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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

god...the biggest travesty in casting EVER...freaking gary sinese as stu redmond...just a tragic travesty. i can't STAND sinese. blech. stu redmond was a great character and SOOOOO deserved a better actory to play him.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sinese is a decent actor, but looks nothing at all like Stu.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sinise sucks...mr. naked light bulb sears his soul. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you seen him in Of Mice And Men? He definately doesn't suck.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Have you seen him in Of Mice And Men? He definately doesn't suck.



OH MY GOD. A WORSE TRAVESTY THAN THE STAND!!!! oh please don't make me vomit.

Cail...please check out the made for tv version starring Robert Blake as George and Randy Quaid as Lenny. makes sinise and malkovitch look like the amatures they are.
(god WHY does everyone think the only way to characterize a mentally challenged man is to affect a speech impediment??? Rolling Eyes )
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're going to have to agree to disagree. I hated the Blake version.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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We're going to have to agree to disagree. I hated the Blake version.



oh no...how COULD you!!! the last shot...Lenny and George on the bank of the stream...it's a long panning shot with George telling Lenny about the rabbits and Lenny says "i can see it George, i can see it!"
just an extraordinary long shot...beautifully done. and Blake as the philosophical George??? i loved it.
i so sorry you didn't.
why don't you try it again...how long's it been since you saw it?
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~ george clooney, inside the actor's studio



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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeez, it's been forever. I'll try it again with an open mind.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Jeez, it's been forever. I'll try it again with an open mind.


good man. i'm telling you, that last long panning shot is just GUT wrenching. and Quaid is soooo much better than Malkovich (how do you spell that freakin name, i dunno).

i'll try to locate it too and watch it as well and then we can discuss. Big Grin

anybody else wanna watch of mice and men with us?
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We need a new forum.... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

or a new thread...hey...that version that i'm talking about...it was made for tv...and you're the tv mod. co-inkydink? i don't think so. Cool Laughing

not much on it out there tho...might have trouble finding it Cail. Sad


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This TV movie adaptation of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men was a labor of love for producer-star Robert Blake, who utilized the screenplay from the 1939 Hollywood version as his guide--a screenplay personally presented to Blake by the original film's director, Lewis Milestone. Blake and Randy Quaid play George and Lennie, a pair of itinerant workers who share a dream of saving up enough money for their own ranch. George is smart, resourceful and slight-statured; Lennie has the mind of a child and the strength of Hercules. The two lifelong friends are hired on as hands at a large Salinas Valley spread. Their "best laid schemes" for a place of their own dissolve into a tragic denouement, sparked by the boss' pugnacious son Curley (Ted Neeley) and Curley's bored, faithless wife Mae (Cassie Yates). The 1939 Of Mice and Men is regarded as a masterpiece, though it suffers from the censorship restrictions of the time; curiously, this 1981 film, adapted for television by E. Nick Alexander, makes no attempt to restore the "chancy" elements that had been excised from the earlier film. Of Mice and Men was first telecast on November 29, 1981; a third filmization of the Steinbeck work, starring Gary Sinise and John Malkovich, was released theatrically in 1993. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hadn't seen Sinise until I saw him in The Stand.

He was not what I was expecting for Stu, but that is the standard I expect from him since when I see him elsewhere. I thought he managed the role wonderfully.

I'm not happy that he's on CSI.

I've really gotta pick this series up on DVD.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed. the real tragedy was the portrayal of Larry Underwood by Adam Storke. Larry was one of the most dynamic and complex characters in the novel, and was played in a very linear fashion.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked the guy who played Tom. the guy from coach.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M-O-O-N that spells, sitcom actor.
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M-O-O-N that spells entertaining b movie.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once upon a re-read , this morning as a matter of fact that Ive read the Stand more times than any other book Ive ever read.... re-read whatever! More times than Ive re-read The Lord of the Rings, or the chronicles. Im sure this is somehow significant, Im just not sure why.
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My problem with the tv miniseries was not so much the actors playing the majority of the roles (although I think Molly Ringwald was miscast), but the stupid devily makeup stupidity of stupid Flagg. The actor playing Flagg was fine when he was acting as a person (it didn't fit the version of Flagg in my head AT ALL, but hey...I'm pretty flexible), but the instant he had contacts in and his head got all meaty and such, I was definitely drawn out of it. I do think Trashcan Man didn't work so well onscreen either, but that's just one of those things that happen when you translate book (especially a Stephen King book) to a visual medium.
And as much as I like Corin Nemec (Parker Lewis, dude!), the dippy zits for Harold and the way he looked at the beginning was pretty much like Halloween Nerd than Harold. I guess what I'm saying is fire the makeup crew. But I also didn't think Corin Nemec fit the role especially well, as once he goes through his transformation, I had a hard time buying it from this actor.
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Huh, I thought Nemec did a good job as Harold, but I agree that Flagg was all wrong.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never even made it through the first half of the miniseries. Flagg was terrible. So bad, that all I can remember about it is how bad he was.

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