Why Nolan denied psycho-thriller ambition to Hoagie?


The 88-year-old actor has appeared in numerous iconic roles, most recently in the works of Christopher Nolan. In addition to playing Alfred Pennyworth in the Dark Knight trilogy, Caine has appeared in Inception and Tenet, among others. He has been working since 1946, though his career first starting picking up steam in the late 50’s. Before working with Nolan, some of his biggest roles include starring in the original The Italian Job in 1969, playing Doctor Robert Elliott in Brian De Palma’s 1980 psycho-thriller Dressed to Kill, and famously appearing as “Hoagie” in the notorious sequel Jaws: The Revenge, the filming of which prevented him from accepting his Oscar for Hannah and Her Sisters. He also won an Oscar in 1999 for Cider House Rules.

Perhaps Dune’s greatest hurdle is one that isn’t just limited to sci-fi movies, but any film that seeks to adapt a book to the screen. Much of Herbert’s Dune series is written from the perspective of internal monologues, which can be difficult to adapt for the screen The Last Duel without forcing exposition. While some of these monologues can be cleverly included, too many of them will slow the pace of the film. Instead, Dune will need to make large-scale changes to these monologues and their important place in the story in order to incorporate them into the blockbuster format, further removing Dune from its source material.

Throughout the final trailers and promos for Halloween Kills, Laurie Strode talked about wanting to unmask Michael Myers so she could see the life drain from his eyes. It’s a curious thing to do, because the mask is as symbolic as the character himself, a representation of a faceless, perpetual threat. But unmasking him is something the Halloween franchise has done before. In fact, in Halloween (1978), Laurie managed to remove Michael Myers’ mask when he attacked her towards the end of the film; and at the time, he was portrayed by Tony Moran. Similar situations have happened in the various sequels and reboots, but now, for the second time in canon, audiences can see Michael Myers’ unmasked face.


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