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User Info: FoxTheSwift

FoxTheSwift
5 years ago#1
So I just watched this movie, its actually really great, probably the best portrayal of the devil I've seen, which is especially impressive since its such an old movie. What's your favorite portrayal?

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Cubbiesboy22
5 years ago#2
Mark Pellegrino in Supernatural season 5. Very paradise lost like characterization.

User Info: OrangeWizard

OrangeWizard
5 years ago#3
FoxTheSwift posted...
So I just watched this movie, its actually really great, probably the best portrayal of the devil I've seen, which is especially impressive since its such an old movie. What's your favorite portrayal?

What do you mean by "best"?
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mercuryink
5 years ago#4
Martin Brodeur is the greatest Devil EVER.

Erm... I dunno.
Ah, the Robot Devil from Futurama.
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Heineken14
5 years ago#5
Tim Curry in Legend!
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User Info: FoxTheSwift

FoxTheSwift
5 years ago#6
OrangeWizard posted...
FoxTheSwift posted...
So I just watched this movie, its actually really great, probably the best portrayal of the devil I've seen, which is especially impressive since its such an old movie. What's your favorite portrayal?

What do you mean by "best"?


I'm not a Christian, so if you are implying some shock or blasphemy, you might as well drop the game Orange =P

If you just mean from an artistic standpoint, I think the portrayal is the best for several reasons. The devil here is threatening and mischievous, but also quite affable. (Obvious spoilers about the movie to follow) The portrayal doesn't fall into the same trap of most pseudo-Christian Satan based movies in making the devil get angry at the end over losing, but he still retains a characteristic pettiness. Generally, its just a really charming, folklorish portrayal and that's what makes it so enjoyable to me. Its always fun to watch him on the screen and you end up liking the character in spite of him doing all these terrible things.

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mercuryink
5 years ago#7
You know, I read this after I read the story upon which it was based (Devil and Tom Walker, which in turn was based on Faust), but haven't yet watched the movie. I did see the Treehouse of Horror that spoofed it, but that hardly counts. It's supposedly one of the greatest fantasy films ever, so I should probably get on that.

which is especially impressive since its such an old movie.
That might actually be why it's so effective. It's easy to make a formidable devil-figure with a massive SFX budget. To create one as a true character, as in, to have him be defined by words and actions directed at the other characters, instead of by his funky bat wings and thousands damned souls in the background, is more difficult, but certainly has a greater emotional payoff for the audience.
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SirThinkALot
5 years ago#8
Al Pachino in the Devils Advociate
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Giacomo_Hawkins
5 years ago#9
Rosalinda Celentano in The Passion of the Christ
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CapoMafia
5 years ago#10
Whoever was gonna play John Galt in the Atlas Shrugged movies.
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