Dallas Actors Retrospective of DALLAS with Patrick Duffy & Linda Gray 3/23/2017

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  1. Tina Ewing

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    Tickets go on sale Friday for retrospective of 'Dallas' with Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray


    Iconic TV soap opera Dallas is headed to the stage in the form of A Dallas Retrospective: JR Ewing Bourbon Presents Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17.

    Linda Gray played Sue Ellen, the long-suffering and then ex-wife of legendary character J.R. Ewing (played legendarily by the late Larry Hagman). Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing) played his long-suffering brother. All were fully present for the reboot of the ratings juggernaut that only lasted a couple of seasons. There really are no better people to have a conversation with about Dallas.

    Dallas Morning News city columnist Robert Wilonsky will moderate the event at 8 p.m. March 23 at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House.

    Ticket prices range from $29-$49. To purchase, go online at attpac.org; call 214-880-0202; or drop by the AT&T Performing Arts Center Information Center, 2353 Flora St. in Dallas.

    Source: http://www.guidelive.com/tv/2017/02...retrospective-dallas-patrick-duffy-linda-gray
     
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    Excellent photo of Linda and Patrick :gotcha:

    Thanks for sharing the news :wave:
     
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    Thanks Tina, wish I lived near Dallas so I could attend. Good to see that Patrick feels ready to go ahead with this, his beloved Carlyn would want him to.
     
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    Thanks for info
    My days of jaunting across the Atlantic to see Dallas stars are done (Thanks TNT) but i would make the exception for the 1 cast member i would love to still see and thats Victoria and thats not likely to happen.

    the ticket prices are very reasonable, hope people get to go who live near - @tessie - go for it!!

    And i do hope their evening is centred round ORIGINAL Dallas, storylines and cast and not the c**p that TNT dished up!!
     
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    I'm glad they will be doing this. Sounds like a fun evening. :)
    I hope people who live in the area will be able to go for this.
     
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    If VP was there @Barbara Fan, I would be on the first plane out there! Love to interview that lady.....
     
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    Both still looking good. :)
     
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    Wow amazing. Wish I lived in the States I'd be there in a shot. I'd still be there in a shot if I could win the lottery and just give up everything to travel :spinning:
     
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    Awesome!! Wish I could you go!!!!:bravo:
     
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    Thanks for the information Tina :yep: ; I hope someone from the forum will be there to share with us this event :D ; nice picture of Patrick duffy and Linda gray by the way Tina;
     
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    In this day and age why not also live stream the event. I'd pay some $$$ to watch.
     
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    Good idea I remember watching the Paleyfest panel on livestream. :)
     
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    Great idea :) Someone should contact them and suggest it :) But maybe livestreaming (pay per view) requires a lot of technological stuff that small "organizations" don't automatically have access to? :rolleyes:
     
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    Well here's another thought. Record the event and make it available to Apple iTunes or Google Play.
     
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    I am sure, like everything else, someone will put it on "YouTube"..
     
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    Great interview with Linda! :) Too bad that she won't be doing the March 23 appearance wearing shoulder pads from the memorable 80's! :D
     
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    In the the interview, Linda said that the thing that upset her the most about the sudden cancellation of Dallas was the lack of respect towards the fans. She said that the fans had deserved a proper ending to Dallas! An ending that wrapped things up and didn't leave things hanging in the wind, so to speak!

    A couple of days ago, I received my copy of Suzy Kalter's book "The Complete Book of Dallas". And an interesting passage about "The turning point" (page 35 in the book) fits perfectly in relation to Linda's wise statement in her interview. And I've highlighted the part that you should really pay attention to:

    "The turning point of the story is also called the crisis climax. Any story with a beginning, a middle, and an end has a crisis climax. The crisis climax comes when the protagonist is forced to make a final decision that makes his march to the climax irrevocable.

    A serial does not have a crisis climax because it has no end. When producers of Dallas decide to take Dallas off the air, look for the turning point to be placed approximately ten episodes before the last show. The crisis will offer a leading character, probably J.R., a choice. Once he makes that choice, the problems are resolved.
    "

    Now, doesn't that make perfect sense??? For Dallas to end "properly" and with respect for especially the fans, the writers and the producers should have taken a completely different approach as to how to end Dallas.

    IMHO, they should have ended Dallas at the end of season 7 (season 8 DVD), i.e. at Swan Song, when PD wanted to leave anyway. Of course, the storyline should have been completely different in order to wrap things up neat and tidy.

    At that point in time, they had to know that Donna Reed wasn't working out as Miss Ellie! And most likely they also had a feeling that it was only a question of time before VP (and maybe others) would be gone as well. Maybe they could have convinced BBG to come back and take over the role as Miss Ellie for the very last episodes ever?

    All the favorite couples should of course be together at the end! And there should be no storylines that wasn't "resolved", if you know what I mean! :)

    There was potential for Dallas to have ended with a huge BANG, if only ... ... ... ... ...

    I guess that the same goes for the TNT version, but at that time, a large part of the longtime, dedicated Dallas fans had already checked out (myself included). Thus, maybe the payoff wasn't there for the network anymore?
     
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    On this point I'll politely disagree. Bobby's death should have been the catalyst for the ultimate show down between the Ewing and Barnes family with particular interest on JR and Pam. From the moment Bobby came home to Southfork with "that Barnes woman" this is what Dallas had been leading to. I have no interest in Larry suggesting there was room only for one JR. Dallas was bigger than him. Scenes between JR and Pam were leading to the final blow out of Dallas. There was the scene of Pam storming the Ewing building and threatening JR because of his involvement in having her looking for Mark. Another one was JR patiently waiting in his car when Cliff was arrested for the attempted murder of Bobby. The look on Pam's face as JR drove away was priceless. Another great scene between the two was when Pam confronted JR outside Ewing offices and again threatened JR. His reaction was one of, "Crap, I think I've pissed that Barnes woman off one too many times."

    Upon the reading of Bobby's Will everything was set in motion. We've witnessed Pam going from strength, to potentially throwing herself off a building, to a strong and independent wealthy woman, with the assistance of a dead mother and husband. Placing her in the dungeon that was the Ewing Office is exactly what I had been hoping for. Was I going to miss Bobby? Absolutely! But just like Jock's death Bobby could have had a lasting effect on the story.

    Now sit back and watch the thrilling ride of JR vs. Pam. Everyone would have been caught in the cross-hairs, Miss Ellie, Clayton, Sue Ellen, Ray, Donna, Cliff and the Cartel. I wanted drama. I wanted a thrill ride that would have left you breathless. I wanted Pam to bitch-slap JR, both physically and in business.

    I'd suggest two more seasons after "Swan Song" could easily have appeased our appetite...then end it. Finish the show before someone else brings down that curtain. Dallas could easily have become a classic, entering folklore, instead of the "I'm stuck in quicksand" mess it became.

    Glad I got that off my chest.
     
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