Sam Neil Concept
I’ve come up with a concept. I call it the Sam Neil concept. It’s simple, let me explain. The other day I watch a 1997 sci-fi flick for the first time called Event Horizon. It’s good, not great. It’s about a spaceship that is trying to use new technology to travel faster than the speed of light. The ship, the Event Horizon, disappears during these tests and then appears about 7 years later and a crew is sent to investigate the ship. The movie was a bit more horror than I expected, however it went somewhere I didn’t see coming, which is always nice. I’m trying not to give an spoilers away, just go watch it, it’s worth it.
But, there was just one problem with the film, I kept looking for the dinosaurs. Yes, dinosaurs. Is there any mention of dinosaurs in the film? No. Is there even a hint that they’re roaming out in space somewhere on this ship? Nope. Should anything make someone think of dinosaurs in regards to the plot, setting, theme, ideas of this film? Absolutely not. Then why did I think of dinosaurs?
Because of this guy:
Yes, because Even Horizon has in it Dr. Allan Grant, oh await, I mean Sam Neil. My guess is that you look at a picture of the drastically underrated Sam Neil the first (and probably only) movie that comes to mind is ________________________.
Yup, Jurassic Park. Every time I see this guy I think of the island where dinosaurs are given a second chance at life. I don’t see this guy as an actor, I see him as a paleontologist that is trying to contain the dinosaur outbreak at Jurassic Park.
So this is how the Sam Neil Concept came to mind. Sam Neil, a talented actor who has been in other good films, instantly gets associated with one role, Dr. Allen Grant from Jurassic Park.
This is the Sam Neil concept; when you see an actor or actress your mind instantly triggers one specific movie they are in and you forever associate that person with only that movie and it seems strange to see them outside the world of whatever movie they have acted in. I don’t think there is a better example of this in Hollywood than with Sam Neil and Jurassic Park. Hence, when you see someone and think of them for one role only I declare it be known as the Sam Neil Concept.
Now the question is, what other actors and actresses could you apply the Sam Neil Concept to?