Wishful Thinking: Making Your Own Movie?

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Postby Mademoiselle Lanoire » Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:45 am

duva wrote:Subtitles, Freddie, subtitles!


Ditto. Watching movies dubbed into other languages is too distracting.

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Postby Savoire Faire » Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:25 am

Odd, I find subtitles distracting. :lol:
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Postby Frédéric Dumont » Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:27 am

Yeah, so do I. When a movie is English in the original, I always watch in English, and when it's German then in German obviously. Otherwise... well. Then I'll have to go with a synchro.
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Postby SylvieProuvaire1832 » Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:44 am

I could see Sergi Lopez as Javert. Sideburns not included, but...I dunno. H played Captain Vidal in Pan's Labyrinth, but the character he played wasn't what made me think of him for it really...

Thank goodness for google image search

http://horror.about.com/od/redcarpetpremieres/ig/Pan-s-Labyrinth---Premiere/Sergi-Lopez.htm

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/pans_labyrinth/flipbook.php?trailer=10012279&page=1

Or perhaps Mageina Tovah who played Ursula, Spiderman's neighbour in the Spiderman movies? If you messed up her hair and put her in rags? She always struck me as very waifish in that role.

Of course, I've always kinda sucked at casting.
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Postby artificial-sprite » Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:03 am

Actually, now that you mentioned him, the Vidal actor can be Javert. And since we're on Spanish actors, Javier Bardem could be Javert too.
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Postby Frédéric Dumont » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:35 am

I just came up with the idea of casting Gerard Butler as Valjean. Think 300 - muscles to lift a bloody cart indeed. :lol:

And I'd like to see Catherine Zeta-Jones as Musichetta. Very suddenly that character would be VERY interesting to me. :wink:
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Postby brittlesmile » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:04 pm

Frédéric Dumont wrote:I just came up with the idea of casting Gerard Butler as Valjean. Think 300 - muscles to lift a bloody cart indeed. :lol:

Only if it's not a musical...
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Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:16 pm

Ahh, he'd make a good Valjean, looks-wise at least.

I'd cast Kate Beckinsale for Cosette.
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Postby Frédéric Dumont » Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:32 am

OMG KATE BECKINSALE!!! *thud* :twisted:

Nah, wasn't thinking of making a movie version of the musical, don't worry.
(Right, I admit Gerry Butler is no great singer (though he doesn't have to be afraid of a comparison with Colm, in my opinion), but I think he's a great actor.)
He's more or less the type of Valjean as I imagine him, though he'd have to wear a wig of course for most of the movie. :wink:
Though it might be difficult to find a Javert who's clearly taller than him...
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Postby Savoire Faire » Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:55 pm

Fréddie, I must ask: was that a dead-thud or... an entirely different-sort-of-thud, the kind brought about after downing several shots of Dead Man Rising? :lol:

And as of this moment, Sean Bean as Valjean is stuck in my head. Though, if I can help it, I'd readily let go of the actors whose accents cannot convince me that they are French. That, or cast them in minor roles, no matter how much of a major actor they are to the masses. :) Aurelia and artificial-sprite, please shoot me. The idea of a Filipino version of Les Miz just nailed itself to my cranial wall. A resurrected FPJ does not equal Valjean, damnit! *groans*
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Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:11 pm

I echo your sentiments. And about the Pinoy version of Les Miz...oh thank you. Now I have Cesar Montano running around in my brain in some minor role---he is NOT Marius or Valjean in my mind.
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Postby Frédéric Dumont » Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:01 pm

That was a OMGSEXYYYYYYYYY thud. :D (and I may notice a rumoured side effect of Dead Man Rising :wink: :twisted: )

Accents? We wouldn't want any accents, right? I mean, apart from the intended ones. Personally, I'd make an English version of it (but they may have to do with the fact that my French isn't that well), so anyone who speaks a decent English will do. :)
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Postby Marianne » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:13 pm

Ah, but there's no such thing as unaccented English. :lol: British English is more 'standard,' but use it and the Americans will all ask "Why are they speaking with English accents?" anyway.
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Postby Frédéric Dumont » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:48 am

Ok, good point. To me, "unaccented English" is Oxford English - the English that is taught in European schools. :lol: (Sorry to all the Americans here, you just have a funny accent. :) )
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Postby Marianne » Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:25 am

True story: musicals.net occasionally gets people asking why everyone in the musical is singing with British accents if they're supposed to be French.

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