlejuice,” did the voice of Sally, Jack’s rag-doll girlfriend. William Hickey (“Prizzi’s Honor”) was cast as the voice of Sally’s creator, a mad scientist. Two other voices, a two-faced mayor and a naughty trick-or-treater, were supplied by past Burton collaborators Glenn Shadix (“Beetlejuice”) and Paul Reubens (better known as Pee-wee Herman).

“I find the mix of Halloween and Christmas beautiful, and I just liked the idea where it’s like a reversed ‘Grinch’ character. Where Jack’s not a bad character,” Burton says, referring to another influence, Dr. Seuss’ “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.” “I like that kind of character that’s passionate but doesn’t know what he’s doing. I think it’s a reaction against the kind of society you grow up with, where people don’t feel a lot or go out on a limb a lot and just kind of remain in the shadows and judge others. What’s nice about these characters is they just get swept up into something, even if they don’t know what they’re doing.

“This was written right around the time I did ‘Vincent,’ and I thought it would be nice to do it stop-motion. . . . I think at the time I was trying to do anything. Maybe get Vincent Price to narrate it, maybe like a 20-minute film. I went around to the networks and pitched it as a half-hour special--Home Shopping Network, anything. I just wanted to make it.”

But the project didn’t get off the ground until about three years ago, when Burton quietly made some inquiries about the story and found out that Disney owned it. Alerted to what it had, the studio jumped at the chance to produce it. But there were lingering doubts on Burton’s part. There was the question of his other commitments--among other things, he was working on “Batman Returns,” which didn’t allow him the three years needed to direct a stop-motion feature. And he worried that Disney wouldn’t give the film the creative freedom Burton demanded.

The dilemma was solved by Henry Selick, an animator and former colleague of Burton at Disney, who signed on as the film’s director. Like Burton, Selick had been something of an outsider at Disney and had left in the early ‘80s to pursue his own projects in San Francisco. While Burton became famous in Hollywood, Selick navigated the byways of the Bay Area’s special-effects community, directing “Doughboy” commercials, some animated MTV channel-ID spots and contributions to the channel’s “Liquid TV,” among them an award-winning stop-motion short called “Slow Bob in the Lower Dimensions.” Selick and Burton were reunited through their mutual friend Rick Heinrichs, “Nightmare’s” visual consultant, who had sculpted Burton’s first designs for the film.

In essence, Selick created a complete highly specialized studio in San Francisco for the movie. The city was chosen for production, he says, because “I was here and a lot of the animators come from here. George Lucas had Industrial Light & Magic, and a lot of stop-motion professionals were up here because of that--like Tom St. Amand, who makes the little metal armatures, the ‘bones’ for all the characters. You can’t underestimate the skill that guy has. It makes our characters move fluidly and able to hold fantastic poses.

“The other side of it was that it was important to me to stay away from Los Angeles,” Selick said. “I think that if Disney and even Tim had too much access to us, they would have gotten too nervous and gummed up the works.”

Over the past three years, Skellington Productions, situated in a 40,000-square-foot former studio space, has been a kind of parallel universe for the 120 employees who have spent most of their waking hours putting Burton’s vision on film. Its otherworldly air begins with the sidewalk outside, where the late Herve Villechaize’s handprints are embedded, for some reason, in the sidewalk.

The mostly youthful crew of men and women within the cavernous space--animators, puppet and prop-makers, set builders, art directors, camera operators, lighting designers, editors--all have one thing in common: a ghostly pallor induced by too many hours indoors. And unlike most movie sets, this one is unsettlingly quiet. It is dark around the actual stages (there are 20 of them, each like a miniature version of a typical Hollywood sound stage) with long black curtains enclosing each set.

Stop-motion is a time-consuming process that requires the animators to move their characters (usually called puppets) one frame of film at a time. It takes several days to do what might be a couple of seconds on film. Fourteen of the top stop-motion animators in the world, working simultaneously on all of the sets, manage to complete about 70 seconds of film a week.

