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When less is more [sigh]

Bondi Beach

I know, it's a freaking cliché, but sometimes it's true. Ex.: in the season finale of "The Americans" last night, the daughter, Paige, is sitting on a couch with the son of their neighbor, and they start to make out, very slowly, it's only their second kiss ever.

But as they kiss, his hand moves to her side and lifts her sweater to put his palm on her flank, skin on skin. That's all we see before the camera cuts away, but it is hot. You can feel how warm her skin is and what it feels like to him.

The episode was in fact pretty limp, except for that scene. And if you haven't been following the series, give it a whirl. It's a treat. Bonus: when Frank Langella or Margo Martindale is on they own their scenes.

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demonmaster62

Frank Langella has "owned" every scene he has ever been in, be it movie or TV. The man is just one of those people that have "IT" in spades!

To me, no one but Bela could play Dracula, but Frank came in a damn close second. Even when you don't know it's him until the credits (like when he played Skeletor) He still owned every scene.

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Frank Langella has "owned" every scene he has ever been in, be it movie or TV. The man is just one of those people that have "IT" in spades!


Second that. Our video store has a "Stinkers" rack, which has "Cutthroat Island," so bad I couldn't get more than 15 minutes into it, even with Frank and Geena Davis. He's famous for a scene where he's standing with his arms in the air, cutlass in one hand, yelling "I love this!" or words to that effect. One critic said he was apparently the only one who was having fun in the movie.

His memoir, Dropped Names, is hilarious. Nicely dishy and well-written.

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