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Post by Barbara Passaris » Tue September 9th, 2008, 10:55 pm

Okay, in books, definitely Jamie Fraser....Mmmmm, mmmm, mmmm! There's not too much that I DON'T love about Jamie!

In film, fell in love with Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis) in The Last of the Mohicans.

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Post by LCW » Wed September 10th, 2008, 12:44 am

Glad I'm not the only one! Everyone else is like, "Who?" :D
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Post by diamondlil » Wed September 10th, 2008, 5:04 am

I even have an I Love Jamie Fraser postcard that I have on my desk at work, along with a couple of the other girls who love the series! One of my male coworkers doesn't get the attraction - he says that Jamie is always a victim, but it's okay, if they ever make a movie of the books then he will get it because he doesn't read books!
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Post by Carine » Wed September 10th, 2008, 5:42 am

Oh ! Wouldn't that be great : a movie from the Gabaldon books !

Now, lets see ... who would we choose for the character of Jamie ? ....

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed September 10th, 2008, 4:48 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Mmmm Sam Neill, sigh! Though lately he has shown his age a bit, but I prefer to remember as the Sam in "Jurassic Park" that made me go "Who is that!?" and playing a spy in ""Reilly: Ace of Spies".

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If you haven't already seen it, you've got to check out the newer Dr. Zhivago. Sam is amazing in it. Never knew he was so good at being a bad guy. Funny, I never liked Rod Steiger's portrayal of that character.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed September 10th, 2008, 5:57 pm

"LoveHistory" wrote:If you haven't already seen it, you've got to check out the newer Dr. Zhivago. Sam is amazing in it. Never knew he was so good at being a bad guy. Funny, I never liked Rod Steiger's portrayal of that character.


Oh I've seen it. One of the first time's I've seen a younger Keira Knightley as well.

He's had a few roles where he wasn't so very nice! But always hot! (though not as much in the last few years, sigh :( ).

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Post by Spitfire » Wed September 10th, 2008, 6:50 pm

"Carine" wrote:Oh ! Wouldn't that be great : a movie from the Gabaldon books !

Now, lets see ... who would we choose for the character of Jamie ? ....


Really? I would Not like to see Gabaldon's Jaimy Fraser on screeen. I see him so perfectly in my head, how he moves and talks. I think it would totally wreck the fantasy to see somebody elses interpretation of what Jaimy would be like in a movie. Sorry, it's a big thumbs down for me, but that's my opinion!
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Post by Julianne Douglas » Wed September 10th, 2008, 8:39 pm

MLE, I'll gladly take Lymond and Nicolas off your hands, since you don't want them! And I totally agree with Vanessa, who said Viggo was incredible as Aragorn but loses something when he goes clean-cut in other movies.

Don't know why, but I'm having trouble coming up with a hero who's not already on other people's lists. I'll have to think about it for a while....
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Post by diamondlil » Wed September 10th, 2008, 8:42 pm

"Spitfire" wrote:Really? I would Not like to see Gabaldon's Jaimy Fraser on screeen. I see him so perfectly in my head, how he moves and talks. I think it would totally wreck the fantasy to see somebody elses interpretation of what Jaimy would be like in a movie. Sorry, it's a big thumbs down for me, but that's my opinion!


I am not keen on movies of my favourite books for exactly that reason. If they get made, I will probably end up going to see them, but given a choice as to whether they are made, there have been so many bad adaptations that I would be worried.
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Post by Carine » Thu September 11th, 2008, 6:28 am

"diamondlil" wrote:I am not keen on movies of my favourite books for exactly that reason. If they get made, I will probably end up going to see them, but given a choice as to whether they are made, there have been so many bad adaptations that I would be worried.


True, but it would depend who they would have the part play ofcourse, it might be a good choice :)

I once had it, that they picked exactly the actor that I had in mind when I was reading the book, that was very pleasing although the movie was not as good as the book by a long shot ! But the actor choice was absolutely great.

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