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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2008 edited
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    Damn.

    (<a href="http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=heston&btnG=Search+News">articles at Google News</a>)

    <a href="http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/080405/clsa013.html?.v=11">Statement by family found here. </a>
    <blockquote>"In his own words, "I have lived such a wonderful life! I've lived enough for two people."</blockquote>
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      CommentAuthorSpiraltwist
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2008 edited
     (1690.2)
    Damn, indeed.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2008
     (1690.3)
    I got to see him do Macbeth and Sherlock Holmes on stage. RIP.
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2008 edited
     (1690.4)
    His brief appearance in <em>Hamlet</em> as the player king stole the film.

    <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=8nonx0JmrcQ">
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    to paraphrase Stump, 'Charlton Heston put his vest on'
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    yup, sad news. another 'gentleman' who will be missed.
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      CommentAuthorJoe Paoli
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
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    I hadn't realized it's been almost six years since he went public with his Alzheimer's. It still feels kind of sudden.
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    NOooo :(
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      CommentAuthorMegaGoosey
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
     (1690.9)
    After all these years those damn dirty apes finally got to him.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
     (1690.10)
    man..just heard about this on another board...my husband's gonna be sad. :(
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
     (1690.11)
    <strong>@MegaGoosey</strong>
    <blockquote>After all these years those damn dirty apes finally got to him.
    </blockquote>Riiiiiight. That'll be funny in a few days, I'm sure.

    * * *

    'Til then:
    <img src="http://www.lovefilm.com/lovefilm/images/products/4/15244-large.jpg" alt="" />

    <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/ae/d6/a1a3828fd7a0ab93770a4110.L.jpg" alt="" />


    Not to mention his work in one of the <a href="http://imdb.com/title/tt0146838/">best sports movies ever made</a>, and one of <a href="http://imdb.com/title/tt0108358/">the best recent westerns</a> made, or his work with <a href="http://imdb.com/title/tt0052311/">Orson Welles</a>.

    - Z
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      CommentAuthorMegaGoosey
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
     (1690.12)
    Hey don't get me wrong I love Charlton Heston and everything, but I didn't know him personally and I'm not about to pretend like I lost a close friend or something.
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      CommentAuthorm34tb0und
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
     (1690.13)
    guess we can get that gun out of his hands now.
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
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    The guy was a FANTASTIC actor. He even made the APES remake tolerable for about 5 minutes.

    But yeah, I can't help but see Michael Moore and some friends stepping in an hour afterwards to pry open his fingers.
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      CommentAuthorMegaGoosey
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
     (1690.15)
    guess we can get that gun out of his hands now.

    God dammit your joke was so much better than mine. A hat tip to you, good sir.
    • CommentAuthorDracko
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
     (1690.16)
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Fuck Moore and his tasteless ilk.
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
     (1690.17)
    <strong>@Dracko </strong>
    Here, here. Harassing a man with Alzheimer's? Sick. How fucking tasteless and pathetic. I suppose Moore felt that was an even match.

    What was your favourite Heston bit if you had one?

    - Z
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
     (1690.18)
    I'm just wondering what they'll be serving at the funeral...

    :ducks:
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
     (1690.19)
    Where's Andre N., damn it?

    Am I the only one who finds this news a bit sad? Fuck the NRA stuff, the man was of another generation, let it go, he's dead.

    Did anyone here like a single Charlton Heston film, or am I the only one?

    - Z
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    Heston was a brilliant actor, and on that level it is a tragedy to the art form an a genuine loss.

    All reports say he was a good man, and for his friends and family, this a sad time. Yet, 84 is a fine old age and he certainly lived a full life by any definition.

    For the rest of us, well, death does not separate someone their politics. Heston was a progressive in the 1960s, pro-Civil Rights, pro gun control and anti-war. During the Reagen era, after the blocking of Robert Bork, he moved to the arch conservative side of the fence, and became a leader in the NRA, a board member of the horrific Accuracy in Media and a staunch pro-lifer. This was not simply a man of another generation, as Z has argued, this is a very intelligent man who chose to abandon progressive politics in favor of conservative ones, and, in fact, become a leader in the same area.

    Decorum after a death is always welcome, but I am a firm believer that death does not dismiss the actions of life, for good or ill, and comment on said beliefs is fair and just.