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Title: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: Groggy on April 05, 2008, 09:33:06 PM
I'm so depressed at this point I don't even have anything to say...  :'( :'( :'(

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Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: Atlas2112 on April 05, 2008, 09:52:32 PM
holy crap! i just found out right now!

RIP

 :'( :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: dave jenkins on April 05, 2008, 10:29:46 PM
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He liked the cite the number of historical figures he had portrayed:

Andrew Jackson ("The President's Lady," "The Buccaneer"), Moses ("The Ten Commandments"), title role of "El Cid," John the Baptist ("The Greatest Story Ever Told"), Michelangelo ("The Agony and the Ecstasy"), General Gordon ("Khartoum"), Marc Antony ("Julius Caesar," "Antony and Cleopatra"), Cardinal Richelieu ("The Three Musketeers"), Henry VIII ("The Prince and the Pauper").

We have no one now who could credibly interpret all those roles. An age has ended. :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: BeauButabi on April 06, 2008, 12:07:20 AM
Fuck Michael Moore!

Seriously, the Chuck held himself so fucking well during that ambush-interview, even though I wanted him to drop kick that fucker's face in, he was an uber-professional about it.

Planet of the Apes is one of my favorite flicks of that era, and in everything else he did he was such a great actor. Though, as sad as it is when we lose people, it's nice to know, once they get to their mid-80's, that they probably lived to the fullest and had great lives. Farewell, Chuck!
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: Groggy on April 06, 2008, 12:18:25 AM
Let's not be forgetting Major Dundee, Jenkins. Or Planet of the Apes. My two favorite roles of his.
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: dave jenkins on April 06, 2008, 12:34:52 AM
Taylor in PotA is an "historical figure"? Oh, OK, Groggy, if you say so.
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: cigar joe on April 06, 2008, 03:29:22 AM
RIP
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: moviesceleton on April 06, 2008, 07:44:38 AM
I've seen him only in Ben Hur and apparently in True Lies even though I can't remember him in that one.
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: Ben Tyreen on April 06, 2008, 10:41:44 AM
  So many of the greats are moving on.  I've gotten to the point I worry about going to IMDB to see the updates on their main page for who has passed on.  Politics and beliefs on gun control aside, Heston was the man.  He'll be missed.  Like Groggy, Major Dundee is my personal favorite of Heston's so I might have to watch it today.  Major Dundee and Captain Tyreen both gone, it's a sad day. :'(

(http://charltonhestonworld.homestead.com/files/ch-majordundeeautographed.jpg)
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: Groggy on April 06, 2008, 11:15:12 AM
He was definitely one of the great movie stars of all time. Let's not forget Touch of Evil. Not convincing as a Mexican at all, but still a strong performance.

(http://photos-031.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v129/3/26/712033031/n712033031_273870_4276.jpg)

You know what? I'm not going to change my signature ever again. Last time I did, Paul Scofield died the next day. Now this... :'(

I might watch Major Dundee today. If not, I'll find something I haven't seen. Still haven't seen Ben-Hur the whole way through.
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: moviesceleton on April 06, 2008, 11:35:17 AM
I might watch Major Dundee today. If not, I'll find something I haven't seen. Still haven't seen Ben-Hur the whole way through.
Fast forward to the chariot race ;)

His political beliefs were interesting: (I actually just informed myself of this) earlier in his life he spoke against racism and the Vietnam War ( O0) but later (this is all I knew earlier) he was the President of the National Rifle Association and turned into a Republican ( :'(). Strange but interesting. His political beliefs don't have anything to do with his acting career, though.
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: dave jenkins on April 06, 2008, 11:36:21 AM
I've seen him only in Ben Hur and apparently in True Lies even though I can't remember him in that one.
The guy with the eye patch.
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: moviesceleton on April 06, 2008, 11:38:21 AM
The guy with the eye patch.
Can't remember. Though, I saw the movie before I had any idea who Charlton Heston was.
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: dave jenkins on April 06, 2008, 11:39:04 AM
His political beliefs don't have anything to do with his acting career, though.
Don't be so sure.
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: Groggy on April 06, 2008, 11:46:38 AM
Heston was always pro-gun, he just became more conservative on other issues over the years. IIRC he was an annual speaker at the NAACP for many years into the '80s and even the '90s. I think the charges of him being racist are RIDICULOUS.
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on April 06, 2008, 01:17:47 PM

This is a sad day. Charlton Heston is one of the greatest American actors we will ever see. His films are timeless. He is a great American who will be surely missed. Rest in peace, Chuck! :'(
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: Groggy on April 06, 2008, 01:46:15 PM
One can only tremble whilst imagining who might be next... :o I won't even name names.

