Post by sdfkjgh on Oct 6, 2018 18:05:18 GMT
North By Northwest. It's widely considered by many to be one of Hitchcock's greatest films, much less one of the greatest films ever made, but also technically the first Bond film. Indeed, Cary Grant was actually approached to play Bond when they were casting for Dr. No.
Cary Grant turned down the role, and, while I would've loved to've seen his take on it, I'm glad things turned out how they did.
However, when we look at the two roles through the lens of Magic's color pie, it seems as if they couldn't be more different. Bond is a cold, calculating, manipulative assassin: VERY . Roger Thornhill, throughout the entire film (up until meeting Eve Kendall), is basically saying "Fuck all y'all, leave me alone!" Even after learning the truth about her, he barely changes his tune to "Fuck all y'all, leave the both of us alone!"
Could it be that Roger Thornhill is cinema's greatest hero? Just how many others are there, beyond the obvious Green Aesop ones? One, mebbe two, in all of cinema history?
I don't know, I'm just guessing here, but the point is that one doesn't necessarily have to go with the most obvious traits of a color when writing a character. Look at the Aetherborn. is usually seen as the color of killers, but because WotC decided to plumb the lesser-explored philosophies of the color, we now know that is also the color of patronage, of artistic philanthropy, of wild, all-inclusive, hedonistic parties, of being FABULOUS, dahlink, and Magic's storytelling, and storytelling in general, is all the better for it.
Anyway, I just wanted to get this off my chest, as it's been bugging me for the past few days.
One last thing: excluding the Green Aesop ones, how many cinematic heroes can you think of?