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RIP Christopher Lee

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  • Doctor FinkDoctor Fink Bishounen Chewbacca Registered User regular
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  • KarlKarl Registered User regular
    Christopher Lee was so bad ass, what he did in world war 2 is still classified.

    He had a great life but it's sad to see him go.

    Goatmon
  • turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    Christopher Lee: probably still being awesome somewhere

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  • WearingglassesWearingglasses Of the friendly neighborhood variety Registered User regular
  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    he's stabbing nazis in heaven now

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    The Charlemagne albums are a bit way too symphonic for my tastes normally, but today they feel pretty badass as Sir Christopher Lee rides to the Valhalla of his choosing

    I hope I get to make a metal album or three when I'm 80-something

  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    he's stabbing nazis in heaven now

    Leaving aside the question of why there are Nazis in Heaven...

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
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  • darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    he's stabbing nazis in heaven now

    Leaving aside the question of why there are Nazis in Heaven...

    So he can stab them.

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  • Desert LeviathanDesert Leviathan Registered User regular
    They've got like a work release program. History's greatest shitbags get to come up from Hell for a little while, but only so the Righteous Dead can use them as training dummies to get ready for Armageddon.

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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    Or maybe it's their Hell.

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
  • QanamilQanamil x Registered User regular
    Uriel wrote: »
    Now I want to find a bunch of his movies and marathon them today.

    When Peter O'Toole passed TMC did a wonderful series of programming featuring interviews, major releases such as Laurence and My Favorite Year, and lesser known works. I hope (or rather, expect) that they will do the same for Lee and I cannot wait to see what interviews they pull up and movies they show. Such a prolific man, both in work and in life.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I imagine it's like his version of Valhalla. He gets to kill nazis all day then go and drink and eat and the next morning start all over again.

  • ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    I imagine it's like his version of Valhalla. He gets to kill nazis all day then go and drink and eat and the next morning start all over again.

    Wake up.

    Enjoy a great breakfast while re-reading some Lord of the Rings.

    Compose some wicked metal music.

    Lunch.

    KILL NAZIS.

    Perform some scene work with Peter Cushing.

    Enjoy a late supper with Birgit Krøncke.

    Go to bed.

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister It Gets Worse before it gets any better.Registered User regular
    It's strange, when an actor this old and this prolific passes away, because dudes my age are more familiar with roles like Saruman and Count Duku, and are largely unfamiliar with his older work, but he was still such an impactful and powerful screen presence that, even in relatively small parts like Count Duku, he just steals the scene and DEMANDS you give him your full, undivided attention, like a kindly old teacher who's finally lost his patience.

    Christopher Lee is one if those actors who more young actors should aspire to be like. The dude was fuckin legit.

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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    Karl wrote: »
    Christopher Lee was so bad ass, what he did in world war 2 is still classified.
    .

    Imagine these instructions from the SOE's Descriptive Catalogue of Special Devices and Supplies being read out in Christopher Lee's voice:
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    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
  • BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Under A Rock: AfganistanRegistered User regular
    Glad he lived such a full life doing what he loved up until the end.

    Goatmon
  • denihilistdenihilist Ancient and Mighty Registered User, Moderator mod
    Zonugal wrote: »
    I imagine it's like his version of Valhalla. He gets to kill nazis all day then go and drink and eat and the next morning start all over again.

    Wake up.

    Enjoy a great breakfast while re-reading some Lord of the Rings.

    Compose some wicked metal music.

    Lunch.

    KILL NAZIS.

    Perform some scene work with Peter Cushing.

    Enjoy a late supper with Birgit Krøncke.

    Go to bed.
    C...can, um, can I go to Christopher Lee's heaven?

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    Only if you beat him in three challenges.

  • darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    denihilist wrote: »
    Zonugal wrote: »
    I imagine it's like his version of Valhalla. He gets to kill nazis all day then go and drink and eat and the next morning start all over again.

    Wake up.

    Enjoy a great breakfast while re-reading some Lord of the Rings.

    Compose some wicked metal music.

    Lunch.

    KILL NAZIS.

    Perform some scene work with Peter Cushing.

    Enjoy a late supper with Birgit Krøncke.

    Go to bed.
    C...can, um, can I go to Christopher Lee's heaven?

    That depends, how comfortable are you with far-right views?

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  • Peter EbelPeter Ebel CopenhagenRegistered User regular
    That, my friends, was a beautiful life.

    Fuck off and die.
  • LasbrookLasbrook It takes a lot to make a stew When it comes to me and youRegistered User regular
    It's strange, when an actor this old and this prolific passes away, because dudes my age are more familiar with roles like Saruman and Count Duku, and are largely unfamiliar with his older work, but he was still such an impactful and powerful screen presence that, even in relatively small parts like Count Duku, he just steals the scene and DEMANDS you give him your full, undivided attention, like a kindly old teacher who's finally lost his patience.

