The Satanic Celluloid Verses

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Martin Ortiz, Aug 13, 2001.

  1. Martin Ortiz

    Martin Ortiz Auditioning

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    They had Devil's Advocate on last night, and was fascinated by the performance of Al Pacino. Usually, when Satan is portrayed in a movie, he's got horns and a tail, or something of that sort, but what was interesting was the dialogue espousing the ways of evil with Keeanu Reeves. How serpentine he was with his words and logic, justifying his goals for his "son". For another actor this would have been a throw away role, but Al Pacino is entirely convincing and subtle in his portrayal of the Evil One.
    Other scary, fascinating, mesmerizing portrayals of Satan...
    Al Pacino - Devil's Advocate : "I go by so many names....."
    Jack Nicholson - The Witches of EastWick : that great speech in the chapel "...was it a mistake, or did He do it to us on purpose???...."
    Tim Curry - Legend : "....sit.....let's just have some pleasant conversation........"
    Linda Blair - Exorcist : " ....today's an excellent day for an exorcism......."
    John Cassavetes -Rosemary's Baby: not quite Satan, but a representative of his to say the least
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  2. Chauncey_G

    Chauncey_G Second Unit

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    I have heard Pacino's acting in "The Devil's Advocate" called many things, but never have I heard it called "subtle".
     
  3. RicP

    RicP Screenwriter

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  4. Thom B

    Thom B Stunt Coordinator

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    One of my favorite "Satan's" had got to be De Niro in Angel Heart.
     
  5. Adnan Sheikh

    Adnan Sheikh Stunt Coordinator

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    What a misleading title, yarr! I was expecting news on a film version of the Rushdie novel!
    I'll just have to waitofy some more.
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