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Charlton Heston Dead

 
 
Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2008 09:15 am
I love some of his films. Don't care for his politics. RIP
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2008 09:35 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VsgHf7SGII

His obit on youtube
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2008 10:22 am
Edgar
Heston's flaw was that he believed that he was the men he protrayed in films. No way could he live up to them but he managed to convince himself that he was a great man.

BBB
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2008 10:30 am
Hey, he was a marvelous actor. Why get into all the other stuff? May he R.I.P.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2008 10:42 am
Phoenix32890 wrote:
Hey, he was a marvelous actor. Why get into all the other stuff? May he R.I.P.


Some of my favorite films are,
Ben Hur
El Cid
parts of The Ten Commandments

I thought he did okay in The Agony and the Ecstacy, but, Irving Stone's story is not that interesting, in my view.

He was good in Planet of the Apes.
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Chumly
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2008 10:57 am
"Get your stinkin' paws off me you damn dirty Ape" will ring down through the ages, as the upcoming Nuclear Holocaust changes the Man-Ape relationship.
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eoe
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2008 11:05 am
"Moses, Moses, Moses..."
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2008 11:07 am
eoe wrote:
"Moses, Moses, Moses..."
Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2008 12:26 pm
"You've gotta tell them! Soylent Green is people"
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2008 12:28 pm
CalamityJane wrote:
"You've gotta tell them! Soylent Green is people"


I forgot Soylent Green. I liked that one.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2008 01:39 pm
as an over actor, second only to William Shatner. RIP.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2008 03:55 pm
Bi-Polar Bear wrote:
as an over actor, second only to William Shatner. RIP.


Oh, I dunno.


I think acting tastes have changed over the years, and Shatner was raised when he should have known better.


Also, Heston was cursed (or blessed) with a face like a chiselled rock, perfect for epics.


I'm not sure ANYONE can act in epics, can they?


Exists there a well-acted epic?
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2008 04:02 pm
"You take a helluva long time to say goodbye"-My favorite western THE BIG COUNTRY, maybe cuz I was a little kid the first time I saw it and that set the clock for me.

Will they bury him with a gun in his cold dead fingers?


I agree with Bear, in that he mostly did overact. I like the Shatner comparison, with the exception that SHatner always had fun with his own image.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2008 04:13 pm
I watched The Big Country last year. I thought Heston fit well with the rest of the cast.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2008 04:18 pm
farmerman wrote:
"You take a helluva long time to say goodbye"-My favorite western THE BIG COUNTRY, maybe cuz I was a little kid the first time I saw it and that set the clock for me.

Will they bury him with a gun in his cold dead fingers?


I agree with Bear, in that he mostly did overact. I like the Shatner comparison, with the exception that SHatner always had fun with his own image.



Do you think Heston, perhaps, also had a hoot over his own image? Did he have a great sense of humour?


Does anyone know anything about him as a person? His gun stuff appears to have overshadowed all else in his latter years.

I was impressed with his demeanour when Michael Moore snuck that interview.


Given that his death will likely spark a spate of Heston movies on TV, I'd be interested in knowing about good non-epics he made.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2008 05:32 pm
no. I believe, and I'm not trying to denigrate Heston... he accomplished many things... that he believed himself to be much like the characters portrayed and took his image seriously.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2008 05:33 pm
farmerman wrote:
"You take a helluva long time to say goodbye"-My favorite western THE BIG COUNTRY, maybe cuz I was a little kid the first time I saw it and that set the clock for me.

Will they bury him with a gun in his cold dead fingers?


I agree with Bear, in that he mostly did overact. I like the Shatner comparison, with the exception that SHatner always had fun with his own image.


shatner gets away with murder because he is clearly having such a good time and doesn't take himself seeriously...IMO...
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2008 05:34 pm
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2008 06:15 pm
I remember seing The "NAked Jungle" just last year for the first time. It was a tale of Army ants and there was a great deal of biological leverage taken. Dispensing with all reality, it was a chilling movie and done in a time without advanced special effects capabilities.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2008 06:25 pm
Thanks EB.

I remember him mostly from his war movies, and Midway was one of my Favorites...

RIP
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