21754Re: The voice of Aslan
- Dec 22, 2010If 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, David Emerson <emerdavid@...> wrote:
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> >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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