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Nov 16th
09:25 am
Ok, so tell me who you are.  

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samwise gamgee.colfer on November 16th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
still not seeing any chemistry between them.
zaccy23zaccy23 on November 16th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
Curious--did you read the book?
samwise gamgee.colfer on November 16th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
yes. fairly quickly though, just to get a good grip on the story and zac's character, not enough to really remember a whole lot. same for charlie st. cloud. eventually i'll re-read both of them and take more time.
zaccy23zaccy23 on November 16th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
The reason I asked is that I never got from the book that there was supposed to be this "crazy" chemistry. I always took it as puppy love from Richard's end and Sonja well she's just entertaining Richard because he's a cute kid. That's the kind of connection I see when I watch these clips and what I took from the book. Just curious if you read the book and what you took from the story.

She's kind of treating Richard like Igby:(
samwise gamgee.colfer on November 16th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
well, i realize THAT, but there should still be something. this could be two strangers.
Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on November 16th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
they are strangers.
samwise gamgee.colfer on November 16th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
i give up trying to explain what i mean.
Shruti: Efs | Blue Ballingcalcified on November 17th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
(I don't think you're wrong either!)
samwise gamgee.colfer on November 17th, 2009 12:16 am (UTC)
thank you. i'm glad somebody understands the basic premise of the need for SOME modicum of chemistry between two leads, be it romantic or otherwise. zac and claire look like two people in an acting class that have been paired up randomly for an exercise.
Shruti: 90210 | Peach Pitcalcified on November 17th, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)
TBH I feel like an actual Zef interview is happening, like it's not that he doesn't connect well with any person, but that this is about that deep. Except he doesn't say um much in real Zef world.

Idk there are like 5 other things I'm iffy about but I feel like people will say I'm a dick instead of analytical. So nvm.
It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on November 16th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
For me, it stuck out a lot more in this clip that I don't feel a connection. I wasn't really understanding/seeing that before.
samwise gamgee.colfer on November 16th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
i haven't seen one from the beginning. it's quite disappointing, really. although to be honest, i haven't seen much warmth in any of claire's portrayals since like... little women.
It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on November 16th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
I haven't read the book, but for me, Richard comes across pretty head over heels for Sonja (especially in that scene where he says he'd fight for her)- it's like puppy love. When Sonja says "Cute" in this clip, that kind of encompasses how I see their onscreen relationship/coupling coming across- smitten by charm, but by no means in love. (IDK if that made any sense...)
samwise gamgee.colfer on November 16th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
see my last response to zaccy23 above.

Edited at 2009-11-16 10:33 pm (UTC)
It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on November 17th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
I get what you're saying. I just hope maybe it all makes more sense in the full movie context? (Because I want to like this film) But, I see how as it stands- this particular scene, and maybe even others involving the 2, could virtually have been shot without the other. :/

I like what they're both bringing to the film as individual actors, but together- I'm not feeling that genuine 'spark' that makes me believe in the story being told versus 'you just happen to be paired together in this film'.