Young Dudley Moore (circa 1957):Utube

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Young Dudley Moore (circa 1957):Utube

Post by piston » Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:36 pm

I hope you enjoy this as much as I have. Going back for more :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GazlqD4mLvw
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Re: Young Dudley Moore (circa 1957):Utube

Post by Corlyss_D » Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:43 pm

Thanks for that, Piston.

He was so funny that people forget Moore was an accomplished classical musician. Just as they forget that Jonathan Miller, Moore's co-conspirator in Beyond the Fringe, was and is a medical doctor and an inspired opera producer/director. Talented bunch, that.
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Post by Lance » Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:59 am

How much I enjoyed seeing Moore in these clips. The Beethoven one was especially fine. Whatever did Dudley Moore die from, anybody know? Seems I remember when it happened but can't recall the details. Anybody ever read his book, Off-beat: My World of Music?
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Post by anasazi » Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:17 am

Lance wrote:How much I enjoyed seeing Moore in these clips. The Beethoven one was especially fine. Whatever did Dudley Moore die from, anybody know? Seems I remember when it happened but can't recall the details. Anybody ever read his book, Off-beat: My World of Music?
Lance, Moore died of progressive supranuclear palsy, whatever that is. And yes, I have a copy of his book on my shelf.
He was an amazing man.

I remember seeing him play some Gershwin on PBS, just exceptional. I loved him in the movies, starting with "10". Moore was both an actor, a musician, and he wrote a movie score ("Six Weeks"). There is a scene in one of films, a remake, called "Unfaithfully Yours" where Moore is writing the score for his actress wife's latest film. Kind of a fitting turn for Moore who could compose, play piano, yet made his fame as a commedian.
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Post by Corlyss_D » Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:23 am

Lance wrote: Anybody ever read his book, Off-beat: My World of Music?
I haven't read it. It's somewhere in the garage. 8)

[quote="anasazi"I loved him in the movies, starting with "10".[/quote]

If you have not seen him and Peter Cook in the original Bedazzled, their take on the Faust legend, from the 60s, you are in for a treat.
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