With his phosphorescent skin, black clothing and rats-nest hair dyed candy-apple red, Paul Barry is a fairly typical “Nightmare” crew member in both looks and talent. A stop-motion animator who was nominated for an Academy Award this year for his own short film, “Sandman,” Barry is animating a scene in which Jack tries to explain Christmas to Halloweentown. “The film’s definitely been cast in terms of each animator has a particular character they work with,” he says. “There’s some major acting involved in my scene--singing, dancing, jumping around--trying to make Christmas sound so exciting.”

Even a short scene can take a week to do because the animators start from scratch, with only the character’s prerecorded voice and the storyboard drawings. “It might be a really simple shot where Jack picks up a square present with a bow on top and he says, ‘This is a thing called a present, it all comes wrapped up in a box . . .’ and it’s five seconds long,” Barry explains. “But there are so many ways you can pick a present up. Do you do it with both hands, or one hand and then describe it with the other? The cameraman will be involved as to what kind of shot it’s going to be, whether it’s a close-up or a wide shot. Do we tilt down on him when he bends over? All these things happen during the shot.”

Once the animator has figured out his puppet’s performance, he auditions it for Selick, who directs both the action and the cinematography much as he would on a live-action film. The sequence is then shot in trial runs at several frames a second, and “loops” are made of the film so that the bit can be viewed over and over and the bugs worked out before the final shot is done in one take.

On another Halloweentown set, animator Justin Kohn is preparing a scene in which a vampire is about to make a point by pulling one of his eyes out of his head. (The scene was the most popular in the movie among a class of fifth graders who saw the storyboards.) As Kohn and cameraman David Hanks work, it’s almost impossible to see anything actually happen.

In order to do this kind of animation, Kohn explains, “you have to be able to just touch the puppet and move it a small amount you can’t even see--that a gauge wouldn’t even see.”

A 10-foot-tall metal apparatus called a motion-control device surrounds the cameras on most of the sets. Although the technology was popularized by “Star Wars,” it is being used in new ways for this film, in combination with computers that allow technicians to lock in camera movements in advance. So instead of the static fixed cameras of traditional stop-motion pieces where the puppets did all the moving, “Nightmare’s” cameras soar.

A stop-motion wizard who made his own “King Kong” at the age of 10, director of photography Pete Kozachik invented and made much of the equipment used to film “Nightmare.” After cornering the market on old Mitchell Standard cameras he designed mounts and computer hookups that would allow the technicians to film without disturbing the animators.

“Stop-motion has traditionally put the camera far from the puppet so there’s plenty of room and the puppet doesn’t have to be conscious of hitting marks. We did just the opposite thing. That’s a dramatic tool that the live-action crowd gets to use and we wanted it. Had to have it. Kind of jealous in a way,” he said, deadpan.

Though gruesome--there’s a happy family of corpses and a pleasant zombie who walks around with an ax in his skull--the puppets themselves are quite delicate in their construction. At almost 10 inches of articulated steel covered with foam and cloth, Jack pushes the envelope for thinness with his Fred Astaire-style grace. The villain, Oogie Boogie, on the other hand, is literally a sackful of mechanical insects who does a Cab Calloway-like dance in his black-lit inner sanctum. Jack has 400 different heads that are replaced each time he changes expression, but Oogie’s innards required 3,000 different mechanical bugs.

“I’d get shocked every week when the film would be sent to me. It would be like a burst of energy because it was so beautiful,” Burton says. “The animators did a brilliant job of taking a lot of hardships that people don’t understand in doing this kind of work. Besides the movements, the puppets’ designs are such"--he giggles, thinking about this--"that the characters don’t have eyeballs and most of the things that people traditionally use in animation to convey emotion. We’ve either decided to sew their eyes shut or remove them.”

Some are concerned parents will think the film is too scary for their young children. “I have a real thing about that,” Burton complains. “Maybe I was different from other kids, but I don’t think so. Like from day one, I was never scared of monster movies. People forget that kids are intelligent. The other thing is that (“Nightmare”) isn’t really scary, and thematically, this story is about perception. These characters are not bad at heart, they just look a certain way and things shouldn’t be judged by the way they look. That’s something I’ve resisted all my life.”

David Hoberman, the president of Disney’s Touchstone Pictures division, calls the story “heartfelt.” But even he seems unsure about who, exactly, the film’s audience will be. “I’m hoping, and I think we’re going after that sort of 15-to-25 age group and then also a more sophisticated kind of upscale group,” he says. “But I think it’ll go down well below that, frankly. We’ve had screenings for everybody, and at a certain point--age 4, 5 and 6--some kids have been scared and yet some of them have loved it. (The audience has) been very difficult to ascertain.”