    Christopher Lee is one if those actors who more young actors should aspire to be like. The dude was fuckin legit.

    I'm kinda the same way, like I'd obviously seen him in The Man with the Golden Gun, but I wasn't aware that was him until today, I would say I probably wasn't properly aware of the man until Lord of the Rings.

    I kinda want to go check out his Dracula movies but I imagine those are hard to find by now and not on any digital store.

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  • mcpmcp Registered User regular
    Lasbrook wrote: »
    It's strange, when an actor this old and this prolific passes away, because dudes my age are more familiar with roles like Saruman and Count Duku, and are largely unfamiliar with his older work, but he was still such an impactful and powerful screen presence that, even in relatively small parts like Count Duku, he just steals the scene and DEMANDS you give him your full, undivided attention, like a kindly old teacher who's finally lost his patience.

    Christopher Lee is one if those actors who more young actors should aspire to be like. The dude was fuckin legit.

    I'm kinda the same way, like I'd obviously seen him in The Man with the Golden Gun, but I wasn't aware that was him until today, I would say I probably wasn't properly aware of the man until Lord of the Rings.

    I kinda want to go check out his Dracula movies but I imagine those are hard to find by now and not on any digital store.
    Google Play has them.

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    I can't help but believe the only reason he's died is because he felt it was time.

    There's no way Death would take him unwillingly.

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  • cr0wcr0w Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Lasbrook wrote: »
    It's strange, when an actor this old and this prolific passes away, because dudes my age are more familiar with roles like Saruman and Count Duku, and are largely unfamiliar with his older work, but he was still such an impactful and powerful screen presence that, even in relatively small parts like Count Duku, he just steals the scene and DEMANDS you give him your full, undivided attention, like a kindly old teacher who's finally lost his patience.

    Christopher Lee is one if those actors who more young actors should aspire to be like. The dude was fuckin legit.

    I'm kinda the same way, like I'd obviously seen him in The Man with the Golden Gun, but I wasn't aware that was him until today, I would say I probably wasn't properly aware of the man until Lord of the Rings.

    I kinda want to go check out his Dracula movies but I imagine those are hard to find by now and not on any digital store.

    Horror of Dracula (his first and best) is easily available on DVD or online. The full movie is even up on YouTube. The rest are fun, for the most part, but Horror is a masterpiece.

  • SassoriSassori Registered User regular
    God damn Christopher Lee had such an amazing voice.

    Could literally listen to that man read anything.

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  • cr0wcr0w Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2015
    Less well-known but almost matching Horror of Dracula in quality is Jess Franco's Count Dracula, which is still one of the most faithful adaptations of the story ever put on film.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Count_Dracula_(1970_film)

    It's low budget and has its problems, but it's overall a very well done movie, and Lee is brilliant as usual in it. I found it for like $5 at Wal-Mart a couple years back. The DVD also has a special feature with Lee reading from the book itself, which is a hell of a treat.

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  • ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    he's not dead

    he went back to Hell to retake his throne from The Usurper, Ronnie James Dio

    with the help of Oderus

    and The Chronicler, Frank Frazetta

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  • MorkathMorkath Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    I can't help but believe the only reason he's died is because he felt it was time.

    There's no way Death wcould take him unwillingly.

    Goatmon
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  • ArtereisArtereis Registered User regular
    edited June 2015
    Goatmon wrote: »

    I could have sworn that was Weird Al he was singing with. Someone just stole his hair.

    Artereis on
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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Fuck today

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    Man today is shit

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    I'm too poor to keep pouring out my drinks, damnit

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  • LuvTheMonkeyLuvTheMonkey High Sierra Serenade Registered User regular
    Apparently Christopher Lee was at one point offered the role Leslie Nielsen played in Airplane.

    That would have been amazing.

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  • QanamilQanamil x Registered User regular
    TCM has scheduled Monday the 22nd as their 'TCM Remembers Christopher Lee' day of programming, for anybody else that was wondering. Their schedule right now is:

    6:15 AM The Mummy (1959)
    8:00 AM The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
    9:30 AM Horror of Dracula (1958)
    11:00 AM Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1966)
    12:45 PM Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1969)
    2:30 PM Horror Express (1972)
    4:00 PM The Three Musketeers (1972)
    6:00 PM The Four Musketeers (1975)

    and any small gaps will likely have interviews and other material rather than their typical throw-back short films I bet. I went ahead and IMDB linked all the films. In particular Curse of Frankenstein looks fun as Peter Cushing plays the lead and Lee the creature. The duo also feature in The Mummy, Horror of Dracula, and Horror Express incidentally.

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  • LasbrookLasbrook It takes a lot to make a stew When it comes to me and youRegistered User regular
    Not much help to anyone outside of Austin but Drafthouse just announced some showings of Horror of Dracula on the 28th and 29th.

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  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Elrond Hubbard Mordor XenuRegistered User regular
    Goddamn this is a handsome motherfucker.

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