The "Brit a Day" series

What does a months-long parade of attractive British men have to do with fiction, you might well ask? These gentlemen have inspired some lovely scenes, part of the life I live in my head. Over time, some of these scenes reach out to one another and begin to form a story. For the present, each one of these pictures provides a writing prompt for me, a way to keep me writing with a sense of passion and narrative, even when the stories are not yet fully formed.

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Brit a Day [#210]

I was going to use a photo from 'The Mechanic' as Christian Bale's off-label film role, but I couldn't bring myself to do it. If you don't know the film, I'll let you investigate why I might be squeamish about it. Meanwhile, I had forgotten that Bale once played Jesus in the 1999 film "Mary, Mother of Jesus." I don't know if this is a still from the movie or just a promo shot, but I'm sorry, he's just too pretty. Good haircut, clean, nicely trimmed beard--he doesn't have a scratch on him. By the time Christ wears the crown of thorns, he should at least have a couple of bruises!

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