So, we need a movie with Tarzan, Lord Greystoke, in London assisting Sherlock Holmes to rescue the kidnapped Santa Claus from Count Dracula.
Last I counted, there were about four dozen TV and theatrical film versions of Dickens’ story “A Christmas Carol”, so Scrooge is way,way behind Sherlock Holmes.
You can make an argument that the fictional characterizations of Santa Claus and Dracula have become independant of their historical persons. But Wong died in 1924. There are people now living who knew the man. He’s hardly been lost in the mists of legend.
But, when they rescue him, they take him to Wong Fei Hung for treatment, and then there’s a big ol’ kung-fu battle.
Sounds suspiciously like the forthcoming League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
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**So, we need a movie with Tarzan, Lord Greystoke, in London assisting Sherlock Holmes to rescue the kidnapped Santa Claus from Count Dracula. **[QUOTE]
If you can figure out a way to also work in Frankenstein’s monster AND Zorro into this movie, I’d pay money to see it.
The Guinness/Robertson list is obviously incomplete, since it doesn’t include the over 100 theatrical shorts about Bugs Bunny. I suspect it doesn’t include cartoons.
Then there’s Laurel and Hardy. They played exactly the same characters in almost all their movies, but they don’t make these lists just because the names of those characters changed from movie to movie. (In one movie Ollie’s character might be named Mr. Smith, in another it might be Mr. Jones.) Same deal with the Three Stooges.
ooooo… Kung-Fu vs. Baritsu vs. Jungle savagery vs. …elves?… wow, somebody call the producers of “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” we’re writing the sequel!
Then, in a surprise twist ending, the heroes and villains are forced to band together when they are attacked by GODZILLA!!!
Patrick Robertson’s list does include cartoons. However, Bugs Bunny is obviously playing himself, not another character.
Yeah, “playing yourself” under a thin guise, playing a stock-character, or BEING a stock-character (Bugs) would be pushing it. Otherwise “the cocky young guy, played by Tom Cruise all through the 1980s” would have to be counted.