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.
crosseyedmary75: Once in Royal David's City Stood a lowly cattle shed Where a mother laid her baby You'd do well to remember the things He later said. Could have held Him in one hand. The things He would later say became the backbone of Western Civilization.
Dec 28, 2019 3:45:41 GMT
crosseyedmary75: 2,000 years later, we have His words. We know what He said. Ian sang, And the all-time winner Has got him by the balls He picks up Gideons Bible Open at page one, I thank God he stole the handle and the train it won't stop going Headlong to his death. Why?
Dec 28, 2019 4:01:18 GMT
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Dec 31, 2019 13:23:40 GMT
snaffler: Its a few years since ive been on this forum, but i'd like to belatedly wish a Happy New Year to all members. I haven't listened to Jethro Tull for a long time. I needed a break.
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steelmonkey: Estimated time when I will get tired of 'A Change of Horses': NEVER
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maddogfagin: Feel the same way about "Budapest" - who else but IA could have composed that song.
Jan 12, 2020 14:50:11 GMT
steelmonkey: I love Budapest,too...but to answer your question, Knopfler came damn close with 'Private Investigations' !
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nonrabbit: I've written a thesis on your very thoughts Chairman Steel
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steelmonkey: Please forwad results of your research to the central commitee for review.
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babbie00: Are the images of the filming available anywhere else. They no longer seem to appear here.
Jan 19, 2020 4:32:50 GMT
ash: maddogfagin; I replied
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maddogfagin: ash; ditto, snap and advance but do not go pass go
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ash: maddogfagin; I've been busy
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steelmonkey: Good News...just signed in from new computer at new job....this means hours of Tull fun, on the clock. Small silver lining on the dark cloud of return to full time work.
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