However it turns out at the box office, making the movie has been anything but a nightmare for Burton. “I was really glad it wasn’t made 10 years ago because I don’t think it would have been done that well. . . . Animation’s pretty specialized as it is, but this is even more so because it’s kind of a lost art, in a way. There are not that many people to do it, and there’s not that many good people who do it. So the timing was just right.

“It’s so weird in Hollywood,” Burton notes. “There’s always this gray area I can’t predict. What’s weird is that people think if you’re lucky enough to be successful that you can predict what’s successful. And the thing is, any movie I’ve ever worked on could have been the biggest bomb and up until the day it opens, you never know."*


Unforgiven (1992)

If you look at this list, there’s a big gap between Butch Cassidy ja Unforgiven. And that’s not a mistake, as the American western experienced somewhat of a drought in the 70s and 80s. But then Unforgiven came along and reinvigorated the genre. Clint Eastwood returned to the wild west as the star and director of the film, which he dedicated to Sergio Leone and Don Siegel, who he considered mentors who helped catapult his career. Unforgiven is a classic story for modern times, a tale that, like many other westerns, obscures the oftentimes thin line between justice and revenge. It was a seamless transition for Eastwood to dive head first back into the genre, and it paid off when he picked up Oscars for best picture and best director that year.


All 23 Pixar Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best

There are so many Pixar movies to choose from, but after reading our list, you'll know which ones to watch first.

Let's start with this premise: All Pixar movies are good. It's nearly impossible to find a studio with as good of a track record: Pixar has put out 23 feature-length movies since 1995, and none of them are total duds &mdash each one has something to recommend, be it a technical achievement, an emotional ride or unforgettable characters. But that doesn't mean they're all created equal. Some dazzle with state-of-the-art visuals, others get the tears flowing and many of them make you feel good with tales of unlikely friendships. Here's where all 23 Pixar feature films currently stand. (Disagree? Put your own ranking in the comments!)

If you have any gaps in your Pixar viewing, there&rsquos never been a better time to catch up (or rewatch to see if you can spot all those Pixar Easter eggs!). For one thing, all of the movies are widely available on streaming services. (Compare that to the longstanding Disney practice of &ldquothe vault,&rdquo where they took movies out of home-video circulation to increase demand for the VHS tapes and DVD/Blu-rays when they did become available.) But fans might wonder if all of the Pixar movies are available on the Disney+ streaming service. The answer is yes &mdash finally! When the service launched, there were still a couple of Pixar movies not on Disney+, either because they were too new or because they were finishing up streaming contracts elsewhere. Since July 2020, the last of the Pixar movies &mdash Incredibles 2 &mdash ported over from Netflix to Disney+. And Pixar's newest film, Soul, released on Christmas Day 2020, is ainult available on the streaming service. Only time will tell if that will be the case for Luca, the studio's planned kids' movie for 2021.

The fact that Lightning McQueen wrestles with aging in this movie &mdash and is teamed up with a younger, charismatic screen partner (with the voice of Cristela Alonzo) &mdash gives this something for the adults to latch onto, but there are still a lot of animated cars zooming around to sit through.

While the more cartoonish designs of Arlo, the apatosaurus star of this movie, and his human cave-boy friend are entertaining to watch, the tale &mdash which covers young Arlo trying to reunite with a lost family &mdash feels overly familiar.

Dory trying to find her family &mdash despite her memory loss &mdash is a true story of triumph over adversity. But, to do so, she has to travel through a lot of aquarium tanks. We love these familiar characters, but the plot gets a little bit repetitive.

In this Cars sequel, there's a lot of focus on Lightning McQueen's buddy Mater, who is sent on a spy mission. Your mileage my vary depending on how entertaining you think Mater is, but a little Mater goes a long way.

Mike Wazowski heads to college hoping to be a champion scarer, only to find that he's not as good at is as he thought. That's a tough lesson for a kids' movie &mdash that you're not going to be good at everything, no matter how hard you try or practice &mdash but thankfully there are enough Animal House-style antics (this time from monsters!) to soften the blow.

