Friday, July 13, 2007

Casting books

I’m not dead! I vanished for a while due to personal stuff (Good stuff, but time-consuming) and let the writing slide. I’ll try to be more consistent in the future.

Alastair Reynolds mentions something interesting- he envisioned Clavain from the “Revelation Space” series as Sean Connery- specifically, Sean Connery as he looked in “The Hunt for Red October.”

I have, on occasion, envisioned characters in books as actors while I read. When I started reading A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, for instance, I almost immediately imagined King Robert as Brian Blessed- partly from his role as the Duke of Exeter in Henry V, but mostly from when he played Richard IV in Black Adder.

For somewhat less clear reasons, I always imagined Garrett from Glen Cook’s Garrett, P.I. books as looking (and sounding, which makes no sense) like Gabriel Byrne’s character in Miller’s Crossing. Don’t ask me why. I also always imagined either Crask or Sadler (I don’t recall which) as looking and sounding like The Dane from the same film.

Anyone have any examples of their own?

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1 comment:

George Potter said...

TIME ENOUGH FOR LOVE -- Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid Era Paul Newman in various age makeups as Lazarus Long. Because of that, Minerva was always a young Gena Rowlands.

THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS -- Young Robert Duvall as Mannie.

THE STARS MY DESTINATION -- Christopher Walken as Gully Foyle.