Mulligan and Andrews: two characters who keep you guessing . . .


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I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

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    • I really like Mulligan a lot, too. Yes, he’s a bad boy, but Richard gives such shadings to the character that he really intrigues me. The way his eyes turn so–bleak and empty at the end . . . and I am wondering just what’s going on in that handsome head. And on a purely shallow note, I love Richard’s hair with the curls at the nape and the heavy stubble here. Mulligan is one sexy boy.

  1. Both Paul A. and Mulligan intrigue me no end… Wish we could have seen more of them! Well, RA always manages to make you want to see more of his chaRActers..

    • Exactly. To me, they seem like real people and not two-dimensional characters–even Heinz, who was a comic book character and was only in the film a few minutes, came across as a full-fledged human being. In many cases, I don’t really care what happens to characters in a film once it ends. Sometimes they annoy me so much I wish something would happen to them. 😉

      • Maybe it’s because he writes background stories for his characters? Maybe that helps him to sort of make them “real”? Not sure I’m making any sense here.:)

        • It makes sense to me. By creating these back stories for his characters, it better allows him to flesh them out for us–allows him to add details and little nuances that make them more “real” and more compelling.

          • Makes sense to me. It’s the ambiguities of the characters he creates that give them the tension and depth we find so fascinating. It would be so easy to just label them weak, bad, etc., and leave it there, but no, Richard is too fine an actor not to go deeper, keeping us enthralled and guessing at what’s really going on inside.

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