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Howard da Silva as Rufo? 
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Post Howard da Silva as Rufo?
This isn't Heinlein-specific, but last week I reread Glory Road for the first time in many years, and for some reason, this time I began to hear Rufo's dialogue in Howard da Silva's voice. Not that he resembled Rufo in any way, but his characteristic voice - probably unknown to most readers today - seemed to lend itself to what Rufo had to say and how he said it. I knew him from 1776 (I saw it on Broadway at the end of 1969; he was Ben Franklin in the original cast and in the movie version as well) and from the CBS radio mysteries that ran during the 1970s.

Anyone else here experience this phenomenon? Not casting roles deliberately while reading, that is, but simply having a particular known actor's voice sneak up on you and (at least on this occasion) fit the character who's speaking?


Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:51 pm
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Post Re: Howard da Silva as Rufo?
All the time, though don't ask me for an example.

How about Howard da Silva's voice with Danny DeVito standing in?


Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:18 pm
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Post Re: Howard da Silva as Rufo?
sorry i'm fixated on devito as rufo ! rufo's sarcasm fits him all too perfectly


Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:08 pm
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Post Re: Howard da Silva as Rufo?
NickDoten wrote:
sorry i'm fixated on devito as rufo ! rufo's sarcasm fits him all too perfectly


Doesn't it, though?


Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:20 pm
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