Re: who was Martin? & "The Crossing"

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Posted by Sarah M. on January 11, 2000 at 18:37:06:

In Reply to: Re: who was Martin? & posted by Rich on January 11, 2000 at 08:10:19:

: : Mo'nin, all,
: : I was watching "The Crossing" last nigh. Jeff Daniels is still stuck in my mind from Dumb and Dummer, even though he's done so much serious stuff since. Maybe they picked him because of his nose. Hmmmmm... Anyway, I was searching around in the Internet Movie Database on the people in the movie and one of them was said to be in LOTM as a character called "Martin" but I have no idea who this refers to. Does anyone know of a Martin in LOTM? (I can't remember which actor in "The Crossing" -- I'll go back and see if I can figure that out.)

: : Ta.
: : Sarah M.

: Martin ... Ok, OFF the TOP of my head (I could be wrong here), but, I believe Martin (with a French pronounciation) was in the script, but never recognizably made it to the film. He's a character at Cameron's Cabin (day). Yes? So, who he was in "The Crossing," I have NO idea. I don't even know who he was in LOTM!

: We also watched "The Crossing" ... Lainey wasn't too overly impressed with Jeff Daniels as Washington. I thought he, and the film, though not superlative, by any means, were enjoyable. It was a different Washington one saw, as opposed to our usual stereotypical impressions. A Washington with impatience, irritability, cool, determined force of will, humor ... all came across nicely. Good supporting cast, nice music ... Glad to see a rendition, ANY rendition, of one of early America's critical moments!

Rich -- I found who it was, it was Sebastian Roche, who played Colonel John Glover (I really liked his character). According to the Internet Movie Database, he was "Martin" in LOTM, but when you follow the link to LOTM, "Martin" isn't listed. I wish our Soldier #2 was around!!

Anyway, I'm with you and E. both -- Jeff Daniels was OK (I though he had been staring the the picturs of GW's profiles too long and took them too much to heart; I really liked him in Fly Away Home), and several of the others were good, and all in all it was entertaining. And as you say, at least it focused attention on the time period. I wish I had taped it.

Sarah M.

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