suddenly Frodo

Comment to 'A bit Channing news update' by feilongfan

Good evening !
I agree with your comment concerning the defense of Channing. I thought about the same 2 movies titles, Foxcatcher and Logan Lucky, to show he has range. It is disappointing that people just lazily perpetuate some old prejudice. He has convinced people in the induatry a long time ago now.

A lot of handsome actors have to prove themselves again and again before the are taken seriously by some sections of the public.

I respect Jamie Bell a lot but it is not done at the detriment of Channing Tatum.
People tend to consider good British actors as more legitimate than North American good actors. Maybe because they are associated to classic theater ?

I find your comment about the perception of Romans very interesting too, as I don't get to read that point of view often (if ever) and I kind of agree with it.

I might be completely behind the point, but I wonder if it might be an aftermath of WW2.
Yep, I rewind that far ! The exaltation of civilizations whose descendants were later involved in Fascism before and during the war is presented as the exaltation of Fascism itself, whether or not it is fair. And so, after WW2, I think the British civilization is more or less the only one in the Wetern wold we see glorified for its past, without it coming across as Fascism.

Personally, I think we can celebrate what Romans gave to the world for centuries without having an imperialist mentality !

And I take great pleasure too, in the celebration of British past. It is very interesting and worthwhile. But, yes, the depiction of Romans in fic was not always equitable.

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Xavier Dolan mentions Channing Tatum

Ah! I find it amusing when you don't expect to read about someone in specific news, and then, suprise! It's there.

So we have this young, talented, ambitious film maker named  Xavier Dolan. At 25 years old, his amibition for years has been to be part of the OFFICIAL Cannes competition.  After much suspens (in our medias), it happenned. Ok. Excellent for him. Best of luck!

And here, in our main newspaper  in order to express his relief at being part of the "real" competition, he says : " The only thing I care about now is to know when and where I will meet Channing Tatum and what he'll be wearing."

I know, he was being flippant, but at the same time, I would not be surprised if he meant it a bit too. He is the kind of young man to go after people he wants to work with ( and to pout a bit publicly if it dones't go his way).

I must say that it would be an interesting, eclectic match : Xavier Dolan and Channing Tatum in the same project.

Let's first see if Tatum indeed goes to Cannes (probably his film will be shown), and then, who knows...