HCC: HCC #29 "Recast In The Name Of Good" (was Re: HCC: HCC #28 Winner)
Dave Van Domelen
dvandom at eyrie.org
Sat Mar 31 16:52:45 PDT 2012
Because I apparently can't post an HCC without SOMEHOW screwing it up,
and I remembered the due date this time, I crossposted this to RAC.misc
instead of RACC by mistake. Gah.
Dave Van Domelen, figures Andy's original RACC post will show up
In article <jl83m8$fmr$1 at usenet.stanford.edu>,
Dave Van Domelen <dvandom at eyrie.org> wrote:
>In article <6iIdr.9295$V94.372 at newsfe19.iad>,
>Andrew Burton <tuglyraisin at aol.com> wrote:
>>3-0 landslide for Dvandom's "Precinct 13" entry.
> Thank you, voting public.
> Inspired by the fact that Eric Bana is being played by Mark Ruffalo,
>this month's High Concept Challenge is "Recast In The Name Of Good, Ye Not
> One of the pitfalls of a live action adaptation of some property is that
>you can't always keep the same actors around for the next installment.
>Contract disputes, death, etc. If you're not rebooting from the ground up,
>and want to keep as much of the cast as you can and for whatever reason you
>need to retain the character, that means recasting the problem part.
> Then what?
> At one end of the spectrum, totally ignore it. The old Dick York/Dick
>Sargeant deal. Slightly less extreme is to just put in a sly nod and nothing
>else ("This job's really changed out, Rhodey.").
> At the other end, you can bring the recasting into the show's mythology,
>as typified by Doctor Who (and done mockingly at the end of Disney's Bolt).
> Your assignment, should you accept it, is to write a story that would
>somehow deal with a recasting of a major protagonist (not supporting cast or
>antagonist). It's also acceptable to have this be an in-setting recasting
>for a show based on a "real" hero, with the real hero reacting to his or her
>on-screen portrayal changing....
> The due date is the end of the day Sunday, April 29. I'll leave some
>wiggle room in that for time zones, of course.
> Dave Van Domelen, figures a full month should be enough this time.
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