I am sick of superheroes… which is why I have moved back towards watching film Noir!! The men, like Richard Gere’s characters, are paradoxical, graceful if not down right ugly/ beautiful. They walk between light and shadow and are motivated by hate/love! Real men not fake ones.
A depth in character that slaps the face of my unconscious. I like it that way.
My three favorite Richard Gere films are American Gigolo, Mothman Prophecies and Unfaithful.
It is not just his good looks or notorious backlash of gossip that follows the real man.
As a alumnae of Los Angeles Valley College, Gere projects what it is to be a man in our modern age; so ruthlessly and graciously. As the young buck ready to fuck, to the reporter caught up in a mystery of life, or to the man betrayed by his wife; he is a portrayal of the modern man.
Alonzo D. Emmweich: “Oh, there’s nothing so different about them. After all, crime is only… a left-handed form of human endeavor.” ~Asphalt Jungle