Pixar's second feature film gets ground-level and follows a young, awkward ant, Flik, as he gets himself into all kinds of trouble. In an unlikely series of events, Flik calls on the help of a bug circus to help defend fellow ants from an evil grasshopper, if you've seen Seven Samurai (or, you know, The Three Amigosvõi Galaxy Quest), you can see where the movie is headed long before the climax.

It's crazy how often mothers are absent (or dead) in kids' movies (think Bambi, Nemo, Cinderella). Finally, there's an adventure movie about mothers and daughters, starring a princess with a rebellious spirit (and hair that's basically a character of its own). It's a shame the mom spends so much time transformed into a bear!

Onward has to juggle a lot of elements &mdash there's an epic quest, a world where the fantastical and the mundane blend into each other, a story about two brothers and the loss of their father &mdash and, at times, it feels like the balance is off. But the action is great, and the heartwarming parts really land their emotional gut-punch.

Ka-chow! Cars may be about Lightning McQueen, the fastest racer around, but the story really gets going when he heads to Radiator Springs and things slow down a little. There, McQueen gets a lesson in appreciating the little things &mdash a reminder we can all use every now and again.

This may be Pixar's most gorgeous film to date, and there's a fun, body-switching adventure to go along with it. But there's also a lot of introspection about the difference between your life's passion versus your life's purposes, and kids (and adults) may find that a bit hard to relate to and heavy to wade through.

The fourth installment in the Toy Story franchise introduces a bunch of new characters &mdash Forky, Gabby Gabby, and Ducky and Bunny &mdash and gives them meaty plotlines. But it also answers a question that was already very elegantly answered in Toy Story 3, about what toys do when it's time to move on.

Finding Nemo proves the lengths a father would go (well, swim) for his son. In this case, he also meets some fantastic friends, like the forgetful Dory or chill turtles Crush and Squirt, along the way. It's these characters, rather than the run-of-the-mill plot, that give Nemo its charm.

Pixar has a knack for pulling off the unexpected. Sisse Monsters, Inc., it sets up a backwards world where monsters are believably scared of kids &mdash ja it makes a movie about office politicking that isn't boring. (Lots of adult movies can't pull that second thing off.)

Toy Story started it all way back in 1995, and showed the world that a completely computer-animated feature film was a viable prospect. But, re-watching it now, you can see just how far the technology has come, and the animation here looks much rougher.

Just like Incredibles 2, this movie has a ton of exciting superhero action that sees the man characters lift, stretch, disappear, and run their way to victory. But they also have to learn to work together as a team, which is something all families can relate to at one point or another.

The third film in the Toy Story franchise examines what happens when people outgrow their old toys, which requires about 10,000 tissues each re-watch.

A cowboy and a space man, a rat and a chef, a girl and a monster &mdash Pixar always does great work when it comes to unlikely pairings. Sisse Up's case, a cranky old man, an earnest young scout, and an overeager dog head off on a gorgeous, globe-trotting journey and wind up being just the trio needed to defeat some unwitting foes.

There's nothing more complex than the emotions of a pre-teen, but Pixar not only treats this subject with empathy, it creates entertaining (and moving) story about the feelings in control of a whole world inside a young girl's mind.

There's plenty to laugh about when a starry-eyed rat teams up with a hapless chef to get cooking in the kitchen, as Remy and Luigi do in Ratatouille. But there's also a heartwarming lesson tucked in there about how greatness can come from even the most unexpected places.

IMO, Toy Story 2 is the pinnacle of the franchise. With the character dynamics already established, this film can hit the ground running, sending the toys on a mission that's remarkably poignant (Jessie's "When She Loved Me," sob) and hilariously gag-filled (Buzz and Zurg do their own Star Wars reveal).

It'd be easy for a movie about a young boy traveling through the Land of the Dead to turn maudlin, but, in Pixar's hands, Coco remains uplifting &mdash and the candy-colored underworld is a treat for the eyes.

Director Brad Bird has such a facility with action sequences, he finds delightful ways to mix up all the different superpowers of all the heroes in this movie. But the family story at the center ensures that there's heart behind all the mayhem.

