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As Timeless made me notice I Goran Višnjić have made a point in checking him out in other movies/shows:

The Deep End with Tilda Swinton was a rather odd movie about a middle-aged wife and mother who gets blackmailed by Višnjić character Alek, who starts to feel sympathy for his victim. Swinton was good- she always is, but as we never get any background or motivations for Alek, apart, possibly, being blackmailed himself, he remains flat. As I know the actor can do so much better I guess it was a conscious decision from the director- perhaps for mystery, but it didn’t work.

Practical Magic with Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock. I remember considering watching this movie when it came because the story about two sisters from a family of witches appealed to me, but I somehow never got round to it. I’ve read some rather negative reviews, but I loved it. I can’t help wondering if some of the negativity is because this movie really is about sisters and the power of women working together, with the sister’s love interest being decidedly second place.

Pan Am I never watched this show when it came because Missy, who was my baby sitter when I was a kid, told me her SiL worked for Pan Am in the ’60s and was interviewed for this show- and she was so disappointed in it. But somewhat to my surprise I really loved it now when I’ve seen it. I’m sure it’s more glamorous than it really was, and no one smokes, but it’s gorgeous and well-acted. It takes place in 1963 and as the name suggests it’s about Pan Am, or rather about the crew on one of the planes. It’s an ensemble cast, but with ´four female and two male characters the focus still lands on the women, who also are a lot more interesting than the male characters. Kate, who starts to work for CIA as a courier, her sister Laura who ran away from her wedding, French Colette who still deals with the trauma of the German occupation and the murder of her parents and Maggie who doesn’t deal well with authority. Goran Višnjić plays a Yugoslavian diplomat who has a love affair with Kate, and he does it very well, though only in a few episodes. Unfortunately, the season ends with a lot of loose threads and then it was canceled. I’m miffed. Very miffed.

Crossing Lines, a crime show about a multi-national investigation group located in Hague, and solving crimes all over Europe. I haven’t actually seen Višnjić in it yet as he doesn’t show up until season 3, but I enjoy it. No gruesome corpses and plotlines which sometimes is quite unexpected.

Date: 2019-01-22 09:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thisbluespirit
Practical Magic with Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock.

Wait, that had Goran Višnjić in it? I rather enjoyed it when it came out & when I rewatched it. It's a bit of a Yuletide/festivids favourite, although I find it a bit too mixed - but it was definitely fun! I don't remember anyone who could be Flynn in it, though!

(And, ha, having a new person IMBD to investigate is always such fun - you find unexpected things.)

Date: 2019-01-22 10:11 am (UTC)
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Oh, dear, a nasty piece of work then! No wonder I didn't realise it was him.

Yes, it's great fun to find new things. I'm very impressed by his acting skills. Besides thinking he is very handsome.

Prettiness & talent are not always mutually exclusive, which is very nice when it happens. :-D

(I didn't comment on your other post because actually I like Timeless and everybody in it and I like Flynn/Lucy as a fanfic thing and Wyatt/Lucy for canon and I didn't want to get eaten alive, as apparently liking all the things is not allowed any more? i had to unfollow the comm because it was all complaints and ship wars and I just wanted to enjoy my silly/pretty time travelling shenanigans!! However, I have since started watching the Clone Wars and Matt Lanter (Wyatt) is Anakin Skywalker, which amuses me no end for some reason. I got stopped though, because I decided to watch them, they were all cheap AND THEN star wars had the cheek to announce a new season and then all the boxsets second hand prices shot up, stranding me in S2. I think they did it on purpose, heh. they knew!)

But anyway, babbling aside, Goran Višnjić was definitely one of the more memorable bits of the show! I'm just intrigued now that I had already seen him before and had no idea.

I remember being kind of vaguely curious about Pan Am when it was on, but I never actually watched any.

Date: 2019-01-22 10:39 am (UTC)
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I can absolutely recommend Pan Am, apart for the annoyance of only getting one season.

Damn cancellations!

I may have to add it to the neverending list, then.

Date: 2019-01-22 11:11 am (UTC)
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I still regret Pan Am's cancellation!

Date: 2019-01-22 03:32 pm (UTC)
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Practical Magic is one of my all time top five movies. It's one of my feel good movies because, yeah, it's about family and about sticking together. I mean, it has witches was is also one of my number 1's but it's more than that. And I remember it didn't do well and I think, you're right, it isn't a romcom and it doesn't put the love story first. It's just about sisters and family.

Random side note, I have an original story I'm writing with a friend and Nicole Kidman's character form that movie was my inspiration for my character \o/

Date: 2019-01-23 01:06 am (UTC)
misbegotten: Sally dressed in a witch's outfit, laughing. Practical Magic. (PM Sally Laughing)
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I love Practical Magic! I love the book too, but it is a very different creature.

Date: 2019-01-23 03:52 am (UTC)
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I have a lot of thoughts on Practical Magic. I love it

Date: 2019-01-24 11:51 pm (UTC)
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Yes, it's surprisingly wholesome! :D Glad you liked it! (I would avoid the book though--definitely not as wholesome. By a lot.)

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