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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read through the archives, and couldn't help seeing Earthsong as Banks and Felucca as Hathaway.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally remembered who that other actress - the one mentioned on this discussion in the old forum! Amanda Peet as Felucca:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm thinking maybe Kristanna Loken for Gwen...



And Kou Shibasaki as Nanashi...


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vote Utada Hikaru as Nanashi. Smile


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Utada doesn't act and Shibasaki tends to get casted as sociopaths or "spunky girl!".

Personally, since my first choice is 30 or 40 years too old to portray Nanashi now, I'd recommend Nakashima Mika or Yuuko Daike.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kou has done some pretty good dramatic work... did you see Chakushin Ari?

She's great in that, and handles some real character depth quite nicely.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, but Yuuko Daike has done more high powered acting, as well as action work in 'Zatoichi' - her acting is really good in that film. Plus, the last thing I saw Shibasaki in was Galilaeo, so my vote remains with Daike.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ravenna wrote:
Utada doesn't act


But she *could*. Everybody's gotta get a start in the business somehow. Smile And, based on what she's like in interviews and such, she's got the personality to pull off Nanashi.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm... I dunno. They're all so ... pretty. I don't really think of Nanashi as pretty. I wouldn't mind her being played by an older actress though the character IS in her early twenties physiologically - an older face would lend some gravitas to her.

But how about Daniel Craig for Bond, Beluosus Bond?

I think with his craggy face and cold eyes that he'd be perfect.

Also, along with Amanda Peet, I think Sandra Bullock was in the running for Felucca, was she not?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peet looks more like a Neuria to me, from that shot.

I agree with tL again - Nan should be plainer, and more rough-hewn.

Maybe Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)?




EDIT: Also, from what I've seen of Craig, he's not very good at seeming -powerful? Iunno, I just don't think he's got the presence required to be Bel.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I think that Sandra Bullock was in the running.
I'm not familiar with any of the actresses listed above for Nanashi. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Nanashi 1/2 Japanese?

I don't know how I feel about Daniel Craig as Bel. This would mean that I would have a massive crush on Bel. Also, I don't think it's right to cover up Daniel Craig's face and body....
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe she was either half-Japanese, half-Chinese, or a full-blooded Japanese living in China.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Full blooded Japanese living in India actually. I don't think I've ever actually told anyone about that before. Lucky you! I'm going to write a short story of Nanashi's pre-Earthsong life one of these days.

Also, I do really like Michelle Yeoh... but she's Chinese. I think I'd want an honest to goodness Japanese lady to play Nan.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, a lot of the younger actors today, especially in Japan, are "idol" talents meaning they often do pop music as well, so there's a certain image that's maintained. It'll be difficult to find an actress under the age of 40 who isn't pretty in all honesty.

Mika Nakashima played Nana Oosaki for the Nana film, so while she is pretty, I'm fairy sure she could pull off Nanashi's intensity. Possibly the actress who played Heaven's Fall in Seven Swords would also be a good match, but I'm not so update to date on current HK films.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why can't we assemble a dream team? I still vote for early Julie Andrews for ES.

And there's always the magic of makeup. Get a good actress and make her look un-pretty.
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