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Old 03-28-2007, 06:27 PM   #26
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I always imagined Dirk remaking Cary Grant's romantic comedies myself (talk about dating oneself )
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Old 03-30-2007, 04:45 PM   #27
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Of course, I'd rather he starred in the West End, not a stupid musiclal (altough I'm sure he could do that well enough), but something like a dark comedy of some sort.
I think Dirk could play King Arthur in Spamalot. He said he went to see it and enjoyed it. He'd have to work on the accent though because I have never heard any of our Royal with an American accent And he'd have to grow a beard.
I think he could do caustic. biting humour better than the paradoy Spamalot seems to be. I've not sen him try non-US accents much though, although I remember him trying to scam a few European accents in the A team.
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Old 04-07-2007, 11:06 AM   #28
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I think he could do caustic. biting humour better than the paradoy Spamalot seems to be. I've not sen him try non-US accents much though, although I remember him trying to scam a few European accents in the A team.
I agree. Spamalot 2nd choice. I haven't heard Dirk try a Royal accent before but he did have a stab at Danielle's accent in CBB
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Old 04-12-2007, 03:48 PM   #29
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I agree. Spamalot 2nd choice. I haven't heard Dirk try a Royal accent before but he did have a stab at Danielle's accent in CBB

Lots of "Calm down, calm down" mixed with phlegm I'll expect.
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Old 04-12-2007, 04:08 PM   #30
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Hi Sanjay!
Long time no see!
How are U?
I think Dirk would be great in reprising his role Butterflies are Free.
What do U think?

p.s. I am using photobucket now to post all my images.

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Old 04-12-2007, 04:42 PM   #31
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I think Dirk would be great in reprising his role Butterflies are Free.
Then the question is - who would play his mother? :shock: :wink:
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Old 04-12-2007, 06:13 PM   #32
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I think Dirk would be great in reprising his role Butterflies are Free.
Then the question is - who would play his mother? :shock: :wink:


Lauren Bacall? maybe Jane Fonda?
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Old 04-14-2007, 04:31 AM   #33
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I think Dirk would be great in reprising his role Butterflies are Free.
Then the question is - who would play his mother? :shock: :wink:
As Dirk doesn't look his age at all, there's an ocean of ladies to choose from.
Did anyone else get a shock when they found out Carole Malone's age? I thought she looked much older than Dirk. And I'm not saying that to be nasty because I don't like the woman but I think she looks late fifties and Dirk looks about 50.
My vote is for Lauren Bacall. I haven't seen her for a while, but when I saw her a few years ago, she looked very classy and beautiful - the sort of woman I think Dirk would like to be around. Though, I did hear she wasn't very nice to Nicole Kidman. :?
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Old 04-14-2007, 07:09 AM   #34
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I agree that Dirk definitely doesn't look his age - but Butterflies is, after all, about a young man declaring his independence. I think a reprisal is pushing the envelope just a tad... :roll:
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Old 04-14-2007, 04:38 PM   #35
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Why shouldn't he reprise his role?
I've seen operas with the singers playing roles meant to portray really young people and they were much older than the description of the role.Yet, they were still believable.
I think that Dirk could make it work!

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Old 04-14-2007, 05:47 PM   #36
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I'm not trying to be argumentative, but opera and theater are a little different - in opera, it's the music that's of utmost importance. As long as the singer is good, nobody cares what they look like. It's a step away from immersing oneself in the story. Theater is that step closer. I don't know if any one here ever heard of Joan Crawford's disastrous foray into soaps, when she stepped in for her daughter, playing a very young woman. It was ridiculous. It didn't matter how fine an actress she was - she couldn't pull people into suspended reality. In the theater, the actor has to push you past himself and take you into the story. And I'm sorry, but if the story is about a young man, a man 30 plus years older than the character is just not going to work. It would be the actor playing the role - not the young man. The purpose would be defeated.

I am a very big fan of Dirk's acting, but nobody is that good.
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Old 04-15-2007, 03:01 AM   #37
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I'm not trying to be argumentative, but opera and theater are a little different - in opera, it's the music that's of utmost importance. As long as the singer is good, nobody cares what they look like. It's a step away from immersing oneself in the story. Theater is that step closer. I don't know if any one here ever heard of Joan Crawford's disastrous foray into soaps, when she stepped in for her daughter, playing a very young woman. It was ridiculous. It didn't matter how fine an actress she was - she couldn't pull people into suspended reality. In the theater, the actor has to push you past himself and take you into the story. And I'm sorry, but if the story is about a young man, a man 30 plus years older than the character is just not going to work. It would be the actor playing the role - not the young man. The purpose would be defeated.

I am a very big fan of Dirk's acting, but nobody is that good.
I agree with Ostarella on this one...

