videogame design director?

Posted by: Nils

videogame design director? - Tue, 03 Aug 2004 16:42:00

Hi!
I looked for "Live Aid" on imdb.com (yes, I'm quite often there) and found some information about Chris. Besides Live Aid and his work for Max Headroom there's written that he was the design director for the 2003 videogame "Medal of Honor: Rising Sun".

Is that true or misinformation?

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0189130/

By the way: is he a religious man? His surname is Allen, but he called himself "St. John" or "Cross".
Posted by: Flip Martian

Re: videogame design director? - Tue, 03 Aug 2004 19:38:00

Chris Cross is just him playing with words I think - in English, if you have multiple roads (or lines, for example) which go across each other - over or under - we would say "those roads are kris krossed". This might be a bad example, but I can't think of a better one at the moment; I hope you understand my meaning! smile Don't know the answer to the other question though! smile
Posted by: Si_W

Re: videogame design director? - Tue, 03 Aug 2004 21:16:00

And on top of that a couple of annoying kids named their rap group after him and did a not quite cover version of the old Van Halen track 'Jump'. wink

Very influential our Mr Allen...
Posted by: Flip Martian

Re: videogame design director? - Wed, 04 Aug 2004 01:09:00

I was very glad to see that according to IMDB, he played himself at Live Aid in 1985. Would have been awful to see him played by someone else...

biglaugh
Posted by: Volglory

Re: videogame design director? - Wed, 04 Aug 2004 07:48:00

LOL
Posted by: Nils

Re: videogame design director? - Wed, 04 Aug 2004 13:58:00

In fact they tried to get an actor to play him, but they didn't find someone with such hair in the 80s.... .

But it might be interesting for You to read that Midge was played by Francis Rossi of Status Quo.... .
(just look at this pic: Francis Rossi live in Jübek 1986 )

nutjob
Posted by: Flip Martian

Re: videogame design director? - Wed, 04 Aug 2004 21:04:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Nils:
In fact they tried to get an actor to play him, but they didn't find someone with such hair in the 80s.... .

But it might be interesting for You to read that Midge was played by Francis Rossi of Status Quo.... .
(just look at this pic: Francis Rossi live in Jübek 1986 )

UNCANNY!!!! eek
biglaugh
nutjob
Posted by: Nils

Re: videogame design director? - Wed, 04 Aug 2004 21:53:00

In the videoclip for "Do they know it's Christmas?" the cameraman "surprises" Rossi. He stands there staring into nothing, then he sees the camera and laughs. When I saw that the first time I thought - just for a moment - that's Midge.
But Rossi looks much older than Midge, although (according to imdb.com) Midge is just 4 years younger than him.
Well......and I don't like the music of Status Quo, except "In the Army now" which is a cover.
Posted by: Volglory

Re: videogame design director? - Fri, 06 Aug 2004 06:11:00

In a similar vein, I have fleetingly pondered if a film were made of the 'story' of Ultravox - an autobiographical venture - what actors would be chosen/be 'best' to play each of them. Aside from the fact that all four - I believe - are quite good actors in their own right, if professional actors were chosen, who would they be? Personally, I rather think Ralph Fiennes would make a fine Midge Ure. wink
Posted by: Nils

Re: videogame design director? - Fri, 06 Aug 2004 14:02:00

Well, I think Fiennes is too old. At the beginning Midge was in the mid-twenties.
This actor is too old now as well (and too tall), but am I the only one who thinks that John Cusack looks similar to Midge? In the 80s movies e.g. he reminds me of Midge in times of Slik.

How about Dylan McDermott for Warren? And Xander Berkeley (24, Gattacca, Airforce One) for Billy? No idea for Chris though... .

(yes, I know, every mentioned actor is too old...)
Posted by: Volglory

Re: videogame design director? - Sat, 07 Aug 2004 03:29:00

Nah, don't worry about age, Nils. Afterall, the band members have aged over the years too; all actors mentioned would eventually 'be' the 'right age'. Shall we perhaps just allow ourselves "suspension of disbelief"? smile

Dylan McDermott as Warren is not a bad idea actually. Michael McManus ("Lexx") has always struck me as someone who might 'make' a good Warren.

