Posted by James from cpe-024-211-065-155.sc.rr.com (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 at 11:36am :
In Reply to: In all seriousness, though... posted by Goodsport from adsl-216-102-199-185.dsl.snfc21.pacbell.net (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 at 1:37am :
:I can't quite quite put my finger on why, but it's not the same as replacing whichever actor is playing James Bond or Batman.
Exactly. Since the public's first encounter with the character was cinematic- not literary- Ford will always be identified with the role.
I also think anyone attempting to play the character other than Ford would simply be trying to play Ford, not Indy. A character like Bond or Batman can be played several different ways (serious, comical, cold-hearted, etc.), since there are many different incarnations to play off. But what else, beside Ford's portrayal, is there for Indy? Everything out there- book, comic, videogame, etc.- exists in Ford's long shadow.
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