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Golden Fleece & Blue Oranges: Are members of the casts still alive?

#1 · Posted: 11 Sep 2005 18:32 · Edited by: Moderator
Following the hubbub surrounding the proposed Tintin movie, I wonder if any of the original cast members of The Golden Fleece and/ or The Blue Oranges are still alive?

I know Jean-Pierre Talbot, the actor who played Tintin is very much still with us, but how about Georges Wilson or Jean Bouise (who portrayed Captain Haddock) or Georges Loriet and Felix Fernandez (the actors playing Calculus) still alive?

Likewise are Andre Barrett and Remo Forliani, the script writers, still with us?

If so, shouldn't they be given at least a cameo in the new film? Wouldn't that be a perfect hommage to Hergé?

Also, any idea if the original cast and crew members of the two Tintin plays are still with us...?
#2 · Posted: 11 Sep 2005 19:22
No idea if they are still alive but I don't think they should be given a cameo in the new movie if it is made. Cameos from past workings of a project only really work if that person is linked very closely to the current project.

Good examples are when an author of the book the film is based on has a small role (Big Fish for example) or stars from the original TV show have a small role (Starsky and Hutch).

Neither Tintin film is either loved enough or synonomous with Tintin enough to consider giving anyone in them a role in my opinion.

If Herge had been alive then maybe so, but the actors in the film i don't believe would be a perfect homage to Herge and I doubt his family would feel that it would be.

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#3 · Posted: 11 Sep 2005 20:21
I think it would be interesting for Jean-Pierre Talbot to have a minor role in the new movie. He's certainly changed in appearance enough for him to blend in - at least to some extent.
#4 · Posted: 11 Sep 2005 20:52 · Edited by: jock123
advnarayan, you can find a lot of that sort of information on www.imdb.com, the Internet Movie Database. I've done a little searching and found:

Of the Haddocks, Georges Wilson is still alive and acting, with a couple of projects to his credit for 2005; Jean Bouise died in 1989, and the film Nikita, on which he worked is dedicated to him.

The Calculuses: Georges Lorio(t) may be alive, but he hasn't made an appearance since 1967; Félix Fernández died in 1966.

Like Lorio, Jenny Orléans (Castafiore) may be alive, but her last credit was 1974.

Franky François and André Marié, the detectives for Oranges have virtually nothing against them, and again are missing in action. M. François seems to have been a clown, who was partnered by James Hodges (and sometimes in a trio with Liliane Hodges), and it was the pair of them who were intially offered the double act of the detectives. However Hodges demurred because he would have been required to shave his hair and beard for the role, so François took the rôle with André Marié (who it would appear dubbed both their voices).

I'd be happy for any and all survivors to have the fun of a cameo in the new movies - it would be a nice tip of the hat to their contributiuon to the overall Tintin movie mythos.

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