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Entertainment From Gemini Man to Living with Yourself, Hollywood has an obsession with clones

13:20  06 october  2019
13:20  06 october  2019 Source:   digitalspy.com

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Paul Rudd merely has to cohabit with his own better self in Netflix's imminent Living With Myself. In doing so, they joins a small group of stars, including Keanu Reeves, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Keaton, whom Hollywood has cloned or otherwise duplicated for our entertainment.

Gemini Man is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Ang Lee and written by David Benioff, Billy Ray, and Darren Lemke. The film stars Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen

  From Gemini Man to Living with Yourself, Hollywood has an obsession with clones © Paramount In Gemini Man, Will Smith is forced to battle a younger version of himself who can predict his every move. Paul Rudd merely has to cohabit with his own better self in Netflix's imminent Living With Yourself. In doing so, they joins a small group of stars, including Keanu Reeves, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Keaton, whom Hollywood has cloned or otherwise duplicated for our entertainment.

Cinema has a long-held fascination with its actors taking on multiple roles. While some of English-language filmmaking’s earliest stars, like William Bergman and Buster Keaton, would often play more than one role within any one picture, the first doppelgänger film was a 1913 German art film, A Student of Prague, co-directed by Stellen Rye and Paul Wagener.

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Living with Gemini Men . Always on the boil, the Gemini is a partner who knows how to communicate his love for life. At his side, you do not get bored, that’s for The Gemini must be able to escape when he felt like it, regardless of the circumstances. If you have a strong fear of being left behind, don’t worry.

The Gemini man in love is analysed and reviewed in this special love report. Discover all of the key traits and characteristics of the Gemini men are mirrors. They are excellent at mirroring what they are hearing and what others are saying. However, the reality is that you fell in love with yourself .

A young college student, played by Wagener, trades his own mirror reflection to a sorcerer for gold so he may court a rich Countess. Eventually driven mad by the constant pursuit of his exact double, he tries to murder his twin, killing himself in the process. A macabre piece of fantasy-horror, the picture spearheaded technology that allowed the same actor to appear on screen with himself, creating a template for others to follow suit.

In 1936, British-made comedy The Man in the Mirror took a similar approach, having Edward Everett Horton's reflection begin talking to him before stepping out of the mirror and living the hard-partying life he never had the confidence for.

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Gemini has a hard time staying in one place and an even harder time staying with one person. You have your work cut out for you if can capture let alone keep the elusive Mercury guy. Gemini Man – If you’re looking for a long term relationship….keep walking girl, this is not the man you’re searching for.

Though it's played more light-heartedly here, the existential terror of replacement would become a prevalent theme within the subgenre.

Works during the fifties like The Invasion of the Body Snatchers and I Married An Astro-Monster channeled the same fear through a political lens. Aliens trying to invade Earth through cloning or taking human identities were used as a stand-in for American paranoia over the 'invisible invasion' of Communism. The doubles acted suspiciously out of character and it was up to those who knew something was different to put things right.

1970's The Man Who Haunted Himself took this a step further, as Roger Moore's protagonist wakes from a car accident to find his life upended by someone everyone else thought to be him. In what Moore considers his best film, this Basil Dearden-directed thriller explores the psychological underpinnings of the concept by earnestly following Moore's perspective to the last, only revealing the truth in the climax.

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Being obsessed is like having tunnel vision: you lose the ability to see or care about anything outside the object of your obsession . You should limit your contact with a person about whom you have developed an unhealthy obsession . Spend time distracting yourself with other things, finding a way

Has a Gemini guy caught your eye? One thing's for sure -- you'll never be bored. Lesson learned: Keep your guesses to yourself . Gemini men are easy to spot in some ways and hard in others. The simultaneous easiness and difficulty is no coincidence; it’s at the heart of the duality that is Gemini .

The second, more well-known and distinctly darker version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers followed towards the end of the decade, whose morbid twist on the ending contains this heavily-giffed final shot. Filmmakers were shedding the inherent belief that someone would figure out a clone from the original, using the mystery to captivate audiences and dig into themes of conformity, humanity and personhood.

John Carpenter brought much of this to a head in The Thing, a tightly wound fusion of high-concept sci-fi and horror that turned Kurt Russell into a one-man army against a shape-shifting alien force that usurps his Antarctic colleagues one by one.

  From Gemini Man to Living with Yourself, Hollywood has an obsession with clones © Moviestore Collection/Shutterstock Thanks to movies such as Robocop, Evil Dead and Nightmare on Elm Street, science fiction and horror moved towards a more satirical, self-aware tone during the '80s and '90s.

Actors playing multiple roles came back in popularity, including cloning rom-com Multiplicity starring multiple Michael Keatons. Jackie Chan shouldered double duty in the quasi-doppelgänger action film involving estranged twins, Twin Dragons, as did Jean Claude Van Damme for Double Impact.

