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Old August 25 2014, 02:32 AM   #1
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RIP Richard Attenborough


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
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Old August 25 2014, 02:35 AM   #2
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RIP, Sir.
For me, and for many of us, the future is now in the past.
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Old August 25 2014, 03:32 AM   #3
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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.
Don't try to be a great man, just be a man, and let history make its own judgments.
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Old August 25 2014, 05:40 AM   #4
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RIP Mr. Attenborough .
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Old August 25 2014, 06:28 AM   #5
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Later is now
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Old August 25 2014, 09:48 AM   #6
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Re: RIP Richard Attenborough

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

RIP, and thanks for the memories.
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Old August 25 2014, 09:55 AM   #7
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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.
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Old August 25 2014, 02:04 PM   #8
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It will be a sad christmas this year.

Farewell, Sir Richard.
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Old August 25 2014, 02:30 PM   #9
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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.
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Old August 25 2014, 03:54 PM   #10
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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.
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Old August 25 2014, 06:47 PM   #11
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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.
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