SH Tidbit #4 ~ The Many Faces of Icahbod

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SH Tidbit #4 ~ The Many Faces of Icahbod

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:33 am

Besides the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp movie that we are all familiar with, there have been numerous other versions on film, television and stage. Here are a few with their accompanying Ichabods where possible:

Our favorite Ichabod!

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1908) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1912)
The story was first filmed in 1908 and 1912 as silent movies. Ichabod was played by Alec B. Francis in the 1912 version.

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The Headless Horseman, an operetta in one act by Douglas Moore (1936)

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
aka "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" - USA (TV title)
Two Tall Tales by the world's top story-tellers in one all cartoon Disney feature. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is narrated by Bing Crosby.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1958)
Animated, musical short narrated by Bing Crosby (released separate from the Adventrues of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1980) (TV)
A TV adaptation of Washington Irving's classic ghost story. Humor is the drawing card in this version, with Jeff Goldblum a nerdish Ichabod Crane, Dick Butkus an appropriately nasty Brom Bones, and Meg Foster as spirited Katrina van Tassel.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1985)
From Tall Tales and Legends (Showtime channel) starring Ed Begley, Jr.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1999) (Canadian TV)
Starring Brent Carver as Ichabod
aka "Légende de Sleepy Hollow, La" - Canada (French title)

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (2000)
Off Broadway production starring Eric Hunsley as Ichabod

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Ichabod! (2004)
Ichabod: Peter O’Meara
Katrina Van Tassel must come to a heart-wrenching decision: should she marry the schoolmaster Ichabod Crane (whom her parents have deemed worthy of her hand), or should she remain truthful to her heart and confess her romantic feelings toward Brom Bones? The villagers of Tarrytown join together in song and dance to retell Washington Irving's classic masterpiece with a contemporary musical score that will enchant audiences of all ages. It's only inevitable that the spirit of the Headless Horseman is summoned from the Hollow to confront Ichabod's indomitable vanity and insatiable appetite for worldly possessions.

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Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -
Wow! What a ride!

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