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Old March 24 2009, 01:09 AM   #31
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Re: Honor Harrington casting call

Physique, not face.
I mean how many 6 foot, broad shouldered actressess are there? Especially ones that are very pretty. Which Honor is, even if it took her a while to realize it.
Still that was more of a joke...
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Old March 24 2009, 01:13 AM   #32
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The height and the build are going to be pretty important. I've only read the first three books, but in those, it was made pretty clear that she's self-conscious about it.

I found an Italian who might fit the bill: Caterina Murino. She was Solange, in Casino Royale, the married woman Bond has the affair with whose husband was going to blow up the plane.
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Old March 24 2009, 01:28 AM   #33
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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 nice.

I like Angelina Jolie as Harrington. I haven't heard an alternative I like better, so far.
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Old March 24 2009, 05:48 AM   #34
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My biggest objection to Angelina Jolie is fer cryin' out loud can we get her off the screen for a week??? Sure, she's hot. But how many times does she have to be cast as the female lead of a genre or action film? 100s of out-of-work actresses and the best we can come up with is Angelina again?

As for how important Honor's heritage is ... from my reading of most of the novels, it's a fairly constant component of Weber's visualization of her. Her mother isn't just of Asian heritage - she's full-blooded Japanese, and the contrast of her petite physique with that of her daughter is noteworthy to any and all who meet them both. Honor's mixed heritage, with her prominent almond eyes, is a hugely influencing factor in her psychology - she isn't just shy, but seriously introverted based upon her appearance and her 'exotic' features; she's always thought they made her unattractive, and it's that inner view of herself that colors much of her interactions outside her military safety net, where she knows that she's being judged on her abilities rather than her appearance.

As much as I like David Mattingly's covers, I don't think he has ever captured the Honor that Weber describes, and it's that Honor that I'd like to see if they ever were to make a movie (or perhaps a TV series).
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Old March 24 2009, 01:56 PM   #35
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As much as I like David Mattingly's covers,
Even the "Michael Jackson with a pistol" one?
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I don't think he has ever captured the Honor that Weber describes, and it's that Honor that I'd like to see if they ever were to make a movie (or perhaps a TV series).
Me, too. But good luck casting a 15-18 year old 6ft tall half-Asian female who can do martial arts, fence, and sword-fight convincingly, who has Honor's oblivious charisma, and who can just plain act in general.

I really sympathize with those who keep saying Jolie. I personally wouldn't want Brangelina anywhere near the project, she's too old, and her breasts are too big, but at least she is close to the right height, half-Asian, and has the acting and martial chops.

I know what we're going to have to do: travel to the Honorverse, and kidnap the real Honor to play herself.

Are Chuck Norris and Horatio Caine available? We're going to need to take them with us, if we're to have a prayer of succeeding.
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Old March 24 2009, 02:01 PM   #36
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Dude, don't waste your time with those second-rate knockoffs. Just bring Captain Robau. If he goes with you, you'll have already succeeded before you even leave.
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Old March 24 2009, 02:06 PM   #37
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Dude, don't waste your time with those second-rate knockoffs. Just bring Captain Robau. If he goes with you, you'll have already succeeded before you even leave.
Believe it or not, I thought of that. But I'd still need Caine and Norris, just to convince Robau that I'm badass enough to be worth helping.
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Old March 24 2009, 03:08 PM   #38
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My biggest objection to Angelina Jolie is fer cryin' out loud can we get her off the screen for a week??? Sure, she's hot. But how many times does she have to be cast as the female lead of a genre or action film? 100s of out-of-work actresses and the best we can come up with is Angelina again?


And hot as I think Stephanie Jackobson is, she's got completely Asian features, which won't work in the role, and she's what, four feet tall?
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Old March 24 2009, 04:31 PM   #39
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I'm not cool with Stephanie Jacobson either, mostly because she just doesn't strike me as Honor.
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Old March 24 2009, 07:28 PM   #40
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Not sure why i didn't think of this before: Kelsey Grammer as Pavel Young.
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Old March 24 2009, 09:17 PM   #41
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Maybe Stephanie Jacobson as Honor's mother!
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Old March 25 2009, 01:33 AM   #42
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Not sure why i didn't think of this before: Kelsey Grammer as Pavel Young.
First of all, screw you, pal! (just kidding )

Second, Grammer is old enough to play Raoul Courvosier! Pavel Young was very close to Honor's age, and should also appear to be in his late teens/early 20s.

Off the top of my head, I'm thinking the actor who plays Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies.
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Old March 25 2009, 01:38 AM   #43
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Well, the way he started writing her as the books progressed, my first thought was that Mary Sue should play her. From a strictly physical appearance standpoint, Maybe Jolene Blalock? Though she may be too pixie-ish.
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Old March 25 2009, 03:08 AM   #44
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Howzabout another genre gal with an exotic face:



She's not 6' tall, but she's got a 'long' build, and if the camera can make Hugh Jackman look suitably short as Wolverine, compared to his actual height, I'm sure that the same could be done for Summer ...

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Old March 25 2009, 04:39 PM   #45
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I'm sold. Summer Glau as Honor Harrington. Yep.
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