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Sylvia in The Paper Grail (Read 4825 times)
Patrick
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Sylvia in The Paper Grail
10. Nov 2003 at 01:28
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I recently ran across some paintings by an artist named Dante Gabriel Rossetti.  The name caught my eye because, coincidentally, I had been re-reading some passages from THE PAPER GRAIL, and I remembered that Howard, upon his reuinon with Sylvia, is reminded "of a woman out of a Rossetti painting".

Well, here's a nice little collection of Rossetti works to give you the idea if, like me, you were unfamiliar with the reference: http://www.artunframed.com/rossetti.htm

Actually, the reason I was perusing that particular book  in the first place, was specifically to find descriptions of Sylvia.  I had just seen a movie starring Jennifer Connelly, and thought she would be wonderful if cast in a film adaptation of 'Grail.  Not really a Rossetti type, but I'd still love to see it.
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Reply #1 - 26. Nov 2003 at 00:25
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Jennifer Connely is a great idea for casting Sylvia.  Any ideas for Howard?  I'd always pictured Stoat as looking like the actor Cary Elwes.
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Reply #2 - 04. Dec 2003 at 17:43
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[quote author=Andrew  link=1068424126/0#1 date=1069817159]I'd always pictured Stoat as looking like the actor Cary Elwes. [/quote]

That's great! Although I've seen him in stuff lately, and he looks quite different than he did in Princess Bride--not nearly as svelte and raffish.
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Reply #3 - 04. Dec 2003 at 19:00
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A bit off the subject, but speaking of the Princess Bride...  Mandy Patinkin's portrayal of Inigo Montoya was absolutely superb!

Inigo Montoya:  Hello!  My name is Inigo Montoya!
                         You killed my father!  Prepare to die!

Count Rugen:    Stop saying that!

Inigo Montoya:  Hello!  My name is Inigo Montoya!
                         You killed my father!  Prepare to die!

Count Rugen:    No!

Inigo Montoya:  Offer me money.

Count Rugen:    Yes.

Inigo Montoya:  Power too.  Promise me that.

Count Rugen:    All that I have, and more!  Please!

Inigo Montoya:  Offer me everything I ask for.

Count Rugen:    Anything you want!

Inigo Montoya:  I want my father back, you son of a
                         bitch!


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Reply #4 - 04. Dec 2003 at 19:06
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[quote author=B. Pulley  link=1068424126/0#3 date=1070575249]Inigo Montoya:  I want my father back, you son of a bitch! [/quote]

Hmm...  Son of a pregnant dog isn't exactly what he said.  I forgot for a moment that this is a rated G forum with filters.  Smiley

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[quote author=Forum Administrator  link=1068424126/0#5 date=1070577518]That puzzled me for a moment also, but I've adjusted the filters to allow it. [/quote]

Thank you!  Smiley

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Reply #5 - 04. Dec 2003 at 19:38
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That puzzled me for a moment also, but I've adjusted the filters to allow it.

That reminds me of the time I was posting a note on another board about a recent book by Michael Moorcock, and had it appear as "Michael Moorthingy". Very baffling for a few seconds.
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