Wall-E is a truly impressive feat, because you feel for the lonely little robot on his Earth cleanup mission from the very beginning &mdash which is mostly wordless, so even really little kids can understand his plight. The movie builds from there, sending Wall-E into space, where he gets to be a brave little hero. (Plus, its message of eco-friendliness couldn't be more prescient.)


26 TV Stars Who Look Nothing Like Their Characters

One of the coolest things about Hollywood has to be the makeup and wardrobe geniuses who work hard behind the scenes to transform an actor into their character. These beauty and style gurus can take someone famous and make them look completely different than they do on the red carpet, and it's pretty incredible to see. In fact, the celeb transformation is sometimes so good that you might even find it hard to believe that the character and the celebrity are the same person. Here are some of the most intense examples out there of TV transformations and stars who look nothing like their infamous characters.

The world of American Horror Story is no stranger to bizarre and extravagant makeup effects. In season 6, American Horror Story: Roanoke, Lady Gaga portrayed Scathach, a bloodthirsty witch from the 15th century. The character was exiled from her own village and was forced to live in the woods, hence her disheveled appearance. The character's ragged look is a far cry from Gaga's glamorous and over-the-top red carpet attire.

Sisse Schitt's Creek, Moira Rose is an over-the-top, ex-soap star. She has a taste for the finer things in life and appears to have a different wig for every day of the week. But Catherine O'Hara, the comedy legend who plays the Rose family matriarch, is much more subtle in her real-life appearance than her television counterpart.

The Hollywood starlet has been in the spotlight since she was a teenager, so it's wild to see the actress aged several decades for the present-day scenes in This Is Us. In reality, Moore is in her 30's, but through the use of incredible makeup effects, the show manages to successfully age her character as the Pearson family matriarch by several decades.

In the case of Hulu's limited series, The Act, stars Patricia Arquette and Joey King had the heavy task of playing real people. For her role as the overprotective mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, Arquette had to trade in her signature blonde locks in exchange for a brunette hairdo. The transformation paid off as Arquette won an Emmy for her portrayal of the character.

The Walking Dead is one of the highest-rated shows in cable history, so it's no surprise that the zombified makeup effects are top-notch. But even some of the living characters within the show's universe get a taste of gnarly side. For example, the character of Dwight dons a nasty burn that covers the entire left side of his face. In real-life, Austin Amelio, the actor who plays Dwight, is quite handsome, and although his long blonde hair might be real, the burnt face makeup effects are merely a touch of Hollywood magic.

British actress Phyllis Logan looks almost nothing like her character, Mrs. Hughes, on Downton Abbey. Mrs. Hughes tends to be more straight-laced, tidy, and looks super conservative, while Logan always looks trendy and fresh on the red carpet&mdashand she looks a lot younger than Mrs. Hughes, too!

Sisse Modern Family, Alex Dunphy is known as the super-smart, kind of nerdy, awkward, and shy sister&mdashespecially when compared to her older sister, Haley. But Ariel Winter, who plays Alex very well, seems to almost be the exact opposite in real life (at least according to her social media pages). In fact, it seems like Winter is more like Haley Dunphy than Alex! Without the glasses and the casual clothing, Winter looks like a different person.

You wouldn't even know that Ewan McGregor plays Emmit Stussy in Fargo if you didn't read the credits. That's how different the character and the actor really look. McGregor must spend quite a bit of time in the makeup chair before going on screen as Emmit. In real life, the actor looks younger and has a considerably better hairline.

Naomi Grossman does an incredible job playing Pepper, a woman with microcephaly, on American Horror Story. Grossman, who does not have this medical condition in reality, is another celebrity who must spend hours in the makeup chair to achieve this look.

Sisse Orange Is The New Black, Uzo Aduba plays Suzanne Warren, better known as "Crazy Eyes" to many of the women in the prison. In the show, Crazy Eyes is always in a neutral prison jumpsuit and is known for her super wide-eyed look. Aduba is the total opposite on the red carpet&mdashsleek, stylish and composed.

When Matthew McConaughey played Rust Cohle in True Detective, he looked nearly unrecognizable thanks to his straggly long hair, weird handle bar mustache, and dead, unhappy eyes. While McConaguhey has had his fair share of interesting hair moments, he usually looks a whole lot more put together (and happier!) in reality.

