Collateral attractions: Lee Pace in Halt and Catch Fire 3.5

I’m behind again (couldn’t get the remote control last week), so I missed episode 4 and read that synopsis and then watched episode 5 tonight. I’m going to go back and watch 4 and then rewatch this one (and try to get interested in Cameron as a character enough to follow that plotline, sigh), but I can’t help but say how much I enjoyed the plot around Joe’s strange visitor — his creative crisis and his worries — and the way Pace played it, and how he looked. I think the obvious objection is that it’s treated too trivially, particularly from the perspective of those of us who remember those years (even if Pace is a little young). Five seconds of him sobbing seem too brief. I also like the way the relationship between Joe and Ryan is being scripted.

So have some screenshots.

Joe (Lee Pace) and Ryan (Manish Dayal) figure out how to position the commercial Internet, in Halt and Catch Fire 3.5. Screencap.

Joe (Lee Pace) and Ryan (Manish Dayal) figure out how to position the commercial Internet, in Halt and Catch Fire 3.5. Screencap.

Joe (Lee Pace) gets a mysterious visitor, in Halt and Catch Fire 3.5. Screencap.

Joe (Lee Pace) gets a mysterious visitor, in Halt and Catch Fire 3.5. Screencap.

Ryan observes Joe (Lee Pace) sobbing in Halt and Catch Fire 3.5. Screencap.

Ryan observes Joe (Lee Pace) sobbing in Halt and Catch Fire 3.5. Screencap.

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Joe (Lee Pace) reacts to the news, in Halt and Catch Fire 3.5. Screencap. I really liked how they tried to draw this information out.

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Joe (Lee Pace) reacts to the news, in Halt and Catch Fire 3.5. Screencap. End of the shot.

And just for random pleasure, a cap of Lee Pace talking about the scene with his hands. Sigh.

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~ by Servetus on September 14, 2016.

6 Responses to “Collateral attractions: Lee Pace in Halt and Catch Fire 3.5”

  1. Awww, this smile…..

  2. Mmm…he is seriously hot with that beard ! ( sorry for being tryvial 😉 )

  3. I was on the fence about this show before. This season I am totally lost with the tech stuff involving Joe, but I can follow Mutiny – it’s about shopping. I wonder if much younger viewers even got the unspoken plot line between Joe and his visitor. I do like the relationship dynamic between Gordon and Donna – that passive aggressive “no breakfast scene,” that followed Donna’s admission that she didn’t like camping, rang true. But, I would have opted for the cold pizza anyway.

    • I thought that was hilarious. Like he hadn’t figured that out already? At the latest when she forgot to get the propane? I really like the Gordon character but he is soooo clueless.

      Good question about the reach of that scene. Pace himself was 6-7 when the scenes in this film take place.

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