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Guess Who's Coming to Dinnersty?

Discussion in 'Dynasty' started by Snarky's Ghost, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. Snarky's Ghost

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    One complaint most people have about the 1967 classic "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy and Sidney Poitier is the casting of the daughter -- she's terribly, earnestly affected (although in keeping with how younger "nice" people were often portrayed at the time).

    But could we see a twentysomething Linda Evans in the part instead? Would it work? Would she be better cast?

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    we.need.a.dinner.party.with.all.Carringtons....Blake,Kryste,Alexis.Fallon,Steven,Adan.Ananda,Ben,Leslie,Doinique,Alexis.it.will.be.funny
     
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    :think:Hmm, something's missing....













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    We need a dinner party where the Carringtons serve on the staff. Gerard's and Jeanette's love can blossom that way.
     
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    Yes. Neice Hepburn had the makings of a good actress, but played the role with an imperious liberal idealism that seemed to mock itself and seemed to mock her own real life family. You knew she was right, but you couldn't identify with her.

    Linda, on the other hand, would've played the role in a more soulful, more plaintive manner that pulled opposed viewers to see themselves in her position and thus confront their biases without the feeling of personal indictment. She would've been great.
     
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    Did anyone else really have a chance at the role considering?

    And would others have simply avoided the role or approached it with trepidation?
     
  7. Snarky's Ghost

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    Well, given that Katharine Houghton was Hepburn's niece, probably no one else had a chance.

    Acting nepotism and stars insisting on certain co-stars can be disastrous. Monty Clift was all wrong for SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER and Roddy McDowall was all wrong for Augustus in CLEOPATRA, but Elizabeth wanted them.
     
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    How about my second question? :popcorn:
     
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    For 1967, yeah, it was a risky role.
     

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