Looking The Part – Soren and Daniel On Movie Scars and Tattoos
The Cracked Podcast #187 June 23, 2017
Admit it: the Harry Potter movies would be totally different if he didn’t have a cool scar. If Harry looked like Gary Oldman in ‘Hannibal’, Hermione and Ron be afraid to talk to him and even the Dementors would think twice before getting close to him. But Harry’s scar is pencil-thin, and hides behind his hair. He’s got a good-guy scar. And characters like Heath Ledger’s Joker, Freddy Krueger and Scar? Obviously bad guys, right? ‘The Lion King’ wasn’t even trying when they named their bad guy.
Last week, in episode one of “Looking the Part,” Soren Bowie and Daniel O’Brien analyzed what filmmakers were subtly telegraphing to audiences with characters’ hair, mustaches and beards. This week the guys are joined by costume designer Jenna Wright to take a look at the skin, how scars and tattoos are used on good guys vs. bad guys, and the role costuming plays in developing a character.
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