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R.I.P. Sean Connery

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Sunday, November 1, 2020 4:34 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


90 years old. Had a great run.

He was so iconic and in so many things, that it's truly hard to believe the last time we saw him act in a movie was in 2003.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:25 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


No love for the True James Bond, huh?

Bummer.

I love you Sean.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:53 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
No love for the True James Bond, huh?

Bummer.

I love you Sean.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

The love went into the earlier thread, in another forum.

http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?bid=2&tid=63964

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:32 PM

BRENDA


Not a fan of James Bond. Now as an older Robin Hood. "Robin and Marion" that makes me cry.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:48 PM

JONGSSTRAW


One ping Sixcilly.

A great actor, Connery made a lot of great movies. He could even make bad movies watchable and fun ...... like:

Outland
Highlander
Zardoz (my personal bad Connery movie favorite)

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 10:14 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Take that back! Highlander was not a bad movie!!!!!!




My favorite "bad" movie he was in was The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

It's nowhere near as good as Waterworld was, but I still don't get all the online hate that movie gets, and it was Sean's last movie.

I've heard people say he hated it and it's the reason why he retired, but people say a lot of things.



Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 11:29 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by Jongsstraw:
One ping Sixcilly.

A great actor, Connery made a lot of great movies. He could even make bad movies watchable and fun ...... like:

Outland
Highlander
Zardoz (my personal bad Connery movie favorite)



Highlander is a great movie. One of my favourites.

Though I can admit that Zardoz wasn't a good one but I have seen it.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 1:57 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by Jongsstraw:
One ping Sixcilly.

A great actor, Connery made a lot of great movies. He could even make bad movies watchable and fun ...... like:

Outland
Highlander
Zardoz (my personal bad Connery movie favorite)

HIGHLANDER was a bad movie???

Blasphemer.




And then there are the films he was not actually in.

The Valhalla which was named Sha-Ka-Ree in honor of Sean Connery, who was unable to perform the role which was written for him, due to filming schedule conflicts with some Indiana Jones flick. His part went to Lawrence Luckinbill - famous becuase he married the only daughter of the Founder of Desilu Studios, which produced Star Trek and insisted it not be cancelled after Network pressure.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 5:35 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


"some Indiana Jones flick"?

Have you not seen The Last Crusade?

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 5:54 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
"some Indiana Jones flick"?

Have you not seen The Last Crusade?

Do Right, Be Right. :)



I loved "The Last Crusade."

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Friday, November 13, 2020 11:26 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
"some Indiana Jones flick"?

Have you not seen The Last Crusade?

Do Right, Be Right. :)



I loved "The Last Crusade."



Yeah. Great flick.

One of my favorite movies I saw in the theater when I was a kid.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Friday, November 13, 2020 11:32 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
"some Indiana Jones flick"?

Have you not seen The Last Crusade?

Do Right, Be Right. :)



I loved "The Last Crusade."



Yeah. Great flick.

One of my favorite movies I saw in the theater when I was a kid.

Do Right, Be Right. :)



I first saw it in a theater too. A friend and her husband and I went out on her birthday to take in a movie and that was the film we settled on.

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Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:51 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


It must have impacted you too. I probably can only actually remember the circumstances of maybe a dozen or two movies I've seen in the theaters over my life, even though I've probably seen a few hundred.

For years I didn't even know that it was a Trilogy. My old man rented Temple of Doom for us when we were real little and it was just about the most exciting thing I'd seen up to that point. We were super stoked to see The Last Crusade when it came out.

But without the internet I had no idea that Raiders of the Lost Ark was a thing until about 5 years after I saw the third one. It happens to be my least favorite of the three. Not that it's bad, but I was a bit older when I saw it. I was seeing it through different lenses by then.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Sunday, November 15, 2020 11:33 PM

BRENDA


My friend and I really enjoyed it but not her husband. But then we both like Harrison Ford and Sean Connery.

I first saw "Raiders of the Lost Ark" on VHS as I couldn't get to a theater at the time. Saw it because of Harrison Ford and the character being an archaeologist, well that had my attention.

It was a good film and I enjoyed it. I saw "Temple of Doom" but wasn't that impressed with it. Thought they were trying too hard with the character.

But the trilogy really picked up with "The Last Crusade."

Edited to add: Not sure how many films I have seen in the theater. Not a whole lot when I was under the age of 10. Most films I've seen in the theater have been when I was in high school and my 20s.

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Monday, November 16, 2020 2:56 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
My friend and I really enjoyed it but not her husband. But then we both like Harrison Ford and Sean Connery.

I first saw "Raiders of the Lost Ark" on VHS as I couldn't get to a theater at the time. Saw it because of Harrison Ford and the character being an archaeologist, well that had my attention.

It was a good film and I enjoyed it. I saw "Temple of Doom" but wasn't that impressed with it. Thought they were trying too hard with the character.

But the trilogy really picked up with "The Last Crusade."

Edited to add: Not sure how many films I have seen in the theater. Not a whole lot when I was under the age of 10. Most films I've seen in the theater have been when I was in high school and my 20s.

Which one was the Jump The Shark installment, when they jumped off a mining rail line and hundreds of feet later miraculously landed right dead center perfectly aligned on another set of rails?
And was that the same one wrecked with Shia LeBouf?

