Monday, May 25, 2009

My Guilty Pleasure

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I'm sorry, I love the movie "Hitman." I watched it again today for what has to be the bazillionth, gillianth, time and I can't seem to get enough of it.

First, let me say, I've never even seen the video game that the movie is based on. I'm not a video game movie buff, so to speak. I didn't particularly care for Laura Croft, Tomb Raider. But there's something about the mindless style of Hitman.

Timothy Olyphant is Agent 47, a man with no name and a questionable past. He is identified only by a tattoo of a barcode on the back of his bald head. Orphaned as a child, Agent 47 was kidnapped by a group called the Organization and trained to become the ultimate assassin--cold, unfeeling and relentless in his pursuit of his targets. He eventually ends up working for a segment of the government called the Agency. Of course, as these stories usually turn out, Agent 47 is suddenly faced with his own conscience, wanting to get out of the life. Throw in a beautiful, sexy, damsel in distress and you have the makings of a stylish, albeit low budget version of every espionage film ever made.

Timothy Olyphant
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So what is it that intrigues me about this particular style over substance flick? The operative word here is Style. Anyone who has read or reads my blog knows that I'm a sucker for sleek, cool, elegant style. Olyphant is brilliant as his straightforward, almost numbingly dry persona. His voice never changes, even when he is obviously smitten by his beautiful nemesis and property of the Russian villain, Belicoff. Olyphant, as Agent 47, manages to secrete just the right amount of sweat and to twitch oh so subtly as he attempts to keep his cool and maintain his calculated repression. And it doesn't hurt that they threw in one of the most beautiful supermodels turned actress from the Eastern Block. Olga Kurylenko is stunning as Nika. She even manages to bring a little lively humor to the film during her unsuccessful attempts to corrupt our hero.

Olga Kurylenko
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I know, I know, the movie, like the video game, is extremely violent. But I can't help it, I've always been intrigued with movies about secret agents, hitmen and assassins, male or female. My favorite television show during it's short run was Alias. Sydney was my all time favorite femme fatale (literally, the girl could kill a brick). And when she joined forces with her Dad, and her Mom, well, I was just in espionage heaven. Talk about a family affair! And let's not forget the many stylish looks that Sydney pulled off from week to week. She was amazing to say the least.

So there you have it. I'm guilty. I admit it. Maybe I'll try my hand at script writing and create my own femme, or homme fatale a la spy flick. I mean, hey, I've seen enough of them to at least give it a good assassin's shot...


Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I say GO FOR IT WOMAN!!!!! HIT THE DIRT RUNNING WITH IT!!! I think it would be a missed chance if you didn't try your hand at writing. You don't know how this warms my heart. As a sister of color it's a shame that I can count the black women script writers out here. Each year I go to the (the Society of Children's book writers and illustrator conference) and I am asked by so many of the other illustrators and writers, "Where the heck are all of the black illustrators and writer. I told one lady, Maybe if they'd lower the price for registration more people of color would attend. It's a nice conference, but for $475.00 I should be getting a whole lot more than what I am getting! You've got to give us more than a little book with some names that we won't be able to use cause you've closed off everything and a pencil. Do I sound a little angry??? Nope not angry, just brunt a little around the wisdom edges is all. Anyway, i hope that you will give this a shoot an assassin's shot! GO FOR IT!!!!
Love you much and praying for you to step out in faith and believe God for a GREAT screen play! IT CAN HAPPEN!!!!

Shell said...

I love Hitman. It's a great movie and Timothy Olyphant rocked that part.

Marian said...

YOu write brilliantly dear, you must definately consider writing a script or whatever else. I can really seeing you doing that!
I have not seen Hit man but it sounds amazing and so should! I love anything stylish too.
big kiss,

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Bella Sinclair said...

Hahaha, girl you are ALL about style! I've never seen this, but now I have to go find it. Love those movie stills, though. Very sexy!

The Seeker said...

My dear, this is so well written, even I that I'm not an english spoken I'm delighted with this and want to see Hit man....

I agree with Marian, you should consider to write something like a script.

Much love


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