The Imitation Game - Official UK Trailer (X)
I would bet anything that this won’t play in Québec City (definitely not in English, at any rate!), and it’s killing me! giroline, you feel my pain??
These GIFs, though … I’ve been waiting for this film for more than two years. Like, prior to Benedict even being cast … Since it made the Black List.
I AM SO EXCITED.
One of the first things they ask you in the ER is to rate your pain on a scale from 1 to 10. I’ve been asked this question hundreds of times and I remember once, when I couldn’t catch my breath and I felt like my chest was on fire, the nurse asked me to rate the pain. Though I couldn’t speak, I held up 9 fingers. Later, when I started feeling better, the nurse came in and she called me a fighter. “You know how I know?” she said, “You called a 10 a 9.” But that wasn’t the truth.
I didn’t call it a 9 because I was brave. The reason I called it a 9 was because I was saving my 10…and this was it.
THIS FUCKED ME UP
This is one of the best acted scenes in the entire film.
Look at them. Look at the brothers.
Look at the haughty raised chin because appearances must always be kept, even if you’ve been caught on the hop by emotions or at the gym.
Look at the posture, ditto on appearances. Whether in a morning suit or lycra, a Holmes maintains his posture. And his composure.
And the hand. The left hand and the curling fingers of impatience? Frustration? Frustration because they are brothers and love eachother really but it can’t easily be expressed?
Was this directed? Did one watch the other and take the gestures on?
Acting. It’s rather lovely. Especially when done so blinking well.