RE: RARA-AVIS: Re: Get Character, I mean Carter...

From: Anderson, Erick (Adecco ETW) (
Date: 30 Jan 2002

You are correct, but...Let me clarify: I can sympathize with a character and his wants, desires, motivations and actions no matter how heinous, distasteful, unlawful or otherwise unpalatable they may be, but give me something to sink my teeth into. Not to veer too far from the print medium, but Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal Lecter was far more sympathetic than Sylvester Stallone's Get Carter character, as an example. I'd much rather cast my lot with Kevin Spacey/John Doe (Se7en) as unwholesome as it was, than to sit still for Stallone/Carter. There's vile and then there's vile.

Best Regards, Erick

        Rene (?) said:

> ..."unsympathetic" is a fairly accurate assessment of the characters in
> "Jack's Return Home" & "Get Carter", the original film version.... I don't
> mind unsympathetic characters... Just how likeable would you expect these
> chaps to be?(Quentin Tarantino et al aside I doubt that they would be that
> personable - it's not a job requirement).

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