Friday, August 1, 2008

Kind sir

I've just finished watching Atonement. I read the book earlier in the year and struggled to finish it because of its complete lack of plot, inability to intrigue and missing climax. However I found the movie absolutely intriguing and was in tears the whole way through. Its interesting how a movie managed to evoke emotions the book failed to (usually its the other way around), it could be the music, the imagery, but I've decided that it is due to one actor whom I've completely underrated until now. This is James McAvoy. He's been in a few films, mostly English dramas (Last King of Scotland, Becoming Jane), and I've never really noticed him until recently. He is one of the most amazing actors I've ever seen. He manages to transform stories that I would otherwise be completely disinterested in, into intense dramas. 



In Becoming Jane - a Jane Austin account, he co-stars with Anne Hathaway. I would normally have dismissed this film (Jane Austin - booorrrriiiinng), but I was transfixed. He's not a particularly attractive fellow, but he has this certain aura that I find so unbelievably appealing. Without sounding too cliche, he has the most amazing blue eyes that a girl just melts in! He's the type of person I think I could marry - not arrogant or traditionally beautiful, but he has a kind face and an intensity that makes me faint! 

Keira Knightley, the soppy little pouter that she is, didn't do any favours for Atonement, but James (yes we're on a first name basis) made it such an emotional story and I thought it is one of the best films I've seen this year. 

Why won't a man like this ask kindly for my hand whilst strolling through the gardens on a summers day? 


What's more is he has a tops Scottish accent and is funny too! Does it get any better?:


9 comments:

Baino said...

He is cute as a button and was also the faun in Narnia! I hated the ending soooo saaaaad! *muchos sobbos* and I'm not a teary movie person at all.

Anonymous said...

Travelling to Scotland next? Heehee!!

Excellent Adventures said...

Yeah, the sad ending wasn't in the book, it was actually more powerful in the movie though. Maybe Scotland should be next on my itinerary if there's more where that came from ;-)

Babysis said...

Och Aye! Goot too loove the scoots! There a hoot! One of my doctors is a scot and has a very dishy hubby....although he's 60 something....its a scottish thing me thinks! I first saw the lovely McAvoy on an interesting little show on SBS called somthing like "unscruplulous"...very funny - he played a posh bloke bonking a scrubber in the main family....luscious!!!! Atonement was great hey.....must see Last Prince of Scotland or whatever its called - the Idi Amin movie....

Glad your emails seem to have taken a turn for the better.....

Excellent Adventures said...

Yeah, I've taken to immersing myself in my computer as an excuse to escape the fam, working quite well! I'll have a look at that SBS show, sounds good!

Niall & Gaye said...

Clare,
Will you go see Wanted? He is in it with Angelina Jolie and trailers look great!
It think you will find it a bit different to what he has done so far.
I can't wait to see it.
Gx
PS: I share your sentiments about the eyes, the accent, ...

Excellent Adventures said...

Yeah I really want to see Wanted but it'll probably be in a different language as I'll be in Holland from next week! Hopefully i can find an English cinema!

Terence McDanger said...

babysis...it was called 'Shameless'. Sorry to be pedantic but I had such a laugh at Unscrupulous!!

(Hope you don't mind, happened upon this blog via baino.)

btw I've seen 'Wanted' and I think you'll like Mr. McAvoy as he's quite buff in it and kicks alot of ass, despite not being the best casting as a mini-Bourne.

I'll shut up now.

Excellent Adventures said...

I've actually just finished downloading Shameless, its not too bad! And some of the characters are in East Enders now, its fantastic how addicted you can get to dodgy English soaps! Welcome aboard TM!

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