Category: fantasy casting

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Fantasy Casting- Rushmore (1959)

It’s always fun taking a movie that is very much of its time and imagining it existing elsewhere.  This goes doubly for those movies that are already heavily influenced by different eras of filmmaking.  Wes Anderson’s Rushmore seems to just...

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Fantasy Casting- The Usual Suspects (1950)

This round of retroactive fantasy casting really needs no explanation.  Bryan Singer’s The Usual Suspects smacked of old time film noir, with its male-centric cast and it’s tougher-than-nails characters.  So, when transporting the story and its characters to the past,...

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Fantasy Casting: A History of Violence (1943)

Recently, a reader suggested that I engage in a little retroactive fantasy casting, taking a modern film and placing it in the past.  The idea intrigued me, so I thought of a recent film with well-defined characters that seems as...

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Fantasy Casting: Touch of Evil

There are movies that, over time, become dated and irrelevant.  Then there are other films that become more relevant over the years.  Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil is a film that is much beloved by film fans, but is actually...

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Fantasy Casting: 12 Angry Men

The good thing about 12 Angry Men is how generally timeless it is.  There will always be juries, and the members of those juries will always have personal prejudice.  Sidney Lumet’s 1957 was remade in the 90s by William Friedkin,...

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Fantasy Casting: Batman

The moment Christopher Nolan announced that The Dark Knight Rises would be the last of his Batman films, people have been talking about how and when the series should be rebooted.  This inevitably led to people suggesting different directors and...

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Fantasy Casting: The Uncanny X-Men

So many comic book franchises have been rebooted that I find it interesting that Marvel’s X-Men is continuing within the same franchise first started by Bryan Singer back in 2000.  While Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class was promising, I feel...

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Fantasy Casting: Night of the Living Dead

In the spirit of Halloween, I’ve chosen to cast a reboot of Night of the Living Dead, a film that itself has already been remade once.  George Romero’s classic horror film kicked off the whole zombie subgenre, establishing not only...

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Fantasy Casting: Decision 2012

This election cycle has been pretty emotional, with flared tempers on both sides. Pretty exciting stuff for people that love political theatre. So exciting, in fact, that, if and when the day comes and HBO decides to make an original...