The Humbert drawing doesn’t really have “thick” eyebrows, does it? and the “aging ape eyes” might be a bit more pouched, baggier. I imagine the Judge, as an aspect of his magnitude, as wider, with a more spherical, fleshy head, and small – almost beady – eyes.
I’d be interested in George Smiley, whom I thought neither Guinness nor Oldman looked like, though I thought Oldman did very well with the still acting.
the picture of the judge pisses me off. i don’t know why, but it does. i can’t picture that picture saying, “not three weeks before this he was run out of fort smith arkansas for having congress with a goat. yes lady, that is what i said. goat.’
I am really curious about the urge to demystify literary characters by trying to see what they would look like IRL instead of just in our head space.
It’s like the same urge to make a book (or, even comic book) into a movie. Although I think sometimes some movies wind up better than the books (pretty much anything by Fincher, for example), what is the urge not just to (re)create the original material, but also to consume it?
I have so many friends read a book and get excited to see it once it becomes a movie, and I find it strange. I feel like that too, sometimes, but it is a strange fucking thing.
I thought he looked like a cross between George Clooney and Mel Gibson. Terrifying and compelling to look at. But all of these images look a little unwell. I imagine they characters of many novels (maybe Dostoyevski’s excluded) eating a little better, getting some fresh air.