Currie has always been a tough one for me - the closest I've come is American actor Vince Vaughn, or Colin Firth.

Chris is another tough one to cast. How about Gary Oldman in his "Bram Stoker's Dracula" days...the hair is close enough right lol.

What about John Foxx? Dear Phil, any ideas? wink

-V.
Posted by: Flip Martian

Re: videogame design director? - Sat, 07 Aug 2004 22:51:00

Me? Nope, not a clue when it comes to actors - haven't even heard of half of those actors you and Nils mention... smile
Posted by: Mrs. X

Re: videogame design director? - Sat, 07 Aug 2004 23:37:00

I only have ideas for Warren and John, but here goes...

Warren could be played by David Hasselhoff. Not the greatest actor in the world, but if you've ever seen the Knight Rider series, the resemblance is almost uncanny. :p (Well, close...) Hasselhoff did also have a singing career at one point! He was big in Germany! Older Warren could be played by "The Grinch" (of Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Who Stole Christmas). Just give him a mullet, et voilà! biglaugh Or, since he's had some limited acting experience, Warren could play himself! Why not? There's no better really!

John could be played by Julian Sands (Warlock, Boxing Helena). They don't really resemble each other, but they both have that menacing look about them. Or, another thought was David Bowie since he, like John, looks great in a suit. smile

I'll try and come up with ideas for Midge, Billy, and Chris...

Mrs. X
Posted by: Volglory

Re: videogame design director? - Sun, 08 Aug 2004 01:04:00

Julian Sands is actually a pretty good choice, all things considered.
But...David Hasselhoff?? I don't know about that one, Madame; have to think about it...
Posted by: Si_W

Re: videogame design director? - Sun, 08 Aug 2004 01:10:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Mrs. X:
Warren could be played by David Hasselhoff. Not the greatest actor in the world, but if you've ever seen the Knight Rider series, the resemblance is almost un[b]canny. :p (Well, close...) Hasselhoff did also have a singing career at one point! He was big in Germany! [/b]
Lederhosen are big in Germany, doesn't make them right though.... wink
Posted by: Flip Martian

Re: videogame design director? - Sun, 08 Aug 2004 01:29:00

Hey! Don't knock Lederhosen until you try 'em... biglaugh
Posted by: Si_W

Re: videogame design director? - Sun, 08 Aug 2004 01:31:00

OMG, it's not a good idea having piccys up as avatars as some weird image has just popped into my head... laugh nutjob
Posted by: Flip Martian

Re: videogame design director? - Sun, 08 Aug 2004 02:28:00

Have you imagined the knee slapping bit yet?

biglaugh biglaugh biglaugh
Posted by: Volglory

Re: videogame design director? - Sun, 08 Aug 2004 02:45:00

This all is beginning to take on a Monty Python-ish tone...

David Hasselhoff - "What a great twit!"

- George wink
Posted by: Mrs. X

Re: videogame design director? - Sun, 08 Aug 2004 03:10:00

OK, I was being a bit silly. smile But there are some pictures I have seen where Warren does look sort of (but not completely) like David Hasselhoff. (Warren is much better looking though!) wink May not have been the best of choices, but it was the first thing I thought of. Personally, I'd rather Warren play himself...

Mrs. X
Posted by: Kitty Purrington

Re: videogame design director? - Mon, 23 Aug 2004 06:12:00

David Hasselhoff can't hold a candle to Warren. Warren=YUM! Hasselhoff=BARF! smile
Posted by: Kitty Purrington

Re: videogame design director? - Mon, 23 Aug 2004 06:16:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Nils:
By the way: is he a religious man? His surname is Allen, but he called himself "St. John" or "Cross".
No, as far as I know, he's as UN-religious as possible.
Posted by: Mrs. X

Re: videogame design director? - Sun, 29 Aug 2004 07:13:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Kitty Purrington:
David Hasselhoff can't hold a candle to Warren. Warren=YUM! Hasselhoff=BARF! smile
OK, OK!!! Huge mistake! I've done Warren a grave injustice! My sincerest apologies! You are absolutely right, Kitty! I had just thought at that time that there was a slight resemblance. Maybe not... Come to think of it, I have no idea what I was thinking! I haven't given this subject much thought lately as I thought I'd killed it off! But OK, how's this for Warren:

Young Warren - Keanu Reeves (who might look just as stunning in makeup as Warren himself did!)

