Thursday, November 3, 2011

Harry Tuttle - Heating Engineer

Harry "Archibald" Tuttle - Freelance Heating Engineer
Terry Gilliam's science fiction movie Brazil is one of those often overlooked gems of cinema. Its got a wonderful dark view of a future taken over by bureaucracy, red tape and complications. The people are scared into a life they don't really want by a fear of terrorism. But in the middle of all this comes a man who has ducked out of the world of forms and doing what you're told. A heating engineer called Harry Tuttle (played by Robert De Niro). He tells Sam, (the hero of the movie,) that he became a heating engineer for, "the action, the excitement. Go anywhere, travel light, get in, get out, wherever there's trouble, a man alone."

I love the utterly surreal idea of an armed man busting into a house in order to fix the air conditioning without doing the paperwork. Reminds me of those soldiers that do the missions we never hear about, black ops. So what beter way of representing Harry than as the guy from Call of Duty.

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