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Tweety-things [Mar. 15th, 2010|06:02 pm]

  • 18:58 Post on my own small run-in with Twitter weirdness - dalekboy.livejournal.com/321019.html #
  • 20:29 Venusian Lullaby - the best way to send my son to sleep! dalekboy.livejournal.com/321049.html #DoctorWho #
  • 08:32 I'm awake. I don't wish to be. First act of the morning was to be silly at an author. Second will be to attempt breakfast. I hate breakfast. #
  • 08:39 Don't hate me because I'm beautiful. Hate me because while you were out I sat on all your plates. Naked. #
  • 09:17 My diminutive Master, he screams. I must attend him and in all probability change his nappy. #
  • 09:47 Why does Wii Fit Plus get me to do the Downward Facing Dog pose every morning? I'm sure it's reasons aren't entirely pure. #
  • 12:23 Reminder to David Koepp, Steven Zaillian, &
    Robert Towne. You broke Peter Graves' heart when Jim Phelps went bad in Mission Impossible film. #
  • 13:52 Just watched end of season 2 #BeingHuman. What a fabulous and dark little show. Boy the Brits can write :) #
  • 13:56 The problem with watching good TV is that you then get frustrated. We know TV can be *this* good, so why isn't it? #
  • 14:43 Random answers for the needy. 1. Pi 2. They don't exist. 3. Two ducks with a lemon. 4. The Muppet's name is Beaker #
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-03-16 12:17 am (UTC)
Leonard Nimoy talked ages back about Graves ringing him in tears about what they had done to his character. And while I get what you're saying, remember he'd played the character in two successful series of MI, and to some degree it was his signature character.

Worth noting also that Graves had been losing the plot for years. I remember the story from the set of the second MI series of him walking around and around a car for nearly half an hour, trying to figure out how to get into it. He'd forgotten how the doors opened. Which is both funny and absolutely heartbreakingly horrible. But even in that state, he always knew his lines and could play the part.

As a Mission Impossible fan, I thought the move was an astonishingly fucked thing to do in an already misguided film. It really was pissweak writers trying to come up with a clever twist, so they went for something completely out of character that made no sense and was the final insult to fans of the original.
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[User Picture]From: angriest
2010-03-16 12:19 am (UTC)
I didn't know Graves had been losing it a bit over the years, I just heard the bit about him crying about what they did to Phelps.

I didn't mind it in the movie. I thought it worked fine, made sense within the context of the film and was pretty darned enjoyable all round.

Mission Impossible II on the other hand...
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