I have to admit philosophically I find Hannibal’s view’s on god interesting. TV shows usually make serial killers either super cliché religious nuts or the cynical condescending atheist. Hannibal’s like “Oh yeah I believe in the potential of god and guess what guys, He’s just like me”
Isn’t Mads Mikkelsen said that he play Hannibal as a Satan, you know fallen angel?
Mads after this serial should be quite good at cooking!
I asked, didn’t expect a reply at all. I always knew Bryan was pro-women, pro everything actually. Just Mads’s stupid comment is irritating me.
It irritates me when people accept what they read at face value.
What Mads Mikkelsen actually said in that interview was this:
Interviewer’s words: (Stephanie Bunbury) He is rather more dismissive of the current surge of must-see Danish crime series on television. Too politically correct, in his opinion, with all those feisty, polymath policewomen pursuing bad guys into dark basements.
(please note that it is the opinion of the interviewer that Mads is dismissive)
Mads Mikkelsen: (direct context unavailable, meaning what the interviewer actually said or asked to prompt this quote is not revealed) "That doesn’t happen! I don’t mind – the girls are great actors and it’s great there is a medium where they get work – but there has to be a balance between what is real and not real. I will never be a fan of any kind of political correctness: I think it’s instant death to creativity."
Nowhere does he state “women in crime dramas are unrealistic and I hate that because I hate being politically correct”. In fact, the sentence about disliking political correctness seems disjointed and unrelated to the previous sentence about crime dramas. It’s not unusual for interviewers to combine quotes for extra punch, either.
Setting aside the interviewer’s opinion and her influence over the reader’s direction of thought (leading the witness), the solid takeaway is that Mads Mikkelsen feels that some currently-popular Danish crime dramas are unrealistic and that what happens in them is not -in reality- what happens in Denmark. He’s from there, so what I immediately read was that he was objecting (rightly or wrongly) to a perception of crime in his country.
Saying a crime show is unrealistic in essence is not the same at all as saying it’s unrealistic just because there are smart women in it. I’m interested in how the conversation about political correctness originally came up between Mads and the interviewer, though, and I’d be interested to see a raw transcript of that interview, but otherwise, I’m with Bryan Fuller on this one.
Very thoughtful ideas about so called “interview”.
Perched on the slope of a rocky hill in the Californian desert, not far from Joshua Tree National Park, theDesert House by American architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg is hard to categorise. Its impressive exterior form which is impeccably composed and sophisticatedly embedded within its natural surroundings consists of numerous cast-concrete slabs, which seem to cover the interior like the foliage of an otherworldly tree. Completed in the early 2000‘s after over a decade in the making, the house was commissioned by artist Bev Doolittle and her husband, who were fascinated by Kellogg’s unique aesthetic and gave him a carte blanche for the project. Born in 1934, Kellogg is considered one of the pioneers of organic architecture in the USA; his idiosyncratic style has been expressed for the most part in private projects, examples being the striking Hoshino Wedding Chapel in Karuizawa, Japan, and the Yen House in La Jolla, California.
For the creation of the Desert House, Kellogg brought his long-term collaborator, designer John Vurgin on board, who then set about designing and building pretty much everything in the house (even the fence which surrounds the property is custom-made with spiky iron elements that look like fishbone structures). It tookVurgin almost a decade to create the interiors and other elements of the house, but the wait was worthwhile: with incredible features such as the parasol installed in the dining room made of no less than 800 pieces of sandblasted glass, while in the master bedroom a self-standing bronze washing basin was given an organic yet alien form that would make even Antoni Gaudí jealous. More meticulously crafted artwork than residence, it wouldn’t surprise us if Desert House soon becomes part of a wealthy architecture enthusiast’s collection, or even a museum open to visitors.
Photos by Lance Gerber / Nuvue Interactive.
//Okay so Hannibal, I get it (not the cheese thing o.O).
But like I get how people look at Hannibal and not find him attractive, he is very much an acquired taste. But, in my very honest opinion, I believe anyone who extends Hannibal’s…interesting look to Mads Mikkelsen out of character is terribly mistaken.
I don’t see how anyone can find Mads Mikkelsen unattractive, I mean
and my personal fav
I’m totally with you, Mads is one of the most beautiful man I ‘ve ever seen.
Buon compleanno to Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, the Italian artist born on this day in 1475. Michelangelo and his artworks have been an inspiration to countless people, including the French sculptor Auguste Rodin, who traveled to Italy in 1876 to study the Renaissance artist’s works. In Rome, Rodin contemplated the great paintings in the Sistine Chapel, including “The Last Judgement,” whose impact is evident in Rodin’s monumental work “The Gates of Hell,” which stands at the Rodin Museum.
“The Gates of Hell,” modeled 1880–1917; cast 1926–28, by Auguste Rodin