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Caroline O'Connor and West Side Story Sunday 4th July 2010 The opening night of West Side Story at the Lyric Theatre at Star City Casino Sydney, Australia

Caroline O'connor and West Side Story

Caroline O'Connor Tuesday 22nd January 2008 G'Day USA: Australia Week 2008 benefit for Wildlife Warriors at Jazz at Lincoln Center - Arrivals New York City, USA

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Caroline O'Connor Thursday 12th July 2007 Launch of the Blackberry Curve mobile phone at the overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay Sydney, Australia

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Caroline O'Connor Thursday 12th July 2007 Launch of the Blackberry Curve mobile phone at the Overseas Passenger Terminal on Circular Quay Sydney, Australia

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De-Lovely Review


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"This is one of those avant-garde things, is it?" says a droll, dubious and dying Cole Porter (Kevin Kline) as he sits in an empty theater at the beginning of "De-Lovely," watching his life pass before his eyes on the stage, in a production conducted by an enigmatic, ironic, ethereal director named Gabe (Jonathan Pryce).

The answer to his question is a delighted "yes." This film is an imaginative, deconstructionist, celebratory musical biography woven together from elements of theater, meta-cinema, chamber drama and Porter's own MGM musicals with gratifying -- if deliberately glossy -- results.

Kline opens the picture as a frail but feisty old man (the age makeup is remarkable) who, as he watches his own story unfold, is alternatively tickled ("Oh, look, it's an opening number!"), critical ("He'd never wear that! Change it."), fondly reminiscent and pained by regret. And the actor also plays the younger Porter in the bulk of the picture, which has a merry, dreamlike quality to its stop-and-start interactions with the elderly Porter and his theatrical spirit guide.

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