Articles Tagged ‘Ethan Hawke’
Not likely to go over too well with New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg and his tourism bureau is the tabloid-cinema crooked-cop thriller Brooklyn’s Finest. A kind of follow-up to the lowlife abyss in which Precious self-loathingly wallowed, this reverse Stockholm Syndrome crime caper intimates police corruption as a basic byproduct of the bad company they keep during working hours. In other words, blame it on the inner city.
Showing up for this interview partially dapper in a gray flannel suit, unbuttoned shirt and traces of a five o’clock shadow, Ethan Hawke was more than ready to talk about his transformation into a somewhat kinder, gentler Humphrey Bogart-ish hematology vampire, in Daybreakers.
What with the rabid quest for dwindling supplies of oil on an increasingly depleted Planet Earth these days, likewise running amok on screen is imperialism as predatory metaphor, in Avatar and now the post-apocalyptic vampire binge Daybreakers. Which is not far fetched at all, considering that hemoglobin guzzlers of ancient lore like Count Dracula aka Vlad the Impaler symbolized for the fearful masses a brutal and exploitative ruling class treachery of supernatural magnitude that did seem to bleed them dry.