Older and present-day Warren - Mr. Cann himself!

Please, I hope I've done better this time! I feel so ashamed for the Hasselhoff comparison! <img border="0" alt="[Shake head]" title="" src="graemlins/shakehead.gif" />

Mrs. X
Posted by: Si_W

Re: videogame design director? - Sun, 29 Aug 2004 14:23:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Mrs. X:
Please, I hope I've done better this time! I feel so ashamed for the Hasselhoff comparison! <img border="0" alt="[Shake head]" title="" src="graemlins/shakehead.gif" />

Mrs. X
I should hope so to. I have this image in my head now of Warren singing "Looking For Freedom" and claiming the Berlin Wall came down due to him alone...
Posted by: Mrs. X

Re: videogame design director? - Sun, 29 Aug 2004 22:52:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Si_W:
I should hope so to. I have this image in my head now of Warren singing "Looking For Freedom" and claiming the Berlin Wall came down due to him alone...
Urgh...sorry!! frown Somehow I think I'm never going to live this down! <img border="0" alt="[Shake head]" title="" src="graemlins/shakehead.gif" /> I actually quite like the Keanu Reeves thing though. He might actually do quite well as a young Warren. Oh, and of course it would be great to see the man play himself later on! smile

I'm still working on who'd play the others. I think I got Mr. Foxx out of the way...

Mrs. X
Posted by: Sam

Re: videogame design director? - Mon, 30 Aug 2004 03:49:00

Having just discovered this thread, I have just picked myself up from the floor after imagining David Hasslehoff shock playing Warren Cann in the Movie Version of The Ultravox Story!!!! Mrs X, you are totally priceless!!!! excited Would David be wearing his red swimsuit in this film perchance??? Dearie me..... laugh *wipes tears of mirth from eyes* laugh ......I know he is bit old but Harrison Ford should play Warren, there is a bit in er, I think it was Return of the Jedi, where Harry is released from the carbon wall and falls on the floor, and he looks JUST like Warren...not a bad actor, Harry, either.......

Early Midge? How about Charlie Chaplin......

Can't think of anyone for either Chris or Billy or John right now....but I would like Julian Temple to direct it...
Posted by: Mrs. X

Re: videogame design director? - Mon, 30 Aug 2004 05:27:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Sam:
Having just discovered this thread, I have just picked myself up from the floor after imagining David Hasslehoff biglaugh Erm...I know who I wouldn't mind seeing in a red swimsuit, but it wouldn't be David Hasselhoff!!!! Perhaps we could persuade Warren to play Hasselhoff's character in a film version of Baywatch? Or perhaps he'd fancy driving K.I.T.T. in the film adaptation of Knight Rider! laugh

</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>......I know he is bit old but Harrison Ford should play Warren, there is a bit in er, I think it was Return of the Jedi, where Harry is released from the carbon wall and falls on the floor, and he looks JUST like Warren...not a bad actor, Harry, either.......


Harrison Ford? Mmmm...if you mean present-day Warren, I'd really rather Warren play himself, and Harry's far too old to play young Warren! (Pardon the redundancies.)

Quote:
Early Midge? How about Charlie Chaplin......

Can't think of anyone for either Chris or Billy or John right now....but I would like Julian Temple to direct it...
Well, Charlie Chaplin is kind of...er...dead, so I don't think he'd be available to play an early Midge. wink John I had suggested be played by either Julian Sands (speaking of Julians) or David Bowie. I totally support your idea of Julien Temple to direct.

