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I'm surprised no one ever talks about Billy Zanes...

Postby Jerry Horne » Sat May 17, 2008 5:53 pm

...wig!

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Re: I'm surprised no one ever talks about Billy Zanes...

Postby Audrey Horne » Sat May 17, 2008 10:59 pm

I haven't talked about this? I guess I'm saving it all for my Audrey thread when I get there.

Especially on the enhanced dvd.

Can we talk about the fact that Audrey is swept off her feet by a guy who tucks in his sweater? If you listen carefully during the picnic scene, you can hear Fenn say, "Please kill me now."

I like Billy Zane- and thought he was great in Dead Calm. But in 1991, I was practically making voodoo dolls of him and poor Heather Grahm.
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Re: I'm surprised no one ever talks about Billy Zanes...

Postby charles » Sun May 18, 2008 7:18 am

because we've never really come to terms with it and we're still blocking it out... and it hurts.
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Re: I'm surprised no one ever talks about Billy Zanes...

Postby charles » Sun May 18, 2008 7:19 am

come to think of it, why hasn't there been a discussion about that sweater?
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Re: I'm surprised no one ever talks about Billy Zanes...

Postby Jerry Horne » Sun May 18, 2008 8:50 am

charles wrote:come to think of it, why hasn't there been a discussion about that sweater?


Rumor has it he stole it from the set of Cosby.
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Re: I'm surprised no one ever talks about Billy Zanes...

Postby Audrey Horne » Sun May 18, 2008 8:58 am

they didn't steal it! Bill Cobsy said he felt the sweater was "too loud," and "not subtle" enough for his tastes.

Can we talk about the glasses too?
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Re: I'm surprised no one ever talks about Billy Zanes...

Postby Ross » Sun May 18, 2008 8:59 am

The wig wasn't just a TP thing though. Didn't Zane always wear a hairpiece at the time?
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Re: I'm surprised no one ever talks about Billy Zanes...

Postby Ross » Sun May 18, 2008 9:01 am

Audrey Horne wrote:Can we talk about the glasses too?


Not QUITE as bad as Maddy's ridiculously huge glasses. I guess giant glasses were in style then. Now its just huge sunglasses.
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Re: I'm surprised no one ever talks about Billy Zanes...

Postby Pete Martell » Sun May 18, 2008 10:52 am

The sweaters and the glasses are the only monstrous things to TP's wonderful aesthetic.
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Re: I'm surprised no one ever talks about Billy Zanes...

Postby Ross » Sun May 18, 2008 11:17 am

Pete Martell wrote:The sweaters and the glasses are the only monstrous things to TP's wonderful aesthetic.


Yeah, its pretty amazing that TP still manages to look so timeless.
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Re: I'm surprised no one ever talks about Billy Zanes...

Postby Tonya J » Sun May 18, 2008 11:38 am

Billy Zane's character always felt like an afterthought to me. Since Audrey couldn't have Cooper, there had to be ... somebody. And he was actually relatively normal compared to everyone else and everything else going on, so I can understand why Audrey liked him. But it totally contradicts her character, who goes after what she wants. And she wanted Cooper.

After Dead Calm it was hard to see Zane in another role - much later on down the road he had a guest role on Charmed before it totally jumped the shark and I liked him a lot in that.
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Re: I'm surprised no one ever talks about Billy Zanes...

Postby Ross » Sun May 18, 2008 12:21 pm

Tonya J wrote:But it totally contradicts her character, who goes after what she wants. And she wanted Cooper.


On the other hand, I think she had enough respect for Cooper to not pursue something that he was against. In fact, I think that situation caused her to grow up a bit.
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Re: I'm surprised no one ever talks about Billy Zanes...

Postby Brad D » Mon May 19, 2008 7:17 pm

i'd have liked to see BOB smash in his face:)
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Re: I'm surprised no one ever talks about Billy Zanes...

Postby TravisD » Tue May 20, 2008 7:56 pm

He had his own jet,...what girl could resist that?

The attire,....well that's the afterthought.... :lol:
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Re: I'm surprised no one ever talks about Billy Zanes...

Postby Tonya J » Tue May 20, 2008 8:52 pm

I don't know. It seems to me that he was just too good to be true. Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties in the middle of all that mystery and darkness. It's like Hamlet's line, "The time is out of joint." I mean even his name, John Justice Wheeler. I felt like every time John smiled, all he needed was one of his teeth to have a special-effect glint to complete the picture I was seeing. I think Zane did the best he could with it though.
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