Amph I Fell Into the Well of Lost Plots- Jasper Fforde Ffans

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  1. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    As Spike is described in the books, Bean is too old. Plus, he couldn't do the dreadlock thing or the lots of jewelry thing. But once his voice gets in your head, you can't hear anyone but him saying Spike's lines.

    Of course, none of this is at all feasible; you'd bankrupt the whole miniseries budget just casting the first episode. :p

    And yes the whole 'no Americans' thing was very definitely intentional.

    Yeah, you probably need to check out the Jeeves and Wooster bit too for Laurie, though I must admit that his performance on House is one great thing about a terrible show.

    Just picked up Lost in a Good Book, so I'm going to start casting that one today . . . stay tuned.

    And yes, Miss Havisham is definitely coming! :p Probably the easiest casting of all; just instantly leapt into my head.

    Also, finally started Something Rotten yesterday . . . going to have fun with that one too. :cool:
  2. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Ah yes, the Thursday Next book notable for the fact that it has something the others do not: a storyline. :p
  3. LadyPadme Manager Emeritus

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    You drop that tantalizing hint and then just leave us HANGING???? :eek:
  4. Gabri_Jade VIP

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    This Miss Havisham casting business isn't weighing on your mind or anything, is it, Jieh? :p
  5. The_Face Ex-Manager

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    Hey, the Eyre Affair had a plot. So there's two. [face_laugh] Love 'em anyway.
  6. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Interestingly enough, now that I've finished Something Rotten, I think the middle two are the best. :p
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    Lost in a Good Book cast:

    Kate Winslet as Thursday Next

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    Landen. You'll know him when you see him. Tall, one leg, writes daft books and had a wife named Thursday who loved him beyond comprehension.

    Jane Leeves as Cordelia Flakk

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    Cords then. Or Delia. How about Flakky? I used to be called Flik-flak at school. Can I call you Thurs?

    Cordelia! I'm not going to do this! You said the Lush interview would be the last and it is.

    Thursday, this hurts me really personally when you're like this. It attacks me right - right - er - here.


    Colin Firth as Brik Schitt-Hawse

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    Goliath don't do promises. The profit margin is too low.

    Stephen Fry as Adrian Lush

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    So, wheyving cheese tax is out of the question? Wheyving. Whey - oh, never mind.

    Ralph Fiennes as Landen Parke-Laine

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    If things get bad, just remember what Flanker rhymes with.
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    I'd actually suggest switching Ralph Fiennes and Colin Firth's roles. I think Ralph would make a better villian, whereas Colin would be a dishier Landen.

    BUT WHAT ABOUT MISS HAVISHAM????
  9. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Firth has been in too many leading romantic roles. It's time he does something nasty. :p

    Stephen Fry is pitch-perfect.

    Also, have you seen Winslet in Extras, Rogue? She came across as a bit Thursday'ish in that...
  10. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    I think Firth could play pinched rather well. :p

    I'd forgotten just how many characters there in Lost in a Good Book. This will take some time. But we will get to Miss Havisham. Later. :p

    Haven't seen Extras yet; want to do so, for sure.
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    Denholm Elliott (computer generated) as Akrid Snell

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    Listen, try and figure some extenuating circumstances as to your actions. If you can't, then try and think up some stonking great lies.

    Martin Freeman as Bowden Cable

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    Officers Hurdyew, Tolkien and Lissning heard you talking and listening to someone in the upstairs corridor.

    Ian McKellen as Victor Analogy

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    Coincidence. I could make any sentence I wanted from any other clues just as easily. Look here. Planet, Destroyed, Soonest. What does that mean? The world's about to end?

    Ewan MacGregor as Yorrick Kaine

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    Rule by informed patriarch and voting restricted to responsible property owners is the future, Miss Next. Ruling by committee has been the death of common sense for far too long.

    Kenneth Branagh as Colonel Next

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    I thought this might be the ending, The Big One - but in fact it's really only just the beginning. And I'm it. Makes me feel all sort of, well, humble. Don't cry, Thursday. It's how it happens. It's how it has always happened, how it always will happen.

    Next time: Joffy Next and Spike Stoker return and we introduce Bartholomew Stiggins, Gran Next and Miles Hawke!
  12. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    I don't think McGregor is a great fit for Kaine. He isn't quite weasely enough, or greasy enough.
  13. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Just out of curiosity (since I don't take this into account in my casting), is Kaine ever described; physically? I can't recall.
  14. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    I think so. He's at least described as a carbon copy of a hero in a Mills & Boon type women's romance novel.
  15. The_Face Ex-Manager

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    It would be interesting to see McGregor try a villain. Kaine's a tough cast. [face_thinking]
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    Hugh Laurie as Joffy Next

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    The Standardized pro-Baptist conjoined Methodarian-Lutherian sisters of something or other split into two subgroups yesterday . . . I have to attend two dozen different breakaway church groups every week. I often forget which one I'm at and, as you can imagine, preaching to the Idolatry Friends of St. Zvlkx the Consumer the sermon that I should have been reading to the Church of the Misrepresented Promise of Eternal Life can be highly embarrassing.

    Andy Serkis as Bartholomew Stiggins

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    Darwin won't mask you sins, Flanker. You made our environment hostile. You will fall too. But you won't fall because of a more dominant lifeform. You will fall over YOURSELVES.

    Sean Bean as Spike Stoker

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    The funny thing is, I now find copies of Sniper magazine in the toilet - and a copy of Great Underworld Hitmen has appeared in the kitchen.

    Perhaps she's trying to tell you something?

    Yes . . . but what?


    Kate Winslet (latex makeup) as Gran Next

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    I got mixed up with some oddness in my youth and the long and short of it is that I can't shuffle off this mortal coil until I have read the ten most boring classics.

