Not to worry. :) It just goes to show that thinking what actor / actress could play what character is a popular one.
I think Christina Ricci would be a good choice for Felice - she could certainly portray her with the 'eyes like black holes' look at times.
When I think of Aiken Drum, I always think of Seth Green, who played the son of Dr Evil in those Austin Powers movies (even though he's probably a bit too old to play Aiken now). He was also Oz in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- Mod Mom #2
--- In Julian-Mayemail@example.com, "awabookz" <awabooks@...> wrote:
> Ohhh, how embarassin!
> Not only has this been "done" before, but it's been done before on this very site(!)
> ...*sniff*... I... even voted for Ms. Ricci in the past poll :-(
> I tell ya, folks, your mid-forties are not always a brain-friendly period...
> --- In Julian-Mayfirstname.lastname@example.org, "awabookz" <awabooks@> wrote:
> > A great idea [:D] <--- dontcha just luv these eee-mote-i-cons?
> > I understand the "constraint" of the "young" Felice, but I also feel
> > that in this case, I might well be willing to sacrifice some youth for
> > an actress who could capture the (hell)fire of Felice...
> > Now this may sound like a bit of a long-shot, but bear with me a minute:
> > The "right" actress would not only have to capture the "fiery arrival"
> > Felice, but the "pitiful, mad, raven/destroyer" Felice.
> > Also cast aside any preconceived notions you have of actresses' "hair,"
> > as this I think is one of the easiest elements to modify.
> > My choice for the actress with not only the "non"-human beauty, but the
> > fiery acting chops -- and the eyes to pull your very soul from your body
> > is...
> > Christina Ricci
> > <http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=1058&bih=658&\
> > q=Christina+Ricci&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=>
> > I really can't think of an actress on the planet who has the "eyes" of
> > Felice like Ms. Ricci...
> > And watch a couple of minutes of her in "Black Snake Moan" to see how
> > "mad n' bad" Felice could be ;-)
> > Ah, yes... I would give a little of my soul to see Ricci as Felice.
> > Who's got an Aiken Drum?
> > Cheers!
> > --- In Julian-Mayemail@example.com, "michelle_rose3"
> > <michelle_rose3@> wrote:
> > >
> > > how this group goes through long dead intervals with no activity
> > whatsoever and then suddenly develops an explosion of commentary, debate
> > and (IMHO) absolutely marvelous brainstorming.
> > >
> > > To wit: the notion of a direct-to-DVD movie or even, perhaps, a
> > mini-series on the SciFi Channel.
> > >
> > > To dispense with the caveats immediately: y'all do realize that such
> > an undertaking would require an investment of close to 75 million
> > dollars in today's economy, even with CGI? Good, because such an
> > undertaking would also require the services of a production staff that
> > must necessarily pitch this project tirelessly for well over a year,
> > possibly two or three. Consider also that JM has probably ALREADY been
> > approached by Hollyweird on numerous occasions about translating this
> > into a movie or mini-series. A pity Our Lady does not communicate with
> > the outside world much due to her advanced years, but a comment or two
> > from her would be most instructive.
> > >
> > > Having said that, there is absolutely no harm in speculating,
> > brainstorming, fantasizing and playing Hollywood producer with these
> > marvelous and absolutely incomparable books. I've been doing this since
> > 1988 when I first stumbled across a copy of "The Many-Colored Land" at a
> > sci-fi bookstore here in Puddletown. It's irresistible, isn't it? It
> > makes "Dune", "LOTR" and any other SF epic look rather unfinished by
> > comparison.
> > >
> > > So I propose a game, my friends. (Or contest, if you prefer, but no
> > prizes to be awarded save that of emotional satisfaction) Once a week,
> > let us select a character from The Pliocene Exile series (we'll tackle
> > the Galactic Milieu series later. THIS should occupy us for quite a
> > while) and then play casting director with that character; i.e., who
> > would YOU cast in the role? I propose the following limits: no actor or
> > actress who passed away before the year that "The Many-Colored Land" was
> > released can be suggested (example: Laurence Olivier as Bryan Grenfell)
> > and no actor or actress UNDER the age of 25 years old today. (The point
> > being that, although there are many talented young actors and actresses
> > working in the entertainment industry today, their visibility and
> > familiarity with many of us may be somewhat limited.) Further limiting
> > the pool: any actor or actress suggested must have a minimum of TWO
> > movies or TWO TV appearances to his or her credit, thereby ensuring
> > their familiarity to us all. We may go to whatever lengths we see fit in
> > justifying/explaining our choices and therein lies the fun of the game:
> > how we interpret May's characters and how any given actor or actress
> > could be expected to interpret that character.
> > >
> > > What say you, my friends? Does this sound like a fun game? I hereby
> > propose the first character to be cast:
> > >
> > > FELICE LANDRY. My choice: Mary Stuart Masterson. Physically, she's
> > perfect: slight of stature, blond, rather pretty in a gamine sort of
> > fashion, intense and quite capable of portraying madness. ("Benny and
> > Joon")
> > >
> > > Debate! And Slonshal and Slitsal!
> > >
> > > Michelle Diane Rose
> > > co-author: "The Color of Sunlight"
> > >