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Old March 23 2009, 09:37 PM   #16
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Re: Honor Harrington casting call

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I just can't get over the dildo shaped ships . . .
Which appear to be identical in appearance among different organizations, such as the Manticorian Navy and the Republic of Haven. What are the odds that differing groups like that would use the same ship designs?

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Stephanie Jacobsen :thumb:
I'm down with that.
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Old March 23 2009, 09:39 PM   #17
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I'm curious how it's important that she's half Asian? And which Asian ethnicity is she?
It is not important at all. Her mother is Beowulfan. She just happens to be of Asian descent. As for Honor's appearance check out the original cover of "Field of Dishonor", that is my image of Honor.
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Old March 23 2009, 10:38 PM   #18
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I just can't get over the dildo shaped ships . . .
Which appear to be identical in appearance among different organizations, such as the Manticorian Navy and the Republic of Haven. What are the odds that differing groups like that would use the same ship designs?
Well the designs of the ships are governed by the physics of FTL travel in the universe Weber has created. How different is a Russian subamrine from a US submarine?
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Old March 23 2009, 11:15 PM   #19
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Stephanie Jacobsen :thumb:
That was my immediate thought as well. She'd be just about perfect.

I think an HH film could really work if done right. Stick to the style of the first two or three novels and avoid the later "SuperHonor" period.
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Old March 23 2009, 11:27 PM   #20
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I heard Claudia Christian's name bandied about. I think that would be a really bad idea.
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Old March 23 2009, 11:36 PM   #21
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I'm curious how it's important that she's half Asian? And which Asian ethnicity is she?
It is not important at all. Her mother is Beowulfan. She just happens to be of Asian descent. As for Honor's appearance check out the original cover of "Field of Dishonor", that is my image of Honor.
David Weber?
Not sure what your asking. if you are asking if I am David Weber, the answer is no. If you believe I shouldn't say her Asian heritage is unimportant because I am not David Weber, I can only go by what I read in the series. The fact that her mother is genetically Asian is only apparent in her physical description. Mr. Weber makes it abundantly plain that her personality, attitude and morality are based on the norms of the planet Beowulf. While it is possible to determine that her ancestry goes back to China, that is only because her maiden name is Chou. Nowhere in the series does she speak Chinese or have any Chinese attitudes or even decorations for her home.
In fact, Mr. Weber is fond of taking names out of a grab bag and mixing them together. Such as Alfredo Yu, Edward Saganami, Allison Chou Harrington, or the blond viking guy with the entirely Japanese name that I cant remember because he was only in one scene.
Earthly ethnicity has almost no bearing in the Honorverse other that what appears to be a chance for David Weber to have fun with peoples expectations. Witness the Chinese Germans of the Andermani Empire.
As for Stephanie Jacobsen, hmm, not a bad idea.
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Old March 23 2009, 11:38 PM   #22
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I haven't read any of the Honor Harrington books, but from what I've seen on various covers, Angelina Jolie is probably the most unimaginative choice ever.

Plus, book covers do not necessarily always represent the authors' vision.
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Old March 23 2009, 11:44 PM   #23
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I haven't read any of the Honor Harrington books, but from what I've seen on various covers, Angelina Jolie is probably the most unimaginative choice ever.
Which is beside the point, as far as I'm concerned. Clark Gable was the most unimaginative choice ever for Rhett Butler, judging by most accounts of the time.
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Old March 23 2009, 11:49 PM   #24
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I'm just saying, until a serious movie push begins, we have the luxury of knocking down bland choices that obviously the studio heads would go with because it maximizes their chances of their movie being profitable (at least, that's what they usually do). But since we're not film producers who have to worry about the bottom line, we can be a bit more creative in our casting choices.
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Old March 24 2009, 12:07 AM   #25
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I'm just saying, until a serious movie push begins, we have the luxury of knocking down bland choices that obviously the studio heads would go with because it maximizes their chances of their movie being profitable (at least, that's what they usually do). But since we're not film producers who have to worry about the bottom line, we can be a bit more creative in our casting choices.
That's why I like Stephanie Jacobsen. She is relatively unknown in the U.S. except for a couple of genre shows. She seems to have the chops to pull off the role, and she fits the physical description. Well, except for being too short, but that is a problem you would have with almost any actress.
And it's Honor Stephanie Harrington.
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Old March 24 2009, 12:09 AM   #26
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I heard Claudia Christian's name bandied about. I think that would be a really bad idea.
On the one hand, I can see where people are coming from (and maybe 10-15 years ago I'd be more inclined to agree), however, today, I agree with you 100%.
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Old March 24 2009, 12:28 AM   #27
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If we're sticking with the half-Asian thing, then I'd almost say Kreuk, but she's too short. It'd be hard to find someone to match Honor's exact physical specs, though - especially that height in a part-Asian actress who is also a GOOD actress.

Casting her less precisely, my first thought was Anne Hathaway. She looks the right age for Prolong, favors the better cover art, and can act.
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Old March 24 2009, 12:49 AM   #28
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To be quite totally honest, I get the idea from the descriptions in the books that the cover art is most misleading. Honor is, essentially, a brick shit-house with slightly slanted eyes.
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Old March 24 2009, 12:54 AM   #29
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Well, if you are looking for physique match the only actress I can think of would be Peta Wilson.
Of course she is blonde and blue eyed and nothing even resembling asian. But she is tall and broad shouldered and athletic. And did I mention she is hot. Oh yeah...
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Old March 24 2009, 01:01 AM   #30
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Well, if you are looking for physique match the only actress I can think of would be Peta Wilson.
Of course she is blonde and blue eyed and nothing even resembling asian.
So, really, not a physique match at all.
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