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As for the singing, wasn't Debbie Reynolds dubbed over in [Singin' in the Rain]?
Yes, it was. Though Debbie Reynolds appeared in other Musicals for the rest of her career, always doing her own singing. Her singing was dubbed by Betty Noyes in Singin' in the Rain, which is of course ironic since the plot of the movie has her character dubbing the voice of another. It wasn't really necessary, but because it was her first movie at the age of nineteen and Gene Kelly was an almost notorious perfectionist and wanted a slightly richer, fuller singing voice for the songs, that's why it was done. But she had a good voice.

Here is how it sounded in the finished film, with Noyes' voice.


And this with Debbie's own voice doing the singing.
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Lupita Nyong'o can do anything. As for the singing, wasn't Debbie Reynolds dubbed over in the original?
Debbie Reynolds being dubbed is irrelevant...the role of Kathy Selden requires singing and dancing and I was wondering if N'yongo had any musical talent, 12 Years a Slave wasn't a musical, was it?



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Debbie Reynolds being dubbed is irrelevant...the role of Kathy Selden requires singing and dancing and I was wondering if N'yongo had any musical talent, 12 Years a Slave wasn't a musical, was it?
If you were on the proper substances it was. But I don't see how it's not relevant. If they can dub over Debbie Reynolds, they can dub over Lupita Nyong'o. Either way, I don't consider things like singing and dancing ability when I do these. Overcomplicates it for me.



Had this idea of a film version of Dracula if made in the 1960s.



Dracula (1961)

Directed by Irvin Kershner
Produced by Sam Spiegel
Screenplay written by Leigh Brackett

Jonathan Harker: Jeremy Brett (alternate: Anthony Perkins)


Mina Murray, later Harker: Diana Rigg


Dr. Jack Seward: Michael Caine


Count Dracula: Robert Shaw (alternates: Sean Connery or Gian Maria Volonte);
Shaw


Connery


Volonte


Lord Arthur Holmwood: Peter O'Toole


Quincey P. Morris: Clint Eastwood (alternate: James Coburn)
Eastwood


Coburn


Lucy Westenra: Susannah York


with Peter Ustinov as Renfield

Rex Harrison as Mr. Hawkins

Joseph Egger as Mr. Swales

Luciana Paluzzi, Claudine Auger and Tania Mallet as Dracula's three brides






and Alec Guinness as Professor Abraham Van Helsing

Gypsies:
Benito Stefanelli
Michael Mellinger
William Bramley (during a break from West Side Story)
Aldo Sambrell
Antonio Molino Rojo
Yuri Borienko
Bob Simmons
Alf Joint
Frank Brana
Aldo Berti
and others

Stunt coordinator: Bob Anderson
Music by John Williams
Cinematography: Conrad L. Hall



I also have this idea of a film version for The Catcher in the Rye.

The Catcher In The Rye (1992):

Holden Caulfield: Christian Bale


Jane Gallagher: Kate Winslet


Ward Stratadler: Paul Walker


Robert Acklay: Ben Affleck


Phoebe Caulfield: Natalie Portman


Sunny: Drew Barrymore


Mr. Antolini: Kevin Spacey


and Paul Newman as Mr. Spencer



Die Hard (1963):

John McClane: James Coburn

Holly Gennaro: Jean Simmons

Sgt. Al Powell: James Earl Jones

Hans Gruber: Christopher Lee

Karl: Robert Shaw

Dwayne T. Robinson: Lee J. Cobb

Theo: Ray Charles

Dick Thornburg: Jerry Stiller

McClane's sidearm: Browning Hi-Power

Terrorists' submachine gun: MP 40

Karl's weapon: Stg 44



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My fantasy Justice Society of America movie: release date 1944

Superman (Clark Kent): Cary Grant
Batman (Bruce Wayne): Gregory Peck
Wonder Woman (Dianna Prince): Gene Tierney
The Flash (Jay Garrick): James Stewart
The Atom (Al Pratt): James Cagney
Hawkman (Carter Hall): Victor Mature
Hawkgirl (Shiera Hall): Maureen O'Hara
Dr. Fate (Kent Nelon): Vincent Price
The Spetre (Jim Corrigan): Basil Rathbone
Green Lantern (Alan Scott): Alan Ladd
Wildcat (Ted Grant): Robert Mitchum
Mr. America (Tex Thompson): Clark Gable

Special appearance by Golden Age Aquaman (Arthur Curry): Buster Crabbe

Unfilled spots:
Sandman (Wesley Dodds)
Hourman (Rex Tyler)
Dr. Mid-Nite (Charles McNider)
Mr. Terrific (Terry Sloane)



Coming soon to a theater near you - The Justice League of America circa 1965 version!



