Post by * See UserName In Post * on Dec 19, 2007 20:55:58 GMT -5
POSTED BY chrisbourgeois ON 2/5/06 1:23 am Early Beatles 1960-Aug 1962
John Lennon - Ian Hart (did a great job in Backbeat) Paul McCartney - Gary Bakewell (did a great job in Backbeat) George Harrison - Chris O'Neill (did a great job in Backbeat) Pete Best - Scot Williams (did a great job in Backbeat) Stuart Sutcliffe - Stephen Dorff (did a great job in Backbeat) (Not sure if Brain ever met Stu)
1962-1967 Ringo Starr - Paul Duckworth (He was in Backbest i think he looked like him a bit)
Post by * See UserName In Post * on Dec 19, 2007 21:10:32 GMT -5
POSTED BY poppuffspin ON 2/18/07 6:17 pm
Re: Dhani?? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ... get Sean Lennon and Dhani, some gritty black and white film to give the movie the feel of A Hard days Night ...
When casting the Beatles they should concentrate on actors who know the subject they are playing, and are willing to do A LOT of reasearch into their character and his relationship with Eppy and each Beatles' relationship with each other. In other words. No tabloid crap. No John hates Paul or Paul wants them to wear suits and John hates that or Paul is shallow and always cheerful and John hates that etc. or John is an arrogant punk with no other sides to his personality, or WORSE John is a SAINT. This is all crap and I hope any actors portraying the Beatles would do the right research and talk to the right people to find out who these people really were, both to each other and to the world. AND that they are playing four complex human beings and not Saturday morning cartoon characters or characters in a third rate Beatles biography. This is more important than the actors actually looking like the Beatles. THAT can easily be achieved with the right makeup, hair dye and hair cut. (no wigs) I'd rather see excellent actors who KNOW the person they are portraying than a Paul McCartney or John Lennon lookalike for instance, who plays them like cartoon characters.
Post by christine~ on Jul 11, 2008 14:02:12 GMT -5
;D So would I!!!
Hey, I saw your MySpace ~ www.myspace.com/wannabeatle ~ I hope you don't mind the plug. Say, if you look like Paul, post your pic here why don'tcha! We'd love to see it.
They've been keeping most everything about the movie all quite a secret though. I can see why, too ~
If I were making the Brian movie, I would want it to be PERFECT, and would spend ALL the time I could making sure it was as flawless as possible.
The problem with that is, when anyone else just looking for profit sees what you're doing and that you're getting attention for it, they get the jump on you for a movie on the same subject ~
~ they will steal everything from you while you are perfecting your project ~ and slap together a shoddy job using your ideas! And they will take the credit!
So, then, who would want to go to YOUR Brian movie, when they already saw one (or more)? And who would ever know they used YOUR ideas? And that YOUR movie was the original, and was assembled out of pure love rather than greed for profit?
At least, that's ONE of the reasons I can see why they are being so meticulously PRIVATE about the process!
The makers of this movie are SO right about the way they're handling this, because I can already see that Brian is starting to rise in popularity on the internet.
Pretty soon his popularity will spread to what I call the Real World.
Last Edit: Jul 11, 2008 14:10:49 GMT -5 by christine~
I don't know if you saw the film Control by Anton Corbijn about Joy Division? They got four unknown actors with some musical ability and got them to actually play the music of Joy Division as they made the film. Consequently you got the authentic feel of them playing, rather than miming, and they actually got better as they played more songs, so reflecting how Joy Division improved and became a band instead of being four individauls. Given that The Beatles were not yet fabulous musically when Brian met them maybe young hopefuls with musical ability would give a better feel to the early parts? I think they would have to mime to The Beatles after Ringo joined and George Martin got hold of them though! I agree that the Backbeat casting was good but those guys are old now! Sex appeal, youthful energy and naivety is what you need
Aaron Johnson was pretty good as John in "Nowhere Boy" as was Thomas Sangster as Paul in the same film. They weren't really lookalikes but they still captured the personas well enough because they could act. In any case, it's an incredibly difficult casting job.