Wishful Thinking: Making Your Own Movie?

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Postby Frédéric Dumont » Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:12 pm

Thumbs up for your Cosette and Éponine.

Emma Thompson for the Thénardiess? Hm. She's too slim, definitely... how about the woman who played Miss Trunchbull in Matilda and Aunt Marge in Harry Potter 3? (forgot her name, sorry)
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Postby Savoire Faire » Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:40 am

Thank you.

Pam Ferris, you mean? Good choice. Now how about David Bradley (who, coincidentally, plays Argus Filch) for M. Thénardier?
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Postby brittlesmile » Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:15 am

Frédéric Dumont wrote:how about the woman who played Miss Trunchbull in Matilda and Aunt Marge in Harry Potter 3? (forgot her name, sorry)

I'd like to second that choice. I say yes to David Bradley as well.
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Postby Savoire Faire » Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:39 am

Check out Rosamund Pike (and the shot that made me see her as prospective Fantine).
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Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:10 pm

She does look the part, I'll tell you that. Young, innocent, yet somehow knowing...
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Postby Savoire Faire » Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:18 pm

Indeed. (Bond girls rock! :lol: )

I think I'm getting too carried away with the casting part that I haven't even thought about the chemistry between the actors and if they could actually make a canonesque film work. Also, aside from Cécile and Emily (who is Australian), all the actors I've in mind are English. I'd really prefer at least a quarter (if not half) of the cast to be French. Or French-looking, with the ability to sound convincingly French enough.

Frenchness aside, I think I may have found a probable Gavroche (Harry Eden, right.)
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Postby Frédéric Dumont » Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:33 pm

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Frédéric Dumont wrote:how about the woman who played Miss Trunchbull in Matilda and Aunt Marge in Harry Potter 3? (forgot her name, sorry)

I'd like to second that choice. I say yes to David Bradley as well.


Filch and Aunt Marge yay! :lol: I totally agree. Though we could also take Alun Armstrong, he was not only in the OLC but also played the curator in The Mummy Returns, and ye gods that one is nasty...
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Postby Savoire Faire » Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:18 am

Alun Armstrong was also the judge in Oliver (2005), as well as an inspector in The Saint. He also appeared in several Brit television series. And Aunt Marge is played by Pam Ferris, btw. :lol:
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Postby Frédéric Dumont » Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:42 pm

He was Jinette in Van Helsing, too. And I actually recognized him. :D
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Postby lovemoonyforever » Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:27 pm

Jinette is the cardinal, isn't he? I never knew Van Helsing (or the
Mummy Returns, for that matter) had a Les Mis actor in it :D.
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Postby Frédéric Dumont » Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:48 pm

Yep, he is. It totally cracked me up when I realised that the very same actor played Thénardier.
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Postby artificial-sprite » Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:00 pm

I was thinking of Jeremy Irons for Javert, but I don't think I can look at him and not think of Humbert Humbert at some point. :lol: As for Valjean, maybe Stellan Skarsgard (Bootstrap Bill Turner), Gerard Depardieu, Sean Bean, or Daniel Auteuil, whom I've never seen act but is in this movie I want to watch.

The only person I can imagine as Cosette is Virginie Ledoyen, but she might be too old for the part.

Maybe Simon Woods for Joly? He was so adorably twitchy in Pride and Prejudice. Louis Garrel for Grantaire. And I still stand by Aurelien Wiik as Marius.

If only I knew for sure that these actors can all speak in the same accent in the same language! Even if the British-accent-in-period-films thing is so overdone. It would be nice if the whole movie/miniseries were in French.
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Postby Savoire Faire » Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:59 pm

artificial-sprite wrote:It would be nice if the whole movie/miniseries were in French.


Indeed! And I have to say I'm relieved that I'm not the only one who thought of Sean Bean for Valjean.
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Postby Frédéric Dumont » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:39 pm

Sean Bean? Why not? :)

As long as they make an English or German synchro of it, French is fine by me. My French just is not good enough to understand a movie.
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Postby duva » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:00 am

Subtitles, Freddie, subtitles!


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