muccamukk: Gregory Peck looks up from the book he's reading. (Books: Hello Reading)
[personal profile] muccamukk
Long promised, finally made.

Notes on methodology (haha):
  • I watched twenty three movies for this project.

  • Movie selection was based on what I felt like watching based on summaries and whim of the moment.

  • The chart includes almost all of Peck's early career, and almost nothing following 1962. There are next to no Westerns.

  • Inclusion on this flowchart is because I watched the movie, not because I thought it was good, though hopefully the choices give some idea of content. Other Movies tag has reviews of most of these.

  • This chart was getting out of hand, so I split it into three parts based on aesthetic, as follows:

    • Wounded Gazelle: The entirety of his career between 1944 and 1949, when he was coasting on a good deal of earnestness and not a whole lot of acting talent. (Excludes one movie because life is too short for Ernest Hemingway.)

    • Big Damn Hero: Mostly war or military movies, mostly filmed in the 1950s.

    • Hot Dad: What it says on the tin.

  • Some movies are repeated across sections. A movie appearing twice just means it fits both, not that I rec it twice as much.

  • The list assumes that you find Gregory Peck attractive and charming, and are more or less watching movies based on that fact.

  • Made on OpenOffice Draw. I am, clearly, not greatly experienced in graphic design.

(Also on tumblr)

Date: 2017-05-07 05:07 am (UTC)
nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck staring soulfully into the camera (@ hello Gregory Peck)
From: [personal profile] nenya_kanadka
I love this post and all the things you choose to be. <3<3<3

Date: 2017-05-07 05:20 am (UTC)
sovay: (Claude Rains)
From: [personal profile] sovay
Gregory Peck Movie Flowchart

This is delightful. Thank you.

I was surprisingly impressed by him in John Huston's Moby Dick (1956), but I'm not sure that really fits any of these flowcharts.

Date: 2017-05-07 07:34 am (UTC)
sovay: (PJ Harvey: crow)
From: [personal profile] sovay
I'm curious about Moby Dick, so may as well check it out. It can't be worse than at least three things I've already watched.

I actively enjoyed it. It's the film that introduced me to Richard Basehart and Leo Genn and A.L. Lloyd cameos as a shantyman leading "Blood Red Roses" and "Heave Away, My Johnny." (Royal Dano cameos as the prophesying Elijah and was memorably compared by a friend to mine to Will Turner drowned and dragged up again, which since At World's End wouldn't come out for several months was prescient of her.) The script by Ray Bradbury necessarily condenses the living hell out of the novel, but it feels remarkably like itself even without Melville's chapter-length digressions on the sex lives of whales. The deliberately saturated film stock gives the whole thing a look of hand-tinted postcards. And I know Peck was cast against type and criticized for his performance, but he works for me: he has a kind of calm fixity to his madness, not dramatic for much of the runtime except that he is way too intense. (I have nothing to say about his beard except that just because something worked for Abraham Lincoln doesn't mean it will work for anyone else in the history of ever, costume department.) It goes a little Hollywood at the finale, but part of that is the limitation of the special effects of the time. I'd watch it again.

Date: 2017-05-07 05:54 pm (UTC)
sovay: (Otachi: Pacific Rim)
From: [personal profile] sovay
"In John Huston’s Moby Dick he played mad Captain Ahab like a perfectly sensible millionaire who wondered why he was clinging to a wet whale when he could have been holding a dry sherry."

Hah. I think that's overstating the case, but everyone's mileage etc.

(I suspect the beard was his idea. He seemed pleased with silly period facial hair, even when everyone else told him to stop.)


Date: 2017-05-08 05:02 am (UTC)
nenya_kanadka: Reality has a homoerotic bias (@ homoerotic bias)
From: [personal profile] nenya_kanadka
According to the Internet he was a hueg lifelong Lincoln fan.

Date: 2017-05-07 07:53 am (UTC)
rachelmanija: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rachelmanija
This is amazing. I need to do a Gregory Peck film fest, there's so much I want to see now.

Date: 2017-05-07 08:17 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: Rainbow DNA (Default)
From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
I love this chart! This chart is amazing, and so are you.

Date: 2017-05-07 10:25 am (UTC)
navaan: (cat)
From: [personal profile] navaan
*stares at chart* You may be one of my favorite people, ever. That chart is just so beautiful.

Date: 2017-05-07 11:27 am (UTC)
sparowe: (See)
From: [personal profile] sparowe
These are great! :)

Date: 2017-05-07 04:09 pm (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
This cheered me up to an insane degree, which is really saying something given the ACHA and French elections. I am proud to know you.

tag yourself

Date: 2017-05-07 04:11 pm (UTC)
kore: (Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman on the s)
From: [personal profile] kore
I'm Big Damn Hero period, with Wounded Gazelle rising.
Edited Date: 2017-05-07 04:11 pm (UTC)

Re: tag yourself

Date: 2017-05-08 05:14 am (UTC)
nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck in a tuxedo with text "I watch for the plot" (@ Gregory Peck tux)
From: [personal profile] nenya_kanadka
I'm basically Francie Chisholm without the epic persistence, so gazelles all over the place here too.

Though I still want to grow up to be Father O'Flaherty from the BDH section. Hmm.

Re: tag yourself

Date: 2017-05-08 06:14 am (UTC)
linaelyn: (Dude)
From: [personal profile] linaelyn
I always wanted to be Atticus Finch.

Re: tag yourself

Date: 2017-05-08 06:24 am (UTC)
nenya_kanadka: blue tentacle monster with a heart above head (@ Lemon the Tentacle Monster)
From: [personal profile] nenya_kanadka
I feel like you've probably succeeded. ❤

Date: 2017-05-08 06:06 am (UTC)
nenya_kanadka: its purely carnal qualities outweighed its metaphorical significance (@ carnal qualities)
From: [personal profile] nenya_kanadka
Huh this one looks interesting, though cannot decide if also embarrassment squick. Could be interesting to contrast with The Great Sinner. He probably gets to swan around in pretty clothes and also be a woobie for part of it:

Date: 2017-05-08 09:29 pm (UTC)
nenya_kanadka: I was distracted by boobies! (@ boobies!)
From: [personal profile] nenya_kanadka
LOL! That's fair.

I could always advance watch it. Not that my list of movie ballycumbers is especially short atm.

Date: 2017-05-08 06:13 am (UTC)
linaelyn: (POTC funny ol' world by indilime)
From: [personal profile] linaelyn
You are the most amazing person in the history of ever. I'm just sayin'.

I've been reading this aloud to Estel & YK, and it has provided a great deal of mirth in our home tonight. Thank you. :-D))))))

Date: 2017-05-08 06:26 am (UTC)
scintilla10: Blue teapot (Stock - blue teapot)
From: [personal profile] scintilla10
Hee! This is an excellent resource ;)
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