Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.
By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.
What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.
Today’s provocative question was actually triggered by a comment that Di, over at Pensitivity101, made in one of my posts. She wrote, “I know I’ve said it umpteen times, but casting Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher lost all credibility for me.”
To which comment I responded, “Yeah, that does happen at times when you have read a book and created an image in your mind’s eye of the character. But it’s very off-putting when you see the movie version of the book and the actor who plays the part conflicts with that you envisioned from the book.”
So, my provocative question this week is this:
What movie adaptation of a book you have read before you saw the movie has done the best job when it comes to casting the actor (or actors) in the movie to match your image you had of that character (or those characters) in the book. Conversely, what movie adaptation has done the worst job of matching the casting of the characters to those you envisioned in your head.
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