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Gene Wilder dead at 83, fuck 2016 forever, fuck you, fuck everyone

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Fuck! Noooo! Fuck!!

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    ThetherooThetheroo Registered User regular
    Welcome to the only game in town

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    WordLustWordLust Fort Wayne, INRegistered User regular
    People never really talk about this movie, but I really liked Gene Wilder in The Frisco Kid. It was one of those movies that came on Starz 2 when I was in high school (a channel that plays the same 5 movies on repeat for like a week).

    In the movie he plays a rabbi, so he has to do a yiddish accent. But then there is a scene where his character is pretending to be a cowboy, so he has to do an accent that sounds like "yiddish pretending to be cowboy". But then while he is pretending to be a cowboy, he has to pretend to be something else, so he then has to do yiddish pretending to be cowboy pretending to be something else (I forget what the last one was), and he does it!

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    What are some good Gene Wilder films I should check out?

    Please omit all Mel Brooks films and Willy Wonka

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    What are some good Gene Wilder films I should check out?

    Please omit all Mel Brooks films and Willy Wonka

    ...too bad.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    What are some good Gene Wilder films I should check out?

    Please omit all Mel Brooks films and Willy Wonka

    Stir Crazy
    See no evil, hear no evil
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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    I think I'll do See No Evil, Hear No Evil first, probably this weekend

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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Can you watch the Something Wilder show on any of the streaming services?

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Anything with him and Pryor is worth watching.

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    RT800RT800 Registered User regular
    edited August 2016
    I mostly knew of him as Willy Wonka.

    They must've played that movie like 20 times when I was in elementary school.

    That and the goddamned Love Bug.

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    BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Under A Rock: AfganistanRegistered User regular
    Man I was off on how old i thought he was, guess I didn't realize it since he disappeared from the public eye. Sad news but probably not unexpected.

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    VeagleVeagle Registered User regular
    The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother is written and directed by Wilder. I loved it, but it is pretty similar in tone to a Mel Brooks film.

    Silver Streak is probably the best of the Wilder and Pryor collaborations.

    It's been a long time since I've seen Haunted Honeymoon, but I seem to remember enjoying it.

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular

    This is one of my favourite pieces of music in film history.

    There was an amazing conversation about this song on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn with Bobby Lopez, the composer of "Let it Go" from Frozen. It's really good, you should listen to it. (Skip to 44:00)

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    WordLustWordLust Fort Wayne, INRegistered User regular
    The Frisco Kid (note also: Harrison Ford)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc8Uqbm6tWY

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    Also I totally adore See No Evil, Hear N Evil.

    couple of comedy geniuses riffing off each other with this totally unique hook. It's an amazing adventure movie.

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    SCREECH OF THE FARGSCREECH OF THE FARG #1 PARROTHEAD margaritavilleRegistered User regular
    Tonight we all dream of gene

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    pookapooka Registered User regular
    i haven't watched it in a long time, but i always think of his Fox when i think of The Little Prince.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZalwjqNHG2A

    Bob Fosse's Snake was a great turn, as well.

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    Why was I under the perception that See No Evil, Hear No Evil was lauded as some comedy classic? It has an 18% on RT

    Eh, I'm still about to give it a rent on Amazon and check it out

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    pooka wrote: »
    i haven't watched it in a long time, but i always think of his Fox when i think of The Little Prince.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZalwjqNHG2A

    Bob Fosse's Snake was a great turn, as well.

    I... did not know there was a live action version of The Little Prince. I know it was adapted as a stage play, so maybe I should have figured...

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    RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
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    JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    Why was I under the perception that See No Evil, Hear No Evil was lauded as some comedy classic? It has an 18% on RT

    Eh, I'm still about to give it a rent on Amazon and check it out

    And a 6.8/10 on IMDB. Take that as you will.

    Most people can agree that Stir Crazy is the best Pryor/Wilder film, but trying to rank all the other ones under that gets a little...fraught.

    At worst, I would classify See No Evil, Hear No Evil as a cult classic, but I think it's a pretty solid comedy on its own.

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    RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Why was I under the perception that See No Evil, Hear No Evil was lauded as some comedy classic? It has an 18% on RT

    Eh, I'm still about to give it a rent on Amazon and check it out

    And a 6.8/10 on IMDB. Take that as you will.

