In the tradition of great actresses playing Hamlet perhaps Miss Bates should play Benteen. The resemblance would be closer.
Mel Gibson would make a good Benteen
I think Don Knotts would work well for Custer
Be Well Dan
That choice rather impresses me. Mel really does kinda have a face like Benteen. The only problem we'd face is that Mel is a bit shorter than Benty. Benteen is rather big and tall, I don't have any exact physical stats but one of the only full body shots of him has a big long body kinda like Lincoln. Benty is likely near or around 6'2", I'd like to be more generous but there is always some one to pop up and shoot me down. Its too bad we don't have more full pictures of him, he would probably be a sight to see. I was kinda thinking of Bill Murray once for this reason.
Mel of coarse is too expensive to be deployed into a supporting character which is where any character based on Benteen would ever end up. David Morse is still the best choice for Benty if I had to cast it.
I think you got something there Dan. Maybe Tom Selleck for Reno. That should change his image.
Semper Fi Steve
That sounds good to me my friend. Strange brought up a good point.He said that Benteen was 6'2, wasn't aware he was that big. So maybe Ill change from Mel Gibson to one of my favorite actors, Sam Elliot. That would be perfect. Don Knotts yelling at Tom Selleck and Sam Elliot. <G>
Dunno, as much as I like Viggo, I think he might be a bit too laid back for Custer. Most of the actors that would be good are a bit old for the roles and many that have been mentioned. Remember the age of these men. Thought perhaps Keith Carradine as Custer but he is 62. How about Mollie Parker as Libbie? William Sanderson is a good character actor and is short.
I have no patience with those who would kick a dead lion. General Nelson A. Miles
The LBH could be a sell to Hollywood with a totally different perspective on the whole affair...perhaps a supernatural thriller with an X-Files bent... Plenty of gruesome to thrill the masses with the slow, deliberate butchery and mutilation; combined with macabre rituals with severed heads and assorted body parts back at the villiage...
Post by windolph76 on Mar 23, 2011 19:00:23 GMT -5
How about some serious ideas about a close to factual movie about Libby. Many times people who love history hate the movies that are made about a person or event because they are not even close to the truth. Libby Custer was a woman devoted to her husband in life and death. She did everything she could do to keep his name untainted until her death. She did not remarry probably because of her devotion to her fallen husband and ended her life a fairly well off woman of the time. Her story is one that should be told for nothing better than to show the devotion one person had for another. Look around do you see much of that going on in todays world.