Mrs. X
Posted by: Mrs. X

Re: videogame design director? - Mon, 30 Aug 2004 05:48:00

Oh, by the way...if this is going to be a complete film history of Ultravox, we need people to play Stevie Shears and Robin Simon. Especially considering John Foxx will be portrayed! No ideas come to mind for them as of yet, either.

Mrs. X
Posted by: refoman

Re: videogame design director? - Mon, 30 Aug 2004 09:59:00

err maybe JF,SS and Rs could play themselves,as cos its been so long since anyones seen them,noone would know they were playing themselves anyway lol
Posted by: Nils

Re: videogame design director? - Mon, 30 Aug 2004 18:07:00

I don't know, I find Dylan McDermott the best for Warren by now. But Reeves is good, too.
I'm still for John Cusack playing Midge, although he needs to have a bigger guitar to make him look smaller wink .
Besides Xander Berkeley the young Larry Linville (Frank Burns in M*A*S*H) could be a good actor to play Billy???!?? But Linville is dead... .

But if we take the M*A*S*H cast to play Ultravox, what about this:
Midge Ure - Radar O'Reilly (Gary Burghoff)
Billy Currie - Frank Burns (Larry Linville)
Warren Cann - Hawkeye Pierce (Alan Alda)
Chris Cross - Maxwell Q. Klinger (Jamie Farr)
evil
Hey, just kidding!!!!

I don't think John Foxx can be played by anyone (perhaps Bowie, right, but he's far too old). He looks too much like .......... an alien... .
Still don't know who to play Chris, Steve or Robin... .
Posted by: Nils

Re: videogame design director? - Mon, 30 Aug 2004 18:23:00

Dylan McDermott:


Xander Berkeley:


John Cusack:
Posted by: Si_W

Re: videogame design director? - Mon, 30 Aug 2004 18:41:00

John Cusack is waaaay to cool to play Midge, he should play Warren. Cusack is one of my favourite actors, he is just so cool in Better Off Dead and Grosse Point Blank.
Posted by: Nils

Re: videogame design director? - Mon, 30 Aug 2004 20:30:00

Yes, he was very cool in Grosse Point Blank!!! And - as I think about it - in nearly every other movie, too!

But he should play Midge in our movie anyway. Midge Ure and John Cusack are quite similar to each other. Watch "The Sure Thing" from 1985 and compare John Cusack it to Midge Ure from old Slik performances.
I've seen a photo of John Cusack wearing a baseball-cap, where he looks similar to Midge Ure in the "Cold Cold Heart"-video!
Posted by: Volglory

Re: videogame design director? - Tue, 31 Aug 2004 04:20:00

Nils, EXCELLENT job with the photos! They truly do help illustrate the reasons for your personal casting choices and I must admit they are very convincing!

Although I still personally prefer Ralph Fiennes as Midge, I can see your reasons for John Cusack. He is a great actor and I'm sure could play the part well.

Mrs. X previously mentioned Julian Sands to portray John Foxx, which I still think is a fine idea.

Sam suggested Julian Temple direct. An excellent choice; but what about Russell Mulcahey? wink He is still among the living is he not? Of course, we don't want another "Razorback" - or else CP will start getting ideas of becoming a movie star lol.
Posted by: Mrs. X

Re: videogame design director? - Tue, 31 Aug 2004 05:15:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Volglory:
Nils, EXCELLENT job with the photos! They truly do help illustrate the reasons for your personal casting choices and I must admit they are very convincing!


Indeed. I'm just trying to get over the thought of hearing John Cusack speak with a thick Scottish accent. biglaugh That would be quite amusing! He is a great actor, though, and he just might pull it off. Maybe.

Quote:
Although I still personally prefer Ralph Fiennes as Midge, I can see your reasons for John Cusack. He is a great actor and I'm sure could play the part well.


Now, this I like better! A much closer likeness to Midge, and a fine actor.

Quote:
Mrs. X previously mentioned Julian Sands to portray John Foxx, which I still think is a fine idea.


