To put it mildly, “Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3” is a very silly video game. Its plot includes an alternate version of World War II, a plan to travel back in time and assassinate Albert Einstein, a version of Mount Rushmore where faces shoot lasers from their eyes, and The bears are trained to fight infantry. In other words, Tim Curry’s portrayal of Soviet Russian Colonel Anatoly Cherdenko is right for the money given the project’s vibe.
In Evil behaviorThe oral history of Curry’s meme-making, his co-star in the game, Ivana Miličević, said of filming their cutscenes during the 10- to 12-hour workday:
“Working 10 hours, 11 hours in a row isn’t normal for an actor. When you’re filming, you’re there alone – with a great team, but you’re just there for hours, sitting at one table. You, after a while, are just trying to have fun with it.”
“Red Alert 3″‘s assistant editor Joshua Basche explains further:
“It was at the end of the day, and you could tell Curry was tired, he wanted to get out of there. But then that line came in. And you saw the smile on his face as he read it over his head. First take is the first time to take it.”
His delivery, as you’d expect, leaves the crew stitched up. “I think he knew he was going to crash but he finished the shot because he knew it could be used,” noted film editor Stuart Allison of “Red Alert 3.” “He knows he did it brilliantly.”
Really, we don’t deserve Curry’s greatness.
https://www.slashfilm.com/972748/the-red-alert-line-that-made-tim-curry-a-meme-was-a-moment-of-exhausted-inspiration/ The red warning line makes Tim Curry A Meme an inspirational moment