Re: RARA-AVIS: Changing standards for muscularity

Date: 26 Mar 2008

In a message dated 3/26/08 9:23:24 AM, writes:
> ...though no Mitchum, who (together w/ Lancaster)
> seems to have been the ideal of barrel-chested
> mid-century virility, and who loses his shirt
> quite a few movies.  Both impressive physiques,
> but not hyper-pneumatically so in the spirit of
> the current Rambo standard (really just a male
> equivalent of the silicone jungle), cartoonish
> enough to make Steve Reeves and Jayne Mansfield
> appear semi-normal.

the oiled up inflated physiques of Stallone and Schwartzenegger are no longer in vogue. today's actors do endeavor to keep toned however. you never know when a comic book franchise will beckon

John Lau

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