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trogadmin

24-12-01, 09:45 PM (GMT)
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"Is this the most obscure ballet dancer?"
 
   I was watching George A Romero's "Day of the Dead" today and I noticed that one of the zombies is a ballet dancer, complete with very dishevelled tutu and pointe shoes. The lady portraying said zombie is quite good, tottering along one foot on pointe the other on the demi, in suitable zombie style. Does anyone know of any other films where dancers make similar bizarre appearances?

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  RE: Is this the most obscure ballet dancer? David L 24-12-01 1
     RE: Is this the most obscure ballet dancer? pmeja 25-12-01 2
         RE: Is this the most obscure ballet dancer? Richard Jones 25-12-01 3
     RE: Is this the most obscure ballet dancer? AEHandley 25-12-01 4
         RE: Is this the most obscure ballet dancer? Tony Newcombe 27-12-01 5
             RE: Is this the most obscure ballet dancer? trogadmin 01-01-02 6

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David L

24-12-01, 10:57 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Is this the most obscure ballet dancer?"
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   There's a horror film (I'm sorry, I forget the name) where an embittered Shakespearean actor kills off all his critics in ways pertaining to Shakespearean plots: he leaps to his supposed death in the River Thames and is rescued by a group of derelicts, one of whom is played by John Gilpin.

(And if any of you youngsters replies "who was John Gilpin?" I shall scream!)


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pmeja

25-12-01, 01:37 PM (GMT)
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   LAST EDITED ON 25-12-01 AT 02:03 PM (GMT)

oh heavens, that's the old vincent price movie, i think it costars diana rigg as his daughter, 'theatre of blood'. i actually have a copy , now i'll have to look!
and i know who john gilpin was!!!!
merry christmas!


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Richard Jones

25-12-01, 05:40 PM (GMT)
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   Suitably enough for Christmas, I'm reminded of a Morecambe and Wise show which included a ballet scene. I don't know who the ballerina was, but the first part of the sketch had Ernie supporting the girl in an adagio, and Eric constantly interrupting with conversation such as "You can't hold that girl's leg like that", answered by "Yes I can, it's what they do in ballet!"...etc,etc. Then all three did (inevitably) the dance of the cygnets from Swan Lake - it had to be neatly done to be as funny as it was!


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25-12-01, 10:25 PM (GMT)
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   I'm 38 and even if I never saw him dance I've certainly read his name - often!


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Tony Newcombe

27-12-01, 00:26 AM (GMT)
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   My first introduction to ballet was at school when we were visited by members of Festival Ballet. I'm not quite sure what a group of teenagers, male and female, were expecting. However the girls were bowled over by John Gilpin and us boys were very susceptible to the charms of Nathalie Krassovska. Suddenly from a subject that I had not given much thought to, I now wanted to know more about ballet. Just a few years later, Anton Dolin and Alicia Markova arranged a festival of ballet in Coventry to celebrate the consecration of the new cathedral. John Gilpin danced in La Spectre De La Rose. Also dancing in the program was a beautiful young Italian ballerina. A certain Carla Fracci. I was bowled over by her dancing. That was my introduction to ballet. I certainly have John Gilpin to thank for arousing my interest in ballet.


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trogadmin

01-01-02, 11:09 AM (GMT)
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   Yet another ballet dancer in a horror film. Tonight on Channel 4 is Dario Argento's "Suspiria". I doubt there will be much ballet in it, as the lead (Jessica Harper) is really a singer. This film is very famous for being well known but rarely screened.


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