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« on: July 22, 2011, 10:37:09 AM »



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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2011, 10:44:31 AM »
So we have Briers and Falvey representing Fiver for this battle.  Needless to say this one is a little easier to judge than the Bigwig one.  This time there are very distinct voices--Briers giving Fiver an older more mature voice.  Falvey definitely gives TV series Fiver a younger voice, and I don't see Fiver as a young rabbit; he's supposed to be just small, but not much younger than Hazel.  Also you can compare what Fiver does when he sees his visions; Briers gives Fiver a sense of fear and worry when you hear him speak.  When Falvey gives his performance I hear an upset stomach moan, not one of a scared rabbit. :p

This time its easy: Briers wins. :exactly

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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2011, 11:37:57 AM »
For me its Andrew Falvey.

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 12:22:59 AM »
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This time its easy: Briers wins.

I agree.
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011, 06:14:11 PM »
Quote from: Owsla-rah on Jul 22 2011, 08:22:59 PM
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This time its easy: Briers wins.

I agree.
I second that.
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2011, 07:11:15 PM »
You cannot top the movie voice for that character.

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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2011, 01:20:32 PM »
Richard Briers.

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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2011, 04:35:40 AM »
It's another hard decision :/ Briers was, of course, the first Fiver I ever knew, so that should instantly put him up there, but it seems like the Briers Fiver is a bit more psychologically disturbed while the Falvey Fiver is just your normal caring friend who's sometimes a bit freaked out cause he'll see the future. Their both great to me. :P
It just seems that, if it were me clinging to the side of a canyon screaming for help, the Falvey Fiver would be all "Hold on! I'm coming for you!" While Briers Fiver would hesitate and say, "I'll see what I can do. :/"

Just opinon comepletely, though. ooheey, and where is this image of Falvey from?

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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2011, 09:34:44 AM »
^The internet. :p  No really I'm following a lead on a video about how they made the tv series.  Supposedly its a bonus feature on the Winter on Watership Down dvd.  My copy is in transit so we'll see if its there.  If it is, copies can be picked up for a penny on amazon, so its an easy way to get background info. :)  I'll let everyone know if its truly there as I've read. ^^

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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2011, 05:30:35 PM »
Just checked my own copy- If it is on the dvd, it's not the American one. :/ I'd expect it more to be on the British complete series boxset that isn't yet compatible for American players. Meeehhhrr, hopefully some will put it on youtube.

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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2011, 06:29:49 PM »
^ Nope its not on the American one.  Ah well.