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  • DukeSilver 20 Aug 2017 19:13:57 2,439 posts
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    Jerry Lewis has died at 91.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 20 Aug 2017 19:15:21 11,072 posts
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    I honestly thought he died years ago.
  • Lukus 20 Aug 2017 19:16:27 20,875 posts
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    challenge_hanukkah wrote:
    He was great in They're All Sluts.
  • DukeSilver 20 Aug 2017 19:22:58 2,439 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    I honestly thought he died years ago.
    I checked and Jerry Lee Lewis is still alive. That was also a bit of a surprise.
  • neilka 20 Aug 2017 19:40:28 20,606 posts
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    I suppose he can just start calling himself Jerry Lewis new.
  • Fab4 20 Aug 2017 19:43:02 8,176 posts
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    Professor Frink is sad :(
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 20 Aug 2017 19:45:32 11,072 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    I suppose he can just start calling himself Jerry Lewis new.
    Why did you say that in Scottish?
  • neilka 20 Aug 2017 19:49:15 20,606 posts
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    It's a medical condition you monster.
  • mrpon 20 Aug 2017 21:32:10 33,730 posts
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    Jerry Lewis was great in all sluts?
  • GuybrushThreepwood 20 Aug 2017 21:38:20 1,273 posts
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    DukeSilver wrote:
    Decks wrote:
    I honestly thought he died years ago.
    I checked and Jerry Lee Lewis was still alive until this morning. That was also a bit of a surprise.
    Fixed that for you. Died aged 91 today. Have to say I'd also thought he was long dead.
  • challenge_hanukkah 20 Aug 2017 21:48:49 5,251 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    Jerry Lewis was great in all sluts?
    He was Stunt Cock 3.
  • DukeSilver 20 Aug 2017 21:50:54 2,439 posts
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    GuybrushThreepwood wrote:
    DukeSilver wrote:
    Decks wrote:
    I honestly thought he died years ago.
    I checked and Jerry Lee Lewis was still alive until this morning. That was also a bit of a surprise.
    Fixed that for you. Died aged 91 today. Have to say I'd also thought he was long dead.
    Two different people with similar names.
  • GuybrushThreepwood 20 Aug 2017 21:55:24 1,273 posts
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    DukeSilver wrote:
    GuybrushThreepwood wrote:
    DukeSilver wrote:
    Decks wrote:
    I honestly thought he died years ago.
    I checked and Jerry Lee Lewis was still alive until this morning. That was also a bit of a surprise.
    Fixed that for you. Died aged 91 today. Have to say I'd also thought he was long dead.
    Two different people with similar names.
    Damn. My mistake sorry. Bedtime I think. I obviously can't read or think properly.
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 27 Aug 2017 08:15:34 47,203 posts
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    Tobe Hooper, director of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist has died.
  • challenge_hanukkah 27 Aug 2017 09:08:31 5,251 posts
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    Ah man, Poltergeist was one the few films that genuinely shit me up as a kid.

    It's shame pretty much every other film he directed was utter cack.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 27 Aug 2017 09:15:59 9,891 posts
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    challenge_hanukkah wrote:
    Ah man, Poltergeist was one the few films that genuinely shit me up as a kid.

    It's shame pretty much every other film he directed was utter cack.
    Probably because he didn't actually direct Poltergeist. It was Spielberg.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/poltergeist-steven-spielberg-director-conspiracy-theory-confirmed-tobe-hooper-a7846651.html

    That said Texas Chainsaw is an incredible film. Absolute genius.
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 27 Aug 2017 09:36:53 47,203 posts
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    Huh, I had never heard that Poltergeist story! I've got a soft spot for Lifeforce too. Even though it's... of questionable quality.
  • challenge_hanukkah 27 Aug 2017 09:52:10 5,251 posts
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    Ah, that makes sense.
  • Eejay 27 Aug 2017 13:44:57 9 posts
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    Just rewatched Salem's Lot literally on Friday :-(
    That scratching at the window scene really shit me up as a kid - surprised I didn't end up as a curtain salesman really.
  • Furtive_Pygmy 27 Aug 2017 13:52:35 6,404 posts
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    I think Salem's Lot is the best thing he did, seen it loads of times and never gets old. Creepy as fuck in parts.

    Edited by Furtive_Pygmy at 13:53:09 27-08-2017
  • anephric 27 Aug 2017 17:08:21 2,744 posts
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    TCM is a classic, I actually really fucking like TCM2 as well, although it's a massively marmite film. I really like it as a satire.

    Poltergeist is great, although everything in that screams Spielberg, it's nothing like a Tobe Hooper film: compare it to Lifeforce and Invaders from Mars, when Hooper had similar budgets. Completely different directorial styles.

    Salem's Lot is great, although it does weird things with the subplots from the novel (like, some of them just literally start and then disappear without resolution) and I still intensely dislike what they did with Barlow in the miniseries. Re-reading the novel recently, he does get kinda windbaggy in that, so maybe it wasn't that that wrong a decision
  • ghostgate2001 27 Aug 2017 19:46:23 636 posts
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    Some love here, too, for Lifeforce. It's long been a guilty pleasure of mine :)

    Some films are just so wonderfully "out there" that it becomes a redundant exercise to bother nit-picking their faults. Sometimes you've just got to sit back and go with it.

    Life-energy-sucking space vampires? Halley's Comet containing a frozen alien spaceship? Those awesome London scenes at the end? And (unusually) the budget to actually pull it all off with decent-quality 1980s effects-work?

    Well, I think the world's a (marginally) better place for having Lifeforce in it. Thanks, Tobe :)
  • creepiest-lizard 27 Aug 2017 20:39:28 517 posts
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    Didn't realise that Tobe Hooper did Lifeforce. I love the visuals in that film.
    It also has a brilliant freakout by Jean Luc Picard
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 27 Aug 2017 20:53:24 4,735 posts
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    If Lifeforce is still on Netflix that might be my Hooper watch tonight rather than digging out either of the big two
  • Addy_B 27 Aug 2017 21:13:20 1,757 posts
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    I'm actually tempted to watch TCM2 again. I have fond memories of that film. I think it was one of the first imports I ever had on vhs as it was banned in the UK all those years ago.
  • anephric 27 Aug 2017 21:27:43 2,744 posts
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    Lifeforce is an object lesson in what happens when you give a director a lot of money and even more cocaine.
  • bobmar360 28 Aug 2017 07:26:13 1,080 posts
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    Tony Hart from Hartbeat has died
  • challenge_hanukkah 28 Aug 2017 07:27:48 5,251 posts
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    William Shakespeare, the guy that wrote the plays has died.
  • Furtive_Pygmy 28 Aug 2017 13:23:05 6,404 posts
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    bobmar360 wrote:
    Tony Hart from Hartbeat has died
    Eh, he died 8 years ago. Or am I missing something?
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 28 Aug 2017 15:15:42 47,203 posts
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    Well... He's technically not wrong. Tony Hart from Hartbeat HAS died.
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