Albert Finney (1936-2019)

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Albert Finney (1936-2019)

#1 Post by MichaelB » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:01 am


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#2 Post by Aunt Peg » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:22 am

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Albert Finney.
I really could shed tears over Albert Finney's passing. He was one of the greats of the greats of the acting world.

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#3 Post by Polybius » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:22 am

Among that titanic generation of British actors, I've always thought that Finney had the best body of work.

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#4 Post by domino harvey » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:51 am

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#5 Post by DarkImbecile » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:38 am

Jesus... that’s one of the most deeply embarrassing things I’ve ever seen.

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#6 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:08 am

....and all those folks that hit the like button. :(

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#7 Post by What A Disgrace » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:26 am

I'm not sure it would be better if that were a tasteless joke, rather than a huge gaffe.

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#8 Post by dda1996a » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:34 am

How could she even get that image without noticing it's not Finney? The only actor to win a posthumous Oscar no?

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#9 Post by domino harvey » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:04 pm

And keep in mind Dern grew up in a Hollywood house and serves on the board for the Oscars. She's a great actress, but this kind of blunder is almost inconceivable and the secondhand cringe is so great I considered posting it in a spoiler box to spare those who'd rather not experience it
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How could she even get that image without noticing it's not Finney? The only actor to win a posthumous Oscar no?
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#11 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:18 pm

domino harvey wrote:
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And keep in mind Dern grew up in a Hollywood house and serves on the board for the Oscars.
I would bet that this is unfortunately more common then we realize. Especially amongst the the younger generation of performers not knowing the older generation. But yeah Dern should know better because of her lifetime spent in the business.

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#12 Post by hearthesilence » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:48 pm

domino harvey wrote:
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And keep in mind Dern grew up in a Hollywood house and serves on the board for the Oscars. She's a great actress, but this kind of blunder is almost inconceivable and the secondhand cringe is so great I considered posting it in a spoiler box to spare those who'd rather not experience it
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Re: Albert Finney (1936-2019)

#13 Post by domino harvey » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:53 pm

Also, controversial opinion: Finney is the definitive Poirot. I had a girlfriend who was obsessed with the more popular British series and after sitting thru countless hours of it I don't care what anyone says, Finney was way more interesting in his take

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#14 Post by swo17 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:02 pm

Completely agree

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#15 Post by domino harvey » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:07 pm

Literal LOLs

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#16 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:08 pm

The fellow in my avatar with a nice remembrance

His endless shotgun sequence in Miller's Crossing is maybe one of my favorite moments in movies. It's so ridiculous in describing it, but it's absolutely mesmerizing in it's execution, no pun intended. I liked him as the boss in Erin Brokovich, too.

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#17 Post by Polybius » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:14 am

flyonthewall2983 wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:08 pm
His endless shotgun sequence in Miller's Crossing is maybe one of my favorite moments in movies. It's so ridiculous in describing it, but it's absolutely mesmerizing in it's execution, no pun intended.
In a movie filled to the brim with great lines and dialogue, "The old man's still an artist with a Thompson." is one of my favorites.

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#18 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:44 pm

He is great as the boss of the law firm somewhat strong-armed into hiring Erin Brockovich in that film, though he also turns up briefly in an earlier Soderbergh film, Traffic, as the President's Chief of Staff who bookends the journey of Michael Douglas's character.

I also want to recommend his part in Dennis Potter's last two television productions from 1996 which are mainly connected through the character that he plays: Karaoke, in which his main character wrestles with illness and the events of his latest book playing out in real life (as well as intermingling with a film being made of it), and in Cold Lazarus in which he plays the cryogenically frozen head of the character from Karaoke having his memories probed for material both by overly naive and idealistic future technicians and for possible exploitation for future entertainment purposes (ironically by Diane Ladd's wicked media mogul!), with his character not particularly enjoying it!

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