Erin (Login Moviegoer) from IP address 220.127.116.11
I've been thinking about Robert Culp's ability to show vulnerability in an entirely new way. I've never seen an actor with his facility for it (and for all other forms of acting, but really, the vulnerability is outstanding).
Tatia - would you be so kind as to favor us with a few screen caps?
I was also thinking of his expression when Thomas is watching Hannie on the beach, and when Trent, at the end of "Demon with a Glass Hand", reaches for Consuelo. Oh, and Hoby's lost look when he hears that the boy he shot has just died.
I agree that vulnerability is a key Culp acting skill. It's the main aspect of the character that attached me to Bill Maxwell, that in your face Fed FULL of insecurities and vulnerabilities. The writers developed Maxwell much more than Ralph, probably due to the complexity of the Fed and Culp's capacity to bring so much more depth to the character, which the stories and Culp himself veered to vulnerability so often. Kelly's vulnerabilities were apparent, too, mostly through his emotional instabilities and his resultant drinking abuse, and it always intrigued me how it put him, Scotty and his country at risk, at times. But, it's still a huge draw to me-- I mean, it's a perfect recipe for a fan:
1. Combine a cup of tall with two cups lean and handsome--stir rapidly until character winds up with shirt off
2. Add in intense episode whereby main character is emotionally hurt
3. Add in a pinch of masterful expression of vulnerability
4. Put whole mix on TV and ensure pause and rewind button on remote are in working order.
This message has been edited by mmDerdekea from IP address 18.104.22.168 on Dec 14, 2011 10:32 AM