Charleton Heston....passed away!

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    Apr 06, 2008 5:08 AM GMT
    ...."MOSES" and "Ben Hur", etc, has died at the age of 84 on Saturday evening....Sad to see such a talent has left us...
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    Apr 06, 2008 8:00 AM GMT
    jesus called... charlton answered... awwwww...
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    Apr 06, 2008 8:46 AM GMT
    He may have passed, but he'll never leave.
    My mother has plenty of his DVDs and VHSs to last an eternity.
    No one - at least no one within the Christian community - will forget him or his voice.
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    Apr 06, 2008 1:17 PM GMT
    Was it a gun mishap?
  • Timbales

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    Apr 06, 2008 1:17 PM GMT
    Did someone pry his rifle from his cold, dead hands?
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    Apr 06, 2008 1:20 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidDid someone pry his rifle from his cold, dead hands?



    I always thought he was great until I heard about the NRA and that bullshit. Kind of unfortunate.
    Great actor, however.
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    Apr 06, 2008 1:32 PM GMT
    Watch any film of his that involved a kissing scene. Did you ever notice that he would thrust his pelvis EVERY time his grabs a lady and lays one on her?

    Look for it next time...you'll see it.

    Kinda creepy and perverse! Ewwww.

    LOL =)

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    Apr 06, 2008 1:34 PM GMT
    So when he said .....

    ..."From my cold dead hands..."

    He wasn't kiddin'
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    Apr 06, 2008 2:02 PM GMT
    Great actor?
    I always thought he was totally wooden. The male equivalent of Andie MacDowell. No expression, no inflection. Just handsome (he was that), and had a decent body for his time.

    But before anyone gets teary-eyed, you ought to have a look at Michael Moore's Roger and Me, during which he goes to Heston's house to try to have a civil conversation with him about firearms. It's pretty sad.
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    Apr 06, 2008 2:08 PM GMT
    Who will be the washed up celebrity poster child/old-man for the NRA now?

    My money is on Allan Thicke.
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    Apr 06, 2008 2:10 PM GMT
    Really, Alan Thicke is a gun nut?
    Who knew?
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    Apr 06, 2008 2:14 PM GMT
    Anyone see the segment in Celluloid Closet with Gore Vidal talking about Ben Hur?
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    Apr 06, 2008 2:34 PM GMT
    jprichva saidGreat actor?
    I always thought he was totally wooden. The male equivalent of Andie MacDowell. No expression, no inflection. Just handsome (he was that), and had a decent body for his time.

    But before anyone gets teary-eyed, you ought to have a look at Michael Moore's Roger and Me, during which he goes to Heston's house to try to have a civil conversation with him about firearms. It's pretty sad.


    It was actually Moore's "Bowling For Columbine". It was pretty shocking.
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    Apr 06, 2008 2:37 PM GMT
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    It was actually Moore's "Bowling For Columbine". It was pretty shocking.


    Ooops, you are correct. Senior moment, heh heh.
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    Apr 06, 2008 2:53 PM GMT
    jprichva saidReally, Alan Thicke is a gun nut?
    Who knew?


    I have no idea. I just pulled out a name from the c-list. That and he is Canadian. Doesn't the NRA want to send them back across the border?
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    Apr 06, 2008 3:08 PM GMT
    McGay saidWas it a gun mishap?


    Perhaps he was out hunting quail with Cheny.... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 06, 2008 3:20 PM GMT
    jprichva said[quote][cite]staticpulse said[/cite]
    It was actually Moore's "Bowling For Columbine". It was pretty shocking.
    Ooops, you are correct. Senior moment, heh heh.[/quote]

    Seeing that scene, I was thinking that Heston was having a much more serious bout of a "senior moment". Heck, I was going to call it "senility", but now hesitate lest I offend anyone. icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 06, 2008 3:29 PM GMT
    and here it is:



    Never really cared for his acting or politics.

    Probably be Tom Selleck as the next Gun Nut NRA spokes model.
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    Apr 06, 2008 3:35 PM GMT
    Somebody is mourning him? .... icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 06, 2008 3:37 PM GMT
    tjwdraws saidand here it is:



    Never really cared for his acting or politics.

    Probably be Tom Selleck as the next Gun Nut NRA spokes model.


    The scenes of Heston in Bowling were HIGHLY HIGHLY misleading... typical Michael Moore bullshit... I mean its entertaining and gets ya riled up, but its not accurate.

    First off, the interview was done in Heston's early stages of Alzheimers... he probably shouldn't have sat down with Moore at all, but right there it kinda nixes any validity.

    Also, Moore's biggest beef was that after Colombine, Heston and the NRA held this big conference/gathering/party in Denver to ensure that nobody cracks down on their gun rights after the school shooting. This is not true, as the events had been planned LONG in advance. And in fact, most of the activities and social events for the weekend were canceled in respect for the shooting victims. In addition, the "cold dead hands" comment was not from that conference, it was spliced in very nicely by Moore to make him seem cold hearted. The event actually was a somber on.

    FYI I'm anti-gun, but the man just passed away and he needs a little defending.
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    Apr 06, 2008 3:53 PM GMT
    no, he doesn't need defending. his legacy will either vindicate or damn him.
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    Apr 06, 2008 3:53 PM GMT
    why does dying give him a pass on his views?

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    Apr 06, 2008 3:54 PM GMT
    it doesn't - his politics are part of the "dead white guy" tradition he so eloquently mentions in that video... his attitudes are part of a pattern of thought that isn't eroding fast enough.
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    Apr 06, 2008 4:03 PM GMT

    I'll be brief because there are a number of things on this thread that piss me off.

    1st: The man just died and people are going after one of the man's passions in his life which was very similar to the passions that made our country free to begin with.

    2nd: You do know that Freudian psychology would paint anyone afraid of weapons as having slighted mental capacity.

    3rd: I see a scary trend of rather intelligent people who think that personal defense is better left to law enforcement and take no personal vested interest in saving their own hide. It's the comfort=complacency model.

    It's also idiocracy in motion.

    Jeff
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    Apr 06, 2008 4:04 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidAnyone see the segment in Celluloid Closet with Gore Vidal talking about Ben Hur?


    Yeah I saw that! They didn't want Heston to know about the gay angle that they were trying to work in to the scene with, was his name again? That cute little guy? They kept him totally unaware. Was Heston a possible homophobe back then?

    Still I thought he was a great actor and I always love watching the Ten commandments, and the original planet of the apes .

    I'm always sad to hear about someone passing on even if I didn't care for them that much!

    It's still a loss of life.