    Jeremy Northam as Miles Hawke

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    Tell me, did you and I ever -

    Did you and I ever what?

    Did you and I - Did you and I ever . . . visit the mammoth migrations?

    The migrations? No. Should we have? Thursday, are you SURE you're okay?
  17. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Serkis is perfect for Stiggins. Great casting.

    And Gran Next... is that a bit of a giveaway? :p
  18. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    A bit, I guess, though Judi Dench would work, given outstanding film work in Iris. :p

    Pierce Brosnan as Acheron Hades

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    I was in love once, you know. I was quite besotted, in my own sort of way. We used to plan heinous deeds together, and for our first anniversary we set fire to a large public building. We then sat on a nearby hill together to watch the fire light up the sky, the screams of the terrified citizens a symphony to our ears. But it didn't work out. The course of true love rarely run smooth. I had to kill her.

    Alan Rickman (voice) as The Cheshire Cat

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    I WAS the Cheshire Cat. But they moved the county boundaries, so technically speaking I'm now the Unitary Authority of Warrington Cat, but it doesn't have the same ring to it.

    Maggie Smith as Miss Havisham

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    You nearly killed eight people!

    My count was closer to twelve. And anyhow, you can't nearly kill someone. Either they are dead or they are not.


    Anthony Perkins (computer generated) as Joseph K

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    You scoundrels! You can keep all your hearings!

    Orson Welles (voice) as The Magistrate

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    Not blue, green. You have brought shame to your profession, Herr H. You are under arrest!

    On what charge?

    I am not authorized to tell you. Proceedings have been started and you will be informed in due course.

    But this is preposterous!

    No, this is Kafka.

  19. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Smith is an excellent choice as Havisham. She's got the right amount of sternness and lovability.
  20. The_Face Ex-Manager

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    I'd also forgotten how many characters were in that book. Wonderfully ridiculously large ensemble. There's something oddly appealing about Hans Gruber as the Cheshire Cat. [face_thinking]

    I don't know much about Maggie Smith, but she seems a good choice.

    I don't remember enough about the The Trial scene to comment.
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    Judi Dench as The Red Queen

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    Taken!

    Kate Winslet as Marianne Dashwood

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    I simply adore Mintolas. You've heard of them, of course? A bit like Munchies but minty - and, if it's no trouble, a few pairs of nylon tights - and sme AA batteries; a dozen would be perfect.

    Hugh Grant as Vernham Deane

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    He looks down on me because I'm from a racy potboiler - but I can hold my own against him any day. He was trained during the days when cadets were cast into Pilgrim's Progress and told to make their own way out.

    Michael Caine as The Bellman

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    Item six: Now this I regard as kind of serious, guys. In this 1631 printing, the seventh commandment reads: Thou shalt commit adultery. I don't know who did this, but it's just not funny.

    Jeremy Irons as Harris Tweed

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    Are you sure you wouldn't rather have an M-16? A charging stegosaurus can take some stopping, I'll be bound.

    An M-16 would be sure to raise suspicions, Mr. Wemmick. Besides, I'm a traditionalist at heart.
  22. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Dench is perfect. She wouldn't be a bad Havisham, either.

    I don't remember Dashwood. Is there some relevance to Winslet being cast as her as well?
  23. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Kate Winslet played Mariane Dashwood in Ang Lee's 1995 version of Sense and Sensibility, opposite Emma Thompson as Eleanor.

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    John Cleese as Trafford Bradshaw

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    We've struck a reworked idea that ended up in Our Mutual Friend, a few dirty limericks and an unintelligible margin squiggle - but nothing much.

    Cate Blanchett as Aornis Hades

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    You're a good person, Next. A fine human being. It will be your downfall. I'm counting on it.

    Ricky Gervaise as Jack Schitt

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    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary/O'er a plan to venge myself upon that cursed Thursday Next -/This Eyre affair, so suprising, gives my soul such loath despising/Here I plot my temper rising, rising from my jail of text.

    Kate Winslet as Mary

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    I've left a rough precis of the story taped to the fridge, but don't worry too much - since we're not published you can do pretty much what you want.

    Note: you may be a bit shocked to see Kate Winslet playing four parts in one story . . . even Peter Sellers couldn't do that; he took a header down the stairs instead, if you recall your apocraphyl horror stories about Stan Kubrick.

    But, it shakes down as such; She plays Thursday Next, which necessitates her playing Gran Next, as I'm sure we all know. Marianne Dashwood is the character she played in Sense and Sensibility and my love of intertextuality means I would kill to see Winslet as Thursday meet Winslet's version of Marianne.

    And as for Mary, well, she's the character Thursday is slated to replace in the unpublished Jack Spratt novel. Ergo, she and the character she replaces, must have at least a passing resemblance; of course, since the character she's replacing, Mary, is a book character, she will, of course, be quite a bit more attractive, so I've tried to find a slightly more 'pretty' picture of Winslet to represent Mary, as opposed to the slightly 'scruffy' one I picked to represent Thursday.

    You will instantly notice two things:

    1. I have put way too much thought into this.

    2. I am obsessed with Kate Winslet.

    Forgive me. :p

    And that, for the record, ties up Lost in a Good Book with a whopping twenty-nine characters cast! I'm quite proud. As soon as I get The Well of Lost Plots from the library, I'll move on to that one. :cool:
  25. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Cleese would do brilliantly. I'm sure there was a Python sketch where he wore a pith helmet... :p

    Blanchett is inspired casting. I remember you agonising over Aornis in our PMs about this. You nailed it. A remarkable-looking woman who can also blend in very easily.

    I like Winslet as Mary, as well. I think that would work very well.
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