Jamie Bell: I like enjoying ambiguous characters | Leisure

Jamie Bell loves playing an ambiguous character on “Without Remorse”.

The 35-year-old actor plays CIA officer Robert Ritter in the Stefano Sollima-directed film and enjoyed the experience of playing such a complicated character.

He shared, “I feel incredibly blessed and incredibly grateful that I can play someone like Bernie Taupin in ‘Rocketman,’ the biopic of Elton John, and then do something that is so worlds apart, you know.

“Of course in one [Tom] Clancy Film, one of the characters who are part of one of those institutions – these government institutions … their morals are always ambiguous. Whether you can trust them is always questionable. Your intentions are always unclear.

“For me – when I experience these films and grew up with these films – it is always the ones that really come to life and getting the chance to do so was a thrill.”

Jamie, who stars alongside Michael B. Jordan, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Guy Pearce in the film, announced that his director gave him a specific instruction before the cameras started rolling.

Speaking to HeyUGuys, Jamie explained, “I just had one note about this film from my director and it was like, ‘I never really want to know what you think – I never want to know who you are and what you stand for’.”

Meanwhile, Jamie rose to fame in the 2000 dance drama film ‘Billy Elliot’, and he previously admitted that he was completely unprepared for his success.

He said, “The first time I went to New York, I said, ‘What’s the matter?’ I’d never been on a plane before making this film, and then I said, “There’s something really big here.”

Jamie Mathis: Revisiting ‘The Shining’ provides to appreciation | Options/Leisure

It’s difficult to revisit Stephen King’s “The Shining” without raising Jack Nicholson’s ominously raised eyebrows and the famous ad-libbed line “Here’s Johnny!” Imagine. In Stanley Kubrick’s film, but after a third reading, I realized how cleverly King King used horror as a metaphor for addiction and its consequences, especially for families.

A struggling writer and alcoholic with a history of abuse, a description that reflects King’s own life, loses his job at a highly regarded New England prep school for boys. Jack Torrance is recommended by a former drinking buddy (also headmaster at this school) as caretaker of the Overlook Hotel in the off-season. The off-season is an excruciating six months of extreme winter weather in the Colorado Rockies. With the cautious but hopeful Mrs. Wendy – a stark contrast to Shelley Duvall’s mouse-soft portrayal at the abusive request of Kubrick – and the clairvoyant son Danny, the Torrance family soon found themselves in the large hotel lobby at the turn of the century.

Just before and during the trip from New England to Colorado, Danny saw visions in the form of warnings from an older and trusted imaginary friend, Tony. What could possibly go wrong?

The Torrance family is viewed upon arrival by Dick Hallorann, Overlook’s head chef, who is on his way to a Floridian resort. Dick has skills similar to Danny – “shiny,” as Dick’s grandmother calls it – that give Danny some wisdom about the creepiness of the Overlook.

After a few weeks of supernatural events and impending winter weather, Jack’s delusions and paranoia (if he could just have a drink) are felt, and Wendy and Danny become increasingly vulnerable to Jack’s outbursts. The literal and metaphorical “demons” Jack, Wendy and Danny are manifestations of the many guests of the Overlook, who – like the previous caretaker and his family – have often experienced disruptive fates and give the Torrances and the reader the impression that one cannot easily do check out the Overlook Hotel.

I urge anyone who happens to be fans of Kubrick’s version, or the psychological horror genre in general, to read King’s novel to gain a better understanding of the source material and perhaps learn something that goes beyond the limits of horror. Both King and Kubrick’s The Shining can be checked out in the Briggs Lawrence Co. public library. Be sure to search the library catalog or call your branch for more information.

Jamie Mathis is a librarian at the Briggs Lawrence County Public Library.

Jamie Murray explains why Novak Djokovic’s NBA-style bubble thought can be troublesome to drag off in tennis

Jamie Murray says quarantine for long periods is “not good for your sanity” while also acknowledging that Novak Djokovic’s proposal to implement an NBA-style bubble would be “very difficult” to replicate in tennis.

The world’s best tennis players had to self-isolate for 14 days in Melbourne and Adelaide before the Australian Open 2021.

The players were only allowed to train for a short time each day and when the sport finally got going, several players were fighting mentally and physically.

World number 1 Djokovic, who sustained an injury en route to winning a ninth Australian Open trophy, said the majority of players do not want to continue the season if it means going through multiple quarantine periods.

He also came up with the idea of ​​an NBA style bubble for tennis where all events are held in the same location.

Novak Djokovic reveals that talks about the future of the tennis season are ongoing

Doubles specialist Murray admits that he and his partner Bruno Soares aren’t sure when they’ll be returning to the ATP Tour, but says the current situation is not healthy.

“We’re not entirely sure what we’re up to, but we want to play in Acapulco and Miami, assuming they go on as planned next month,” he wrote on his BBC Sports column.

“We should have exceptions through the ATP in order to travel and take part in competitions. There is the added stress for the players of getting flights without knowing if you will test positive on arrival and then sitting in your room in quarantine for long periods of time.

“It is not a great preparation for your sanity. It’s a strange time and I don’t know how long it will go on.

“Novak Djokovic recently launched the idea of ​​an NBA-style bubble. In an ideal world, the tour would move to one country for six or seven weeks and host a variety of tournaments.

“In reality, it is obviously very difficult because the tour does not run the tournaments.

“Hopefully the world can be vaccinated and we can once again compete in a normal world with people who are free to watch us play.

“But it still feels like we’re far from it.”

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