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« #15 : June 05, 2009, 01:40:47 AM »

Damn, sucks that Carradine's dead, but that is a hilariously good way to die.
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« #16 : June 05, 2009, 06:06:43 AM »

What a shitty and embarrassing way to end your life, his family must be going nuts. Suicide probably wasn't on his mind but still, what is a 70+ year old man doing alone in a hotel room exploring exotic methods to jerk off? I'd somehow try to understand if he was with someone, but alone? Man, what a bummer.

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« #17 : June 05, 2009, 11:50:11 AM »

RIP Bill...  :'( You deserved something better...

I liked him as an actor.


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« #18 : June 05, 2009, 12:58:27 PM »

What a shitty and embarrassing way to end your life, his family must be going nuts. Suicide probably wasn't on his mind but still, what is a 70+ year old man doing alone in a hotel room exploring exotic methods to jerk off? I'd somehow try to understand if he was with someone, but alone? Man, what a bummer.
Well, maybe someone else was there, but when things went wrong she/he/it took off. I'm not saying this is likely, just putting it out as a possibility. And who knows what a 72 year-old-man needs in order to get it up? Maybe he was philosophically opposed to viagra and wanted to get an erection in a more traditional way.



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« #19 : June 05, 2009, 01:04:03 PM »

Well, maybe someone else was there, but when things went wrong she/he/it took off. I'm not saying this is likely, just putting it out as a possibility. And who knows what a 72 year-old-man needs in order to get it up? Maybe he was philosophically opposed to viagra and wanted to get an erection in a more traditional way.
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« #20 : June 05, 2009, 06:45:55 PM »

RR Power is probably reading over this thread and taking careful notes for the future.



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« #21 : June 06, 2009, 01:17:10 PM »

Very...careful...

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« #22 : June 06, 2009, 02:03:16 PM »

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« #23 : June 07, 2009, 04:25:02 AM »

It seems like me and him had a problem in common after all:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,525192,00.html


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« #24 : June 07, 2009, 04:51:13 AM »

It was a rough year for him


Really? The man had like 9 projects lined up for this year...

This sounds like the papers are trying to PC what really happened to comply with Carradine's families'/publicists threats.
Guess you can't have a public figure die in an embarassing way.

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« #25 : June 07, 2009, 06:15:07 AM »

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« #26 : June 07, 2009, 08:36:03 AM »

his family must be going nuts.

Think more appropriate to him in the circumstances! ;D

Very sad though - may his next life be a good one.

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« #27 : June 07, 2009, 12:51:31 PM »

He should've died like he did as Bill - now that was stylish and elegant.  :(


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« #28 : June 07, 2009, 02:59:10 PM »

Interesting tribute (at Big Hollywood):

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David Carradine: Bound for Glory

Posted By John Nolte On June 4, 2009 @ 6:03 pm In Entertainment | No Comments

Many artists long for one thing above all else and that’s a kind of immortality. They long to create or to be a part of something that will live on past them - that will live on for as long as there’s a civilization and maybe beyond. David Carradine achieved that early in a long career. Perhaps, too early.

A look at  Carradine’s resume is a look at an actor who loved to work, relentlessly searched out paychecks, or both. My guess is that genetics might have played a part. His old man, John Carradine, has a list of credits longer than the end titles of a Michael Bay movie.

There are stories about David Carradine. Plenty of them. And if today’s reports prove true — if he indeed did hang himself in some Bangkok hotel room, well, obviously there was some bad news, personal demons, or a toxic mixture of both. Whatever it was, I’m not interested in hearing the story or passing it along. Unless it’s in self-defense, demystifying movie stars borders on the profane in this house.

Whatever it was, I hope he’s found peace.

And I hope that in life he found some peace in knowing he had achieved artistic immortality playing Woody Guthrie in Hal Ashby’s 1976 “Bound for Glory,” one of the finest bio-pics ever produced, thanks mainly to Carradine’s Oscar-worthy performance. (He did win a Golden Globe.)

At 147 minutes, “Bound for Glory” must’ve looked awfully difficult to pull off on paper. Essentially, it’s a character study covering just a few years in the life of a complicated, difficult, and frequently unlikable man. Thanks to Ashby’s direction, the best of his career, and Haskell Wexler’s Oscar-winning cinematography, “Glory” hits in all the places an actor can’t, but this is also the kind of film where the central performance can make or break, and Carradine makes it, and then some.

Thanks to a real screen presence and a quiet, understated performance, Carradine carries the film all on his own thin, angular frame. He inhabits most every scene and quickly makes you forget all that “Grasshopper” stuff. His Woody Guthrie is mostly silent but always fascinating; conflicted by ambitions and a loathing for what it takes to fulfill them, he’s willing to risk death in order to rouse the working man to stand up for himself, but can’t summon the everyday decency to remain faithful to his own wife. And that’s Carradine singing the songs and playing the guitar, but not one note is impersonation, just pure performance.



Though nominated for Best Picture, “Bound for Glory” got a little lost when released, probably because it was made about five years too late. This is a 1971 film, not 1976 — the year of “Rocky” — the year before everything would change with “Star Wars.” But thanks to DVD and some love on Turner Classic Movies, “Glory” has enjoyed a bit of revival these past few years, an appreciation I think will continue to grow until the film receives a wider recognition for the timeless classic it is.

Certainly it helps that Wexler’s photography created one of the five most beautiful color films of the last thirty-five years, but having first seen it only last year, I can tell you it’s Carradine’s work that lingers long after the fade. After decades of seeing him as the guy who made an odd television show in the seventies, this one performance changed my perception entirely.

David Carradine was a great actor capable of great art and an integral part of something that will be appreciated and enjoyed long after TMZ and the like have had their fun.

I've never seen Bound For Glory, but it looks like I'll have to check it out now . . .



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« #29 : June 07, 2009, 03:03:13 PM »

He should've died like he did as Bill - now that was stylish and elegant.  :(
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