Friday, July 19, 2013

via Dangerous Minds: Malcom McDowell, Benicio Del Toro and Ron Pearlman Go Psycho Over Household Chores!

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A quirky series of short films, made for GQ magazine, in which “Bad Guy” actors, such as Malcolm McDowell, Benicio Del Toro, and Ron Perlman, ham-up various household chores.
Director Nadav Kander explained the evolution of the idea to 1.4:
GQ USA asked me to photograph the villains of the acting world and they also wanted some moving imagery for their web site. I thought of these ideas in collaboration first with Zoe Tomlinson who I work closely with and then we discussed the scenarios with the magazine.
At first I thought that it would be best to slowly draw away from each actor while they acted out their nasty deeds to reveal that they were simply doing every day activities but then I thought it more questioning and elegant to simply turn the actor around and fade. Introducing the Hangman game idea for the end-type was to encourage the viewer to guess the action.
There’s fun to be had, true, but mainly in getting the answers wrong.
 
Malcolm McDowell rues his lack of a dish-washer. 
 
Benicio Del Toro getting his chopper out in the kitchen.
 
Ron Perlman twists one off.
 
Mark Strong likes to pack.
 
Jack Gleeson beds down.
 
John Hawkes didn’t get the job with Rentokil.
 
Walter Goggins lets his fingers do the talking.
Posted by Paul Gallagher

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