Re: Is Matt a Red Herring?
- i dont know if its the same guy or not but the guy I think would be
good is the Freir Tuck in the Kevin Costner bomb of "Robin Hood" he
also played on the British versoin of "Whats My Line" or Dom Deluise
for St. Julien. The talk was that Willaim H. Macy was to play
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> St. Julien Perlmutter is in the book Sahara... he is the one whoyou
> discovers that the Iron clad from the Civil War is somewhere in
> Africa... and the Lincoln was aboard...well... the old prospector
> (Clive Cussler?) knows about it too!
> It's hard to pick a person to play him... i don't know if many of
> know this guy... he is this old fat british guy in a tv showthe
> called "Pie in the Sky"... he was also in Naked Gun 2 and 1/2 (as
> professor)... he is who i imagine when i read the book (sorry,can't
> remember his name)
> who would make a good Admiral Sandecker? For some reason I always
> imagine Rip Torn! LOL... would he be too old now?
> Who is playing Rudi Gunn?
- Folks, bear in mind that the Dirk Pitt books are so schlocky that any
actors could pull off the characterizations given a hair-dye job and
God knows I love Cussler's books to death, but it's not life-and-
death to the studio to make them true to the original descriptions.
The studios are after bucks to make it worth their while, and they'll
appeal to the fans of tried-and-true MOVIE stars more than they'll
appeal to fans of the books in order to turn a profit.
Look at how they cast Tom Cruise as Lestat in Interview w/ the
Vampire. Cruise? For Lestat?! I know it seems ridiculous but in the
end the Vampire Chronicles really were nothing more than soft-core
porn anyway, so they didn't take it as "serious" literature with a
message. Kind of the same with the Dirk Pitt series. It's fun
entertainment but, well... it's ain't Charles Dickens.
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> Folks, bear in mind that the Dirk Pitt books are so schlocky thatany
> actors could pull off the characterizations given a hair-dye joband
> voice training.< Exactly why the right actor should play role (Inyour words not mine)the schlocky nature of the books need superior
actors to make it real.
>they'll> If the studios knew what they were doing they might have at
> The studios are after bucks to make it worth their while, and
least gotten Pitts rank and service right in " Raise The Titanic"
> appeal to the fans of tried-and-true MOVIE stars more than they'llnever been in a hit all of his films have performed well under studio
> appeal to fans of the books in order to turn a profit.> Matt has
>contrary Dickens was the Cussler of his time his novels were
> they didn't take it as "serious" literature with a
> message. Kind of the same with the Dirk Pitt series. It's fun
> entertainment but, well... it's ain't Charles Dickens.> On the
incredibly popular but at the time critic's call them overly
sentimental populist drival