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Old February 10th 09, 00:05   #51
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My problem with a big star in a B5 feature film is that the star would tend to overshadow the real substance of the feature. In such a one shot deal, like a feature film, you don't have time for the actor to really morph into the role, and be seen as the character, not the actor. Also, if you have a big name actor or two, it becomes those actors movie, and it would be seen less as a B5 movie.
While those things definitely *can* happen, I think that stating that they categorically *will* happen in every case is an overgeneralization.

Not all A-list actors are just themselves (or a single cultivated screen persona) on screen. Look at people such as Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, and Alec Guiness: A-list stars who routinely submerge into the persona of the the character that they are currently playing.

As for a movie becoming a star vehicle and not about the source material any more: it depends upon how the star(s) is (are) used. Star Wars did not become an Alec Guiness vehicle when played Obiwan, and Superman (the first Reeve movie) did not become a Marlon Brando movie when he played Jor-El. However, having those names associated with them gave both productions increeased credibiity with market segments that would have otherwise dismissed them out of hand.
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Old February 10th 09, 01:30   #52
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Re: WB Possibly thinking Big Screen B5 movie.

With the exception of Jack Black as Vir, your list made me want to puke. I'm sure that was your intention, so congratulations!

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Like everyone else, I would also like to see the original cast in this movie, but if it's not possible, I don't mind watching other actors portraying our favourite characters.

"After all, it's the thought that counts" ( Mr. Welles ) and the thought here is definitely great.

Nevertheless, it would be really hard to watch a B5 movie with the following cast:

1.Sheridan - Leonardo Di Caprio

2.Delenn - Reese Witherspoon

3.Garibaldi - Adam Sandler

4.Ivanova - Cameron Diaz

5.Marcus - Orlando Blum

6.Franklin - Martin Lawrence

7.Lennier - Ben Stiller

8.Vir - Jack Black ("Shаllоw Hal")

9.Londo - Joe Pesci

10.G'Kar - David Hasselhoff

11.Lyta - Jennifer Love Hewitt



Let's hope for a better casting.
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Old February 10th 09, 13:56   #53
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Would Walter Koenig count as a big star?
Nooooooo.



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He might not be Schwarzenegger-big, but still quite well known.
I'm talking about BIG stars, leading men and women, A-Listers.
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Old February 10th 09, 14:04   #54
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While those things definitely *can* happen, I think that stating that they categorically *will* happen in every case is an overgeneralization.
"tend to" <> "categorically will"



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Not all A-list actors are just themselves (or a single cultivated screen persona) on screen.
Or a few, well known and immediately recognizable screen personae on screen.

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Look at people such as Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, and Alec Guiness: A-list stars who routinely submerge into the persona of the the character that they are currently playing.
If only Alec Guiness was still alive. <sigh>

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As for a movie becoming a star vehicle and not about the source material any more: it depends upon how the star(s) is (are) used. Star Wars did not become an Alec Guiness vehicle when played Obiwan, and Superman (the first Reeve movie) did not become a Marlon Brando movie when he played Jor-El. However, having those names associated with them gave both productions increeased credibiity with market segments that would have otherwise dismissed them out of hand.
True, and I wish that, the best of all possibilities, would happen for a B5 feature.
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With the exception of Jack Black as Vir, your list made me want to puke. I'm sure that was your intention, so congratulations!
That list made me want to puke, period. No exceptions. <green around the gills>
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With the exception of Jack Black as Vir, your list made me want to puke. I'm sure that was your intention, so congratulations!
Thanks!

I just tried to imagine the worst possible cast for a B5 movie.

Speaking of that, it would also be interesting to imagine the best possible cast (except for the original one of course ) in my opinion:

1.Sheridan - Andy Garcia

2.Delenn - Cate Blanchett

3.Garibaldi - Kiefer Sutherland

4.Ivanova - Michelle Forbes (Admiral Cain from BSG)

5.Marcus - Johny Depp

6.Franklin - Denzel Washington

7.Londo - Danny DeVito

8.G'Kar - Ian McKellen
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3.Garibaldi - Kiefer Sutherland
Not Bruce Willis?

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4.Ivanova - Michelle Forbes (Admiral Cain from BSG)
Given that we are on a message board for a "genre" TV show ........

Is it really necessary to have that parenthetic identification for Michelle Forbes?

Between Cain on BSG, Rho Laren on ST:TNG, a season of 24 as a Presidential aid, a year or two as the primary coroner on Homicide: Life on the Streets, shape shifting in the recent Trueblood, etc .......

I would have figured her to be quite well known among this particular audience.
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I don't like 1., 2., or 3., any better than your first list.


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Thanks!

I just tried to imagine the worst possible cast for a B5 movie.

Speaking of that, it would also be interesting to imagine the best possible cast (except for the original one of course ) in my opinion:

1.Sheridan - Andy Garcia

2.Delenn - Cate Blanchett

3.Garibaldi - Kiefer Sutherland

4.Ivanova - Michelle Forbes (Admiral Cain from BSG)

5.Marcus - Johny Depp

6.Franklin - Denzel Washington

7.Londo - Danny DeVito

8.G'Kar - Ian McKellen
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Some of those are.....interesting choices to say the least.
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