A New Contest for Readers: Cast the Movie!

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To celebrate the publication of Bell Mountain No. 10, The Silver Trumpet. and the long-awaited (by me) expansion of my market to Barnes & Noble Nook and Google Play, I has thunk up–stop! Too much Joe Collidge. I have devised a new contest for you, dear and faithful readers, new and old alike.

For years I’ve been pipe-dreaming about a Bell Mountain movie, and even trying my hand at assembling a cast for it. Last night I thought it might be much more fun to let all of you join in.

**So here’s the contest. Whoever can propose the best cast, at least half a dozen characters, for a Bell Mountain movie, wins an autographed copy of The Silver Trumpet. It’s okay if the actors you propose are dead. That will only slightly decrease the movie’s  chance of ever being made.

@@Sample entry> Lord Reesh: Lou Costello; Helki the Rod: Sandy Becker; Jack: Mike Mazurki; Ellayne: Lee Remick; Obst: Hector Elizondo; the Baroness: Dame Judith Anderson. (Note: I purposely selected actors no one else would select. Do try to do better than this!)

Anyone can play, all are eligible–and I’ll keep the contest open for a while, so some of you can catch up on your reading. Entries will be judged by me and my wife, and if we can’t decide among two or three or four entries, they’ll all win.

Come on, now, join in–this should be a lot of fun. Enter as often as you like. Feel free to comment on other readers’ entries. The whole thing’ll fall flat, of course, if everybody just sits around waiting for someone else to play.

How to enter? Simple. Just “leave a comment” or “leave a reply” on any post, anytime.

I can hardly wait to see what you guys come up with.

P.S.–Everybody seems to enjoy reading about this, but so far, very few have actually participated. C’mon now, folks! I can’t run a contest with only half a dozen entrants–and I don’t have half a dozen yet.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

16 responses to “A New Contest for Readers: Cast the Movie!

  • Linda Sorci

    This should be fun! 🙂 I’ll start –

    Martis – Richard Harris
    Lord Reesh – Sean Connery
    Lord Chutt: Sebastian Cabot
    Ysbott the Snake – Peter O’Toole
    Helki the Rod – Chuck Connors
    Jack – Harrison Ford
    Ellayne – Susan Hayward
    Queen Gurun – Audrey Hepburn
    King Ryons – Brad Pitt
    Wytt – Elmo from Sesame Street

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  • Joshua M. Swanson

    Hi, Lee Duigon. You are my favorite author. This is the first time for me to leave a reply on your blog. Here is a cast for some of the characters in the Bell Mountain series.
    The Protagonists:
    Jack – Lewis McGowan
    Ellayne – Amybeth McNulty
    Obst – Buddy Davis (Christian)
    Martis – Anthony Howell
    Helki the Rod – Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Baron Roshay Bault – Toby Stephens
    Baroness Vannett Bault – Anna-Louise Stephens
    Queen Gurun – Adelaide Kane
    King Ryons – Neel Sethi
    Gallgoid – Luke Evans
    Ashrof – Richard Owen Roberts (Christian)
    Wytt – as himself
    Uduqu – Forest Whitaker
    Hlah – Chadwick Boseman
    Van – Bobby Cannavale

    The Antagonists:
    Lord Reesh – Charles Dance
    Lord Chutt – Sam Neill
    Goryk Gillow – Burn Gorman
    Ysbott the Snake – Yayan Ruhian
    Latt Squint-eye – Ian McShane
    Judge Tombo – Stephen Fry
    Merffin Mord – Wayne Knight
    Hesket the Tinker – Brendan Gleeson
    Gorm Blacktooth – Toby Jones
    The Thunder King – Benedict Cumberbatch


    • leeduigon

      I like some of those picks very much! Forrest Whitaker as Uduqu… yeah, I can see that. Thank you so much for your comment, and these suggestions.

      Everybody else–come on, now! This will be fun if a lot of people do it.

      Liked by 1 person

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    I realize now my choices (posted in another blog post) will not win because I did not choose any minorities or LGBY actors – too politically incorrect. I wish I would have thought of Forest Whitaker – good choice Joshua!

    Liked by 1 person

  • Elijah Holston

    Hello Mr. Duigon.
    Here are my thoughts on a cast:
    Lord Reesh ~ John Rhys-Davies
    Gallgoid ~ Ray Milland
    Lord Chutt ~ Allen Hale
    Fnaa/ Ryans ~ Mickey Rooney
    Martin ~ Erroll Flynn
    Jack ~ Paul Peterson

    Thank you for letting me participate!

    Liked by 1 person

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