Powered by Bravenet Bravenet Blog

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012

4:08 AM

More From Guest Blogger Colin Campbell


- BRING ON THE UGLY

 

As opposed to “Bring on the gimp,” which is a completely different proposition. From, Pulp Fiction of course. Not a real gimp. Am I digging myself a hole here? Anyway, to the point. Hatchet-faced, wrinkle-fest actors in the movies. Those guys with a face like a smacked arse who still manage to hold your attention whenever they’re on screen.

 

I suppose the prime example of this would be, Charles Bronson. Now there was a man with more wrinkles than a pound-puppy who nevertheless demanded that you watch him in every scene. It helped that he was built like a brick shithouse with more muscles than Morecambe beach. He was good in The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape but he really took off when age added an extra dimension. Death Wish might have been his biggest smash but my personal favourites are less well known. In Elmore Leonard’s, Mr Majestyk he played a melon farmer mixing it with a hit man. All he wanted to do was get his crop in but Al Lettieri (even uglier) wanted him dead. Charlie turned the tables though. Then there was Bronson’s best role ever. As a bare-knuckle fighter in the depression era flick, Hard Times. Hardly any dialogue but when he spoke you listened. With the best fight scenes committed to film. And one of the coolest guitar solo theme tunes. Check You Tube.

 

Probably the most famous Big Ugly would have to be Robert Mitchum. A man who could play troubled dignity or downright evil without breaking sweat. In Cape Fear he showed his dark side to perfection and yet you couldn’t help watching him. That wonderful deep voice worked for his hero roles too. Numerous westerns and war movies, not to mention The Friends Of Eddie Coyle. An aside here. I met him once when he was in England filming with Deborah Kerr. Had a great couple of days watching him work. Downside, the male hairdresser offered to put me up for the night. And I don’t think he was talking about my parting. I declined. I like my hair the way it is.

 

Then there’s 007 himself. As fantastic a Bond as Daniel Craig is nobody could call him a pretty boy. Actually nobody’s going to call him anything to his face. It’s like the old joke about what do you call a 300-pound gorilla? Answer. Anything it wants.

 

When it comes to men, character can outweigh good looks and bring something extra to the table. With women it’s a more delicate matter. And considering where this post is being read I’d better tread carefully here. In a sexist society ugly women don’t have the same fallback position of the wrinkled elder statesman. Is that another hole I just dug for myself? Ouch. My first wife used to say that men got better with age while women just got old. A woman of character may display more unconventional good looks though. Ellen Barkin’s broken nose for example. No man could argue that it doesn’t add something to her downright sexiness. That and her perfectly formed... Thingamajigs. After all, Ian Fleming gave Honey Rider a broken nose in Dr No. And not much else. She was naked apart from a knife belt when James Bond first saw her on the beach but it was her nose she covered. That didn’t make it into the movie.

 

So when I say, “Bring on the ugly,” I suppose what I’m really saying is, “Bring on the interesting character-filled face.” After all, if beauty is in the eye of the beholder then ugly is only skin deep. I know. I see it in the mirror every morning.

http://www.campbellfiction.com

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000216366750
30 Comment(s).

Posted by pengirimanalatberat:

Posted by primaaurabadi:

Posted by araemard:

Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes. friv
Wednesday, February 26th 2020 @ 1:41 AM

Posted by Adilkhatri:

It ought to be noticed that while requesting papers available to be purchased at paper composing administration, you can get unkind state of mind. In the event that you feel that the authority is endeavoring to cheat you, don't purchase research project from it. PUR
Wednesday, February 26th 2020 @ 12:30 AM

Posted by Adilkhatri:

In the wake of perusing your article I was stunned. I realize that you clarify it exceptionally well. What's more, I trust that different perusers will likewise encounter how I feel in the wake of perusing your article. Paranoten
Wednesday, February 26th 2020 @ 12:24 AM

Posted by Adilkhatri:

Incredible Blog! I might want to thank for the endeavors you have made in composing this post. I am trusting a similar best work from you later on also. I needed to thank you for this sites! Much obliged for sharing. Incredible sites! Chape PUR
Wednesday, February 26th 2020 @ 12:17 AM

Posted by Adilkhatri:

llo there mates, it is incomprehensible shaped piece completely depicted, proceed with the extensive work constantly. Hazelnoten
Wednesday, February 26th 2020 @ 12:11 AM

Posted by Adilkhatri:

Truly, this article is really one of the very best in the history of articles. I am a antique ’Article’ collector and I sometimes read some new articles if I find them interesting. And I found this one pretty fascinating and it should go into my collection. Very good work! PUR chape
Wednesday, February 26th 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Posted by Packers and movers in delhi:

If you are among the ones who follow the DIY (Do It Yourself) concept rather than hiring packers and movers in Delhi then you should be extra careful of your items before the moving day. Also, you would have to make an organized Moving and Packing plan to make your move- seamless, effortless as well as flawless.
Wednesday, February 19th 2020 @ 5:28 AM

Posted by past questions:

Posted by Kathrin:

I almost never drop responses, but i did some searching and wound up
here - Bravenet Blog. And I actually do have a couple of questions for you if you don't mind.
Could it be simply me or does it appear like a few of these remarks
appear like they are coming from brain dead visitors?
:-P And, if you are writing on other social
sites, I would like to follow everything fresh
you have to post. Could you make a list of the complete urls of all your communal pages like your twitter feed,
Facebook page or linkedin profile?

my homepage Electro Hard
Saturday, February 15th 2020 @ 8:06 PM

Posted by Breanna:

I like this web blog very much so much fantastic info.

