Dammit Ben Whishaw. jpg
I have watched Skyfall more than once and probably plan to do so again. It is so dreamlike and id-tastic and surreal. There are a lot of great faces to draw in that movie, Bond’s notwithstanding (Daniel Craggy-as-hell-who-carved-your-face-out-of-the-platonic-form-of-godlike-mountains-sir-but-I-digress). I really enjoy Q’s/Ben Whishaw’s face and the way he carries himself throughout that movie.
I am always fascinated by how actors/characters are filmed/portrayed in reaction to whatever perceived archetype they may be. Obviously men and women tend to be treated differently (visually) in this respect.
How many desolate fields of yellowing wheat will manly men stare into while wearing grey suits, GQ/Details/all fashion magazines/that last segment of Skyfall?
Which is why I love this photoshoot here. It’s very non-traditional—much more common for an actress to be shot this way than an actor.
Basically, Ben Whishaw is an enigmatic water nymph. Count me a fan.