Life Behind His Eyes
And by that, I mean LIFE, the NBC show on Wednesday nights, and one of the best premieres of the season. The show has procedural action; it has great character depth and interesting character conflicts; it has a mystery per show AND a great mystery arcing over the season.
I realize that I am speaking to a generation that isn’t familiar with Steve McQueen, folks that never experienced his brand of slow cool. Well, here’s your chance.
And Steve was always so cool, that he wouldn’t rush that thinking – slow, steady, and dangerously provocative.
Damian Lewis’ Charlie in LIFE is channeling Steve McQueen.
A few weeks back, I watched a clip from THE GREAT ESCAPE in prep for a spiritual retreat (hey, you spiritual retreat your way, I’ll spiritual retreat mine); shortly after that I watched an episode of LIFE – and I got shivers, the acting style was so uncannily close to McQueen.
And this isn’t just a theory.
It ain’t a coincidence. Apparently Damian read the part of the revenge seeking Zen detective, and it so reminded him of McQueen that he intentionally approaches the role that way.
Check out the design as well — from the cars he drives to the camera angles to hints in the fashion…
The King of Cool is back.
Just my thoughts,