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Better to reign in Hell, then serve in Heav’n

I watched The Prophecy. And... we all remember why, right? Because of this:

"I had a great sex scene with Christopher Walken in The Prophesy and no one started rumours about us. When will people realize that actors act? If we didn't make love scenes believable, we wouldn't be doing our job properly." - Viggo Mortensen.

Well. Either Viggo has a very overactive and interesting imagination, is remembering something that didn't make it to the final cut, has the hots for Christopher Walken (and who doesn't?), or has a very conservative view of sex. Or maybe a very morbid view, which seems more likely. Because Viggo's character (yes, he's Lucifer) has a grand total of, at most, ten minutes on screen. Two of which are spent with Walken. And this is conscious-Walken, by the way. This is their basic exchange:

Gabriel: This war is mine!
Lucifer: Your war is arrogance. That makes it evil. And that's mine.
Gabriel: Lucifer. Sitting in your basement. Sulking about your breakup with the boss. You're nothing.
Lucifer: Time to come home, Gabriel.

And somewhere in there, Viggo licks Walken's face. Then he rips out his heart and drags him off.

Maybe Viggo got a little confused about the penetration aspect...? I dunno. It was sexual, yeah, but not a sex scene. Maybe he got misquoted. Maybe it didn't come out of his mouth quite the right way.

But! He also got a few nice moments with Elias Koteas, who plays the good guy. Vig stalks up, grabs him from behind, puts his mouth right up against this guy's ear, and eventually says:

"Little Tommy Daggett. How I loved listening to your sweet prayers. Then you would hop into bed, afraid that I was hiding under it. And I was!" (and he giggles)

And I think this too... I think he hisses it. He only has three scenes, so it's in there somewhere.

"I love you! I love you more than Jesus!"

And he sings a little too. Very odd.

"I was the first angel, loved once above all others..."
"But like all true love... one day it withered on the vine..."

Oh my. He has a very odd voice. I always expect it to be deeper, and it really isn't. It's not squeaky. It's just not deep, not throaty, not a purr (as fic writers looooove to describe it). It's so weird that I don't even know how to talk about it. I'll figure it out though. Eventually. As that movie, campy and stupid as it kind of was, is fueling my religious mythology crusade.

Did you know that Lucifer is only mentioned once in the Bible by name? Isaiah 14:12. This is what SAB has to say about it:

"This is the only verse in the bible that mentions Lucifer. Although most Christians consider Lucifer to be Satan (the devil), there is little biblical justification for doing so. In this verse "Lucifer" refers to the king of Babylon (Nebuchadrezzar?) and Lucifer (the light bearer) is also called the "son of the morning" or morning star. The only other person that is referred to in that way is Jesus (Rev.22:16). Does this mean that Lucifer is Jesus?"


EDIT: And I forgot to mention that they use Victoria's "Ave Maria" in that movie, which is the song we're singing in choir (and technically the tune I used for "1 Kings 18", but it isn't obvious). So... EEEE! But it's badly done, because it's sung by kiddies.

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