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The Gemini man has quite the reputation for having a dual personality. Like Kanye West and Donald Trump. They are some of the most misunderstood of men . You’re going to have to practice all of the above with your Gemini man . Emotionally, there will be roller coasters and that’s just the first date.

The Gemini man has the ability to truly pull of some amazing surprises. Especially when you’ve become comfortable with the fact that you know he could do anything at anytime or be anyone at any moment. It is an absolute must for Gemini men to have time to themselves.

Director Sheldon Lettich commented that Van Damme enjoyed playing twins because they let him showcase his range, and the picture was so successful, Van Damme did it twice more for Maximum Risk in 1997 and Replicant in 2001. Jeremy Irons played less boisterous (but much weirder) twins in David Cronenberg's body horror Dead Ringers.

Replicant, Jean Claude Van Damme © Lionsgate Replicant, Jean Claude Van Damme Arnold Schwarzenegger has played more Terminators than we can count (and to pull off its special effects T2: Judgment Day employed real-life identical twins Linda and Leslie Hamilton and Don and Dan Stanton). He returned to replication in The 6th Day – awash in technological anxiety, this 2000 movie imagines a future where cloning anything except a human is legal and widely accepted. 

Explosive and markedly less neurological than the likes of previously mentioned The Man Who Haunted Himself, there's still a poignancy to Schwarzenegger's turn as a family man stuck chasing bad guys rather than having a quiet night in. Being a performer for a living doesn't often include much down time, and the threat of being replaced by the next best version of you is forever looming.

Doppelgänger movies made a gradual resurgence later in the 2000s, particularly among indie and arthouse directors and actors. Duncan Jones' minimalist drama Moon contains a career-best pair of performances from Sam Rockwell as two conveyor belt clones who decide to burn down the factory, and Jesse Eisenberg is driven to madness when a sleeker, smoother model of him takes over his life before his very eyes in Richard Ayoade's The Double.

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Have you ever wondered why Gemini men seem to be so perfect one second and then morph into someone completely different the next? Every woman deserves a man who can make her laugh, and you’ll always look forward to spending time with your Gemini , even when he’s driving you crazy!

The Gemini isn’t too much different in person than they are long distance. These are men that really love their freedom. By having you at a distance is actually to their advantage as it gives them space they crave. It gives him time and comfort in knowing there is no hurry to commit or to live together.

Jesse Eisenberg, Jesse Eisenberg are posing for a picture: The Double, Jesse Eisenberg © BFI The Double, Jesse Eisenberg Similarly, in Denis Villenueve's Enemy, Jake Gyllenhaal portrays a shy, introverted, emotionally closed off college lecturer who develops an obsession with a lookalike who proves to be his exact opposite.

These all use symbolism of clones and exact doubles to visualise difficult, deep-rooted fears surrounding identity, labour, personal value and desirability. They ponder the surreal mix of terror and curiosity that would result from seeing your fully formed self, but different, existing in the world. They contrast the life you have with the life you could have had, if you were just a tad more confident and a mite less neurotic; if you were raised in an altogether better environment.

a man and a woman standing in a room: The Tethered in Us © Claudette Barius - Universal The Tethered in Us That quandary forms the spine of Jordan Peele's Us, released earlier this year, where Lupita Nyong'o's family are terrorised by their clones. In Us, clones are "tethered" to the originals, forced to copy their every move as a population of copies live out their lives in an abandoned underground facility. As in Moon, Peele uses man-made doppelgängers to discuss the expendability of the lower class and lower-skilled labour. 

One of the creepier moments features Elisabeth Moss' Tethered putting on lipstick in the mirror for the first time, finally getting to see herself the way her counterpart did. In Us, Peele shows us the Tethered's point-of-view, letting us feel the resentment and animosity and demonstrating that we would be as uncanny to any clone as they would be to us.

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Attracting a Gemini man is easier if you have an understanding of personality traits that astrologers generally assign to Geminis. Some people who believe in astrology think that Gemini men value partners that are self -sufficient and fully independent.

Gemini men also have a hard time dealing with their own emotions so this is why they have a hard time letting their guard down and letting someone fully in. You have to figure out for yourself whether or not you’re willing to see where it can lead you.

Will Smith has his work cut out keeping up with his double in Gemini Man. The former Fresh Prince and Man In Black is squaring up against his own youth, a terrifying prospect for anyone. Paul Rudd, meanwhile, only has to face his own inadequacy in Living With Yourself.

For better or worse, it seems Hollywood is finally taking a long hard look at itself.

Gemini Man is out in cinemas on Friday, October 11. Living with Yourself is on Netflix on October 18.

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