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Mucca's on a Gregory Peck kick this week (one of which I fully approve), and has been showing me the woobie cut of various films. Today's was the slashy cut of The Guns of Navarone (1961).

Two points:

a) James Darren was Tiny Greek Private, omg. He was about twelve. Ahaha omg. <3 (I realize he was trying to get Serious Acting jobs at the time, instead of Teen Heartthrob ones, but since I first became aware of him as Vic Fontaine, my expectations were...not Tiny Earnest Murderstabby Kid. LOL.)

b) It was HELLA slashy. I mean, like. Starts out with two major m/m ships, and by the end of it Gregory Peck has reconciled with his estranged boyfriend from the original ship, and had chemistry with both members of the other ship (one of whom is David Niven: they shout at each other a lot, it's great).

There are lines like, "How long have you two been together?" and (woman, after asking Gregory Peck's Cretan boyfriend his salient details, then turning to Peck) "You're a lucky man." ("I know.") The canon het is very understated and not at all annoying, but it's really awfully slashy.

Oh, and c) Peck has a deeper voice than I remembered, and is almost as good at shouting at people as Paul McGann as William Bush is. :D

Hopefully get to watch The Scarlet & The Black later in the week. I remember really liking that one. (Yelling at Christopher Plummer in the Colloseum at night! Yess.)

Date: 2017-03-28 02:55 am (UTC)
muccamukk: Jeff sitting with his collar unbuttoned, relaxed and happy. (B5: Fond Look)
From: [personal profile] muccamukk
There's certainly a lot of significant ciggie sharing! Like Miller and Roy for the whole thing, and then Mallory and Miller at the end. TJLC has never seen meta fodder of this quality. Meanwhile Andrea has his pipe and shares with no one.

Date: 2017-03-28 04:37 am (UTC)
muccamukk: Text: The soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. 1 Sam 18:2-3 (Christian: Queer Text)
From: [personal profile] muccamukk
I'm pretty sure it was Miller and Roy doing the cigarettes thing, mostly with Roy stealing Miller's or Miller giving them to him when he was sick, with lots of lighting in each other's mouths. Then in the end Mallory stole Miller's out of his mouth and smoked it, which even those two hadn't been explicitly doing.

I kind of think the entirety of Greece just smelled like tobacco. I was mostly wondering how they'd kept them and the matches dry after that ship wreck.

Date: 2017-03-28 04:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kore
I am HIGHLY INTRIGUED. I think I might've seen this movie like once in 1986 or something.

Date: 2017-03-29 03:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beatrice_otter
I've never seen the movie, but my grandpa had a collection of Alistair MacLean works, of which that was one. I read it, Ice Station Zebra, and Where Eagles Dare many times. Many, many times.

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