1) Took you bloody long enough!
2) I've got several soft squishy parts for Norrington. He's just so delightfully snooty and right and you just want to muss him up while he's reciting nautical law to you. *le sigh*
Yay! PoTC kicks ass! I think Johnny Depp's first scene has got to be one of the best character introductions I've seen in a long time.
On a completely unrelated topic, I promised you some programme notes for the LOTR music a while back. Sorry I haven't done them yet, my thesis happened. :S I'll be done with that by the end of next week so I'll do them then.
I think the movie strived to make Norrington disliked - he was the competition for the hero. But hated? That's just someone being a bit too defensive. He probably would have made a better husband, especially during that period of time, but the filmakers want you to root for the swashbuckling romanticism. Not that there's anything wrong with that, its just what the movie was conveying.
Ambiguity of any sort is good. ^^
Not at all! The ending was designed to make the audience sympathize with Norrington, but they cut the crucial setup scene for some bizarre reason. Text of the scene may be found in the comments a few entries back in elke_tanzer
I agree to a point about Orlando Bloom; I couldn't tell if he could act at all before, and now I think he's at least decent, although I'm not converted. But the almost total lack of facial expression in both LOTR and PotC bothers me, because yes, he does
act with his eyes, but people do also make normal facial expressions and he doesn't most of the time.
It might help to see him in a less straight-man role, though.
What's to hate in a man like that?
Heh. Couldn't have said it better myself.
There was an article in the Guardian about British actors being cast as villains which cited the character of Norrington as an example. Then when I actually saw the film I was confused because he wasn't a villain at all. Stupid lazy journalist.