I guess 2008 is making up for the relatively slow year of 2007. Relatively few A-list actors and directors died (note the wording before you dispute it). This year, we're only in April and the list is unbearably long. :'(
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: Groggy on April 06, 2008, 04:23:59 PM
Just got done watching Soylent Green. It far exceeded my expectations and I'd be so bold as to not only give it an 8/10, but even say that *GASP!* I prefered to Blade Runner. :o I may still watch Dundee tonight - with the original score, of course. O0
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: Helenea on April 06, 2008, 04:57:22 PM
 :'( :'(  He was such a wonderful actor!!! :'(
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: Groggy on April 06, 2008, 05:03:38 PM
If you wish to leave Mr. Heston's family a sympathy message, please visit:

http://charltonhestonworld.homestead.com/GREETING.html (http://charltonhestonworld.homestead.com/GREETING.html)
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: dave jenkins on April 07, 2008, 05:49:05 PM
Groggy, O'Reilly just did a tribute to Heston, with one clip each from 10 C, BH, MD, Earthquake, El Cid, PotA, and 10 C (again). Then Vince Van Patton, a friend who also appeared in Soylent Green, made some remarks (under which a clip from SG played). I was impressed that they used the clips from Major Dundee and El Cid; most MSM reports wouldn't have bothered.
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on April 07, 2008, 05:58:00 PM
Groggy, O'Reilly just did a tribute to Heston, with one clip each from 10 C, BH, MD, Earthquake, El Cid, PotA, and 10 C (again). Then Vince Van Patton, a friend who also appeared in Soylent Green, made some remarks (under which a clip from SG played). I was impressed that they used the clips from Major Dundee and El Cid; most MSM reports wouldn't have bothered.

I just watched the O'Reilly tribute myself. It was a great farewell to the man.
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: Groggy on April 07, 2008, 06:08:58 PM
Cool. I'll keep an eye out on YouTube to see if this goes on the Internet.
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: Atlas2112 on April 07, 2008, 09:14:20 PM
http://www.tcm.com/movienews/index/?cid=197976 (http://www.tcm.com/movienews/index/?cid=197976)
TCM making some changes to accomidate Heston's recent passing.

is it me or is anyone else itching to know how he died? i know it probably isn't much of a secret considering his age and alzheimers, but it would still be helpful to see something in print.
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: Groggy on April 07, 2008, 10:39:01 PM
Awesome! Thanks for sharing! Maybe now I'll finally get to see Ben-Hur (albeit on a tiny screen). O0
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: Juan Miranda on April 08, 2008, 06:26:56 PM
As said of another character in his best ever film, "He was some kind of a man". The land of the true Giants will be devoid of all life soon at this rate.
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: dave jenkins on April 08, 2008, 06:37:32 PM
The age of the lions has passed; we live in the time of the jackals.
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: The Firecracker on April 11, 2008, 12:02:21 AM
Don't agree with any of his views in the BFC interview but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that Moore wattled into his house and provoked such embarassing statements.

R.I.P Chuck.

It was only a matter of time.

Hopefully 2008 doesn't claim Wallach.
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: Groggy on April 11, 2008, 09:42:17 AM
You said it, Firecracker. Not me. :-X If Eli goes it's your fault.
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: Noodles_SlowStir on April 11, 2008, 11:21:36 AM
 :(  RIP.  It definitely seems like the end of an era.  Seems he has always been there....even since he retreated from public life.  Whatever your thoughts on the film, it's amazing that The Ten Commandments continues to be shown on one of the major networks in primetime annually.  The only other film that currently would share that experience is It's A Wonderful Life....unlike TTC that wasn't always so.  When I was a kid to see Ben Hur, The Planet Of The Apes , TTC, and The Omega Man on television, was a big deal.

TCM remembers:
http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/index/?o_cid=mediaroomlink&cid=198062

Remembering Charlton Heston, Mr. Confidence
San Francisco Chronicle
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/04/08/DD6C101B0D.DTL

 
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: dave jenkins on April 11, 2008, 08:47:59 PM
Great links, N_SS. O0
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: Groggy on April 13, 2008, 08:41:57 AM
Mr. Ebert has a nice dual tribute to Heston and Richard Widmark in this morning's Sun-Times:

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080410/PEOPLE/323773696 (http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080410/PEOPLE/323773696)
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: dave jenkins on June 14, 2010, 12:02:02 PM
The War Lord comes to DVD in the UK: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/dvd_reviews51/war_lord.htm
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: Groggy on June 14, 2010, 01:01:09 PM
Cool! I've wanted to see that one for awhile.
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: dave jenkins on February 02, 2014, 12:40:23 PM
http://www.hometheaterforum.com/topic/329483-the-war-lord-gets-uk-blu-ray-release-on-april-14th/
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: Groggy on February 02, 2014, 12:56:54 PM
Cool! I've wanted to see that one for awhile.
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: dave jenkins on February 02, 2014, 01:08:05 PM
With a nod to QT: You can always rely on Groggy to be Groggy.
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: dave jenkins on March 07, 2014, 01:41:58 PM
Off-the-charts great transfer, reportedly: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_61/55_days_at_peking_blu-ray.htm
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: dave jenkins on April 01, 2014, 01:01:52 PM
Hot damn! http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/dvd_reviews51/war_lord.htm
Ordered!
Title: Re: RIP Charlton Heston
Post by: mike siegel on April 01, 2014, 01:05:10 PM
Really?
I saw it on 70mm 3 years ago. I was hoping I'd like it more since
I always loathed it on VHS & TV.
But even the 70mm screening didn't help much, what a terrible film.
Sort of Nick Ray's MAJOR DUNDEE - but much worse.