4 sept. 2011

I still don't quite look like James Joyce. I need rounder glasses and a slightly different shape mustache.

2 comentarios:

Clarissa dijo...

This is funny. :-) His eyes are also looking to the right and the entire photo acquires this uncanny mechanic feel as a result. :-)

Vance Maverick dijo...

Hugh Kenner says somewhere with characteristic enthusiasm that no two photos of Joyce look alike. Making allowance for hero-worship, there's something to this, and I think you'll need to pay close attention to detail to bring off the impersonation (if you mean it). For the classic Abbott portrait, you'd have to trim the mustache just so (perhaps a millimeter or two too far, for modern taste, in the Great Dictator direction) and duplicate the tie, hat, cuffs, and stick. The flop of the wrists probably couldn't be sustained throughout a party.