RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 143,843
Posts: 5,636,507
Members: 25,487
Currently online: 449
Newest member: meeeeeeeeee69

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: The Dogs of War
By: Michelle on Mar 28

Takei Calls For Boycott
By: T'Bonz on Mar 27

April-May 2015 Trek Conventions And Appearances
By: T'Bonz on Mar 27

Quinto TV Alert
By: T'Bonz on Mar 26

Shatner Remembers Nimoy
By: T'Bonz on Mar 26

Star Trek Delta Coin Pouches
By: T'Bonz on Mar 25

Takei Museum Fundraiser In Progress
By: T'Bonz on Mar 25

Star Trek 3 Villain?
By: T'Bonz on Mar 25

Montgomery Comic Book Signing
By: T'Bonz on Mar 24

Mulgrew To Receive Award
By: T'Bonz on Mar 24


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > TV & Media

TV & Media Non-Trek television, movies, books, music, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 25 2014, 01:32 AM   #1
Flying Spaghetti Monster
Vice Admiral
 
Flying Spaghetti Monster's Avatar
 
Location: Flying Spaghetti Western
RIP Richard Attenborough

link


he was an award-winning director of films like Ghandi, but most people today see the man who cloned dinosaurs while sparing no expense.

Thanks, Mr. Attenborough
__________________
"Savor the fruit of life, my young friends. It has a sweet taste when it's fresh from the vine. But don't live too long... The taste turns bitter... after a time."
Flying Spaghetti Monster is online now   Reply With Quote
Old August 25 2014, 01:35 AM   #2
Trekker4747
Out there, somewhere...
 
Trekker4747's Avatar
 
Location: Kansas City
Re: RIP Richard Attenborough

RIP, Sir.
__________________
Just because it's futuristic doesn't mean it's practical.
Trekker4747 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25 2014, 02:32 AM   #3
Push The Button
Fleet Captain
 
Push The Button's Avatar
 
Location: Smithfield, Rhode Island USA
Re: RIP Richard Attenborough

Loved him in The Flight of the Phoenix and of course The Great Escape.

Another of the greats, gone. Rest in peace, Sir Richard.
__________________
"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP"
Leonard Simon Nimoy
1931 - 2015
Push The Button is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25 2014, 04:40 AM   #4
Random_Spock
Commodore
 
Random_Spock's Avatar
 
Location: Random_Spock
View Random_Spock's Twitter Profile
Re: RIP Richard Attenborough

RIP Mr. Attenborough .
__________________
RIP Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy). Thanks for the memories.
Random_Spock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25 2014, 05:28 AM   #5
Davros
Fleet Admiral
 
Davros's Avatar
 
Location: Kaled bunker, Skaro
Re: RIP Richard Attenborough

RIP
__________________
"Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society," -Oliver Wendell Holmes
Davros is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25 2014, 08:48 AM   #6
Orac Zen
Mischief Manager
 
Orac Zen's Avatar
 
Location: Missing him ^
Re: RIP Richard Attenborough

A genuinely remarkable person. Had a pretty decent career, too.

RIP, and thanks for the memories.
__________________
Max 2008 - 2013
Orac Zen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25 2014, 08:55 AM   #7
Wereghost
Part-time poltergeist
 
Wereghost's Avatar
 
Location: Ireland
Re: RIP Richard Attenborough

It's sad to see such a well-loved and distinctive personage pass away, even at almost 91 years of age. Lord Attenborough was a one-off and will be remembered fondly.
__________________
"Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can." - Terry Pratchett.
Wereghost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25 2014, 01:04 PM   #8
Kai "the spy"
Commodore
 
Kai "the spy"'s Avatar
 
Location: Here.
Re: RIP Richard Attenborough

It will be a sad christmas this year.

Farewell, Sir Richard.
__________________
Daddy wear red trunks!

Kai "the spy" is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25 2014, 01:30 PM   #9
tomswift2002
Fleet Captain
 
Re: RIP Richard Attenborough

I'll always remember Richard Atenborough as Santa Claus and I'll re watch his "Miracle On 34th Street" each Christmas. Even though Edmund Gwen left some big shoes to fill, Atenborough filled them really well.
tomswift2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25 2014, 02:54 PM   #10
J.T.B.
Commodore
 
J.T.B.'s Avatar
 
Re: RIP Richard Attenborough

It seems like I always knew about Attenborough from The Great Escape, which we watched in elementary school. Later I saw him play an American sailor in The Sand Pebbles, which became one of my all-time favorite movies, but it was years before I realized it was the same guy. And it was still later that I put together that he was the "Dickie" they were referring to in the Monty Python's Flying Circus "Light Entertainment Awards." And of course he directed a number of good movies, the "star-studded" war picture A Bridge to Far being one I enjoyed many times over the years.

A great talent, presence and body of work.
J.T.B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25 2014, 05:47 PM   #11
Foxhot
Fleet Captain
 
Foxhot's Avatar
 
Location: Foxhot
Re: RIP Richard Attenborough

He was a fine second lead for '60s adventures in particular. THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX and THE SAND PEBBLES are all lengthy but great. GANDHI? Well, it's lengthy. And it seemed to initiate a formula for winning Oscars in the 80s which AMADEUS, OUT OF AFRICA and THE LAST EMPEROR followed. My favorite Attenborough-directed film is still 1978's MAGIC starring thin Anthony Hopkins. While the direction is not gripping start to finish, there is a particular moment involving a wallet and a mirror which leads to a jaw-dropping moment worthy of SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. And its 30-second TV trailers are still among the top five scariest ever.

His Big X character in GREAT ESCAPE has a terrific capture scene, a memorable death scene, and good chemistry with co-star Gordon Jackson. X's character is the least likely to screw up, and yet he eventually does, realistically so.
__________________
''You sold them floor wax. NOW...get out of here, you fool. ''
Foxhot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:42 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.