Rankin on BBC2 tonight (UK)
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09-01-11, 11:56 AM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: South East England
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Rankin is looking at Hollywood photography on BBC2 tonight 8pm
Yep, saw that. It seemed that Rankin was initially very enthusiastic, encouraged by Michael Sheen's attention to detail, but after struggling to recreate the Jane Russell image he seemed to lose interest in the project and approached the rest somewhat half-heartedly.
In the iconic original Wild One image Brando leans on a Triumph motorbike, as ridden in the film, but actor Matthew Rhys was given a Harley Davidson for the shoot - similar vintage, wrong make. Yet when the final images flashed up at the end of the programme Rhys had mysteriously acquired a Triumph/Harley hybrid - the Harley with Triumph's well-known tank badge superimposed. Artistic licence or simple Photoshop fakery? Hmmm
- why bother?
The highlights for me were Terry O'Neill's characteristically down-to-earth contribution and the lesser-known gallery images of Marylin Monroe.
is the BBC iPlayer link for anyone who would like to see the programme.
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