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21754Re: The voice of Aslan

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  • lynnmaudlin
    Dec 22, 2010
      If it was purely the voice, James Earl Jones would be brilliant. But we have to take into consideration the associations with the voice and, in this case, I don't think it would be wise to have Darth Vader give voice to Aslan... eeeek!! ;D

      -- Lynn --

      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, David Emerson <emerdavid@...> wrote:
      > -----Original Message-----
      > >From: lynnmaudlin <lynnmaudlin@...>
      > >
      > >I haven't been thrilled with Neeson's Aslan performances (and I'm a fan of his work, fwiw) - Diana Glyer mentioned listening to Patrick Stewart's Narnia recording (Last Battle, I think?) and THAT is the voice casting that would have been much better!!
      > I would've said James Earl Jones, but maybe he's been overused for that kind of thing.
      > >But I'm more bothered by the thing that won't change, in all this: our culture's superficial focus on the actors and their opinions rather than the reality of the source material.
      > Right. It's always disturbed me that media-oriented SF cons make a big deal over TV/movie actors from SF shows, as if the fans are confused enough to be unable to distinguish between actor and character. But then I started out in "traditional" SF fandom, where the emphasis is on *writers*, so maybe I'm biased. (Naw...)
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