Monday, July 31, 2006

Brad Pitt: Just Because

My posts are usually inspired by some kind of event happening in the world. But I'm making an exception in this case, because:

1. the world is so depressing at the moment that I am unable to transform any aspect of it into an aesthetically pleasing post;

2. it's Brad Pitt. With long hair. Do I really need a reason?

This is a stunning picture - strong muscly arms, intense stare, and that beautiful long bleached hair. And I really like the subtle (if unintentional) suggestion that his wrists might be tied together.

A bit softer and more clean-cut, this one. But that smouldering look still does it for me. The Italian caption says something like 'blonde, blue eyes... with a smile that sets feminism back 25 years'. I know what they mean.

From around the time of 'Kalifornia', I really like this look - a little bit trailer-trash, a little bit rock god, and more aggressive than the picture above.

From 'Legends of the Fall' - I'm not so keen on the cowboy look myself.

He's got long bleach-blonde hair, he looks sort of pensive, he's got a cigarette on the go... and he's playing the guitar. Be still my foolish heart.

Thanks to 100% Brad Pitt.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Profile Update

Due to popular demand (well, okay, one request, but it was very nicely worded) I have put some more information on my profile.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Commodore Norrington (Jack Davenport)

Mr Jack Davenport as Norrington, or, an object lesson in the powers of long hair and a bit of roughing up.

He's an excellent actor who has been around for quite a while here in the UK. As Miles in This Life, DS Michael Colefield in Ultraviolet, and Steve in Coupling, he's clean-cut, well-spoken, handsome but just not (in my humble opinion) very sexy. He played the same kind of character in the first Pirates of the Caribbean: the uptight Commodore Norrington. In a curled white wig and starched British Navy uniform, he just didn't do it for me.

Pirates of the Caribbean 2
is a different matter entirely. Norrington's had a tough time. He's lost his job and ended up as a violent drunk on the island of Tortuga. These hard times haven't been good for his health or his happiness, but god it's made him sexier.

And the new, sexy, dishevelled, leather-clad Norrington gets to take part in this fabulously exciting three-way long-haired pirate swordfight. Mmmmmmmmm. Oh yes. (Make of that what you will, Mrs Candy!)

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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Will Turner (Orlando Bloom)

I saw Pirates of the Caribbean 2 this week; great film, and a plethora of scruffy long-haired men for your viewing pleasure. Having already done Johnny Depp (as it were...) I will now celebrate the other fine piratical specimens.

So this post is dedicated to Orlando Bloom, who for the first time looked like a proper man in this film. His hair is nowhere near as long as I usually like, but he looks very good nevertheless. As Legolas in Lord of the Rings he had the kind of hair I usually like - very long, straight and blonde - but I didn't fancy him. The elves were a bit too sappy and ethereal-looking for my tastes. Yes, I like girly hair on men, but I like them to have a tough, sexy, masculine look to complement it.

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