Daryl Hannah

January 18, 2008

(This damn thing won’t let me format so sorry for the uber long, choppy paragraph that was supposed to be three with a list in-between.) Let’s talk about Ms. Hannah shall we?  I don’t know why and this is completely unfair of me but I am constantly surprised by the body of work she has accomplished.  Maybe I can’t get passed the whole model/actress thing and lord knows she’s been in the business for a long time but when I sit down to reflect upon the movies she’s been in I’m astounded.  Yes, this is how I spend my time, contemplating the combined oeuvre of Daryl Hannah.  It’s much more amusing and less brain hurty than thinking about say, Andie MacDowell.  Seriously – how much better would Four Weddings and a Funeral be without her. Oh and now that I’m started – Ione Skye in Say Anything – “Brain in the body of a gameshow hostess.”  I think not.  Were they looking at the same boyish, square jawed girl I was?                                                                                                                                                                                                            I digress, back to Daryl.  So let’s think about the movies she’s been in:                                                    Splash – lighthearted and fun.  Loved it when I was 10                                                                                Roxanne – I love Steve Martin and I loved this movie                                                                                      Steel Magnolias – You know you watched it and cried.  Don’t lie.                                                                    Kill Bill vol.1 and 2 – Awesome!  Awesome!                                                                                                        And the one that blows my mind because to me it is a seminal movie                                             Bladerunner                                                                                                                                                                 So, the thing that makes my brain hurt is that I have to change the way I think about Daryl Hannah and believe me I’ve been trying for years and I can’t turn it around.  I know it’s wrong and unfair but today, watching Legal Eagles, I had a chance to refelct upon it again.  I am wrong.  Ms. Hannah is a fine actress and I should not be surprised at her body of work in decent, sometimes great movies.  However Legal Eagles was not one of them (shame on you Robert Redford. We won’t even bring up Sneakers.)Photobucket