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Otiel in the movies

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Brad Johnson, Feb 3, 2002.


  1. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Just noticed Otiel Burbridge in the movie "Being There" this morning. Thought he looked familiar and it just dawned on me who it was.
     
  2. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Acting, or just playing in a scene in the background?

    Who's in the movie, and when's it from? I don't think I've ever heard of it!
     
  3. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    "Being There" starred Peter Sellers and was made back in 1979. Otiel has a speaking part in a scene as part of a gang in DC. Looked like he may have been 14 or so. He has a credit at the end.
     
  4. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Cool.

    "If I see Raphael, I will give him your message."
     
  5. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    "A garden?! What are you growing"?

    That's cool, Brad...I saw that flick in '80.
    I was told about that scene when I got to know him in '84(the teeth give him away!). ;)
    Let's see, I think Oteil was born in '64(roughly 15-16 when Being There came out).
    And I think the leader of that gang has my last name(if I recall the end credits).

    BTW, I was told Oteil was the 'host' of some kid-type show in DC back around '80 or so...
     
  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I still don't know what the end of the movie means.
     
  7. that's seriously one of my favorite movies. the end can mean whatever you want it to mean.
     
  8. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    ......yeah, I think SMASH nailed it(& VooDoo, too).
    In any event, he was a lock to be the next Presidente.


    Funny scene-
    Chauncy gave Jack Warden's President character a need for the BLUE PILL...too bad it was invented yet. :eek:
     
  9. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    That's what I came up with... or maybe he "was" Jesus.

    Cool movie.
     
  10. frankencow150

    frankencow150 Guest

    Oct 17, 2001
    ah that movies hilarious!i saw that movie when i was a little kid.it was so funny how peter sellers was unaware of everything,he seemed like a little kid lost in a big city the whole time!:p
     
  11. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    I like how/where Deodato's cover of Strauss' "Also Sprach Zarathustra" was used...that's Ron Carter takin' that 'short brief solo', I believe.
    (The tune may be found on Prelude by Deodato...a Creed Taylor production).
     
  12. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Got it somewhere in the dungeon... aka "2001".

    This is wild: Eumir Deodato worked with Kool & the Gang for four years. Learn something new every Mondau;)
     
  13. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    i actually did a gig with Deodato wat back when!- are you sure thats ron carter? i always thought Stanley had played on some deodato stuff!
     
  14. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I thought the same, Adrian.
     
  15. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Rats...it does sound like Clarke on URB.

    And it is(I just pulled the album from the shelf).
    Ron Carter also plays on Prelude, though it is SC doing the solo on "Also Sprach...".