Here is my web blog MXM Male Enhancement Review
Saturday, February 15th 2020 @ 3:30 PM

Posted by Claire:

I simply could not depart your website before suggesting
that I actually enjoyed the usual information an individual provide on your guests?
Is going to be back frequently in order to inspect new posts.


Review my webpage; MXM Male Enhancement
Saturday, February 15th 2020 @ 9:19 AM

Posted by Latisha:

What's up, its pleasant piece of writing on the topic of media print, we all be familiar with media is a fantastic source of data.


my page ... Herbal Relief CBD
Friday, February 14th 2020 @ 9:32 PM

Posted by Joshua:

I just couldn't depart your site before suggesting that I actually loved
the usual info an individual supply to your visitors?

Is gonna be back ceaselessly in order to check out new posts.


Have a look at my web site - mxmmaleenhancement.com
Friday, February 14th 2020 @ 6:57 PM

Posted by Michal:

Simply want to say your article is as astonishing. The clarity on your post
is simply spectacular and i can suppose you're
a professional in this subject. Fine together
with your permission let me to grasp your feed to keep updated with forthcoming post.
Thanks 1,000,000 and please keep up the enjoyable work.

Feel free to surf to my web blog - MXM Ultra Force
Thursday, February 13th 2020 @ 5:56 AM

Posted by arif:

Posted by Newton:

Great items from you, man. I have bear in mind your
stuff prior to and you are simply extremely great.
I really like what you have acquired right here, really like
what you're stating and the way in which by which you are saying it.
You're making it entertaining and you continue
to care for to keep it sensible. I can not wait to learn far more from you.

That is really a great web site.

Also visit my site Keto X Fit
Thursday, February 13th 2020 @ 2:59 AM

Posted by Biology Writing Services:

Through our experts, we offer all kinds of Biology Writing Services and Biology Coursework Writing Help to suit the needs of every student when they are given any Biology Research Paper Writing Services.
Thursday, February 13th 2020 @ 12:27 AM

Posted by Paula:

Very interesting subject, regards for putting up.


Review my web blog; Xtreme Keto Boost Reviews
Wednesday, February 12th 2020 @ 3:11 AM

Posted by Beatrice:

I go to see everyday some sites and blogs to read articles or Keto Formation Reviews,
however this blog offers feature based posts.
Tuesday, February 11th 2020 @ 8:48 PM

Posted by Otilia:

Hello! I could have sworn I?ve been to this blog before but after browsing
through a few of the articles I realized it?s new to me.
Regardless, I?m definitely pleased I found it and I?ll
be bookmarking it and checking back frequently!

Here is my site - Xtreme Keto Boost
Tuesday, February 11th 2020 @ 4:08 PM

Posted by fakaza:

Posted by fakaza:

This article is well written and very informative. I really like this site because it offers loads of information to its followers.
Monday, February 10th 2020 @ 10:35 PM

Posted by Edison:

I enjoy you because of every one of your work on this web site.

My aunt really likes managing investigation and it is
easy to understand why. My spouse and i know all
relating to the powerful tactic you give helpful
thoughts via the web blog and even encourage participation from visitors
on this situation so our favorite daughter is undoubtedly starting to learn so much.
Have fun with the rest of the new year. You're
the one doing a terrific job.[X-N-E-W-L-I-N-S-P-I-N-X]I
am extremely inspired with your writing abilities as smartly as with the format for your blog.
Is this a paid topic or did you modify it your self? Anyway stay up the excellent quality writing, it is uncommon to peer
a nice blog like this one nowadays.

Here is my blog - virginiafarmscbd.org
Monday, February 10th 2020 @ 9:32 AM

Posted by Discount voyance:

Thank you for these very interesting tips, it's really nice to come across articles as interesting as yours! I wish you health, longevity, success, happiness and peace of heart.
Monday, February 10th 2020 @ 6:22 AM

Posted by David Millar:

Thank you for e-Parachute. I have been waiting for this initative for quite a long time. I am deeply involved in spreading the philosophy of Parachute in Poland. Best regards! Sex Education Jacket
Wednesday, February 5th 2020 @ 8:21 AM

Posted by Obeng Saputra:

Thank you for sharing in this article I can a lot and could also be a reference Kunjungi Website I hope to read the next your article update
Tuesday, January 21st 2020 @ 11:08 PM

Posted by zaki:

Posted by rollex11 Promotion:

So review the band list and out of that . favorite
then contact them for purchasing tickets. No joke, I thought i was a seriously obsessed SOAD fan. The
headliners for 2011 are My Chemical Romance, Muse, Pulp as well as the Strokes. http://www.jatlb.com/comment/html/?32861.html
Thursday, January 16th 2020 @ 6:57 PM

Post New Comment

No Smilies More Smilies »