Saturday, February 15, 2014

Adrien Brody assumes THE pose

With Entertainment Weekly's unveiling this week of the first official photos from HISTORY's Houdini miniseries, I couldn't resist this little side by side of the men who have played Houdini in major biopics all assuming that most famous of poses. Welcome aboard, Mr. Brody!

Curtis, Glaser, Schaech, and now Adrien Brody.

The real thing

Houdini is directed by Uli Edel from a script by Nicholas Meyer. The 4-hour miniseries will air over the course of two nights on HISTORY sometime this year.

9 comments:

  1. Schaech comes closest to duplicating the famous pose, from the dotted loincloth right down to the padlock dangling from his neck.

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    1. Yes, his is almost exact. They did a great job.

      It's possible we'll see a Brody in a closer version. They might have done multiple configurations of chains, just as Houdini himself did.

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  2. A Speedo? Are they really going to have Houdini in a Speedo in the Brody version? I thought they wanted historical accuracy!

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    1. Hey, at least they got the fabric pattern right.

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  3. I tried to get Dorothy Dietrich to use this exact pose for some publicity shots but she turned it down. :)

    Dick Brookz

    The Houdini Museum
    The Only Building in the World Dedicated to Houdini
    The Original Houdini Museum in NYC at The Magic Towne House

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    1. That would have gotten some attention. :)

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  4. Schaech also has the physique closest to Houdini's. They sure used a plethora of chains for Adrien Brody's pose - for emphasis, perhaps? In any case, Brody's got MY attention. ;)

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    1. They really did double down on the chains for AB. Funny how that actually makes it look like it would be easier to escape.

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