    Most people can agree that Stir Crazy is the best Pryor/Wilder film, but trying to rank all the other ones under that gets a little...fraught.

    At worst, I would classify See No Evil, Hear No Evil as a cult classic, but I think it's a pretty solid comedy on its own.

    I watched it a great deal as a child and remember very little of the plot. But I remember laughing at those two a lot.

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    FCDFCD Registered User regular
    The main thing I remember about See No Evil, Hear No Evil is that Joan Severance is super hot.

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    This accent on Kevin Spacey, holy shit

    Also hey it's Joan Severance from No Holds Barred

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    Lost CanuckLost Canuck World's Greatest Escape Artist Doctor Vundabar's Murder MachineRegistered User regular
    What are some good Gene Wilder films I should check out?

    Please omit all Mel Brooks films and Willy Wonka

    I really love Start The Revolution Without Me, a farce about two sets of twins (Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland) that were mixed up, giving one of each pair to a peasant family, and one of each pair to a noble family. Both pairs grow up very differently and get embroiled in the French Revolution, and Marie Antoinette's secret plan to assassinate her husband.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5XP9TFVa18

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    MugginsMuggins Registered User regular
    Young Frankenstein is one of my favorite films, this really sucks

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8aJ96O0-_M

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    fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell #BLMRegistered User regular
    man, fuck 2016, and fuck alzheimers

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    fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell #BLMRegistered User regular
    like, i get that he had a full life, and he brought joy to a lot of people, and it was likely his time to go, but

    fucking alzheimers is horrid, that's not a fate i'd wish on anyone.

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    OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    Gene Wilder made some of my absolute favorite comedies, and was directly responsible for some of Mel Brooks' best work. But this doesn't sting the way I thought it would

    The man was eighty three, and he'd been retired for years and largely out of the public eye. Anton Yelchin, Alan Rickman, David Bowie, they're all tragedies because they had so much more they clearly wanted to do. Wilder was painting watercolors and writing novels--he was enjoying a nice retirement

    This sucks, make no mistake, but it doesn't suck the way the rest of this year has sucked

    RIP Gene

    I'll always pronounce it Fronkensteen

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    LTMLTM Bikes and BeardsRegistered User regular
    I actually thought he had already passed, to be honest. Very puzzled, better straighten ourself out...

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    That was not a good movie

    A few choice lines from Pryor but overall...nah

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Everyone points to the imagination song as their memory but child me was always much more fascinated by how he portrayed Wonka when fucked up shit was happening and how nonchalant he was. "Oh no don't worry that doesn't go to the fudge room. That goes to the taffy room."

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    ZoelZoel I suppose... I'd put it on Registered User regular
    that kid shrinking and getting put in a purse

    that's the definitive memory for me.

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    Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular
    Dude did a lot amazing work, and probably will live longer than me!
    Congratulations Gene Wilder. Enjoy some rest after kicking the world's ass.

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    PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    Willy Wonka is one of my all-time favourite movies. Rest in Peace, Gene.

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    Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular
    Must be a bit lonely for Mel Brooks and Gene's friends.
    It's hard for me to think about growing up to the age when you're surviving your peers and colleagues.
    Probably the hardest will be the passing of my older siblings. People you've known, loved and relied upon for 60+ years.

    Any forumers reach that age?

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    miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    NO

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    Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Elrond Hubbard Mordor XenuRegistered User regular
    Madican wrote: »
    Everyone points to the imagination song as their memory but child me was always much more fascinated by how he portrayed Wonka when fucked up shit was happening and how nonchalant he was. "Oh no don't worry that doesn't go to the fudge room. That goes to the taffy room."

    The quote is originally from Oscar Wilde, but Wilder used it to such amazing effect as Wonka:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oci1CuCht7E

    It's that deep-seated fascination we all have with car wrecks and picking at scabs; we know it's wrong and we know we really shouldn't be doing it, but ....

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    wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    edited August 2016
    This is probably my favorite Wilder moment from WW

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=HaoySOGlZ_U

    Just pure rage out of nowhere, wonderful acting.

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