Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The Promotion of Michael in Prometheus
I have read from excerpts of WonderCon that David has been awake on the Prometheus for two whole years before the human team members were awaken from cryostasis. What was he doing all that time? Michael says that David used his 'imagination' to keep himself occupied. It is also alluded that David is treated as a butler of sorts and is not held in high-regard by his ship mates because he's artificial and so much more intelligent than they are. This character plot background gives me the impression that David is going to be the root cause of the catastrophe that awaits the crew of the Prometheus, and possibly help ensure the success of the procurement of the alien life form on that planet, or aid in the destruction of his human peers. Whatever his mission is, be it a clear agenda, or a secret plan, I think that Michael Fassbender's character will be the one that is most talked about and closely watched in the film. What do you think?
I received an email from Siobhan, a contributor to FilmInk Magazine, and she directed me to a digital link for overseas readers to read online, the article for Prometheus. Go check it out right here.
Lastly, a funny thing has been happening lately. Are you familiar with the term, word association? It happens when a word you know becomes psychologically associated, in your mind, with a person, place or thing. For instance, whenever I read the word "fascinating", I think of the word I created for this blog, "fassinating". Immediately I think of that comparison, and I laugh and remind myself that in the context of my reading 'fascinating' that is the correct spelling of the word. Also, when I see "Michael", I think of Michael Fassbender. Here at work, I'm scanning a huge HR file of an employee with the first name Michael, but it made me think of MF. When I see references to Ireland, Germany, I think of MF. Last week when I was looking to buy some garlic salt, I saw the ginger spice... and, duh, thought of him,... again. Yikes!
Am I alone in this fassy related word associations? Please tell me that I'm not. ;-)