Mr. Rochester No. 2

  • Debbie
08 Oct 2004 13:40 #648 by Debbie
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Honey,

I like your thinking! Last week, I viewed FFTMC for the second time. It's even better the second time around. Gabriel Oak "gets to my soul". You "feel" for him and want to take the emotional ride with him throughout the movie. I let one of my daughter's friend's mother borrow it, because it just left such on impact on me, I wanted her to see it. That would be an interesting concept to have him repeat the role.

Haunted Mansion 2, thumbs up!! I first set eyes on this great man in HM. This time around, it's "Eddie who?" ;)

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08 Oct 2004 18:14 #651 by caroline
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You are absolutely right. I recall that every actress that played Jane is not homely per se. From Joan Fontaine onward. I think as you all do, that the Parkers would light up the screen in whatever they were in. It would be lovely if that could happen, but I do understand Anna Patrick's decision to be with her children. Perhaps when they (children) are older she will return to the screen. Let's hope so and starring with her gorgeous husband!

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08 Oct 2004 18:28 #654 by Lynley1962
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I don't think HM 2 will ever see the light of day. It didn't do that good. That was not Nat's fault or even Eddie Murphy's. They could've done better. If i see the Pirates i see a better movie than HM. I have seen an ideal husband and i tried to look for Anna as she was supose to be in it, but i didn't see her. I haven't seen any movie of her so i don't know the way she speaks. Now they brought Hamlet here on DVD my thumbs are up for Othello.

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08 Oct 2004 20:43 #655 by Natalia
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It occurred to me months ago that Nat would be great for Mr Rochester in Jane Eyre, (WSS's storyline was poor and, I feel, unfair to Charlotte Bronte).
I could really imagine him in the role especially when he nearly runs her over with his horse on the moors ! His looks are ideal, better than Timothy Dalton, who I believe did one of the versions. I don't agree Anna would be entirely suitable as a Jane Eyre (whilst her acting was fine in Othello). Whilst on the subject of the Bronte's, he'd make a good Heathcliff (maybe a little too mature for that now !).

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09 Oct 2004 01:10 #656 by Calencir
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How old was Sir Lawrence when he played the part? Now those are some shoes to fill! Nat as Heathcliff? Interesting proposition. Now you ladies have me eyeing my bookshelf chuck full of endless possibilities.

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09 Oct 2004 06:18 #658 by webmistress
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Hi Natalia,

Whilst on the subject of the Bronte's, he'd make a good Heathcliff (maybe a little too mature for
that now !).

Well only if you are thinking about the first part of that book, there is a far more interesting Heathcliff to be found in the second half of it. And this guy suits Nat very well in age. I know that a lot of people do tend to forget that there's more to that novel than is being filmed most of the time! The whole first part with the "doomed to failure" couple Kathy/Heathcliff is being mirrored and the novel does have a happy end for the children.... and Heathcliff is the one who's trying to intervene with that! A really bad guy....

That older guy is far more interesting than the young Heathcliff, right? More juice regarding that part for an actor.

Cheers!

P.S..: Timothy Dalton did a version of Wuthering Heights, too. He was very young there, and I think that version is a good one, although it doesn't show the second half.

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