Darth Vader- Prowes or Jones?
- Delurking in response to the one comment on SW I actually know something
David Bratman wrote
>the reviewer, following thepress kit which did not mention Jones, said thatActually Darth Vader was played by Dave Prowes, not James earl Jones, who
>Vader was played by one David Prowse, who sounds remarkably like James Earl
merely provided the voice. I understand that Lucas decided that Dark Lords
simply do not speak in a Bristolean accent (Can't think why not - but I
suppose it makes a change from the cliche of Brits being villains). I
believe that Prowes did not know that this would be done and was very upset
by the decision - especiallly as it is Jones' face that is finally seen.
All this information comes from my roommate, who is a bit of a SW fanatic,
I have only seen the first one (ie episode 4). It was - fascinating, if
only because i couldn't see what the fuss was about. Yes, it was quite a
fun way to pass an evening, but the script was pretty bad and I found Mark
Hamil annoying. Worth watching, but I can't see why it inspires such
devotion. But then I am a Trek person... It didn't seem to have the same
depth of the best of Trek, although admittedly it wasn't as bad as Star Trek
V - but then, what is? I seem to remember David singled out the Motionless
Picture as one of the worst fils he'd ever seen, which I think is a little
unfair - it just wanted a firmer edit than it got, and in comparision to the
horror that Shatner produced (aparrently his original script was even worse)
is a brilliant piece of storytelling. Or did you have the sense to avoid V?
(I wish I had). And of course neither SW or trek can rival Tolkien or
Scuttling off back to my corner...
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