[LMB] Casting lists

Katherine Collett kcollett at hamilton.edu
Wed Aug 21 13:43:08 BST 2019


On Aug 21, 2019, at 5:14 AM, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> For mannerisms and edginess, the best actor would be Benedict
> Cumberbatch. Yes, he's way too tall, but so were all the Dwarves in The Hobbit,
> and LOTR. Just imagine that explosive passion, and keen intelligence, the way
> he plays Sherlock - that's pure Miles. And the tormented look, too.
> 
> And knowing what height he SHOULD be would emphasise the tragedy of
> Miles's shortened stature. The more I think of it, the more l like that casting.

While I like the idea, it just occurred to me that the relatively simple perspective tricks, etc, used in LOTR won't really work for Miles.  He's not a miniaturized person, just short.  So his head would be normal sized, wouldn't it?  I'm sure movie magic could cope, but not trivially.

Katherine



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