Tuesday, 4 March 2014

About hair


Kill your darlings must be one of the most popular tips for reporters to be. When writing for the blog I try to apply this principle (that I learned when I was studying journalism) yet I never know whether or not I manage to. Anyhow, for one of the previous posts I had to do some killing but I’m not sure the right things were put to death. Let me explain myself and let's dig up some dead bodies.

Paradox: Christian Bale at his best (acting) 
and worst (fitness) at the same time 

In A matter of style I focussed on the actresses (Margot Robbie & Amy Adams) and their style yet there’s something to tell about the Hustle men as well. To start with, Christian Bale (Irving Rosenfeld); when he appeared on screen it dawned on me this movie might be the reason why he’s not going to be The Batman anymore. (The six-pack has become a potbelly and the stylish “wave” hair is no more.) A truthful description of his looks (in the movie, by Amy Adams): “He wasn't necessarily in good shape and he had this comb over that was rather elaborate.” The velvet costumes and pilot sunglasses fit his hairdo and the seventies atmosphere perfectly.

Crazy cool hair trick 

Bradley Cooper – aka Richie Dimaso, an ambitious (and desperate) FBI agent - has an elaborate coiffure too. It’s more stylish than Irving’s, probably because he put even more work in fixing the hair. 

You know what's so funny about this all: the movie shows how the characters get their hair in “shape”. So (for the male readers) if you’re balding or want seventies curls: watch (American Hustle) and learn.

P.S. Unfortunately the Hustlers went home with no Oscar last weekend.

SOURCES: 
moviequotesandmore - quote 
daily mail  - pictures
 

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