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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:39 am 
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colinr0380 you knew more than me. Terele was the daughter of the man who arrested and killed Lorca the poet in Granada and said that famous sentence banned in the forum. Her two sisters are also actress. Emma Penella (who died) was the best of them, she is in The Executioner. Villaronga is quite good but the two pictures you mention I've not seen them.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:32 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:28 pm 
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Bruce Forsyth, at 89. He had occasional acting roles, but he was a household name in the UK as a television presenter and entertainer. He was recognised by Guinness for the length of his career - he appeared on British TV in 1939 at the age of ten or eleven, making him one of the last remaining people to have appeared on television before World War II.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:00 pm 
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He's in small roles in Bedknobs and Broomsticks and in the Julie Andrews musical Star!. And bizarrely in an episode of Magnum P.I., doing his gameshow host bit!

Its difficult to understate the longevity of his career in light entertainment. The Generation Game ran on and off for decades on the BBC (and carried on with different host long after he moved on, to variable success) and his stint at the commercial ITV channel led to him hosting shows like The Price Is Right and Play Your Cards Right ("Higher! Lower!"). And then he came back in a big way hosting Strictly Come Dancing in the last decade.

Then there's his hosting appearance on Have I Got News For You which he used to hijack (in the best possible way) the show into being all about his career highlights!


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:10 pm 

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not forgetting his memorable role in this work of genius/madness, still waiting for the Criterion blu...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK5y2FMLGyc


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:57 pm 
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Is it safe to call Forsyth an old school vaudevillian? A lot of his style would seem to have come from the musical hall stage (involving the audience with a nod and a wink; musical-comedy acts, and so on), just transferred into television variety shows and gameshow formats.


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 Post subject: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:06 pm 
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Dale Spina, WB marketing exec (from Chariots of Fire to Batman (1989))


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:08 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:48 pm 
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GaryC wrote:
Bruce Forsyth, at 89. He had occasional acting roles, but he was a household name in the UK as a television presenter and entertainer. He was recognised by Guinness for the length of his career - he appeared on British TV in 1939 at the age of ten or eleven, making him one of the last remaining people to have appeared on television before World War II.

When I interviewed John Krish a few years ago, we both had a good laugh about the fact that the voice emerging from the telly in his devastating documentary about old-age loneliness I Think They Call Him John was all too instantly recognisable even today. Krish said it was an inspired (if accidental) choice, because he wanted a voice that would sum up the essential vacuousness of much British television, and he could easily have picked someone who'd be long forgotten now.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:35 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:13 am 
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CBS Sunday Morning ran a great piece on him last month.

Joe Morton's play based on his life was pretty inspirational. In today's political climate, he'll be missed all the more.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:09 pm 
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Jerry Lewis discussion moved here


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:19 am 
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Brian Aldiss.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:30 am 
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antnield wrote:

A huge loss, one of the key figures in post-war British Science Fiction not only as an author but as a critic, historian and anthologist. The Helliconia Trilogy was one of my favourites as a teenager, with Hothouse, Frankenstein Unbound and Non-Stop as later discoveries. His history of SF, Billion (Trillion) Year Spree, is also a great, hugely entertaining read.

Incidentally, as at last night certainly, many of his books are available on the Kindle for a very low price.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:27 pm 
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"Supertoys Last All Summer Long" can be read at Aldiss's own site. This, of course, was developed by Stanley Kubrick into A.I.: Artificial Intelligence.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:03 am 
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I'd only had the chance to read Hothouse by Brian Aldiss so far, but loved its vision of a future ecologically transformed Earth turned parasitic jungle where humans are just one part of the ecosystem, and perhaps not the most important ones. That's a vision of what Avatar could have evolved into if it took its cues from that rather than Ferngully! (Though I like to imagine the main character being taken over by a 'morel' or parasitic fungus, is alluded to in Futurama with the brain slug! Where Fry only is only saved from being taken over because the slug starves to death for want of any brain activity in its host!)


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:41 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:52 pm 
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Jay Thomas

You could spend a few good hours looking up hilarious interviews with Howard Stern or David Letterman. Jay always had great stories.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:11 pm 
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Always enjoyed him on Murphy Brown growing up


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:16 pm 
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The classic Lone Ranger story.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:09 pm 
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Jay Thomas had the only other radio show that's currently airing on the Howard 100/101 channels on SiriusXM, and now that those stations have become so excellently curated with Howard's current and older shows instead of specials and one-offs (like the also deceased Riley Martin's show, Jackie Martling's show, etc), it's always jarring to hear Jay Thomas' voice instead of Howard's when I turn on the radio in my car. I guess that won't be the case anymore, which is sort of a strange thing. Always was incredibly vibrant and seemed to be having a great time, even if I personally didn't listen.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:24 pm 
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Jay always had this Charles Grodin like quality. I loved when he would angrily throw Shuli and others out of the studio.

Abe Kanan from 101 has pretty hilarious podcast if liked his show...


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:39 pm 
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