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Old 04-15-2007, 06:37 PM   #38
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I think that if a role has lots of facets, then age doesn't, matter. The better the role, often but not always...the greater the possibility of ignoring, age. For example..I saw Alan Rickman play Hamlet when he was about 45/46 and he was wonderful. Intelligence, passion, and an amazing voice..He made the text seem new- and I know the play almost by heart. Like Dirk..also, a great mover. So Hamlet's psyche was there on stage. It was so, mesmeric that the audience sat there, disbelief suspended, for quite a while after it finished and walked out in a daze ! ( They loved, it ). I would find it interesting, to see older actors perform Romeo and Juliet..Lots, to think about ! So in ' Butterflies Are Free'...it would alter, the original play but with drama that's maybe allowed, providing that the script, isn't hacked about. A 50 plus Starbuck for examle, would have been wonderful. Only critics, I think, ( a waste of space.) would object. I think that theatre should give us a fresh perspective on reality. If it's predictable..it's dead.
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Old 05-14-2007, 07:02 PM   #39
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Default odd couple mentioned in Q & A Dutch Star Con

did anyone catch during the q&a dutch starcon that db mentions "odd couple" :wink: ---i was stunned as i was listening and watching...it was awesome. They were great together..the chemistry was wonderful and you can tell hey have such a true friendship... It really was entertaining & enjoyable .

*hope i am not off topic here, but i thought it was cool he had mentioned it*

if you get a chance to watch it, please do, it was so worth it.

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did anyone catch during the q&a dutch starcon that db mentions "odd couple" :wink: ---i was stunned as i was listening and watching...it was awesome. They were great together..the chemistry was wonderful and you can tell hey have such a true friendship... It really was entertaining & enjoyable .

*hope i am not off topic here, but i thought it was cool he had mentioned it*

if you get a chance to watch it, please do, it was so worth it.

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Couldn't agree more with U on that?...I think despite Dwight's 2 yrs younger than our Dirk..but the way Dwight's conducted himself..is like DB's real BIG brother to him...that's my opinion anyway :lol: :lol: .......what a great pair (don't get any wrong idea!!) they are :wink: :wink: ...I truly admire their strong bonding friendship .

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Old 12-31-2007, 01:50 PM   #41
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I just got a copy of the Cape Playhouse booklet with Dirk on the cover - he played the lead in The Rainmaker there in 1979. I laughed when I saw the name of his character - Bill Starbuck. :lol: Got it on eBay and undoubtedly overspent but then I tend to do that with anything I find on his theater work. :roll: I really wish I could see him in a live play. That would be better than any movie or TV show...
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:18 PM   #42
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8)
Can you post the copy of the booklet here for us to see?
That would be awesome!
Bill Starbuck...that's cute. :lol:
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:21 PM   #43
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I'll give it a shot tomorrow - my son rearranged my work space and forgot to find a place for my scanner :roll: I can't live without my scanner :shock:
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:05 PM   #44
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Looking forward to seeing it. My scanner is combined with my printer. :wink:
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:45 PM   #45
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Mine's so old it's practically ready for the historical society :lol: but it works so... I also can't use it on my "new" computer (only 12 years old) so I have to have it connected to my son's old computer (yes, it *is* older than mine).

I know - I'd probably still have the horse and buggy if the horse hadn't died... :roll:
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:54 PM   #46
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Okay, hopefully this works (haven't worked with photobucket for ages).

https://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x...rella/Cape.jpg

Don't know who "Lil" is - normally I don't buy things that are autographed for someone else, but this was unique. And it's a neat picture anyway. :wink:
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Old 01-04-2008, 03:07 AM   #47
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Fab picture - thanks for sharing your dear (expensive) booklet with us. 8) I avoid Ebay as I'm scared my house will fill up with even more junk ... err I mean 'valuable collectors items'! :P :wink:

Re: Dirk & Dwight as the Odd Couple. That was great from the Q&A session. It was entertaining seeing Dirk with that quizical look on his face when discussing with Dwight who would play which part. I thought it'd be obvious Dwight would want to play the slob part before he said it, but Dirk looked surprised (I'm guessing coz he knows there's a bit of an uptight obsessive in his friend! :P) (Oh dear, hope I remembered that right! :shock: )

The point is that Dwight loves comedy and 'needs' audience laughs (more than Dirk?), so he'd 'have' to play that part coz he knows he needs it more than Dirk? :? :wink: Oh dear, over-analyzing again! :roll:
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:arrow: ostarella!! What a great picture! Thank you for sharing it! :wink:

:arrow: deebeelicious, I think your interpretation could be really near to the truth. I've belonged for a long time to Dwight's site and I discovered a very different character than Dirk's one. Dwight can be an histrionic person..You're right (in my opinion of course when you say that he needs his audience laughs and he needs to convert thoughts into words and words into ironical speech. Maybe I'm wrong.. this is just one point of view.. :roll:
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