This is my first post on my new blog. This morning, I've been thinking about the career of Gerard Depardieu for a review I'm writing of Mammuth, a new film which is due to be released in the UK this week. It isn't great, but it is good. And Depardieu is always worth watching. As part of this review I'm thinking about his career as a whole. He took over from Jean-Paul Belmondo as the ugly is the new sexy Frenchman. Alain Delon, a fine actor, was always too handsome. It just scared everyone. Delon was best when his handsomeness was supposed to be scary. Le Samourai for example. That's a film that effected me so much that I'm reluctant to watch it again, in case I find it disappointing.
At some point I should though. There's an article brewing called 'the happy hitman'. Anyway, that's enough for the first entry: back to work.
John Bleasdale is a writer. His work has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, Il Manifesto, as well as CineVue.Com and theStudioExec.com. He has also written a number of plays, screenplays and novels.