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Author Topic: Who would you like to see in the next movie? Or in...  (Read 2181 times)


monkeylove
Nov 26, 2017, 05:51:29 AM
Reply #16 on: Nov 26, 2017, 05:51:29 AM
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Follow the first two Alien movies. That is, get strong actors, including those who have worked extensively in theater. Also, use actors' appearance and age to amplify atmosphere. For example, for the cast of the first movie, Ebert writes,

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None of them were particularly young. Tom Skerritt, the captain, was 46, Hurt was 39 but looked older, Holm was 48, Harry Dean Stanton was 53, Yaphet Kotto was 42, and only Veronica Cartwright at 30 and Weaver at 29 were in the age range of the usual thriller cast. Many recent action pictures have improbably young actors cast as key roles or sidekicks, but by skewing older, Alien achieves a certain texture without even making a point of it: These are not adventurers but workers, hired by a company to return 20 million tons of ore to Earth.[17]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_(film)#Cast

This technique is mostly lost to contemporary producers, and only because they need attractive A-listers to increase ticket sales.

For any cast members playing military personnel, follow this move from the second movie:

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Actors who played marines were asked to read Starship Troopers and undergo military training, which included running, lifting weights, learning salutes, marches, deployments, and maneuvers, for two weeks. Cameron wanted the marines to train together so that they would form bonds that would show on-screen. Sigourney Weaver, William Hope, and Paul Reiser were absent from training because of other obligations, but Cameron felt that this suited their characters as "outsiders" in the film.[11]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliens_(film)#Cast



Berend
Nov 27, 2017, 05:15:18 AM
Reply #17 on: Nov 27, 2017, 05:15:18 AM
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Damn, your list seems near perfect. Give this man a casting chair!


bb-15
Nov 27, 2017, 06:13:56 AM
Reply #18 on: Nov 27, 2017, 06:13:56 AM
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Damn, your list seems near perfect. Give this man a casting chair!

LOL!
Several recent movies have "Game of Thrones" veterans.
They would be cheaper to hire than A listers.
But even better for a producer/director, is to get cheap unknown actors who are effective enough to help fill seats in a movie theater.

Take Sigourney Weaver; before "Alien" she was pretty much only a stage actor.
Getting her for "Alien" was great casting.

;)



SM
Nov 27, 2017, 09:30:27 AM
Reply #20 on: Nov 27, 2017, 09:30:27 AM
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As a medic who speaks Latin.



Jonesy1974
Nov 27, 2017, 01:01:37 PM
Reply #22 on: Nov 27, 2017, 01:01:37 PM
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Paddy Considine as anyone really. I just think hes a fantastic actor.


Russ
Nov 27, 2017, 01:58:14 PM
Reply #23 on: Nov 27, 2017, 01:58:14 PM
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Who would we cast as the Nostromo crew in a hypothetical Alien reboot?


skhellter
Nov 27, 2017, 03:53:14 PM
Reply #24 on: Nov 27, 2017, 03:53:14 PM
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Nobody.

A decent Alien Reboot wouldnt repeat the Nostromo storyline.






Scorpio
Nov 28, 2017, 07:06:59 AM
Reply #29 on: Nov 28, 2017, 07:06:59 AM
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I just want good actors.  Nobody would have picked Katherine Waterston, but Ridley Scott doesn't watch blockbusters with popular and well known actors.  They all get started in indies which nobody here watches but that's where all the new talent comes from.  A known face is the most predictable.


 

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