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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #500: October 31, 2020, 07:56:00 PM »
So much wrong with this statement. He wasn’t close to Connery and he was the worst Bond.
Timothy Dalton was the worst Bond.

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« Reply #501: October 31, 2020, 07:56:48 PM »
Hunt for Red October is the movie I think of when I hear Connery’s name
Great movie.  Connery nailed that role.

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« Reply #502: November 01, 2020, 09:03:54 AM »
Hunt for Red October is the movie I think of when I hear Connery’s name

I guess you never saw Zardoz

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« Reply #504: November 01, 2020, 09:56:56 AM »
Timothy Dalton was the worst Bond.

Pierce Brosnan was better than Dalton?

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« Reply #506: November 01, 2020, 10:56:16 AM »
Is that you at the gun range?

Maybe back in '74 when that movie was shot.  :crackup:

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #508: November 01, 2020, 02:07:48 PM »
there was a good connery movie where he played a monk who would go from abbey to abbey investigating crimes for the monastic order.  Googled it - The Name of the Rose.  With Christian Slater as his apprentice.

There's a scene when they arrive at the Abbey, and the monks there have a vow of silence.  So Slater wants to know where the monks go to relieve himself.  Connery explains that where to go by pointing out a monk who moved hastily to a spot out of sight and who came back looking relieved.

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« Reply #509: November 01, 2020, 03:58:51 PM »
there was a good connery movie where he played a monk who would go from abbey to abbey investigating crimes for the monastic order.  Googled it - The Name of the Rose.  With Christian Slater as his apprentice.

There's a scene when they arrive at the Abbey, and the monks there have a vow of silence.  So Slater wants to know where the monks go to relieve himself.  Connery explains that where to go by pointing out a monk who moved hastily to a spot out of sight and who came back looking relieved.

It's a movie version of the novel of the same name by Umberto Eco. I read Foucault's Pendulum by him and quite enjoyed it. Foucault's Pendulum is somewhat like a Dan Brown book, except it's only the characters that believe in conspiracy theories, rather than characters and author.

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« Reply #510: November 01, 2020, 04:14:27 PM »
It's a movie version of the novel of the same name by Umberto Eco. I read Foucault's Pendulum by him and quite enjoyed it. Foucault's Pendulum is somewhat like a Dan Brown book, except it's only the characters that believe in conspiracy theories, rather than characters and author.

lol.

Both of those books are outstanding. If you like the monk as investigator theme, Cadfael is showing on Amazon Prime. A BBC series (from the 80s?) that is pretty entertaining.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #511: November 02, 2020, 09:10:43 AM »
Pierce Brosnan was better than Dalton?
There is certainly an argument there, but my point was that Roger Moore was not the worst Bond.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #512: November 02, 2020, 09:40:20 AM »
There is certainly an argument there, but my point was that Roger Moore was not the worst Bond.

everyone always forgets Lazenby

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« Reply #514: November 02, 2020, 12:41:24 PM »
everyone always forgets Lazenby
The only Bond who didn't get a contract extension.   :)

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« Reply #515: November 02, 2020, 04:35:44 PM »
The only Bond who didn't get a contract extension.   :)

I haven't seen On Her Majesty's Secret Service, but from what I heard it was campy to the point of Inspector Clouseau. Not sure if that's truly the case, but it's how it was described to me. That description and the fact he didn't get another movie was enough to not make me care that it's the only one where you get to see Mrs. Bond.

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« Reply #516: November 02, 2020, 05:13:30 PM »
The only Bond who didn't get a contract extension.   :)

Reportedly, he was offered a contract for seven movies and turned it down.

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« Reply #517: November 08, 2020, 12:36:19 PM »
Alex Trebek

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #518: November 08, 2020, 12:49:53 PM »
Really bummed to hear about Alex Trebek.  I've been an avid Jeopardy watcher for about 30+ years now and remember watching it with my parents in the 1980s.

this was a poignant moment from one of his last shows:
https://www.cnn.com/videos/entertainment/2020/11/07/alex-trebek-burt-thakur-jeopardy-english-orig-llr.cnn

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« Reply #519: November 08, 2020, 12:58:53 PM »
Just when you think this year can't get any worse...

RIP Alex, God bless.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #520: November 08, 2020, 03:37:01 PM »
Damn.  He was a long-time regular at Caps games. 

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« Reply #521: November 08, 2020, 03:43:47 PM »
Damn.  He was a long-time regular at Caps games. 

he recorded the Ottawa Senators draft pick at the recent NHL draft.

New episodes of Jeopardy will air until Christmas day when the final one he hosted will be broadcasted. I assume Ken Jennings takes over the hosting role.

Ironic nod to the SNL Jeopardy skits that both Trebek and Connery passed within a week or so of each other.

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« Reply #522: November 08, 2020, 03:50:51 PM »
he recorded the Ottawa Senators draft pick at the recent NHL draft.

New episodes of Jeopardy will air until Christmas day when the final one he hosted will be broadcasted. I assume Ken Jennings takes over the hosting role.

Ironic nod to the SNL Jeopardy skits that both Trebek and Connery passed within a week or so of each other.
I read that he taped episodes until the end of October. Impressive. 

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #523: November 08, 2020, 08:10:47 PM »
I've been a Jeopardy addict since middle school. Big salute to Alex. After his initial diagnosis, I never expected he could fight the battle as long as he did.  Cheers to a true warrior.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #524: November 08, 2020, 09:33:24 PM »
In last couple weeks, we lost:

- J.W. Porter, C. Good catcher who never hit much. 1959 Senators, the Nats' team that broke the record for consecutive losses.
https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/porteja01.shtml

- Julio Becquer, 1B. Slick fielder and a decent hitter. Part of the first, last, and only All-Cuban-Triple Play, July 23, 1960: "Pete" Ramos to Becquer to Jose "Valdy" Valdivielso. Well-liked in Washington, where he played 1955 - 1960, moving with the Nats to Minnesota.
https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/becquju01.shtml