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 Post subject: Re: Will Penny
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:30 am 
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Chrysagon wrote:
EL CID wrote:
The only real nitpick I have with it is that the villains seem a bit... cartoonish.

James Byrne wrote:
I agree with EL CID 1983.
Donald Pleasence only made two westerns - and I really wished he hadn't bothered!
WILL PENNY and THE HALLELUJAH TRAIL would have been far better without his OTT style of villainy. This could have been a true classic in the same vein as SHANE but for the awful antics of Pleasence.

There was some discussion of Pleasence early in this thread, in regard to his role as the villain
in this film; as a kind of follow-up, here's an article on Pg.2 of the Will Penny Pressbook:
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Interesting. Actors often say that villains are more fun to play than heroes, sometimes even therapeutic, just getting to dig in and revel in all that inner nastiness and frustration with the world that can be channeled on some level into playing a cruel and vicious monster of an individual. Gregory Peck himself once remarked that he felt heroes were actually harder to play than villains since felt you had to "work harder" to make the hero interesting, where the villain, by sheer virtue of his evil nature, just automatically seems more interesting.

And Pleasance did seem to be enjoying himself in "Will Penny".


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 Post subject: Re: Will Penny
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:08 pm 
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Nor is anyone likely to forget the terror and brutality Pleasence spreads so deliciously in "Will Penny," least of all Charlton Heston and Joan Hackett, who play his chief victims.
It's stuff like this of which Academy Awards are earned.


The person who wrote that must be having a laugh. Pleasence nearly ruined the movie for me with his ludicrous portrayal of Quint.


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