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    Cool Peter Lorre....not?

    Not Peter Lorre himself, just a vision of his characters in black and white films.
    My take on "Arsenic & Old Lace" and his line: "Oh no, Johnny, please not like in Philadelphia!".
    And if you wonder, yes the hat comes from Mr Cairo In **another** movie.

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    I don't know these movies, but the character is very funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebular View Post
    I don't know these movies, but the character is very funny

    Thanks! You MUST see "Arsenic & Old Lace" and "Casablanca", they are fantastic movies and very easy to find anywhere!

    cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by usurpator View Post
    Thanks! You MUST see "Arsenic & Old Lace" and "Casablanca", they are fantastic movies and very easy to find anywhere!

    cheers!
    Wholeheartedly agree! I wish more people appreciated the old classic b&w movies the way you obviously do. Your Lorre is a welcome treat. Now I'm searching for reference photos of Sidney Greenstreet from The Maltese Falcon. Thanks for the insperation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by voodoodad View Post
    Wholeheartedly agree! I wish more people appreciated the old classic b&w movies the way you obviously do. Your Lorre is a welcome treat. Now I'm searching for reference photos of Sidney Greenstreet from The Maltese Falcon. Thanks for the insperation!
    Thanks! I've just uploaded (re: my sig) a Mob Boss for my Peter Lorre, He was supposed to be a Greenstreet character but ended up far leaner.... let's say he's a modern cardio-aware version of Greenstreet . this said I am planning a "sweaty bully" type.
    I do indeed look forward to your Maltese Falcon boss!
    I'm currently, as I type, working on the Femme Fatale for my mobsters

    Looking forward to your sculpts!

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    Red face

    Oh, btw, not that it's interesting or anything: at the moment I try working without reference, rather from emotional memory. I try to get the expression, so I don't want to get stuck with the expression of an actor on a certain photo. Plus I don't feel capable yet of trying a likeness.

    This said I know those old movies by heart so I don't need much of an effort to summon up those wonderful people.


    Mmmmm.... I think I'm going to do a Cary Grant type, one those days.... the Loony version from "Bringing up Baby"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by usurpator View Post
    Oh, btw, not that it's interesting or anything: at the moment I try working without reference, rather from emotional memory. I try to get the expression, so I don't want to get stuck with the expression of an actor on a certain photo. Plus I don't feel capable yet of trying a likeness.

    This said I know those old movies by heart so I don't need much of an effort to summon up those wonderful people.


    Mmmmm.... I think I'm going to do a Cary Grant type, one those days.... the Loony version from "Bringing up Baby"!
    I wish my memory was that good. Your Lorre bust is twice as good after finding out you were working from memory!

    Shameless plug inserted here; If you're interested in old bad movies, I have a wip bust of Tor Johnson on the page linked in my sig.

    Edit; watching Arsenic and Old Lace again thanks to you and NetFlix.
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    I love your Tor Johnson!
    if you like bad movie you must see the bad movie made ON PURPOSE "Lost Skeleton of Cadavra" it's a masterpiece homage to old crapy movies and it's so hilarious it hurts each time I watch it!



    Give my best regards to the son of the cook! (re: last scen before conclusion of old lace :-D)

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    Quote Originally Posted by usurpator View Post
    I love your Tor Johnson!
    if you like bad movie you must see the bad movie made ON PURPOSE "Lost Skeleton of Cadavra" it's a masterpiece homage to old crapy movies and it's so hilarious it hurts each time I watch it!



    Give my best regards to the son of the cook! (re: last scen before conclusion of old lace :-D)
    Will do! And I will look up that movie as soon as old lace is over.
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