15 Years Of Liev… Goes Fourth!

‘Never seek to tell thy love,
Love that never told can be;

For the gentle wind doth move,

Silently, invisibly.’

Love’s Secret by William Blake

Liev as John Clark

Silly woman that I am! I didn’t get The Manchurian Candidate as part of a boxset. It was The Sum of All Fears I got in a boxset! Doh!

Anyway, the first time I watched it, I didn’t much like the film at all, and because of that, I didn’t pay much attention to Liev’s part. I know! Shame on me!! I have since watched it again, and I liked the film a bit better, though it’s certainly not one I would choose to watch over and over, except maybe to see Liev’s John Clark!

It was a very good role! Every scene he is in, he steals. He truly made the character his own, and many people would love for him to reprise this role in the next Jack Ryan film!

Liev as Stu Wargle

I got Phantoms on video during a sale. I am pleased to say that I was glad it didn’t cost me more than a few quid!

Liev’s Stu Wargle was tremendously creepy! He played his slightly unhinged character beautifully! There were some very odd moments with him, and you really did feel ‘creeped out’!

The film itself isn’t brilliant. I felt they could have done more with the plot, but the actors did their best with what they had to work with, and Liev’s creepy, wheezy laugh will forever be ingrained within my mind!

Liev as Clark Barnes

I first saw Ransom at my Aunt’s when she bought the video. I liked it! And, I liked the bad boy look Liev had! Very Grrrr!! He was such wonderfully rugged eye candy for my teenage brain, which made him instantly recognisable when he was then cast in Scream 2!

I’ve seen it many times since then, and his role stands out so sharply every single time! The grief he goes through when his brother dies really does make you feel for him, despite his criminal tendencies!

Looking back, it makes me smile to think that he had such a wonderfully versatile role so early on in his career! Definitely one he should be proud of!

Liev in Mad Love

Liev in Mad Love

Liev’s role in Mad Love was very small. He was listed in the credits only as ‘Travelling Salesman’, but the small scene was enough to stick in my mind!

The film itself centres around Drew Barrymore and Chris O’Donnell running away so they can be together. They come across Liev while hitch-hiking, and he drives them for a while, until he makes a move on Drew. The second picture shows Liev ‘putting his move on’, and being very phallically seductive with a cigarette! It’s oddly erotic!

The scene isn’t very long, and it ends with Chris and Liev having a bit of a fight, and Liev leaving them by the roadside.

If you could get hold of a copy cheaply, it would be worth it just for this scene alone!

I will endeavour to update again in a few days, but as my Gran is in hospital, it may be a while.

Seph7 – Liz



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