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darcilicious
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Re: Dresden Files

said by footballdude:

That's like saying there's no reason the person playing the Hobbit should be short.

Good example!

Hobbits are between two and four feet (0.61–1.22 m) tall, the average height being three feet six inches (1.07 m).

writes Tolkien.

Do you KNOW how tall Elijah Woods is (the actor that played Frodo)? He's taller than ME and even I'm taller than the average hobbit by over a foot and half.

What about Cyclops in X-Men?

said by footballdude:

The more you change the character the less you succeed in depicting what you started out to depict.

Agreed. HOWEVER, you're still ignoring the fact that there are far more important characteristics in an actor than their physical appearance being IDENTICAL to their description in a book.

said by footballdude:

The awful Dresden TV show was proof of that.

The Dresden TV series awfulness was NOT due to the actor's height. To suggest otherwise is to completely overlook other less than great aspects of that show (the writing in general, the plots, other cast members and THEIR ACTING ABILITY).

There are plenty of actors 6' and taller who could pull off playing Dresden.

But if you insist, perhaps you think casting should be limited to basketball players. Surely doing THAT would make the show a success.
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footballdude
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said by darcilicious:

What about Cyclops in X-Men?

Cyclops wasn't drawn as towering over everyone else in the comics. It wasn't a focal point of the character. Dresden is repeatedly portrayed as the tallest person in the room, making his interactions with Murphy a bit comical since she's so short. Changing either of their heights would be changing a focal point of the characters.

said by darcilicious:

The Dresden TV series awfulness was NOT due to the actor's height.

Not entirely. They pretty much got everything wrong. It just shows that when you start to change the characters around for the screen, you lose the essence of the character. The more changes you make, the less recognizable the character becomes. If you can't get a simple thing like height correct, then you go on to screw up stuff like changing Bob from a talking spirit in a skull into the ghost of an English butler.

said by darcilicious:

There are plenty of actors 6' and taller who could pull off playing Dresden.

But if you insist, perhaps you think casting should be limited to basketball players. Surely doing THAT would make the show a success.

In the latest book, Dresden describes himself as NBA caliber tall. What the hell, maybe we can get Tom Cruise to play him.
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