People Who Would've Made Great Filmmakers and Had Great Hair

by StayPuft
September 15, 2005 9:13 AM
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I would like to introduce a new category to the Reverseblog: People Who Would've Made Great Filmmakers and Had Great Hair

In anticipation of Liv Ullman's film based on A Doll's House, starring Kate Winslet, John Cusack, Tim Roth and Stellan Skarsgard, I offer: Henrik Ibsen.

Factoid: A Doll's House has been filmed 12 times between the years of 1911 and 1993. Here's to number 13.

From ibsen.net: "Theatre critic Erik Pierstoff put it in somewhat more general terms...:'Ibsen could well have been a film man (...). He was of course also a man of great talent when it comes to the visual element ... Obviously Ibsen as a film man is a hypothetical construct, but it cannot be denied that a great deal in his texts - or, to put it more precisely, the thematics of his later plays - calls out, as it were, for visualisation. And that makes it tempting to wonder how he might perhaps have worked as a film-maker.'"

One also has to wonder how he might perhaps have worked as a hairstylist. To wit: the same passage with a few tweaks.

"Ibsen could well have been a hairstylist(...). He was of course also a man of great talent when it comes to the visual element ... Obviously Ibsen as a hair man is a hypothetical construct, but it cannot be denied that a great deal in his haircuts - or, to put it more precisely, the thematics of his later hairstyles - calls out, as it were, for visualisation. And that makes it tempting to wonder how he might perhaps have worked as a hairstylist."

Henrik Ibsen.jpg

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3 Comments

  • StayPuft | September 19, 2005 5:41 AMReply

    What is eshman doing on dreamsofbraffcuddles.org?

  • eshman | September 16, 2005 5:59 AMReply

    What is StayPuft doing on ibsen.net?

  • eshman | September 16, 2005 5:58 AMReply

    Is Henrik wearing a headband?