Death of a Salesman, British Version (2000)

Willy Loman: Gabriel Byrne

Linda Loman: Julie Walters

Biff Loman: Daniel Craig

Happy Loman: David Tennant

Charley: Brandon Gleeson

Bernard: Ewan McGregor

Uncle Ben: Jeremy Irons

Howard Wagner: Hugh Grant

Miss Francis: Rachel Weisz



Wuthering Heights (1978)

Heathcliff: Alan Rickman

Catherine (I): Jane Seymour

Edgar: Michael York

Hindley: Malcolm McDowell

Mr. Earnshaw: Edward Hardwicke

Isabella: Emma Thompson

Linton: Gary Oldman

Hareton: Liam Neeson

Catherine (II): Miranda Richardson

Lockwood: John Hurt

Joseph: Alec Guinness

and Maggie Smith as Nelly Dean



No Country for Old Men (1985):

Llewelyn Moss: Tommy Lee Jones

Anton Chigurh: Alan Rickman

Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: Clint Eastwood

Carla Jean Moss: Jane Seymour

Carson Wells: Harrison Ford

Man who hired Wells and Chigurh: William Hootkins



Dogma (2016)

Bartleby: Adam Driver

Loki: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Bethany Sloane: Charlotte Riley (alternate: Maggie Gyllenhaal)

Rufus: Anthony Mackie

Serendipity: Eva Green

Metaron: Mads Mikkelsen

Azrael: Ben Foster

Jay: Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Silent Bob: Matthew Lewis

Cardinal Glick: Bill Murray

Golgothan: Nathan Jones



Deadpool (1975):

Wade Wilson/Deadpool: Jack Nicholson

Vanessa: Annette Funicello

Francis: Malcolm McDowell

Weasel: Harrison Ford

Angel Dust: Faye Dunaway

Colossus: David Prowse

The Recruiter: Ronald Lacey



The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Chris Adams: Christian Bale

Vin Tanner: Ryan Gosling

Britt: Hayden Christensen

Bernardo O'Reilly: Tom Hardy

Lee: Jesse Eisenberg (playing against type)

Harry Luck: Jason Lee

Calvera: Benicio del Toro

I don't know who to cast as Chico.



Silver Linings Playbook (1951)

Pat Solitano Jr: Arthur Kennedy

Tiffany Maxwell: Audrey Hepburn

Pat Solitano Sr: Edward G. Robinson

Dolores Solitano: Ruth Gordon

Danny McDaniels: James Edwards

Jake Solitano: Lee J. Cobb

Veronica: Shelly Winters

Ronnie: Eli Wallach

Officer Keogh: Robert Mitchum



Spiderman (1985)

Peter Parker/Spiderman: C. Thomas Howell

Mary Jane Watson: Molly Ringwald

Harry Osborne: Josh Brolin

Norman Osborne/Green Goblin: Jack Nicholson

Uncle Ben: James Coburn

Aunt May: Rosemary Harris


Flash Thompson: Matt Dillon



True Lies (1974):

Harry Tasker: Steve McQueen

Helen Tasker: Jane Fonda

Salim Abu Aziz: Gian Maria Volonte

Albert "Gib" Gibson: Ned Beatty

Simon: Jack Nicholson

Juno Skinner: Talia Shire

Dana Tasker: Linda Blair

Faisal: Lance Henriksen

Spencer Trilby: Henry Fonda



Pride and Prejudice (1967):

Elizabeth Bennett: Charlotte Rampling

Fitzwilliam Darcy: Ian McKellen

Jane Bennett: Susannah York

George Wickham: Malcolm McDowell

Charles Bingley: David Warner

Mr. Bennett: Jon Pertwee

Mrs. Bennett: Shelley Winters

Mr. Collins: Sylvester McCoy

and Katherine Hepburn as Lady Catherine de Bourgh



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Spiderman (1985)

Peter Parker/Spiderman: C. Thomas Howell

Mary Jane Watson: Molly Ringwald

Harry Osborne: Josh Brolin

Norman Osborne/Green Goblin: Jack Nicholson

Uncle Ben: James Coburn

Aunt May: Rosemary Harris


Flash Thompson: Matt Dillon
Very interesting choices. Really good. The only one that I'm not sold on is Jack Nicholson but that's because we associate him so much with the Joker.



Thanks for the feedback. I did have Nicholson in mind after seeing him as Jack Torrence and, yes, as the Joker. What do you guys think of the other casts I've put up? I've also started a thread on casting for The Silmarillion.