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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #7410 on: October 26, 2020, 08:54:41 am »
I'm sure it's a sad day for one of our board regulars.

William Blinn, Emmy-winning screenwriter who created ‘Starsky & Hutch,’ dies at 83

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« Reply #7411 on: October 28, 2020, 01:55:12 pm »
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« Reply #7412 on: October 28, 2020, 02:02:34 pm »
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Tough week for outlaw country singers with three names. So glad Willie doesn't go by Willie Hugh.

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #7413 on: October 30, 2020, 05:18:32 pm »
James Broad - Silver Sun

https://www.nme.com/news/music/james-broad-of-silver-sun-has-died-2805582

When I was knee deep into 90s Power Pop, Silver Sun were one of the best...

If you like harmonies and loud guitars they are worth seeking out...

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“Just heard that James Broad has died. Silver Sun were almost my ideal of a band – guitars that could flatten cities and harmonies like the Beach Boys.”


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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #7414 on: October 31, 2020, 08:38:35 am »
Sean Connery

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #7415 on: October 31, 2020, 09:22:08 am »
At a ripe old age in the Bahamas.  Well done.

I always think of Trainspotting when I hear his name.

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« Reply #7416 on: October 31, 2020, 09:53:00 am »
First James Broad and then James Bond, now James Blunt must be quaking in his boots.

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« Reply #7417 on: October 31, 2020, 09:53:03 am »
Sean Connery
Bummer...he was one of my faves

 what was odd when kozmo posted about james broad... I first thought he said bond and Sean had died then
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« Reply #7418 on: October 31, 2020, 10:23:08 am »
First James Broad and then James Bond, now James Blunt must be quaking in his boots.

Also, James Buffett

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« Reply #7419 on: October 31, 2020, 10:41:14 am »
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« Reply #7420 on: October 31, 2020, 10:42:42 am »
I understand Sean Connery means something to people who have very specific, terrible views of “masculinity,” but he truly was a very bad actor despite all the roles considered iconic by people who have very specific, terrible views of “masculinity.”
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« Reply #7421 on: October 31, 2020, 10:44:09 am »
He was the Will Smith or Zack Braff of his day — he isn’t acting. He never played a character. He just showed up and was Sean Connery even in the times where he was regrettably cast in a role that required him to play someone other than Sean Connery.
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #7422 on: October 31, 2020, 11:06:10 am »
Well I don’t know about his acting chops....always hard to gauge


I loved his portrayal of Bond but as I got older I began to think about his depiction and characterization of masculinity... is there anyone that did more to cement the idea of modern manhood? And if so, looking around the world today... it would seem there may be a lot to answer for...

In the case of the UK the importance of the movies in recasting britannia away from the stodgy failed and poor post WWII state it languished in until the early 60s towards “Cool Britannia” cannot be overemphasized...I believe there is even a book about Bond titled the man who saved Britain


But again as I became a more developed adult I began to be troubled by Connery’s depiction of manhood... slapping women around, treating them as disposable meat, the lack of empathy , the closed off ness, the drinking etc. I don’t think anyone watching the early Bond understood just how damaged the man was instead stooping to hero worship and emulation...is Connery responsible for failing to translate on screen the nuance of Fleming’s 007? Does he unwittingly play a hero as opposed to the antihero? It may have all been accidental! When we look at the US today it’s not overstated to say toxic masculinity is the number one issue and then ask “how did we get here?”


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« Reply #7423 on: October 31, 2020, 11:30:50 am »
Typical conservative...blame all of societies' ills on Hollywood.

Just kidding, I actually came back to say the thing I'll remember most about him is he sure knew how to slap a woman.

One less a-hole in the world. Three more days, he'll be in the ground and Trump will be buried, fingers crossed.

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« Reply #7424 on: October 31, 2020, 11:38:26 am »
I wasn’t even trying to comment on the impact of his characters or his personal behavior, although these are ample fodder for conversation. I am just saying he is so fondly remembered by a certain subset of people yet he objectively was a terrible actor. But tell this to the mouth breathers who think Hunt for Red October is a high point in cinema, and you’ll probably be challenged to a fistfight.
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