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why don't we get Mos Def to play both brothers, Adaptation style?
 
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It would work for parts, but seeing as they are described repeatedly as looking nothing like one annother, it wouldn't fly for the whole movie. It WOULD work for the parts where people think that Spider is Fat Charlie, though.


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they could just bung a goatee on Spider Razz

or maybe someone needs to make a call to a couple of the Wayans brothers...
 
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how about Chris Rock for Spider!? sorry, I was watching Jay and Silent Bob last night. I love Chris Rock. Especially in Dogma. Great movie.


how about just having the whole movie be a View Askew production with kevin smith as fat charlie, and jason mewes as spider...salma hayek as daisy, alanis as rosie (or maybe she can be the bird woman - that would be kinda cool), george carlin can play anansi...ben affleck's a little more smarmy than matt damon, so he could play graham. hmmm...sounds like fun!
 
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haha that would be awesome. i love dogma, it's so great. and the cast is so good. but what about jay and silent bob? who could they be?
 
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but what about jay and silent bob? who could they be?

they were given the lead roles, silly.
 
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I'm not 100% sure that Ricky Gervais has the menace that he'd need for the scenes in the basement. A smaller part, though: Carol, Daisy's flatmate should definitely be played by a friend of mine, one Samantha Hearn. You can check her picture at csmanagementuk.com, and she's actually from Preston (or near as dammit). And if there's a part for me I'd like that too. But I can't think of one no matter how hard I try...
 
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Mos Def would be perfect for Spider! I love that man...

Morgan Freeman as Anansi, though? ehh...He isnt fat enough, or crazy enough. Just imagine Mr. Freeman dancing wildly at a karaoke bar, thrusting his pelvis at young ladies! Haha!


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Wonderful suggestions by the by, I actually pictured Mos Def as Spider while reading AB thanks to the Hitchhickers Guide movie. But, and I never start sentences with but, why has no one suggested Craig Charles as Anansi or hell even Spider. Although if we are going to use the cast of Red Dwarf, Danny John-Jules would be a fantastic Spider as well.


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It would work for parts, but seeing as they are described repeatedly as looking nothing like one annother, it wouldn't fly for the whole movie. It WOULD work for the parts where people think that Spider is Fat Charlie, though.


See the movie Suture with two brothers who are described as identical.
 
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Charlie: Taye Diggs
Spider: Denzel Washington (they do sort of look alike--an innnate sweetness)
Anansi: tho' dead, Sammy Davis Jr. had the ideal snappy, tricksy, flirtatious love of life... Don Cheadle could probably pull it off too.
Rosie: Wanda Sykes (or okay, Halle Berry--but probly too pretty)
Daisie (notice how the women are named after flowers?): I echo Salma Hayek (sp?)


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Charlie: Taye Diggs
Spider: Denzel Washington (they do sort of look alike--an innnate sweetness)
Anansi: tho' dead, Sammy Davis Jr. had the ideal snappy, tricksy, flirtatious love of life... Don Cheadle could probably pull it off too.
Rosie: Wanda Sykes (or okay, Halle Berry--but probly too pretty)
Daisie (notice how the women are named after flowers?): I echo Salma Hayek (sp?)



that's an awesome cast. i wouldn't change a single one.
 
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This is what I pictured Spider to look like...Lou Bega


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Denzel as Charlie, because he can play Charlie before and after the hat passes from father to son.

Lawrence Fishburn as Spider.

Edgar Bergen as the long-dead ventriloquist! AND DON'T TELL ME THERE'S NO VENTRILOQUIST, LONG DEAD OR OTHERWISE, IN THE BOOK! I KNOW THAT! But maybe, just MAYBE... there SHOULD have been. Too much emphasis is placed in the modern world on dead lawyers and dead mimes. Howz about we swing some dead ventriloquists up in this shindig?

Shin dig. Gotta fond out where that comes from. Bet it's got something to do with gave robbing.

Sorta like "bone to pick with you". But we'll talk about that some other time. I have to fly to Brazil now and pick up a guy named Lionel Jeffries - HAW, and BOY ARE MY ARMS GONNA BE TIRED.

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"Shindig" comes from the Scottish word "shindy." Exactly where THAT word comes from is somewhat up for grabs, although it likely refers to a particularly violent Scottish sport. From there, it migrated into referring to a barfight or disorganized brawl, transitioning into the familiar "shindig." Some time after that it came to refer to a particularly boisterous social gathering ('round about 1870 - and, as my wife reminds me, is similar to a hootenanny), a meaning that's remained more or less constant.


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Oh, I thought Joss Whedon made it up.

Mighty find Shindig!


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I knew I remembered this show. Big Grin







Bobby Sherman anyone?
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The way Neil portrays Anansi, I always picture the late Nipsey Russell, a fixture on game shows when I was a kid. (Coincidentally I was born on the same day as Neil Gaiman so, yeah, I'm a geezer. Smile ) Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje would be a wonderful Tiger. He's kind of the go-to guy for 'menacing African' roles, a wonderful actor, though. I'm happy to see him on Lost.

The real reason I joined & chose this topic for my first post -- Fat Charlie's singing voice! Charlie's voice needs to be a big, round, crooner's voice, maybe a little old-fashioned. An "American Idol"-type warbler would be wrong, as would most current pop singers.

Unfortunately the most absolutely perfect person for this, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, died nine years ago. His version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" was used in several movies, including 50 First Dates, so many of you may have heard him. Iz had this otherworldliness that no one else could duplicate.

Raul Malo is the only other name that comes to mind. He's the lead singer for The Mavericks, which you'll find in the Country bin at the music store, but he's not one of those interchangeable great-big-hat-wearin' yowlers. (That band's more like what you might call "Texas Music", sort of like what Doug Sahm used to do.) Malo's got this big, gorgeous voice. You can hear a little Roy Orbison influence -- he can bring up that curl-your-toes otherworldliness that Orbison had, if he wants, though his voice isn't as idiosyncratic. He can really change his voice drastically to fit any song. I can't think of any other living singer who'd be as good for this... (Maybe you can? I'd love to hear other opinions)

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Woo! Thanks for the tip; I remember the Mavericks' shivery cool cowboy tunes from...8 yrs ago? Will have to go look them up.

Kama...sang that song earlier in one of my all-time favorites: Lilo & Stitch!!!
The flick is right at the top with Babe the Gallant Pig (and okay, Pulp Fiction) in its world-affirming theme, suberb character development, interesting & meaningful subplots, delightful little moments (such as the dance teacher asking Lilo why she has to feed the fish named Pudge a PB sandwich each Tuesday: "Pudge controls the weather." [She was late b/c they ran out of PB & only had tuna: "Do you know what TUNA is?"]). Rent this movie if you haven't already seen it--and watch thru the credits at the end...But I digress.

I think Iz' voice would be perfect--as would Geoffrey Holder's. The Caribbean Uncola guy (I show my age), 7 ft tall, deep baritone, great world-encompassing laugh--was also in a Bond film, the one with the voodoo stuff. He was painted like a skeleton.

The shindig twister makes me so glad we don't have those rocket-cone boobs anymore... And Bbby Sherman's lapels could put someone's eye out. But we're recycling backwards in time, fashion-wise, so these very looks could well appear on a runway near you in the future.

Never watched Hootenanny--folk music was so SQUARE...

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