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221b-procrastination-st:

So I just found out that Bates Motel’s Remo and Gunner are real life father and son Ian & Keenan Tracey…



Well, at least the son has the father’s grin.

221b-procrastination-st:

So I just found out that Bates Motel’s Remo and Gunner are real life father and son Ian & Keenan Tracey…

Well, at least the son has the father’s grin.

pegasusaddicted:

Polite (and not gay): pegasusaddicted replied to your post: …Wow, Daniel Day-Lewis! Never…

politeandnotgay:

That is a really good way of putting it.

I think it’s fundamental to Guert’s character that he started off as this very typical Wisconsin farmboy, the high…

Oh, I really should have explored The Affenlights & Their Boyfriends before starting asking questions >_< I know what I’m going to do this weekend though!

That’s why I like Guert very much - he has almost every trait of a perfect man but doesn’t seem dull or false or too ideal to be believable. That’s why I find Harbach brilliant.

politeandnotgay:

pegasusaddicted:

politeandnotgay:

pegasusaddicted replied to your post:

Wow, Daniel Day-Lewis! Never thought of him but now that you mentioned him I can see him as Guert perfectly well! Thank you!

He is absolutely Guert in my head. I mean, clearly the next thing after playing president of the USA is playing the president…

There’s a thing in good American stuff I find extremely captivating and exciting - the mix of cosmopolitan atmosphere and strong American self-consciousness. The Americans are so very proud of who they are, of their history and present life, they can assimilate any other culture and keep being the Americans. Guert, imho, is the essence of this blessed national pride: he can be, metaphorically speaking, punctual like a German, have a Frenchman’s good taste in wine and perfect English manners, but first of all he’s American. And Day-Lewis does have this international charm and enough acting skill to adopt all great features of different nations while solidly holding on to his character’s deep-rooted American backbone.

That is a really good way of putting it.

I think it’s fundamental to Guert’s character that he started off as this very typical Wisconsin farmboy, the high school quarterback, who was probably going to work for his family farm and have a very typical life. Over time, he managed to transform himself, mainly through reading, into this cultured, charming, intellectual man of the world… but deep down, when he’s alone, or when he’s with Owen or Pella, he’s essentially still that quiet, shy, anxious kid.

As you said, Daniel Day-Lewis can play those cultured, upper-class roles, and he’s also played thugs and artists and businessmen and so on. He’s fantastic. And of course he also very much looks the part of someone who people fall for after a couple of minutes in his presence.

(Oh, and no, despite the name, Guert is not punctual like a German.)

He isn’t, I just picked up some stereotypes :) Oh, by the way, how is his name pronounsed, after all? Is it “Gurt”? You didn’t reveal the truth in “Googling Guert Affenlight”, did you?

Yes, it’s important that he knows life from different points of view, and I think that’s why he can rather successfully communicate with such unlike men as Owen, Mike and Henry (Captain Obvious mod on).

politeandnotgay:

pegasusaddicted replied to your post:

Wow, Daniel Day-Lewis! Never thought of him but now that you mentioned him I can see him as Guert perfectly well! Thank you!

He is absolutely Guert in my head. I mean, clearly the next thing after playing president of the USA is playing the president…

There’s a thing in good American stuff I find extremely captivating and exciting - the mix of cosmopolitan atmosphere and strong American self-consciousness. The Americans are so very proud of who they are, of their history and present life, they can assimilate any other culture and keep being the Americans. Guert, imho, is the essence of this blessed national pride: he can be, metaphorically speaking, punctual like a German, have a Frenchman’s good taste in wine and perfect English manners, but first of all he’s American. And Day-Lewis does have this international charm and enough acting skill to adopt all great features of different nations while solidly holding on to his character’s deep-rooted American backbone.

Stargate: The Adventures of Sindbad Season 1 Episode 2 Version.

Also some fun for Sanctuary fans because of Ian Tracey and Robin Dunne.