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my pick would be Michael Fassbender [img:2ewngz7g]http://s3.media.squarespace.com/production/465215/5307878/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/300pubc.jpg[/img:2ewngz7g] I've seen his name several times attached to the Hobbit, but never a role mentioned. who'd you pick for the role?
I haven't given this much thought, but I think Robert Downey, Jr. might be cool in the role. I liked him in [i:hm1pdjg8]Iron Man[/i:hm1pdjg8], [i:hm1pdjg8]Tropic Thunder[/i:hm1pdjg8], and [i:hm1pdjg8]Sherlock Holmes[/i:hm1pdjg8]. I think those films demonstrated an impressive variety in terms of the roles he can play. 8-) If I think more I might come up with an actor I'd prefer, though. :ugeek:
I don't know Michael Fassbender-not seen Inglorious yet, so had to google him. He looks the part and I think it might be a nice touch if the men of Laketown had a Germanic accent. A decent actor Downey- might be a bit short for Bard who I always thought of as tall- but then in a film like TH where they will be mucking about with scale all the time I don't suppose that's an issue. I certainly would not be disappointed if he was cast.
I'm with Petty; I don't think Downey Jr looks the part either, but his acting is good, so if they cast him I won't mind. If it was up to me though, I'd cast an unknown actor I think (a good one of course). Keep the famous faces in a minority if possible <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
What about Ellen Degeneris? Warrior-Lesbian-maiden --- very Post Modern. (PJ hasn't tried Post Modern yet -- something fresh?) (((This is my second "Alternative Sexuality" reference in two consecutive posts. :? Are my proclivities showing? And my whole life I thought I knew what my firm proclivities were! :shock: ))) (((I am writing poetry as my creative outlet at the moment -- that's where this will be coming from --- f*#^!&%g catharsis!!!! :x :x :x )))
"PJ hasn't tried Post Modern yet"- Odo Incredibly, yes he has- Arwen at Helm's Deep but even he realized he had gone way too far.
Now if I leaned that way --- and I don't! --- Arwen could put her dainty shoes under my bed any time --- not that i would let her! --- and i certainly would not catch it on my video player! --- and i'd be careful to keep it under lock and key if i did! --- mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm --- oh yes ---as to her being at Helm's Deep, I'm not sure that would be Post Modern, just silly --- and, of course, being silly, it makes me wonder why he took it out??? :?
I agreee that Fasbender looks the part to a degree; I just imagine archers as having sparrow legs and massivly muscled arms and shoulders. Fasbender is a bit wiry. :?
[quote="Odo Banks":3f8i54se]What about Ellen Degeneris? Warrior-Lesbian-maiden --- very Post Modern. (PJ hasn't tried Post Modern yet -- something fresh?) (((This is my second "Alternative Sexuality" reference in two consecutive posts. :? Are my proclivities showing? And my whole life I thought I knew what my firm proclivities were! :shock: ))) (((I am writing poetry as my creative outlet at the moment -- that's where this will be coming from --- f*#^!&%g catharsis!!!! :x :x :x )))[/quote:3f8i54se] I like it. 8-) With that in mind, there is only ONE woman for the part of course...Lucy Lawless--Xena as Bard. :mrgreen: So, whaddya all think eh? [b:3f8i54se]GB[/b:3f8i54se]
Mmmmm, Lucy Lawless. :twisted: Xena days yes, running about in leather with a (very) close female companion. But oddly since she's taken to wandering around a dodgy teenage boys wet dream version of Rome I've lost interest- less is more!!
Her stint in the new Battlestar Galactica maintained her Genre Cred, though. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> [b:1p1qmi9o]GB[/b:1p1qmi9o]
Yes and no. She is in Battlestar which is good but she isn't really in it until after the script rot has started which isn't so good- if only they had planned the thing from the start rather having to make it up season by season (damn you tv execs! Why can't you have the balls to back an idea from start to finish in one go?).
Before he was cast as Thorin, I would have suggested Richard Armitage, I really like him! Though, if PJ isn't being faithful to the book in other aspects, I'd have no problem with a female Bard. I think it could be great! Ally
"I'd have no problem with a female Bard. I think it could be great!"-Ally See Odo and GB what danger lies in careless talk! What if PJ or the Coven were to hear of such things? It'll be Flora Baggins instead of Bilbo Baggins before you know it. Loose talk costs lives (and leads to bad film adaptations)!
Will Bard be a Lesbian Shield-maiden, an interesting trophe that --- Perhaps the film could be called [i:2bkal05z]The Politically Correct Adventures of Flora Huggins[/i:2bkal05z]. We would not have any confusion (or argument) over it still being an "adaptation" then. If so, everyone will win in my view. (((Especially the Ghost of JRRT who won't know PJ is basing the films on The Hobbit. Here to help! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> )))
[quote="Odo Banks":1elaap7e]Will Bard be a Lesbian Shield-maiden, an interesting trophe that --- Perhaps the film could be called [i:1elaap7e]The Politically Correct Adventures of Flora Huggins[/i:1elaap7e][/quote:1elaap7e] :lol: :lol: :lol:
[quote="pettytyrant101":ekmyhqd8]Yes and no. She is in Battlestar which is good but she isn't really in it until after the script rot has started which isn't so good- if only they had planned the thing from the start rather having to make it up season by season (damn you tv execs! Why can't you have the balls to back an idea from start to finish in one go?).[/quote:ekmyhqd8] Totally off-topic, but this deserves a response. The New Battlestar Galactica WAS conceived as a limited run programme with a Beginning and an End. Sure, there were changes along the way, depending on budgetary constraints, and renewal issues. But I don't know what script rot you are talking about. :? I think you are describing a show like Lost. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> If you are interested in discussing this further, I suppose we ought to start a new thread. [b:ekmyhqd8]GB[/b:ekmyhqd8]
Happy to GB. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> Ill see in the other fantasy thread.
