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#1 User is offline   Matt PNiewski 

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 03:13 PM

Did everyone miss this? Mentioned Gary Coleman, but not one of the greatest actors of the sixties and seventies? Blasphemy.


Even in terrible movies, he was amazing. Super Mario Brothers, anyone?
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 04:10 PM

View PostMatt PNiewski, on 01 June 2010 - 03:13 PM, said:

Did everyone miss this? Mentioned Gary Coleman, but not one of the greatest actors of the sixties and seventies? Blasphemy.


Even in terrible movies, he was amazing. Super Mario Brothers, anyone?


I completely agree. I was more shocked about this! He was suuuch a great villain..er..cop. lol

I think the first movie I ever saw him in was Speed. I'm so suprised at how many people have never seen that movie!! I always make jokes in an elevator referencing the beginning of that movie and I get blank stares even after I tell them where its from. >.<

He was a good man and was Bowser. <3

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 04:56 PM

....this is true sadness. He played a great Bowser and will surely be missed.
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 06:10 PM

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 06:40 PM

My friend texted me at 4 in the morning the day he died. It's a real shame. :'(
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 06:47 PM

View Postwrexness, on 01 June 2010 - 06:10 PM, said:

Bob-omb...

*sniffle*

I watched Super Mario Bros. in memorium, last weekend. Couldn't help but smile whenever he was onscreen, whenever he spoke, etc. Watching any of his movies will never be the same, ever again.
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 06:56 PM

I think he enjoyed playing villains and off-the-wall characters. I may not have always liked him or agreed with some of his views, but Hopper's talent was obvious. A shame to lose him.

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:09 PM

Gah... Easy Rider.... I think I'll take Super Mario Brothers over this.....


It's a classic like "Rebel Without a Cause".... One that you will never be able to convince me is a classic.

Both films had great performances, even if the dialog isn't what it should be.
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:13 PM

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 12:48 AM

View PostMatt PNiewski, on 01 June 2010 - 09:09 PM, said:

Gah... Easy Rider.... I think I'll take Super Mario Brothers over this.....


It's a classic like "Rebel Without a Cause".... One that you will never be able to convince me is a classic.

Both films had great performances, even if the dialog isn't what it should be.
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Easy Rider sucked--but Steppenwolf made the first part at least watchable.

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 02:08 PM

Need I dare mention WaterWorld....?


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Posted 02 June 2010 - 02:29 PM

If you want a hippie movie, try "Gas-s-s-s". It's too bizaare and surreal to worry about the politics.

Or Joe.... Joe is director by John Avildsen, who directed Rocky and The Karate Kid as a response to movies like "Easy Rider" and other counter culture films. It's a really dark, sometimes humorless film about the sixties. A well off Business man confronts his daughter's hippie boyfriend, after he finds her strung out on drugs. They argue, and in a moment of lapsed judgment, he kills the hippie. Struggling with what just happened, he goes into the nearest bar, where a blue collared Worker named "Joe" is telling it how it is- About how the hippies, the blacks, the jews, are destroying our society. With a few beers, the father admits what he did to Joe, who at first passes it off as a joke. After a while, though, the two form a bond, and he starts believing more and more of what Joe is saying.

It's completely unrelenting, as I mentioned, and does not let you know exactly where it stands until the shocking conclusion. The Hippies are portrayed as being almost as bad as Joe himself, but also the reason people like him are sometimes created. It's absolutely fantastic.

Easy Rider got more award nominations and a bigger fan base. Granted, while Joe does have a great performance by Peter Boyle there is no classic Dennis Hopper part, or Peter Fonda, or even Jack Nicholson. Still, it's a much better film despite being mostly forgotten.





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Posted 02 June 2010 - 03:15 PM

View PostSka_Toranpetta, on 02 June 2010 - 02:08 PM, said:

Need I dare mention WaterWorld....?


I felt this was the one movie he couldn't save. :<

But he still played an awesome villain in it. "Never too young to start..."
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 03:31 PM

View PostSir Viver, on 02 June 2010 - 03:15 PM, said:

I felt this was the one movie he couldn't save. :<

But he still played an awesome villain in it. "Never too young to start..."


Agreed! It wasnt the best movie, but he definitely made it worth a watch at least once! He always does such a great villain.
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Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:08 AM

we had just had a debate at work. I thought he died 2 weeks ago, and my friend said he was till alive. 2 weeks later, he is dead!!!

He was great, whether just speaking in the monkey breaths fire from the gorillaz, or acting in land of the dead.

he was one of the best
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