Re: New S & A Film (Again)

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Posted by Mike Field on May 29, 2016 at 16:31:57 user mikefield.

In Reply to: Re: New S & A Film (Again) posted by Peter Hyland on May 29, 2016 at 04:01:37:

"...they have to be of the right age, height and gender, and they need to be good actors."

It seems that the characters who play John and Susan in this new story, while of the right gender, are neither of the right age nor height. How good they will be as actors remains to be seen.

But unless their acting is truly bad, it needn't really matter. In the 1974 film, very occasionally, some of the children's acting is a bit stilted. These child actors were by no means professionals, but Whatham cleverly got past almost all of that by telling them about the scene and the sort of things he wanted them to say, then letting them say them in their own way.

I just do wish these film-people wouldn't fiddle....

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