Although I've already suggested him for the role of Beren on another thread, how about Dougray Scott for Bard! (and not just because he's Scottish <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> )
Um...... *looks nervously around*....I heard Brad Pitt was quite good at this acting lark.... <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
"Brad Pitt" What? WHAT?! I feel a crabbit headache coming on. <img src='/images/smileys/vevil.gif' border='0' alt='Very Evil Smilie' />
Ooo... did someone say, Brad Pitt? :oops:
[img:2jk915nl]http://therecshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/brad-pitt-troy.jpg[/img:2jk915nl] Hmmm...Plausible! <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> Hope his British Accent is better than his Greek Accent. :lol: [b:2jk915nl]GB[/b:2jk915nl]
I think Brad Pitt is a good actor. I could see him as Bard. Maybe having him would make PJ realize he doesn't need to make other characters hunky just to meet his heartthrob quota. :idea:
It's amazing really. Good Looks AND Great Actor. One doesn't often find that combination in Holllywood. [b:gvuyp3lz]GB[/b:gvuyp3lz]
Well, hello again, dear forum! My vote would be on Hugh Jackman. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> [img:2yibfymc]http://www.newhairstyles2010.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/b6d4d_hugh-jackman.jpg[/img:2yibfymc]
I despise those protrayals of women. If they're going to have a warrior women, make it like Eowyn, not some ripped, tough, relatively masculine protrayal, much how some female athletes are protrayed. And what about Jim Caviezel? I'm pretty sure I butchered his last name, but I can see him in this kind of role. If you haven't heard of him, he played Christ in Mel Gibson's Passion of Christ and Edmond Dantes in Count of Monte Cristo.
[quote="Tinuviel":dx7idr71]I despise those protrayals of women. [/quote:dx7idr71] Sorry, Tin - what gave birth to this comment? :? I mean, it seems to have popped out of nowhere - though I agree with you. :ugeek:
[quote="Tinuviel":1bidj0v1]I despise those protrayals of women. If they're going to have a warrior women, make it like Eowyn, not some ripped, tough, relatively masculine protrayal, much how some female athletes are protrayed. And what about Jim Caviezel? I'm pretty sure I butchered his last name, but I can see him in this kind of role. If you haven't heard of him, he played Christ in Mel Gibson's Passion of Christ and Edmond Dantes in Count of Monte Cristo.[/quote:1bidj0v1] NOOOOOOOOO! Not Caweasel :P . And if being in Gibson's Torture Porn version of Passion of the Christ wasn't bad enough to ruin my respect for Caweasel, Caweasel's participation in the abysmal 2009 adaptation of The Prisoner really kiled what little respect I had for him. (The only performances worth watching in the Prisoner are Ian McKellen's and the young man who played his son.) [b:1bidj0v1]GB[/b:1bidj0v1]
I thought I recognized his name! The guy from the Prisoner remake- now Tin if you'd said the guy with the acting talent of wood (at least in Prisoner where he made a mockery of Patrick McGoohan's characater and original perfomance) I'd have known who you meant!
[quote="pettytyrant101":rdlrs86d]I thought I recognized his name! The guy from the Prisoner remake- now Tin if you'd said the guy with the acting talent of wood (at least in Prisoner where he made a mockery of Patrick McGoohan's characater and original perfomance) I'd have known who you meant![/quote:rdlrs86d] Indeed! :ugeek: Of course the person most to blame for the COMPLETELY DESTRUCTION of the legacy of the Prisoner is Bill Gallagher the director (actually the script-writer, but Nick Hurran was basically just a figurehead. Gallagher ran the show as his many interviews made absolutely clear). Gallagher turned the Themes of the Original Prisoner upside down and inside out. In Gallagher's version, The Prisoner is an ode to Fascism (it's all for our own good don't you know <img src='/images/smileys/vevil.gif' border='0' alt='Very Evil Smilie' /> ), a complete reversal of the original series which was about Liberation. It's VERY telling that McGoohan REFUSED to play any part in the Production. I'm not sure why McKellen stooped to taking part in this Travesty, except that he appears to have been Shanghied by Gallagher who pulled a bait and switch. In dual interviews, McKellen appears to be humouring Gallagher, and distancing himself from Gallagher's take on The Prisoner (putting the best face on it ast were). If anyone wants to see my complete deconstruction of Gallagher's script, and his stated intentions for writing such a script, just pop over to the official Prisoner forum, and go to the Prisoner 2009 sub-forum. [b:rdlrs86d]GB[/b:rdlrs86d]
I didn't know he was in Prisoner, in fact I knew Ian Mckellen was in it I just never got around to watching it... And I think I read something somewhere on the first page that sparked that comment Odo, I was in a rush so I don't think I noticed that it was now off topic :oops:
What do you think about Eric Bana as Bard? Im think is a great name.
Ooh, good one! I've liked him in the movies I've seen him in, so I'll put Bana on my (mental) list of actors I think would be good as Bard. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> Also, welcome to the forum!
Howdy Khamul :mrgreen: . Great to have some new faces aboard. Not sure about Eric Bana myself :? . He's a good actor, but not my first choice for Bard. I have been mulling over Bard's casting more seriously now that the film is a go and casting is afoot. I think Daniel Craig would be an awesome Bard. [b:nz0nwntg]GB[/b:nz0nwntg]