Saturday, September 26, 2009

What do we know that we don't know we know?

The actor Joseph Gordon Leavitt has appeared in three films as a character struggling with knowledge which is is some way below the level of consciousness, Mysterious Skin (2004), Brick (2005) and The Lookout (2007). His face is remarkable for conveying both vulnerability and a sort of willed impermeability. All of the films are recommended.

It's a state I believe most of us have experienced.

11 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

i still prefer him in "tird rock fron the sum " the sit com ....but you know i am a shalow person .
after he grew up , i think he always looks like -" oh , i am a serious actor " .
well..... i know that i don't know nothing about the things that i say that i know and would like to know even less .
see you .

lettuce said...

nice one

I really enjoyed Brick - haven't seen the other two
tho I've read mixed reviews of the latest summer film he did

ArtSparker said...

Lettuce - avoiding 500 days - Would like to see JLG opposite Lauren Ambrose, not Zoe Deschanel.

j. said...

oh, brick was an amazing film.
don't like many movies at all but that was a good one.
great picture dear.

mum said...

I don't know this actor but from what I've seen on the trailer, you've captured him well.

None of those films are available locally so I'll check the info on the good ol' web but as far as your question goes, I'd say: plenty (and not only bad things, either! ) :-)

cheers.

Tomás Serrano said...

I like this kind of portraits you do. The creased paper is an appealing extra

Sophia said...

Brick is an incredible movie. Enjoyed this post.

Candace said...

Nice illo!
He is really quite layered as an actor, my humble opinion. Takes risks, stretches himself. Susan! What a good idea -- Lauren Ambrose would have been so so much better opp JGL than "The Zoo Girl".

Take care!
Candace in Athens.

grrl + dog said...

I adored nmysterious skin for it;s bravery of subject and sensitivity.

Had no idea who the actors were, so thanks for the reminder..

mouse (aka kimy) said...

lovely portrait.

I loved the lookout - haven't seen the other two (just checked out those trailers)...hope the library has them, odds are always good if the movies are good - praise the cpl!!

heading to see bright star tonight!

e said...

such a precise assessment. i couldn't agree more. your work makes my insides feel laughy. thanks.