Posted by Lynn on May 06, 1998 at 13:54:35:
In Reply to: Re: LOTM... Cast Quirks and Class System posted by Mary on May 06, 1998 at 13:10:39:
: LOL Gayle! Little bitty Tom Cruise as Hawkeye! Now there's
: a thought to make your skin crawl. They would have had
: to find a whole crew of teeny tiny Indians somewhere...maybe
: those little guys from the Amazon rainforest. And Kevin...
: stewardess! Pass me an airsick bag!
ROFLOL, Mary! I know what you mean by even trying to envision Tom or Kevin play Hawkeye!! No way! I had the same reaction when I saw Kevin Dillion playing Hawkeye in one of the Leather Stocking movies. My teeth clamped together immediately; I snarled my lip, and cringed. Yuck!
Class System? They are everywhere. If you work in an office they are more than visable, and you learn very quickly the pecking order. Do you think you would ever catch the Dept VP, be they female or male, putting up the Christmas tree or planning a baby shower? Nope. I suppose the million dollar question is - Where do you put yourself? You do, you know. Think about it. But the most important thing is, to me, how do you treat others around you.
The studios do have a lot of money invested in that star. The stars are pampered and stroked. It's no wonder a lot of them have an ego as big as Mt. McKinley. But to my way of thinking it gets way out of hand when said star can't pour their own drink or won't pick up a dropped piece of paper. An old saying is: I'd like to buy them for what I think they are worth and sell them for what they think they are worth.
We already know the set had trouble when the Indian actors went out on strike over some conditions, especially housing and toilet facilities, and I believe pay may have been in there also. DDL stood with them during their strike. I never heard a detailed outcome over these issues. They must have won because a movie about Fort William Henry sure couldn't be shot without them.
Lastly, I don't find the fact it existed strange. I consider it sad, very sad. Remember that life is a circle; what you put out comes back around.
Did I get too serious? Hope not. See ya MM's
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