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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I’m not sure who these two are, but I found this podcast in my diligent interwebs searches and thought you’d like to give it a listen. My minor gripes with this podcast is the host and his guest’s inability to pronounce Keir’s name, it coming out as Keer Duleea. Does no one actually bother to try? They also fail to pronounce Roy Scheider’s (Heywood Floyd) name either. They pronounce it as ‘Schneider’. The thing I did like about this reassessment of the film is how the hosts call it “hard science fiction” in terms of how to treats both the genre and the issue of it not being what director Darren Aronofsky calls “trucks in space”. Sure there is the issue of the Discovery and the Leonov, but for the most part there is no weaponry or any sort of alien present. That’s what I think makes this film largely one of those that one doesn’t forget after viewing. Another thing I liked about what these two said about the film is the relationship between Dave and HAL (the voice of Douglas Rain) and HAL and Chandra (Bob Balaban). It is rather touching in light of what happened with HAL in the first film. The only other gripe I think I have with this assessment are the hosts who say this film is better than Kubrick’s. I say no. There can be no doubt how exceptional Kubrick’s film is. It is a classic and a forerunner to many of the space operas out today. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is without a doubt a rare film in how it portrays outer space and it’s mysteries. In the hands of a lesser filmmaker, I’d have to say quite possibly 2001 might have de-evolved into something akin to The Blob or one of the many 50s style science fiction films that seemed to not take its subject seriously. All one has to do is look at Kubrick’s artistry and realize it’s place in the history of film. I believe it is if not the best film of all time. 2010: ODYSSEY TWO directed by Peter Hyams is a great film, no question. However, it’s like comparing apples and oranges in that both filmmakers have different styles. The best thing about this film is Keir Dullea.
I screwed up on the stills album for 2010: ODYSSEY TWO and had to reupload them to the gallery. Of course Keir reprised his iconic role of Commander Dave Bowman in this Peter Hyams directed sequel to the 1968 classic. I know the release title for the film was 2010: THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT, but I really liked Arthur C. Clarke’s title for it better and thought I’d post that title. The film also starred Roy Scheider as Dr. Heywood Floyd taking over for William Sylvester, Helen Mirren as Tanya Kirbuk, John Lithgow as Dr. Walter Curnow, Bob Balaban as Dr. Chandra, and the return of Douglas Rain as the voice of the HAL-9000. This comes to the end of the additions for today. Whew!
Anthony Arkin, Keir Dullea and Carol Kane Join Rotating Cast of Culture Project’s THE EXONERATED, 11/6-11
Culture Project, in association with Innocence Project, Marc & Steven Kaplan, and Cheryl Wiesenfeld, welcomes Anthony Arkin (I’m Not Rappaport), Keir Dullea (Butterflies Are Free; 2001: A Space Odyssey) and Carol Kane (Wicked, Hester Street) to the rotating cast of the 10th anniversary production of the hit, award-winning play, The Exonerated, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, for one-week only November 6 – 11 at Culture Project (45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette Street) where performances began September 15 for a limited engagement through December 2nd. Marsha Mason will join the rotating cast November 13 -18.
Directed by Bob Balaban (Gosford Park), the core non-rotating company of six includes Amelia Campbell (Our Country’s Good, A Streetcar Named Desire) as Sandra Cook, Bruce Kronenberg as Prosecutor 1, Curtis McClarin (Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk) as David Keaton, and April Yvette Thompson (Clybourne Park) as Georgia Hayes. Danton Stone (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) will sit in for Jim Bracchitta as Prosecutor 2, November 6 -11; and Leonard Robinson (“Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out”) will sit in for JD Williams as Robert Earl Hayes, November 6 – 18.
They have been joined onstage by rotating cast members Stockard Channing, Brian Dennehy, Steve Earle, John Forté, Richard Kind, Christine Lahti, Delroy Lindo, Lyle Lovett, Joe Morton, Peter Reigert, Chris Sarandon and Exonerees Sunny Jacobs & Kerry Max Cook, whose stories are shared within the play.
2012 marks the 10th anniversary of Culture Project’s New York premiere of The Exonerated, a ground breaking dramatization of the real-life stories of six individuals who were sentenced to death and later freed amidst overwhelming evidence of their innocence. It is a powerful play culled from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files and court records of individuals on death row. As timely as ever, The Exonerated is once again poised to increase visibility and to create a sense of urgency as part of a rising movement to restore justice to a system that has shown itself time and again to be deeply flawed. Since 1989, when the first DNA exoneration took place, an additional 292 post-conviction DNA exonerations have been won in 36 states.
The Exonerated premiered at Culture Project in October 2002 when it received critical acclaim and ran for over 600 performances. The New York Times declared, “How often do you feel that what you are seeing is a matter of life and death? Here we see six people who served hard, cruel time on death row before evidence proved them innocent. The stage is courtroom and living room; these people are intrusting their lives to us. Their stories intersect, but the differences between them strengthen the awful likeness that justice imposes when it is blind and deaf.”
The irony of this: The play is being directed by actor Bob Balaban who played Dr. Chandra in 2010: ODYSSEY TWO with Keir reprising his role of Dave Bowman. This man just does not slow down. But then good for us. We get to see more of him.