I don’t know if you’ve been able to sense this lately, but I’m currently without a squeeze, so I’m getting kind of antsy here. Now, since this is a respectable ( = book blog, and not some trashy, cheesy hormonal teenybopper fanzine, I’ve been wracking my brain about how I can justify displaying mouth-watering pics of delicious men without seeming like a cheesy hormonal teenybopper. Perhaps if I somehow tie these photos into imaginary movie adaptations of well-known novels, it will seem a bit less lecherous and a bit more socially acceptable. (Har, who am I trying to fool? This is all eye-candy, replete with occassional hip dips). Let the casting begin!
The most recent movie adaptation of this novel was released about 10 years ago, and it starred Liam Neeson as Jean Valjean. I think it’s time for an updated version to be released, don’t you? I have the perfect actor for the role, and he’s French too!
This is Gaspard Ulliel, and he’s a huge big deal in France. He may not have the acting chops quite yet, but I don’t think any of his female fans will care.
Pride and Prejudice
Forget Colin Firth and forget Matthew MacFayden, there’s a new Darcy in town, and he’s going to put all the past Darcy’s to shame. Here he is:
Don’t you agree?
I wasn’t crazy about the 1998 version starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Ethan Hawke. IMO, Ethan was dreadfully boring and didn’t fit the role of Finnegan at all. Now, if there were to be a very attractive young man cast in the starring role, and if this very attractive young man were to be shirtless during most of the film, it might be worth a remake. I’m thinking that this guy would fill the bill very well:
His name is Taylor Kitsch, and he stars in Friday Night Lights, (which I have never seen, and I’m thinkin’ I might have to rent it immediately)! Don’t you think Taylor would make a fine, fine, FINE Finn? “Come here, young Mr. Kitsch, and rest on my couch for awhile. Can I get you anything, umm, anything at all?”
How about Kevin Zegers? I saw this guy in Transamerica and was quite impressed with his performance. He’s edgy and intense, and it doesn’t hurt that he has killer eyes too. He’s 25 now, and that’s old enough to play the Prince of Darkness, dont’cha think?
I have to post pictures of this guy, even though I’m not sure what book-to-movie adaptation he should be in. I don’t think it really matters, as long as he’s semi-clothed in most of the shots. I sometimes wonder how he would have done as Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings franchise. Could he have performed as well as Viggo? I guess we’ll never know.
One more thing before I go – Jonathan Rhys Myers MUST be included, just because. He could be in any adaptation, and it would receive raves from me. WOOT!!!