Please Mister King, don't let that happen !!!! Javier Bardem can not be Roland !!! That would be non-sens!
Sorry, but he's quite happy with the choice. In fact, when I spoke with him this morning he told me when he thinks of Javier Bardem, he sees Roland.
YES!! This makes me very happy! I never saw NCFOM but I read the book while hubby had heart surgery,(it was that or lose my little pea-pickin mind). I googled Javier Bardem and thought his likeness was spot on. The blue eyes is not a problem.Ever book you read these days speaks of cold hearted blue eyed men, and drooling sweet warm hearted brown eyed men....I have known some cold hearted brown eyed men/people. Blue is just a color and a silly analogy anyway. maybe writers need a wakeup call on that one....hmmm
"I listened to them- all sixty or so cassettes- while preparing to finish the gunslinger's story. Audio is the perfect medium for such exhaustive preparations, because audio insists you absorb everything: your hurrying eye ( or occasionally tired mind ) cannot skip so much as a single word."
I agree.. i have tried a few audio books in the past but i mainly stick with actual books it's just not the same for me personally. I remember Ron Howard in an interview saying he was listening to the books over and over living with it, etc..but i can't remember if he said he had read them. I have seen interviews in the past with certain "method" actors and they would read the books then the script but i guess it varies from person to person. I guess if your a producer/director you may have so much going on that audio is much easier but i could see how some things would get lost in translation so to speak. I guess the whole audio vs book version is one of those "tomato/tomatoe" things lol...
I've also noticed alot of people & fans saying they haven't read the full series of books, they would stop reading after certain ones because they didn't like the story or for another reason. I did have that problem with a few of them but it was more from "reading fatigue"..wanting to get through a certain part because i was dying to see what would happen next. I've read the first original book about 8 times & the rest of the series books at least 2 times...except for the last book which was just once. I took me 2 years to make myself read it (and stay away from spoilers) because i just didn't want the story to end lol...
Hmm, I read today that Bardem is apparently stalling in accepting the role of "Roland" as he has been offered the part of James Bonds nemesis in the next "007" movie.
Maybe there's hope for us "Viggo" lovers yet!
I love Viggo, but I just don't like him for Roland. He's too...sweet somehow. Probably just his role as Aragorn coloring my opinion, but there it is.