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Welcome to ODYSSEY ~ KEIR DULLEA ONLINE @keirdullea.org a site dedicated to the career of actor Keir Dullea. Best known for his role as Commander Dave Bowman in Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. In a career that has spanned five decades, Keir has worked in film and television including Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Castle, Damages, The Hoodlum Priest, Bunny Lake Is Missing, The Fox, Paperback Hero, David & Lisa, Madame X, Isn't It Delicious, and the sequel to 2001, 2010: Odyssey Two. Keir's favourite medium is the stage where he's starred in such projects as the original production of Butterflies Are Free, On Golden Pond, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, Doubles, Dr. Cook's Garden, I Never Sang for My Father, The Shawshank Redemption, Tales from Hollywood, The Cherry Orchard and many other workshop productions.

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Film: HBO'S Fahrenheit 451
playing The Historian
Status: Post-Production
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Film: Valley of the Gods
playing Ulim
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Film: The Path
playing Stephen Meyer
Status: Return 25 January 2017
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Film: April Flowers
playing Mr. X
Year: 2015
Status: Completed
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ODYSSEY ~ KEIR DULLEA ONLINE @ keirdullea.org is a website dedicated to the work of American actor Keir Dullea. I am in no way affiliated with his person, his management, nor his family. All content, except otherwise noted, is copyrighted to their original owners and no infringement is intended and no rights implied. Content contained within are subject to fair use and used here either in whole or in part as a commentary on the work and career of Keir Dullea.



Apr.
7th,
2016
Comparison Between Book & Screen: “2001: A Space Odyssey”
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I found this two part video on that bastion of video watching…. Yeah, you know. It’s a comparison between the Arthur C. Clarke book and Stanley Kubrick’s epic film. Enjoy.

  Filed Under: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, CHARACTERS, Commander Dave Bowman, FILM, FILMS

Apr.
4th,
2016
“The Path” – E1X02 The Era of the Ladder Screencaps
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Here are the screencaps from Keir’s small part in the second episode of THE PATH. His scene is mostly with star Hugh Dancy. Ironically the make up they are using for him reminds me very much of Keir from the final scenes in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY where Dave Bowman is beginning his ascension to Baby Bowman. I’d have to say Stanley Kubrick foretold Keir’s later years pretty good. I can’t say I liked Keir’s makeup in 2010: ODYSSEY TWO. It was too tick and gloppy. I liked the sleek nature of the makeup in the first film because it didn’t make him look so comical. If I recall correctly in the making of documentary from the BluRay of the second film, the makeup creator Michael Westmore said he got various parts of the makeup idea from his grandmother, and other sources. I think that’s ultimately where it failed. Not sure where Stuart Freeborn got his ideas from, but it make Keir look much more natural. Pretty much like he was looking into the future to THE PATH

  • [203] SCREENCAPS: THE PATH – E1X02 THE ERA OF THE LADDER

  Filed Under: CHARACTERS, KEIR DULLEA, Stephen Meyer, TELEVISION, The Path

Dec.
17th,
2015
Discussion With Keir & Gary From 2015 on “2001: A Space Odyssey”
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I just found this on that bastion of video…. And may I say it’s one of the best discussions I’ve had the pleasure to listen to on 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. The video was from a discussion held in England back in April of this year where Keir, Gary (Frank Poole), scientist and astrophysicist Dr. Brian Cox, film historian Christopher Frayling and moderator Matthew Sweet talked about the film for the BFI (British Film Institute) film series. A fascinating talk where we get a more tunneled look into the film and Stanley Kubrick’s motivations, plus some interesting insights about Arthur C. Clarke’s view on the film. We are once again treated to Keir’s favourite parts of the film in the scientific gobbeldy gook, as Keir calls it, he had to memorize for the one scene that was cut. Then his story of coming back into the Discovery via the air lock and the circus roustabout who had the rope, plus his cute way of imitating Derek Cracknell’s version of the HAL-9000’s voice as being a pseudo Michael Caine. I loved what they all said about the longevity of the film. My only wish is they’d gotten a little bit into Keir’s reprisal of the part of Dave Bowman for the Peter Hyams film 2010: ODYSSEY TWO where the symbiosis of HAL and Dave was at the core of the film.

  Filed Under: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, 2010: Odyssey Two, CHARACTERS, Commander Dave Bowman, FILM, FILMS, KEIR DULLEA

Sep.
26th,
2015
“2010: The Year We Make Contact” Named One of the Under Appreciated Films of 1984
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The title says it all. Recently the website DenofGeek compiled their list of the most under appreciated films of 1984. Included in that list were films like Repo Man, One Upon A Time In America, A Breed Apart, Brother From Another Planet and one other film from that year. Apparently they named 2010: THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT or ODYSSEY TWO as I call it as part of that list. They cited the fast paced directing of Peter Hyams and Roy Scheider (Dr. Heywood Floyd) as two of the main reasons the film is on that list. They also mention that the return of Keir as Dave Bowman and Douglas Rain as the voice of the HAL-9000. Read what they had to say on it.

2010

5. 2010: The Year We Make Contact

When this sci-fi sequel was announced, many wondered aloud: does 2001: A Space Odyssey really need a sequel? Director Peter Hyams doesn’t try to ape Stanley Kubrick’s style of filmmaking, and opts instead for a faster paced approach more akin to a Cold War thriller than a sci-fi meditation on life, the universe, and everything. Roy Scheider stars as Dr. Floyd, a scientist who investigates the discovery of life on Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons.

Hyams has a specific way of lighting and framing his movies that gives them an almost oppressive air of tension; where 2001’s spaceship interiors were bathed in light, 2010’s are dimly-lit and claustrophobic. It’s of a piece with Outland, Hyams’ underrated space western starring Sean Connery; cut off from society, blue skies and clean air, life in space is akin to a spell in prison.

The visual effects in 2010 were groundbreaking at the time, though less conspicuously so than those in 2001 – even then, audiences had become numbed to the sight of ships majestically orbiting planets – and they still hold up well today. With return appearances from Keir Dullea and Douglas Rain, the latter again providing the soothing voice of HAL, 2010’s far better than its tepid reception suggested.

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  Filed Under: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, 2010: Odyssey Two, CHARACTERS, Commander Dave Bowman, FILM, FILMS, KEIR DULLEA

Jul.
13th,
2015
New Layout
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Well, as you can see I finally have a new layout on both the main site and gallery. Thanks so much to Christine @ pinkchaos. Without her I wouldn’t have been able to get this done. She took what I was thinking, and made it better. Thanks so very much Chrissy for all your work. I’m sure Keir will appreciate your time and effort. I thought I’d go with a now/then motif. Keir as he looks today (and I know there will be some who’ll hate the beard …. I’m looking at you Megan) and a bit of a nostalgia feel on the gallery. I hope you like what I chose to go with. Updates will begin soon. I’m still in the process of getting those images sorted and tagged. They’ll be coming this week. I promise. I may have some more tweaks to do but for the most part the layout is complete. Also, you may have noticed something new in the sidebar. That would be a link to a site I’ve created for Keir’s 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY co-star Gary Lockwood. Click on the link to go there. The reason for the site is that in the collection of images for this site, I’ve collected a lot of Gary. Therefore I thought I’d create a site for him. I’m not sure how big it’ll get, my main priority is Keir’s, but whatever I get of Gary will go in there. So there you have it.


  Filed Under: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, FILMS, Gallery, KEIR DULLEA, SITE


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