"And SCENE..." week
A proposal to the S_D community for a theme this coming week:
We all hear voices in our heads, especially when reading comics. As noted in a lot of instances this week, you can imagine a scene with someone's voice speaking the words of our beloved and despised characters. Basically assigning a well known (or up and coming actor) the voice of an actor/actress reading the lines, and giving them the depth or whimsy or spirit we know they can impart like no one else can. I'm hoping to avoid a lot of the givens, "gimme's" and "for sures" (I am dating myself) since the DCAU nailed a LOT of the voices. Kevin Conroy as (IS!) "The Batman", Mark Hamill "the Joker", Clancy Brown's "Lex Luthor" had intelligence, cunning, cruelty and class that had escaped previous version before him. Peter Cullen IS Optimus Prime.
Like casting for radio play. So stretch your mind, and give an example if you can. Who do yo hear in your mind when you read said parts:
For my entry, and I hope it starts a trend this week, I revisit this great scene posted recently. With nods and respect to kali921
Thunderball/Dr. Eliot Franklin will be played by:
Lionheart/Kelsey Leigh will be played by:
The scene: Avengers V3 issue #78 (and thanks again to kali921 for posting this)
For Thunderball, I wanted a reach voice with menacing base, as well as a rich intelligence mixed with ghetto smarts, and some experience reading and quoting Shakespeare. I could think of no one else off the top of my head than Lawrence to read the part.(Except for James Earl, but that voice is reserved for the Big Bads like Thanos or Darkseid (although Michael Ironside did him proud). I tried reading this with Avery Brooks as the voice in my head, but it didn't fit.
For Kelsey, I wanted a woman who could do simple, domestic housewife who is stronger than she looks, passionate and with enough steel behind her tenderness. She should be able to show a little bit of emotional damage and wear, but maturity and strength to carry on with life. And I hear Kate Winslet.
Again, not so much the visuals, but the voices playing inside my head as I read it.
What do the voices in your head tell you, dear reader?