An analysis of the bodyguard an american romantic thriller film by mick jackson

She was not lying.

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Costner plays Frank in the extremely muted, colorless style that befits Frank's job description. Whitney Houston, with whom it was impossible not to fall in love, and Kevin Costner, who because of late '90s flops is underrated as an actor and leading man, were its perfect conduits. Anxiety and antagonism returned, however, when the studio executives, still nervous and reticent about the casting of Houston, suggested to Costner and Kasdan that the movie now include scenes that directly address the black-white dynamic of the relationship. Sure enough, we were all feeling the heat with somebody within ten minutes. Plot[ edit ] Rachel Marron is an Academy Award -nominated actress and music superstar who is being sent death threats. Richards are particularly strong reminders of what might have been. However, she cannot call it off because she does not know the killer's identity. Hurt, Rachel begins to defy Frank's security measures, then attempts to sleep with his former Secret Service colleague Greg Portman, whom she meets at a Miami party.

Even when they kiss the night after the death of Rachel's sister, they remain distant. Early on in the show Phil show his topless extremely 'ripped' torso much to the delight of the audience who from then on in wolf-whistle every time he appears on stage, which I'm not exactly sure is the reaction the producers are after for their 'villain'.

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She meets him halfway, but they've barricaded their bodies. Frank could have fallen, and fallen hard. They will always love each other. At the same time, Houston seems uncertain of just where that step has taken her. They were convinced that a country song, especially one that began so slowly, would never do well on radio. On the surface, all her minions -- including a sly publicity agent Gary Kemp , a senior aide Bill Cobbs , an oafish security chief Mike Starr and a music executive who is also Rachel's sister Michele Lamar Richards , toady ceaselessly and devote body and soul to insuring Rachel's happiness. Subscribe to Variety Today. Their protection became affection, and he gave her the gift of seeing her and loving her as Rachel Marron, not the superstar, but the human being. It all comes down to that kiss — that act of passion, drama, and intimacy that Costner explained as a gesture of gratitude. Now this brings me on to Phil Atkinson who plays the role of the stalker. This is a man and a woman. A few days later, after Nikki's funeral, Rachel attends the 67th annual Academy Awards , where she is nominated as best actress. Frank then moves on to his next assignment. After the plane starts to take off, Rachel suddenly orders the plane to stop, jumps out, and runs to Frank for one last passionate kiss. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them.

A similar restraint translated wonderfully into slow-burning sexual tension when Mr. Like many couples with separate high-powered careers, the two seem to spend little time together.

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Sporting the close-cropped haircut he must have had in grade school, Mr. Tomas Arana Nicki. Kevin Costner Rachel Marron. Running time: minutes. She is waving around a model of a samurai sword that Farmer keeps on his wall.

They flirt, hold hands, and steal smiling glances from across the room.

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The movie endures not only because of its stunning soundtrack, but because it represents a style of blockbuster entertainment that's different from what is currently fashionable. I know when to become powerful and when to quiet it down. Its short lifespan does not limit its transformative power. Some revellers recognise her and take some snaps for the gram which naturally, goes viral and leads to a minor twist where the stalker sees it becomes enraged that Marron is out with another man. What do I want? Frank learns that the stalker had been apprehended the earlier that day, and was in custody when Nicki was killed. Frank is haunted by the fact that he was off duty when Reagan was shot. Costner and Kasdan won the argument, and when Houston swept the studio executives off their feet during her screen test, the fighting seemed to end. With the film, her marriage and her pregnancy, she seems to be sending out myriad signals that she is one step ahead of her image. But by the time I met Bobby, Robyn and I had had enough time together and our relationship had changed from friendship to more of an employer-employee arrangement. Frank jumps in front of her, and is shot in the arm.

They will always love each other. It had the maturity and sophistication that gives adult romance the contradiction of cross-pollinated pain and joy. As for the rest of the plot, which had to cater for a shorter running time and the addition of longer and extra musical numbers, there were some changes as expected.

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Farmer sits at Rachel's side and leans toward her mouth. It all comes down to that kiss — that act of passion, drama, and intimacy that Costner explained as a gesture of gratitude. Tomas Arana Nicki. Now this brings me on to Phil Atkinson who plays the role of the stalker. The film is about a relationship between two people, and it would have been a failure if it became a film about interracial relationships. Frank Farmer. Howell; casting, Elisabeth Leustig.
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