Monday, November 16, 2015

846. The Theory of Everything, in silent mode...

I haven't made too fine a point on this in my blogging, but about a month ago I moved again.  Along the journey, I rode a bus and selected the movie we'd watch when no one else piped up.  I selected The Theory of Everything, the 2014 movie about the young Stephen Hawking.  I hadn't seen it previously.  Also, I neglected to pack earphones.

So while I watched the movie, I didn't exactly hear it.  Which means my understanding of Eddie Redmayne as an actor remains his performance in Jupiter Ascending, where he portrays a somewhat effeminate elitist who's squabbling with his siblings over the fate of Earth.

Redmayne's Hawking won him the 2015 Best Actor honors at the Oscars earlier this year.  He's making news again for his transgender role in the upcoming The Danish Girl, and I'm just wondering...Does his voice sound like it does in Jupiter, or is it completely different?

It's funny, because in Hawking he famously plays someone whose voice was robbed from him and somewhat lost to history.  If not for reminders like Theory, it might be tempting to believe Hawking always communicated via computer.

Lately I've been attaching video to virtually all of my posts.  Sometimes it's nakedly because I wanted  an excuse to see the video myself.  In this instance, it's because I want to see Theory's trailer, and finally hear some of the movie. 


It's funny, watching movies in less than complete form.  When I worked at a movie theater, I'd catch snatches of movies all the time, or sometimes in silent mode when I snuck through the projection booths upstairs.  (Stealth, I hardly know thee!)  It's funny, and also interesting.  It's easy to forget that the incomplete experience can be just as rewarding as a full one, can inspire thoughts that never would have occurred to you otherwise.

Such as, what does Eddie Redmayne sound like, anyway?  Wouldn't it just be perfect if he doesn't, in the final analysis, sound anything like Stephen Hawking?

Hey, let's find another video or something...

3 comments:

Spacerguy said...

The Theory of Everything sounds fascinating. His decline in health must have been hard for his entire family.

Tony Laplume said...

Redmayne does an excellent job embodying the physical decline.

Pat Dilloway said...

I didn't think that movie was very interesting. Of course too with biopics you always have to wonder how much of it they made up just for the hell of it.

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