Thanks! Actually, I do think he'd be better for the role than David Bowie, whom I also suggested. What about Sting? Yes? No?

Mrs. X
Posted by: Volglory

Re: videogame design director? - Tue, 31 Aug 2004 06:14:00

Good Evening to you, Mrs. X -

While I think both Sting and David Bowie are fine actors, I suppose my concern is that if you start casting actual contemporary musicians in the roles of other contemporary musicians it could get a little...well...'confusing'. Their personas as individuals and musicians in their own right might distract from the characters/people they are portraying (in the suggested case here, John Foxx). But since this is pure fantasy, sure, why not? Can you envision Sting singing "The Wild, The Beautiful, and The Damned"? laugh

Frankly, I always thought Sting should have played Lestat in Interview With the Vampire and David Bowie should have played Armand in the film, but, well, that is a WHOLE other story and entirely off-topic LOL. My sincere apologies to "Forum Continuity Control". wink

Now we wonder...can John Cusack do a Scottish accent?

We know Mr. Fiennes can - he can do anything. wink
Posted by: Mrs. X

Re: videogame design director? - Tue, 31 Aug 2004 10:06:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Volglory:
Good Evening to you, Mrs. X -

While I think both Sting and David Bowie are fine actors, I suppose my concern is that if you start casting actual contemporary musicians in the roles of other contemporary musicians it could get a little...well...'confusing'. Their personas as individuals and musicians in their own right might distract from the characters/people they are portraying (in the suggested case here, John Foxx). But since this is pure fantasy, sure, why not? Can you envision Sting singing "The Wild, The Beautiful, and The Damned"? laugh


Good evening, Volglory:

No, no...you're right. It might get confusing having a musician play another one entirely different. Good point, and I hadn't thought of that. And yes, I know this is purely fantasy, but I have been thinking about this seriously as though it could actually happen. I mean what if there was a film made about Ultravox? Who would portray them?

Could I see Sting singing "The Wild, The Beautiful And The Damned?" Er...no, not really. smile

Quote:
Now we wonder...can John Cusack do a Scottish accent?

We know Mr. Fiennes can - he can do anything. wink
You know, come to think of it, I have never seen John Cusack speak with an accent of any kind in any of the films I've seen him in, so I have no idea whether he'd be able to pull it off. One reason maybe not to trust him with the role of Midge. I mean, yes he is a great actor, as I said before, and he might be able to do it, but if he's never done an accent in a film before, it might not be a good idea to put him in a role where he'd need to use one. At least not for this film! laugh I'm with you on Ralph Fiennes, though. He's a much better likeness, and I'm sure he could do a Scottish accent.

Mrs. X
Posted by: Mike_L

Re: videogame design director? - Tue, 31 Aug 2004 21:10:00

Or, if we're going for a more contemporary portrayal of Midge, you could cast Richard Wilson - he already has the baldy napper and the Scottish accent.... laugh excited laugh
Posted by: Nils

Re: videogame design director? - Tue, 31 Aug 2004 21:44:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Mike_L:
Or, if we're going for a more contemporary portrayal of Midge, you could cast Richard Wilson
Who is he?
Quote:
Originally posted by Mike_L:
he already has the baldy napper and the Scottish accent.... laugh excited laugh
By the way: do You also have that accent? Greenock isn't far from Glasgow.
I love hearing the scottish accent, but sadly I hardly don't understand a word.... .

Ralph Fiennes and Michael McManus might work, also. But in my opinion noone comes closer (in the look) as Cusack.
Posted by: Mike_L

Re: videogame design director? - Tue, 31 Aug 2004 22:08:00

By some remarkable coincidence, Richard Wilson is from Greenock....He is a Scottish actor who is famous in Britain mostly for the character of a grumpy pensioner Victor Meldrew in the TV series 'One Foot in the Grave'. Which is a pity, because Richard has done some very fine work in the theatre and on TV as both actor and director..

