He will be greatly missed. His portrayal of T.E. Lawrence in David Lean's film "Lawrence of Arabia" made it one of the finest films of its type ever made.
Peter O'Toole : 2 August 1932 – 14 December 2013
Why am I not surprised this man was a Leo. Though I neither embrace nor discount astrology, I have noticed things about people born under that sign. Saw what I took as a wonderful eulogy to him yesterday, cannot quite remember it word for word or who said it, but its essence was he left no part of life unlived. Although it was hardly surprising, do not mind saying I wept at the news, this was my guy, such a great life force extinguished. I loved him. I know he got the first 2 parts of his biography done and out, and was working on the third. I read the wonderful "Loitering With Intent", a title I could almost have guessed was him without knowing it. Jeez that man had style. I normally cannot stand drunks, (though I do like drinking well enough) but when you can ride it like that I make exceptions. Lawrence of Arabia, like Dr Zhivago which he turned down the lead role for, then taken by his best buddy Omar Sharif, is one that loses much if not seen on the big screen. The three of his I would recommend for living room viewing are Becket, Lion in Winter and My Favorite Year. An indisputable master, though actually outdone at his own game in Lion in Winter by an equally masterful performance by Katherine Hepburn his beloved friend, who he named his own daughter Kate after, actually years before that film or Lawrence. I enjoyed this clip, as I did any of his appearances on talk show, that occured in 95 when Dave Letterman's show visited London...http://youtu.be/K561m7Nq7kk
Yes you've really got to watch "Lawrence of Arabia" on the big screen to appreciate the grandeur of it.
I was lucky enough to see it in the theatre as a kid, and wow, those desert panorama scenes are knockouts. Visiting the great African north is on my bucket list, for lots of reasons, including the pyramids and ancient history, if not also the bellydancing, music and even more sand.
jackinthegreen: Cheers MD, I can only see the link from the "Home" page, but disappears when looking at threads etc, so find if I open it up in a new window it then plays constantly
May 15, 2022 13:29:06 GMT
jackinthegreen: So I have it bookmarked to open at any time....nice in the background if reading on t'internet
May 15, 2022 13:31:36 GMT
jackinthegreen: Did anyone on the forum see Tull at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester in September.....
May 19, 2022 1:10:39 GMT
smint100: Good Lord, why did no one tell me about the radio.net! I've spent a joyful afternoon in the garden watching the strawberries ripen - I mean, editing a book - and listening to unadulterated Tull. Heaven!
May 21, 2022 14:56:50 GMT
ash: Is anyone aware of a recent statement from Ian saying he doesn't have COPD and it's only asthma? Just asking
Jun 1, 2022 9:21:29 GMT
rredmond: I thought it was both?
Jun 4, 2022 19:34:53 GMT
ash: One can be mistaken for the other because of similar symptoms but COPD is the nasty one! I'm talking an updated statement from Ian early this year.
Jun 5, 2022 9:16:48 GMT
nonrabbit: Sounds joyous smint100 - all round!
Jun 13, 2022 17:15:56 GMT
marshall: Hello, I was at the concert at De Montfort Hall in September along with a number of other shows. I try to get to as many as possible in the UK.
Jun 21, 2022 9:54:11 GMT
jackinthegreen: Thank-you marshall I travelled down from Scotland for the Marillion Weekend there, great venue isn't it! It was standing downstairs, I guess the Tull gig was all seated....did they sell out? Please join in on the forum threads! Cheers
Jun 22, 2022 10:23:28 GMT
marshall: I live in Cumbria and I had booked for the Glasgow show which was,of course, cancelled.
Jun 23, 2022 12:39:45 GMT
marshall: No need to thank me by the way. I was a member of this Forum some year's ago but I forgot my log in details. I will do my best to contribute. I have been a Full can since the early singles and I have some fabulous memories as well as tales to tell.
Jun 23, 2022 12:43:14 GMT
jackinthegreen: In that case welcome back marshall. I am a Full can too....if that's rhyming slang for Tull fan
Jun 24, 2022 20:23:29 GMT
jackinthegreen: I think you may have been neilstcleve
Jun 26, 2022 7:52:47 GMT
steelmonkey: My new. secret, self identity: Full Can. California Cockney rhyming slang? Why not?
Jun 27, 2022 1:50:44 GMT
ash: "California Cockney rhyming slang? Why not?" Many reasons if your family has Cockney routes
Jul 3, 2022 12:04:52 GMT
steelmonkey: People my age learned of it and some of it from 'A Clockwork Orange', way back when.
Jul 4, 2022 2:05:35 GMT
steelmonkey: And I was taught that Tull members and crew called us civilian fans 'Billies' for Billy Bunter = Punter.
Jul 4, 2022 2:06:56 GMT
ash: My granddad would use Cockney rhyming slang now and then, more so if he was having a Darby. I will let him off seeing as he was born about half a mile from St Mary-le-Bow church.
Jul 4, 2022 7:41:40 GMT
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