Claire Foy pulled off playing a young Queen Elizabeth in Kroon so well that it was almost hard to imagine her looking any other way. In real life, Foy has darker hair and her style isn't nearly as old-fashioned as her character's. Actually, she doesn't really look like Queen Elizabeth on the red carpet at all!

Sisse Troonide mäng, Daenerys Targaryen is well-known for her long, white-blonde hair that brands her as a typical member of the Targaryen family. She's also known for her intricate braids and her warrior outfits. Emilia Clarke, the actress who plays her, has much shorter and darker hair that couldn't be more different&mdashand she also has a completely opposite personality, trading Daenerys' steely disposition for her bubbly demeanor, always with a smile on her face.

As Blair Waldorf's maid/assistant (and also maybe her closest and only true friend) on Gossip Girl, Dorota always looked exactly the same: hair pulled tightly back in a black and white outfit. But in real life, Zuzanna Szadkowski looks much more laid-back, stylish, and radiant.

Most of the celebrities who appear in The Handmaid's Tale look quite different than they do in real life, but that's especially true when it comes to Madeline Brewer, the actress who plays Janine Ofwarren. Janine only has one eye due to a dispute in season 1, and she hides herself behind the red robes and large white hats the handmaids have to wear. Brewer, on the other hand, is your typical glamorous Hollywood actress.

Looking at Conleth Hill, you might think he seems vaguely familiar. and then you'd probably be pretty shocked to find out he plays Lord Varys on Troonide mäng. Varys was reguarly on screen with a completely bald head, black robes, and a very serious expression. Hill, on the other hand, seems more animated (and less plotting) and has much more hair.

Peal Downton Abbey, Daisy Mason plays a maid/housekeeper who looks a lot more dowdy and unkempt than the actress who plays her. It's not surprising that Sophie McShera looks so different, considering the show is basically a period piece, but it's still interesting to see how opposite the actress seems from her character.

Orange Is The New Black is another show that features a lot of characters who look almost nothing like the celebrities who play them. Another one who particularly stands out is Tiffany Doggett, better known as Pennsatucky to the other inmates. Pennsatucky has only a few yellowed teeth and messy hair, while the actress who plays her, Taryn Manning, is a lot more put together, and usually rocks a platinum blonde look.

Peal Troonide mäng, The Hound is known for being, in many of the character's words, extremely ugly. The same cannot be said for Rory McCann, the actor who plays him. This is another actor who definitely spent an extraordinarily long time in the makeup chair for filming&mdashhis character had some gnarly scars.

Many of the Troonide mäng characters look different than the stars who play them, but aside from Daenerys and The Hound, Cersei Lannister is another one who especially stands out. Lena Headey, the actress who plays Cersei, has dark hair and a friendly face in real life that makes her look completely different from her smirking blonde character.

Sisse Big Bang Theory, Johnny Galecki is known as another science nerd, with thick glasses and zero facial hair. In reality, the actor who plays him, Leonard Hofstadter, is often rocking a beard, and looks especially unrecognizable without his own pair of specs.

Who could forget Barb Holland from Võõrad asjad season one? The character was known for being one of the more nerdy girls in school, with large glasses and hair that gave off an extremely '80s vibe. The actress who plays her, Shannon Purser, is decidedly more chic and stylish.

Arrested Development's Kitty Sanchez is known for being a slightly crazed woman with out-of-control curls and a ridiculously dramatic cross-eyed look without her glasses. The actress behind her, Judy Greer, couldn't be more different.

Another Võõrad asjad character who looks quite different than the celebrity playing her is Eleven, especially from season one. In the beginning, when Eleven had a shaved head, she looked unrecognizable from Millie Bobby Brown. Even in season three, with a messy short bob, Eleven could still be a completely different person than Brown, who is known for being fashion-forward.

Sisse Halvale teele, Bryan Cranston plays Walter White, a science teacher who becomes an unlikely criminal. With his shaved head, thick facial hair, and infamous glasses, Walter White looks totally different than Cranston.

America Ferrera and her character Betty Suarez from Ugly Betty might share long dark hair, but that's pretty much the extent of it. While Betty is always seen in braces and red glasses, Ferrera is more glamorous, mature and put-together in the public eye.