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12 minutes ago, Al. said:

Jeremy Brett is surely the Holmes that is the most similar to Conan Doyle's work and descriptions. Very good choice 😀 

Thanks for the thumbs up!  In the same vein, I always thought David Suchet was absolute perfection as Hercule Poirot - don't get me wrong, Peter Ustinov was a fabulous actor (and even better raconteur) but Mr Suchet carried it off to a tee!

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On 5/21/2019 at 10:51 PM, Gail Bentley said:

Thanks for the thumbs up!  In the same vein, I always thought David Suchet was absolute perfection as Hercule Poirot - don't get me wrong, Peter Ustinov was a fabulous actor (and even better raconteur) but Mr Suchet carried it off to a tee!

It was the bum-clenching that did it!

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What a pro to clench for so long though!!!

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28 minutes ago, Gail Bentley said:

What a pro to clench for so long though!!!

That's what you call dedication to one's art. 😆

So OK, here's my list... so far!

Bond - definitely Daniel Craig; I really like that in him we got to see proto-Bond, who was essentially a government-sanctioned thug. I've enjoyed his progress. Pierce comes a close second, and was very close to how I remember Bond from the books (which admittedly, I did read in my early teens which was wayyy back in the last century!).

Holmes - Jeremy Brett all the way. Love Cumberbatch too but I don't really love the shows. Some are good, most are meh, some are stinkers, IMO! After years of resisting Elementary, I was finally convinced by a guy I was working with on No Escape. I really enjoyed the first couple of series but then I got bored with it. And while I'm at it, while I loved Edward Hardwicke as Watson (David Burke not so much), Martin Freeman is my favourite.

Who - Matt Smith. Love Ecclestone, love Tennant, and I loved Baker too but Smith is far and away my favourite. Shame he got so many crap stories though.

Hannibal (my favourite cookery show, ha ha!) - Mads Mikkelsen without a doubt. Anthony Hopkins was very good but nowhere near as nuanced as Mads. Not seen the rest of the Hannibal films. 

Connor - there is only ONE Sarah Connor! I am so pleased that Linda Hamilton is in the latest Terminator film. She totes rocks!

Batman - Christian Bale. Although I loved the Dark Knight graphic novels (the other Miller with a trilby!), and really enjoyed the first two films, I loathed The Dark Knight Rises.

Joker - 100% Heath Ledger. His portrayal was genius.

James Tiberius Kirk - that's a tough one, actually. I loved Shatner in the role (and I've been a fan since the '60s) but Pine is pretty frelling fantastic too. I couldn't possibly choose, TBH. 

Spock - Leonard Nimoy! I like Quinto well enough but I find there's just something a bit lacking there.

Mad Max - I have never seen any of the MM films (because MG has just always put me off, and I've not got around to seeing the latest one); however, Gail, I completely agree with you about Taboo - I thought it was brilliant, and I'm looking forward to S2.

Wonka - definitely Gene Wilder. So creepy-ass as to be brilliant! Definitely would not want him as my mentor though... there's quite enough weird shit in my head as it is.

Spider-Man - absolutely, indubitably, without a shadow of a doubt... Tom Holland. 'Nuff said.

Banner/Hulk - Ruffalo/Ruffalo's CGI. How is this even a question? 😉 (Anyone else want to see a remake of Columbo just so Ruffalo could play the titular 'tec?!)

Musketeers - I really can't make up my mind between Burke, Cabrera, Charles, and Pasqualino or Irons, Malkovich, Depardieu, and Byrne. That said, when I was a kid, I had a massive crush on D'Artagnan in the Hanna-Barbera cartoon. I'm over that now, though. 

Dumbledore - Richard Harris, no question. I was really hoping that Jared Harris would play younger Dumbledore in FB2.

Obi Wan - there is only one Obi Wan, and he didn't have a stupid little rat tail in his hair. (Thank you folks, I had almost expunged those travesties from my mind.)

Dracula - Christopher Lee. I'm an old-school Hammer gal. Also, he was a pretty epic human being in real life.

Van Helsing - I have to say Peter Cushing, and not just because he was my pen-friend!

James Cole (12 Monkeys) - Aaron Stanford.

Jack Ryan - absolutely Harrison Ford. Because Harrison Ford.

Rooster Cogburn - duh, The Dude! 

Lisbeth Salander - both Noomi Rapace and Rooney Mara were brilliant. I couldn't choose. And actually, the US remake of Dragon Tattoo was, surprisingly, as good as the Swedish original. I thought so, anyway.

Robin Hood - this guy... 

