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Post by halfwise on Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:58 pm

Well dammit. Another icon gone. He dominated film ever since I was a lad.

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Post by Lancebloke on Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:23 pm

Yep, another icon gone. Apart from the odd, random death, for the most part people that hit the headlines were ones that were before my time. More recently, it is really getting in to some of those that were in their prime either when I became aware of TV and film or just before and therefore were still all over the screen.

James Bond, Robin Hood, The Rock, Indiana Jones are probably where I remember him from most.
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Post by malickfan on Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:39 pm

Probably a controversial opinion but I was never a huge fan of Connery's Bond (more of a Timothy Dalton/Daniel Craig fan), that's not to say he wasn't a great actor and charismatic leading man, I just generally prefered his other output, and over such a long and varied screen career he certainly put out many gems-The Man Who would Be King, A Bridge Too Far, The Untouchables, Indiana Jones, The Hunt For Red October, The First Great Train Robbery etc.

He was also very active in charity work (something I believe he continued doing even in retirement) for many years.

Definitely a screen legend, and one of Britain/Scotland's best actors.

He'll be missed.

...I'll always wonder how things would have turned out had he accepted Jackson's offer to portray Gandalf in LOTR (had he done so he would reportedly have been in line to earn $450 million), he was certainly a great actor but I'm not so sure he'd have been right for the part (his fame would have possibly been distracting i.m.o), and perhaps a tad old for the role.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:15 pm

{{ He was the definitive Bond for me. But two of my favourite Connery films are The Hill, where he's a defiant prisoner in a brutal British Army Prison Camp -



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Post by halfwise on Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:33 pm

Lancebloke wrote:
James Bond, Robin Hood, The Rock, Indiana Jones are probably where I remember him from most.


Robin Hood?  I also don't remember him in The Rock.

Edit: Ah, had to look him up in The Rock. Been years. A classically restrained performance that shows Connery at his best - but it's Nick Cage's and Ed Harris' more unhinged performances that stick out in the memory years later.

To me he's the definitive Bond, though Daniel Craig has certainly given him a run for the money.


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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:38 pm

{{ And never forget Zardoz! }}


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Post by halfwise on Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:40 pm

You didn't have to do that. Can't you let the dead rest in peace? Mad

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:46 pm

{{ Its one of the things I like about Connery, he wasnt afraid to do a lot of mad independent and even art house stuff, he wanted to push his art and try different forms of it, wasnt all about the money for him, Highlander was cheap as chips and with a first time movie director who had previousy only done music videos and commercials. But he did it anyway. And for every Zardoz there was a The Hill. }}


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Post by Mrs Figg on Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:30 pm

love Highlander I love you
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Post by malickfan on Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:32 pm

I always liked the fan theory that Connery was essentially playing James Bond in The Rock as well, under a different name and being locked up after a mission went wrong, it's been years since I watched the film so note sure if the theory really works but fun to think about.

Connery was apparently also considered for a roll in Skyfall as well:

https://www.businessinsider.com/sean-connerys-axed-skyfall-cameo-2012-11?r=US&IR=T

Again, whilst that would have been fun to see happen, probably for the best it didn't.


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Post by malickfan on Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:36 pm

Mrs Figg wrote:love Highlander I love you

Wouldn't say I love it, but certainly a whole lot of fun, daft and campy but very stylish 80's fantasy Nod

Never watched nay of the sequels etc though.

Also rather fond of Time Bandits though Connery's role in that was quite small.

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Post by halfwise on Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:17 pm

Highlander sticks with you, despite some goofy moments and special effects. Can't help but enjoy those movies.

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:30 am

I have only seen the first Highlander, but yeah I thought it was great fun. The villain is very good!

My grandma died today as well. I forget her birth year but she was about 90 as well. She had no big career like Connery. The little people just disappear and are forgotten, which is fine. Smile

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Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:40 pm

sorry to hear that Forest. She must have been young in the 1920s and how much has changed since then is quite astounding.
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Post by halfwise on Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:03 pm

My grandparents all died while I was very young or off in college. If you've never lived with them it feels distant and disconnected. But they love grandchildren so much, it would have been good for them to have that closer connection.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:15 am

{{ Sorry to hear that Forest. And the little people are only so to those who never knew them, everyones huge in someones eyes. I am sure your gran was in your families eyes and hearts too.}}

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Post by chris63 on Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:24 am

RIP Maradona. Best player ever.



Great skills. Makes it look easy.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:27 am

{{ Brillaint player, such a shame his personal issues were so bad and have basically led to his untimely demise. He conquered the pitch but never his own demons. }}

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Post by azriel on Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:29 am

Its been a sad last half of the year for so many people. Nearly every day you hear of some 'star' passing away. Everyone is a 'star' in someone's eyes but my gawd, have we really noticed it this year Sad

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