I do have a Scottish accent, but then I was born in Glasgow.... smile
Posted by: Sleepwalker

Re: videogame design director? - Wed, 01 Sep 2004 02:37:00

'I DON'T BELIEVE IT'.... eek
Posted by: PASSINGSTRANGER

Re: videogame design director? - Wed, 01 Sep 2004 02:58:00

A few years back I would have cast Gene Wilder in an Ultravox movie as Chris Cross follow this link to see why.

http://www.triviatribute.com/genewilder.html

Although I guess Gene Wilder would look a lot older now (come to think of it so would Chris!)
Kind regards all! wink
Posted by: Volglory

Re: videogame design director? - Wed, 01 Sep 2004 03:54:00

Looking at the top photo of the great Mr. Wilder in the link you provided, yes, PS, I definitely see what you are saying. And Mr. Wilder can portray an "amiable sense of humour", which is what I have always considered Mr. Allen to have. smile Just slick back Gene's wild hair (or have him grow it long for the Lament era movie flashbacks lol).

Sadly though, yes, too old at this point. Even more sadly, quite ill. But the photo you linked is a very good representation.

Yes, Mrs. X, the concept of such a film can become seriously preoccupying, though pure fancy. But an entertaining daydream. wink

Mike L - Would you perhaps also consider acting among your many talents? You have the Scottish accent, and in your photo you certainly do carry a resemblance to Mr. Ure. wink

Just a thought...
Posted by: Mrs. X

Re: videogame design director? - Wed, 01 Sep 2004 05:08:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Volglory:
[b]Yes, Mrs. X, the concept of such a film can become seriously preoccupying, though pure fancy. But an entertaining daydream. wink
[/b]

Oh, definitely! I know I've been having a lot of fun trying to piece a suitable cast together! laugh

Quote:
[b]Mike L - Would you perhaps also consider acting among your many talents? You have the Scottish accent, and in your photo you certainly do carry a resemblance to Mr. Ure. wink

Just a thought...[/b]
I was wondering the same thing myself! Mike L, bearing a striking resemblance to Midge, and having the accent, I think you'd be perfect for the role. What do you say? wink

Mrs. X
Posted by: DJ K.A.L.I.

Re: videogame design director? - Wed, 01 Sep 2004 13:41:00

Go for it Mike L!
Posted by: Mike_L

Re: videogame design director? - Wed, 01 Sep 2004 21:35:00

Unfortunately without the makeup I look more like Richard Wilson... smile

Wait for the photos from the next rehearsal before you decide whether any of Monument look like their counterparts. wink

Midge and I have more in common than you think - I also dance badly and forget the lyrics.... laugh
Posted by: laurenceh

Re: videogame design director? - Thu, 02 Sep 2004 19:03:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Volglory:
Personally, I rather think Ralph Fiennes would make a fine Midge Ure. wink
For me it's Jeremy Irons in "Moonlighting" by Jerry Skolimovsky in the early 80's. The ressemblance was quite stunning! There's only one big difference : the accent..... wink
Billy Currie : Tim Robbins

As for Warren Cann & Cris Cross, I can't think of no particular actor that bear a ressemblance to them...
Laurence
Posted by: Nils

Re: videogame design director? - Fri, 03 Sep 2004 04:41:00

Just a test:
Midge Ure or John Cusack:


wink

And the right answer is......................................................................?

Never saw a similarity between Jeremy Irons and Midge Ure.... .

Mike_L, unless we haven't seen more pics of You You'll probably win this - You have the following advantages:
- accent
- musician
- You already know the songs
- You're quite young (I think)
- You may be cheaper than Fiennes, Cusack or Irons wink
excited

The young Gene Wilder would make a good Chris Cross, I think.
Posted by: Mike_L

Re: videogame design director? - Fri, 03 Sep 2004 22:46:00

Nils,
in reply....