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Monday, November 16, 2020 6:13 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
My friend and I really enjoyed it but not her husband. But then we both like Harrison Ford and Sean Connery.

I first saw "Raiders of the Lost Ark" on VHS as I couldn't get to a theater at the time. Saw it because of Harrison Ford and the character being an archaeologist, well that had my attention.

It was a good film and I enjoyed it. I saw "Temple of Doom" but wasn't that impressed with it. Thought they were trying too hard with the character.

But the trilogy really picked up with "The Last Crusade."

Edited to add: Not sure how many films I have seen in the theater. Not a whole lot when I was under the age of 10. Most films I've seen in the theater have been when I was in high school and my 20s.

Which one was the Jump The Shark installment, when they jumped off a mining rail line and hundreds of feet later miraculously landed right dead center perfectly aligned on another set of rails?
And was that the same one wrecked with Shia LeBouf?



That scene would be "Temple of Doom". The second film where Indy picked up a child sidekick.

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Monday, November 16, 2020 6:45 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Yeah. Everybody wants to pretend that Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is when the series lost its realism, but I don't think it ever really was based much in reality.

I'd never seen the 4th movie, but I'm not a big fan of CGI unless it's done extremely well, and not something I'd want to see in an Indiana Jones flick. Leave that for Sci-Fi stuff like Edge of Tomorrow that couldn't possibly be done without it, I say.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Monday, November 16, 2020 11:38 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Yeah. Everybody wants to pretend that Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is when the series lost its realism, but I don't think it ever really was based much in reality.

I'd never seen the 4th movie, but I'm not a big fan of CGI unless it's done extremely well, and not something I'd want to see in an Indiana Jones flick. Leave that for Sci-Fi stuff like Edge of Tomorrow that couldn't possibly be done without it, I say.

Do Right, Be Right. :)



No, I don't think any of the series is based in reality. Now if they made Indy a treasure hunter then you have a reason for hocus pocus.

I haven't seen the 4th film as I have heard too many bad things about it.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:29 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


The bad things I heard probably weren't as bad as they say. They regularly crap on great movies like Waterworld because it's cool to crap on them.

But from what I'd seen of the CGI, it was overused for the application IMO. I could get past that if it were still a good movie.

But at the end of the day, the idea of watching Grandpa Indy just wasn't very appealing to me. He was a superhero to me when I was a kid. Indiana Jones wasn't ever supposed to get old. And if they didn't do yet another Hollywood cash grab, he never would have.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:56 PM

BRENDA


I didn't think I was missing anything by not seeing the movie. So not worrying about it.

Indiana Jones to me was a great adventure story. That aspect I enjoyed very much. And didn't too much special effects to get the story across.

Happens to a lot of movie series.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:26 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Yeah. Everybody wants to pretend that Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is when the series lost its realism, but I don't think it ever really was based much in reality.

I'd never seen the 4th movie, but I'm not a big fan of CGI unless it's done extremely well, and not something I'd want to see in an Indiana Jones flick. Leave that for Sci-Fi stuff like Edge of Tomorrow that couldn't possibly be done without it, I say.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

No, I don't think any of the series is based in reality. Now if they made Indy a treasure hunter then you have a reason for hocus pocus.

I haven't seen the 4th film as I have heard too many bad things about it.

I never thought Raiders of The Lost Ark needed a tremendous amount of suspension of disbelief, it was introduced as quite believable.

The Ark of The Covenant is an actual historical idol.

Another Religious Artifact, The Holy Grail, was the subject of The DaVinci Code. Other mop-up duty goes to Tomb Raider and Hooten and The Lady, neither of which focus on Religious Artifacts.

But Raiders did manage to kick off the genre. It's time period was WWII, but I think the others were all present day.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:50 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Yeah. Everybody wants to pretend that Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is when the series lost its realism, but I don't think it ever really was based much in reality.

I'd never seen the 4th movie, but I'm not a big fan of CGI unless it's done extremely well, and not something I'd want to see in an Indiana Jones flick. Leave that for Sci-Fi stuff like Edge of Tomorrow that couldn't possibly be done without it, I say.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

No, I don't think any of the series is based in reality. Now if they made Indy a treasure hunter then you have a reason for hocus pocus.

I haven't seen the 4th film as I have heard too many bad things about it.

I never thought Raiders of The Lost Ark needed a tremendous amount of suspension of disbelief, it was introduced as quite believable.

The Ark of The Covenant is an actual historical idol.

Another Religious Artifact, The Holy Grail, was the subject of The DaVinci Code. Other mop-up duty goes to Tomb Raider and Hooten and The Lady, neither of which focus on Religious Artifacts.

But Raiders did manage to kick off the genre. It's time period was WWII, but I think the others were all present day.



Yes, I know a bit about the Ark now long after seeing the film "Raiders". *L*

"Raiders" was WWII but then "Temple" had to still be set during the war as "Last Crusade" still had Nazis. That would put "Crystal Skull" during the '50s as it partially happened in a divided Germany. As I said I've not seen it but my Blair did and told me a bit about it.

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Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:43 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
I never thought Raiders of The Lost Ark needed a tremendous amount of suspension of disbelief, it was introduced as quite believable.




I know, right?

Don't you hate it when you find a dusty old box in the attic and wonder what's inside it only for this to happen when you open it?



Do Right, Be Right. :)

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