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Oh, you didn't think I was going to pick Costner, did you? Wash your brain out, people!

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I see you have landed your saucer on the right Planet. This forum is a perfect spot for you 😁

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7 minutes ago, The Goktor said:

Jack Ryan - absolutely Harrison Ford. Because Harrison Ford.

I absolutely concur. Because.

Well said gal!

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Good grief woman - I'm exhausted just reading that!  Bravo 👏 👏👏

Loving your work and can't take issue with any of your choices (apart from Bond, still Sean Connery all the way for me). And yes, I can totally see Mark Ruffalo as Columbo! 👍  And just btw, you should def watch MM with Tom Hardy, it works!

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24 minutes ago, Enaira said:

I see you have landed your saucer on the right Planet. This forum is a perfect spot for you 😁

I come in peace - take me to your leader. 😆

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23 minutes ago, Enaira said:

I absolutely concur. Because.

Well said gal!

How could you not?! Heheh.

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1 minute ago, Gail Bentley said:

Good grief woman - I'm exhausted just reading that!  Bravo 👏👏👏

Loving your work and can't take issue with any of your choices (apart from Bond, still Sean Connery all the way for me). And yes, I can totally see Mark Ruffalo as Columbo! 👍  And just btw, you should def watch MM with Tom Hardy, it works!

Yeah, if I ever get time. I tend to do most of my viewing between 5.30-7am (I'm a fowl not an owl!) - even so, I'm not convinced I'll ever get through all the things I'd like to watch. I have a chum in the US who nags me several times a week about watching this film or that film because he's dying to discuss them. It's not like I'm the only film buff he knows!

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12 minutes ago, The Goktor said:

I come in peace - take me to your leader. 😆

Nice try... but no cigar 😹

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Just now, Enaira said:

Nice try... but no cigar 😹

Dayum, aah've bin rumbled!

>>Back to the drawing board<<

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48 minutes ago, The Goktor said:

Batman - Christian Bale. Although I loved the Dark Knight graphic novels (the other Miller with a trilby!), and really enjoyed the first two films, I loathed The Dark Knight Rises.

Glad you mentioned the trilby btw, not fedora... something I learned on this forum! 

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1 minute ago, Enaira said:

Glad you mentioned the trilby btw, not fedora... something I learned on this forum! 

Oh, I very, very much know the difference between the two! I prefer a fedora.

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52 minutes ago, The Goktor said:

I come in peace - take me to your leader. 😆

If it was that easy TJ would be crushed in the stampede!!!!!!!

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5 minutes ago, Gail Bentley said:

If it was that easy TJ would be crushed in the stampede!!!!!!!

I can't believe my cunning plan was so easily busted. 🤣😋

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Okay, since The Hat has made its presence felt again I just thought I'd post this link for anyone who hasn't seen the interview - quite an oldie, but still fun!

https://www.indiewire.com/2015/12/into-the-expanse-great-sci-fi-doesnt-require-a-good-hat-but-it-helps-45157/

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Fun read guys!

You could start comparing remakes? that might give you another set of comparable's.

 

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Can we include remakes that should never have seen the light of day?  Italian Job with Mark Wahlberg - I’m looking at you for a start off, way to take a classic and wee all over it!! 👎

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7 minutes ago, Gail Bentley said:

Can we include remakes that should never have seen the light of day?  Italian Job with Mark Wahlberg - I’m looking at you for a start off, way to take a classic and wee all over it!! 👎

totally the good at the bad. For example also Total Recall with Colin Farrell. Im a big fan of Colin's but no way is he better than Schwarzenegger and nor is the film.

But also the good. Heat (Michael Mann) was way way way way and a bit more WAY, (with a side helping of LOADS) better that L.A Takedown (Also Michael Mann) 

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Just speaking of Colin Farrell, has he made the same deal with whoever that TJ has?  I mean he’s been knocking about for years but never looks any older......and he’s definitely not been anything close to an angel in the past!

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Yeah its Tom, Colin and Keanu Reeves. Some sort of strange pact with that dude who never got older. What his name Dorian something from Oscar Wilde

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That’d be Dorian Gray - there’s a hell of a lot of attics with shabby looking paintings in them then!

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45 minutes ago, Gail Bentley said:

That’d be Dorian Gray - there’s a hell of a lot of attics with shabby looking paintings in them then!

Thats the dude yeah him. 

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10 hours ago, Geoff said:

Fun read guys!

You could start comparing remakes? that might give you another set of comparable's.

 

I like your thinking, Geoff!

ETA: 'Tis done

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