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re: New film adaptation of BLITHE SPIRIT coming, with Judi Dench as Madame Arcati
Last Edit: AlanScott 08:03 pm EDT 06/17/19
Posted by: AlanScott 08:02 pm EDT 06/17/19
In reply to: re: New film adaptation of BLITHE SPIRIT coming, with Judi Dench as Madame Arcati - Dawson 12:53 pm EDT 06/15/19

Dan Stevens, no. I think this sounds like they are going to screw it up again just as Coward felt they screwed up the first movie. (Admittedly, that movie is beloved, but I think Coward was right.) Dan Stevens is too young. It's about a staid, middle-aged couple, who probably have little or no sex life, whose marriage is shaken up when his first wife, who died young and is still young (because ghosts don't age), shows up. Coward himself then screwed it up in a similar way when he directed High Spirits, even though he'd complained about the casting of the movie (and the green makeup on Kay Hammond, making her look weird rather than beautiful), although they did try to make Edward Woodward in the musical look older than he was.

But really the original casting of the play both in London and on Broadway followed the idea of a middle-aged couple with a younger Elvira, and that makes sense. It just ain't gonna happen that way with Dan Stevens, although I appreciate that Charles perhaps should be a handsomer middle-aged man than Cecil Parker must have been.
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