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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Dickie Dunn on Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:51 am

Skye McCole Bartusiak, best known as Mel Gibson's youngest daughter in The Patriot, dead at 21. No cause given at this point.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby dodint on Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:06 am

Dickie Dunn wrote:Skye McCole Bartusiak, best known as Mel Gibson's youngest daughter in The Patriot, dead at 21. No cause given at this point.


Whoa. Time flies.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Dickie Dunn on Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:09 am

canaan wrote:Godspeed James Garner


Guaranteed to happen: I tell my wife James Garner died, she looks at me with a blank stare on her face. I tell her that he was the old guy in The Notebook, she starts crying.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:10 am

My response was sonofabitch. Loved his work. Gonna have to watch Maverick and The Great Escape today.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby JS© on Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:29 am

...and The Rockford Files



Spoiler:


The first two seasons of the answering machine messages are in the spoiler.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Gaucho on Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:41 pm

RIP James
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby llipgh2 on Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:45 pm

I loved The Rockford Files.

R.I.P. Mr.Garner.

Edit: The Great Escape was awesome.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:04 am

canaan wrote:Godspeed James Garner

As a racing fan, my immediate correlation with James Garner is the move "Grand Prix". He could have done nothing else and his loss would have resonated with me.

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Shyster on Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:09 pm

tifosi77 wrote:
canaan wrote:Godspeed James Garner

As a racing fan, my immediate correlation with James Garner is the move "Grand Prix". He could have done nothing else and his loss would have resonated with me.

:(

Ha. I knew that if I didn't mention Grand Prix, tifosi would. Garner did a lot of his own driving for that movie, and supposedly a bunch of real F1 drivers at the time like Graham Hill and Jack Brabham told Garner that he could have been a F1 driver had he not gone into acting. Garner did own several race teams and was active in amateur racing.

If you like auto racing, you should see Grand Prix. The racing scenes in that movie are amazing. It was shot in super-widescreen using Super Panavision 70, and it was also shown in 70 mm Cinerama. That used three different overlapping projectors and a giant curved screen. I would pay quite a bit to see the movie that way today.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Factorial on Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:11 pm

Shyster wrote:
tifosi77 wrote:
canaan wrote:Godspeed James Garner

As a racing fan, my immediate correlation with James Garner is the move "Grand Prix". He could have done nothing else and his loss would have resonated with me.

:(

Ha. I knew that if I didn't mention Grand Prix, tifosi would. Garner did a lot of his own driving for that movie, and supposedly a bunch of real F1 drivers at the time like Graham Hill and Jack Brabham told Garner that he could have been a F1 driver had he not gone into acting. Garner did own several race teams and was active in amateur racing.

If you like auto racing, you should see Grand Prix. The racing scenes in that movie are amazing. It was shot in super-widescreen using Super Panavision 70, and it was also shown in 70 mm Cinerama. That used three different overlapping projectors and a giant curved screen. I would pay quite a bit to see the movie that way today.


He also did most if not all of the stunt work on The Rockford Files for his character.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Geezer on Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:21 pm

I remember him from the TV show Maverick when he and Jack Kelly played Bret and Bart Maverick. He also did some ^)'s movies I liked. The Americanization of Emily, 36 Hours and Mr Buddwing(had to look the last 2 up). First movie I saw him in was Darby's Rangers. I think it was the first movie I was allowed to walk to by myself.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Gaucho on Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:17 pm

Geezer wrote:He also did some ^)'s movies I liked.


Are those similar to (Y) movies? :wink:
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Dickie Dunn on Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:30 am

Longtime Post-Gazette sports writer Phil Axelrod died last night after a 9 month battle with lung cancer. He was 67.

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2014/07/22/Longtime-Post-Gazette-sports-writer/stories/201407220094
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:49 am

Starting to hate this thread. Its like...you see it at the top of the forum and you wonder who died now?
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Geezer on Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:50 pm

Gaucho wrote:
Geezer wrote:He also did some ^)'s movies I liked.


Are those similar to (Y) movies? :wink:

They're similar to 60's movies when the poster doesn't fat finger the keys. Since I type with one finger I have no excuse. :oops:
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:02 pm

Shyster wrote:
tifosi77 wrote:
canaan wrote:Godspeed James Garner

As a racing fan, my immediate correlation with James Garner is the move "Grand Prix". He could have done nothing else and his loss would have resonated with me.

:(

Ha. I knew that if I didn't mention Grand Prix, tifosi would. Garner did a lot of his own driving for that movie, and supposedly a bunch of real F1 drivers at the time like Graham Hill and Jack Brabham told Garner that he could have been a F1 driver had he not gone into acting. Garner did own several race teams and was active in amateur racing.

If you like auto racing, you should see Grand Prix. The racing scenes in that movie are amazing. It was shot in super-widescreen using Super Panavision 70, and it was also shown in 70 mm Cinerama. That used three different overlapping projectors and a giant curved screen. I would pay quite a bit to see the movie that way today.

The real drivers (Hill, Clark, Brabham, etc) took pains to comment that what took them all by surprise was not his speed in the car, but his actual driving skill. His gear changes, for example, were pro-caliber smooth.

Another thing of note about that movie; the racing scenes were filmed during the actual F1 races on the 1966 calendar. So when you watch the Belgian Grand Prix in the movie, about 7 of the 8 minutes of screen time is footage captured of the actual race. Which was notable because of a nasty rain storm that hit just after the race started; only about half a dozen cars started the second lap. One of the accidents in this race was the famous off Jackie Stewart had where he ended up upside down in a ditch in a pool of fuel...... just waiting for the spark....... for like 20 minutes.........

Reminded of the tagline for the video game "Grand Prix Legends": 'In 1967, Formula One changes its rules to address the number of deaths. Welcome to 1966.' I thought it was immensely poor taste, but accurate enough.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Shyster on Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:41 pm

Response in F1 thread.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Dickie Dunn on Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:04 am

James Shigeta, best known as Mr. Takagi in Die Hard, died yesterday at 81. Had a long career as an actor, but was also a singer and enlisted in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:07 am

He won't be joining us, for the rest, of his life....
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby PghSkins on Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:28 am

FreeCandy44 wrote:Starting to hate this thread. Its like...you see it at the top of the forum and you wonder who died now?


Look on the bright side, if you can read this thread, you know it ain't you.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby columbia on Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:34 am

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby peterleefan on Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:50 am

I remember starting to watch Rockford as a 12 yr old in 1979 and through my high school and college days, I watched it if it was on in syndication. Even at that age, that show was cool.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Factorial on Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:52 am

peterleefan wrote:I remember starting to watch Rockford as a 12 yr old in 1979 and through my high school and college days, I watched it if it was on in syndication. Even at that age, that show was cool.


A much more intelligent show than was the norm for 70's tv.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:58 pm

Farewell to James Shigeta, whose 50-year career included the role of Mr Takagi in "Die Hard".
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:02 pm

RIP to Dutch Van Kirk, the last surviving crewman of the Enola Gay.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/29/us/enola- ... mber-dies/
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