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Who is your favourite Doc Holliday?

Post  Lee Van Queef on Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:04 am

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Re: Who is your favourite Doc Holliday?

Post  eddie on Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:17 am

Peter Cook.

This was Alan Bennett at Cookie's memorial service address:

"Trying to sum him up in his latter years, the television in the afternoon, the chat shows, the golf in Hong Kong, one thinks of one of the stock characters in an old-fashioned Western, Thomas Mitchell, say in John Ford’s Stagecoach, the doctor who’s always to be found in the saloon and whose allegiance is never quite plain. Seldom sober, he is cleverer than most of the people he associates with, spending his time playing cards with the baddies but taking no sides. Still when the chips are down, and slightly to his own surprise, he does the right thing. But there is never any suggestion that, having risen to the occasion, he is going to mend his ways in any permanent fashion. He goes on much as ever down the path to self-destruction, knowing that redemption is not for him – and it is this that redeems him..."

(see the "Peter Cook & Company" thread in the Theatre/Performance section.
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Re: Who is your favourite Doc Holliday?

Post  Lee Van Queef on Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:34 am

To be fair, I think all of those actors did a good job, although I don't remember Mature all that much as I haven't seen 'My Darling Clementine' for quite a while. I imagine it's a great part to play, Bennett's description is spot on. My vote goes to Kilmer, although it's close.
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Re: Who is your favourite Doc Holliday?

Post  Lee Van Queef on Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:08 am

pinhedz wrote:Quaid by a mile, the only one who looked like he came down with TB just for the role.

Kilmer looked pretty fucking ill! Or do you specific symptoms?

Quaid really was very good, which is difficult for me to say due to the fact that he is so darn cheesy. I remember Kirk being great too, the movie ('Gunfight at the O.K. Corral') didn't concentrate too heavily on his illness, but he was very cool.
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Re: Who is your favourite Doc Holliday?

Post  Lee Van Queef on Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:43 am

pinhedz wrote:Kilmer had pale make-up, buth is physique was hale and hearty.

Ha, funny how people see things differently. My memory tells me that Kilmer looked like shit in the movie, whilst Quaid was kinda hearty. Razz
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Re: Who is your favourite Doc Holliday?

Post  Lee Van Queef on Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:13 am

Okay, I'm gonna spend the next 10 mins looking for a picture of Val looking thin and sweaty....... Actually, no I'm not. Razz
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Post  Lee Van Queef on Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:16 am

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