___________________________________________
Mike_L, unless we haven't seen more pics of You You'll probably win this - You have the following advantages:
- accent

Aye

- musician

A matter of opinion smile

- You already know the songs

See above wink

- You're quite young (I think)

I like your thinking.... smile

- You may be cheaper than Fiennes, Cusack or Irons

Definitely....
_____________________________________________
Posted by: Mrs. X

Re: videogame design director? - Fri, 03 Sep 2004 22:51:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Nils:
Just a test:
Midge Ure or John Cusack:


wink

And the right answer is......................................................................?
John Cusack. excited

Mrs. X
Posted by: Nils

Re: videogame design director? - Fri, 03 Sep 2004 23:26:00

Mike,
Quote:

- You may be cheaper than Fiennes, Cusack or Irons
Definitely....
On the other hand some artists that have been forgotten (none of those three) do sell themselves way below their price. In the 80s Isabell Varell (singer and actress) was quite popular in Germany. Now we can see her on QVC (or a similar homeshopping channel)...... .

To the accent-thing: when I visited Scotland I had no idea how the accent sounds. And I can't remember that I have heard the scottish accent at all. Do only the people from Glasgow (and around Glasgow) have the accent, or is it more likely that all the people we talked to tried to speak without an accent? All in all there was only one man we didn't understand at all. We thought: okay, we don't understand a word and it is said that the scottish accent is difficult to understand, so this must be a Scotsman!
......he came from Dover.......... wink .
I really love to hear the scottish accent, so it's a pity that I don't remember hearing it back then.

Mrs.X, although it wasn't really a hard question the similarity on this pic is - in my opinion - uncanny.
I wasn't able to post a pic of Midge here, because now he looks too different to John Cusack. And an older pic - well, who wouldn't already know it...... .
Posted by: 1.Outside

Re: videogame design director? - Sat, 04 Sep 2004 06:22:00

There isn't a 'Scottish accent' just as there isn't an English accent. There are a number of accents. The accent in Glasgow is quite different to the accent in Edinburgh for example.
Posted by: Mrs. X

Re: videogame design director? - Sat, 04 Sep 2004 06:47:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Nils:
[b]Mrs.X, although it wasn't really a hard question the similarity on this pic is - in my opinion - uncanny.
I wasn't able to post a pic of Midge here, because now he looks too different to John Cusack. And an older pic - well, who wouldn't already know it...... .[/b]
Well, the picture is rather small, so it's a bit hard to see whether there was any resemblance to Midge or not, but I definitely could tell it was John Cusack. wink

Mrs. X
Posted by: Wide Boy

Re: videogame design director? - Sat, 12 Feb 2005 00:06:00

Nils: 'Is he a religious man? His surname is Allen, but he called himself "St. John" or "Cross".'

I've been harbouring a pet theory about Chris's choice of stage-names for a while now, wondering if perhaps he is a fan of Salvador Dali, or at least one particular painting of Dali's...
The work I'm referring to is 'Christ of St. John of the Cross'. The title contains 'St. John' and 'Cross', and there is also the aural equivalence of 'Christ of' and Christopher, which I assume is Chris's actual first name...
On top of this, Dali was a surrealist, a movement in art that is of some interest to those who study psychology/psychiatry, which I believe is Chris's current profession.

In case you're interested, 'Christ of St. John of the Cross' is owned by the City of Glasgow, and is on display in that fine city's Museum of Religious Life and Art; an excellent place to spend an hour or two on a Saturday morning before hitting the West End pubs at opening time, and then on to Firhill for the football.

Regards,

Wide Boy
Posted by: Mike_L

Re: videogame design director? - Sat, 12 Feb 2005 01:02:00

When did they start playing football at Firhill ? wink
Posted by: Wide Boy

Re: videogame design director? - Sat, 12 Feb 2005 04:17:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Mike_L:
When did they start playing football at Firhill ? wink
Partick Thistle became a football club in 1876; about 12 years before Celtic became a PLC...

:p
Posted by: Nils

Re: videogame design director? - Sat, 19 Feb 2005 07:07:00

Now I have it:
the perfect actor to play Warren is Christian Bale !!!! Right? Right! laugh

And thanks for the information, Scott! smile