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 Post subject: Composer look alike
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:52 pm 
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I don't know how long this has been out there, but I just saw it today.

http://qso.com.au/composer-lookalike

Some of these are quite uncanny I think. Especially the Shostakovich/Harry Potter, Debussy, and Faure.

(oh how weird...the radio station that I'm listening to at my desk right now is playing Shostakovich!)

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 Post subject: Re: Composer look alike
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:29 am 
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Heck, Shostakovich IS Harry Potter :lol:

They (not sure who "they" is) do say that we all have a twin in this world. If your famous, people are more likely to look for that twin. I (not famous) did see mine once in Denver. Other people may comment on how much two people look alike, but you know it is your twin when you think you are seeing you yourself.

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 Post subject: Re: Composer look alike
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:19 am 
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When I was in college, everybody told me I looked just like.....rats, I can't remember her name now. She was a country singer, played guitar and maybe even banjo -had her own television show like a variety show and had sisters that also sang. Maybe it'll come to me later...

Anyway, I know, that Shostakovich is a dead ringer for Harry Potter.

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 Post subject: Re: Composer look alike
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:31 am 
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With some research one can always find one picture of someone and and another of someone else that look similar. Now, I can hear hoots of derision if I say I look like Gene Kelly, yet, there was one (not two, only one) picture of mine, taken many years ago and which is now in an old passport where I look just like Gene Kelly in one shot of maybe two seconds in An American in Paris.

Up to some years ago everytime I met a Dutchman (or woman - actually, in my field of work it is more like Dutchwomen- before someone calls the police - a language school) the first thing they said was not Hej or whatever Dutchwomen say when they meet non-Dutchmen) was "You look like Mr. Bean!" And then they added in haste: "But I love Mr. Bean!" You cannot immagine how many 18 years-olds have told me that one. :?

But I do have one better: a Shostakovich look-alike who sings in a filmed version of a Shostakovich operetta made while Shostakovich was alive:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=homFmDvX ... re=related

He comes in at around 7 minutes

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 Post subject: Re: Composer look alike
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:13 pm 
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Richard, can you dance like Gene Kelley?
Why don't you put up a side-by-side photo of yourself and Gene Kelley so we can see how it compares? That'd be fun!

And you are right - that really does look a lot like Shostakovich in that video! Or actually, that actor looks like Harry Potter. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Composer look alike
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:11 pm 
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I cannot find that picture. It must be in a cancelled passport at my former home.

And no: having broken my ankle earlier this year, I can no longer dance the way I did not dance before!

In your case were they thinking of Dolly Parton?

Quite fun that film: absurd, just the way Shostakovich liked things. But, had you not known it was Shostakovich, would you ever have guessed it?

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 Post subject: Re: Composer look alike
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:19 pm 
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richard66 wrote:
I can no longer dance the way I did not dance before!

:lol: That's so funny!

richard66 wrote:
In your case were they thinking of Dolly Parton?

No, my 'you-know-whats' are not nearly as large as hers. If they were, I'd be tipping over forward all the time! :lol:
I remembere now - it's another country singer by the name of Barbara Mandrell.



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Quite fun that film: absurd, just the way Shostakovich liked things. But, had you not known it was Shostakovich, would you ever have guessed it?
Probably not.

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 Post subject: Re: Composer look alike
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:15 am 
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pianolady wrote:
richard66 wrote:
In your case were they thinking of Dolly Parton?

No, my 'you-know-whats' are not nearly as large as hers. If they were, I'd be tipping over forward all the time! :lol:
I remembere now - it's another country singer by the name of Barbara Mandrell.


If your "you-know-whats" were like Dolly Parton's, you would have a 6 octave reach. :idea:

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 Post subject: Re: Composer look alike
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:47 am 
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RSPIll wrote:
pianolady wrote:
richard66 wrote:
In your case were they thinking of Dolly Parton?

No, my 'you-know-whats' are not nearly as large as hers. If they were, I'd be tipping over forward all the time! :lol:
I remembere now - it's another country singer by the name of Barbara Mandrell.


If your "you-know-whats" were like Dolly Parton's, you would have a 6 octave reach. :idea:

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hmmm....that is interesting. :lol: But also I'd hit a lot of extra keys in between the octave. No what I mean? Not sure I can explain. It's all that excess flab. Honestly, I know a lot of men like big 'you-know-whats', but I think they look like huge globs of fat. And watch out when age comes into play and they start sagging.... :shock: :lol:

Ok, how are we going to get this back about composers, now? I'm at a loss..... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Composer look alike
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:06 pm 
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Now every time I hear Prokofiev, I'm going to imagine his face melting!

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 Post subject: Re: Composer look alike
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:10 pm 
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Terez wrote:
Now every time I hear Prokofiev, I'm going to imagine his face melting!


I didn't know what you meant at first. But now I went to that site again and see that they added a bunch more comparisons. Fun! That Puccini-Mercury one is neat too. Grieg is much cuter than Einstein, though... :)

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 Post subject: Re: Composer look alike
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:45 pm 
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I had noticed the Grieg Einstein one many many years ago, but then, it was using the same photographs.

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 Post subject: Re: Composer look alike
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:02 pm 
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Except for Shostakovich/Potter, I find these rather far-fetched. There's certain similarities in each case but I would not take Freddy Mercury for Puccini for example.

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 Post subject: Re: Composer look alike
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:37 am 
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Just as I said above, Chris...

Now, have these look-alike geniouses not come up with Anton Rubinstein and Beethoven? People remarked during his liketime on the likeness and he even posed for photographs pretending to be Beethoven.

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 Post subject: Re: Composer look alike
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:01 am 
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Ee gads - they've just posted a Chopin look-alike that is really awful! ( I don't even know who that guy is....)

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