What cartoonist hasn’t thought about who should play their characters on the big screen? Movies, or films, or “moving filmed pictures,” have long held a fascination with me. Sigmund Freud said that movies fulfill our subconscious desire to sleep with Thomas Edison. Whether that is true or not, I remain an avid movie-watcher.
So who should play each character in the inevitable Welcome to Falling Rock National Park movie? Here are my suggestions.
Ranger Dee – Zooey Deschanel
Carver – Jason Schwartzman
Ernesto – Tony Hale
Pam –who else? – Lauren Bacall
Melissa – Ani DiFranco
Melissa the mountain lion was a difficult character to cast. At first I thought Nicole Kidman. Then my thoughts turned to singers. Norah Jones? Cat Power? I heard Ani DiFranco interviewed on the Sound Opinions podcast and realized her voice would be perfect for the mellow but fierce cat.
Featuring a theme song written and performed by Bob Dylan, Jack Johnson, and Jeff Tweedy (under the name Wilbury & Sons), Falling Rock: The Movie will surely rake in Tom-Cruise-in-the-early-90’s money. Oh, and it will definitely be in 3D.
*only by me