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2013-07-11 09:19:50 AM  
"Who the f*ck is 'Claude Rains'?"
 
2013-07-11 09:26:44 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: "Who the f*ck is 'Claude Rains'?"


No idea.  Couldn't see him.
 
2013-07-11 09:43:47 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: "Who the f*ck is 'Claude Rains'?"


Michael Rennie was ill the Day the Earth Stood Still but he told us where we stand...
 
2013-07-11 09:49:23 AM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: "Who the f*ck is 'Claude Rains'?"

Michael Rennie was ill the Day the Earth Stood Still but he told us where we stand...


F*ck the back row!
 
2013-07-11 10:00:33 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: God Is My Co-Pirate: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: "Who the f*ck is 'Claude Rains'?"

Michael Rennie was ill the Day the Earth Stood Still but he told us where we stand...

F*ck the back row!


Slut!
 
2013-07-11 10:00:34 AM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: "Who the f*ck is 'Claude Rains'?"

Michael Rennie was ill the Day the Earth Stood Still but he told us where we stand...


lh6.googleusercontent.com

Anne Francis approves.

CSB time:

Back in college (this would have been around the fall of 1985), the SF club used to go to Philcon and
Lunacon as 'club sanctioned activities':  the school would pay for our entrance fees to the con and it was a
great trip all around.

One year, Philcon held a midnight screening of RHPS (this was before the wide adoption of video
technology and the official release of the film on VHS, so it was kind of a big deal).  My college crowd were
all big RHPS heads (there were at least 3 weekly showings in the area), and we were looking forward to
meeting other RHPS fans and seeing how they interacted with the screen.

Unfortunately, the problem was that we didn't realize how ideosyncratic and dialectic the call & response for
RHPS was, and it seemed like everyone had a different C&S for different points, and in a room packed with
100+ people, it was only me and a handful of friends who stood up and pointed and screamed "F*CK THE
BACK ROW!" at the proper time.

It was pandemonium, and not the good kind.  Still fun, though, in hindsight.
 
2013-07-11 10:05:32 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: how ideosyncratic and dialectic the call & response for
RHPS was


Yeah, for better or for worse, the internet has standardized most of the call & response stuff, although there's always regional inside jokes.
 
2013-07-11 10:48:15 AM  
FTA: " he may be the only actor to play both a devil and an angel."

really? really?

upload.wikimedia.org

I'm sure there are others, but here it's in the same movie.
 
2013-07-11 10:49:23 AM  

Nogrhi: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: "Who the f*ck is 'Claude Rains'?"

No idea.  Couldn't see him.


I don't see what you did there
 
2013-07-11 11:24:21 AM  
he's got a nice rump!

/see ninja master!
 
2013-07-11 11:25:52 AM  
He looks, in his younger days, a bit like James McAvoy.
 
2013-07-11 11:41:23 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Nogrhi: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: "Who the f*ck is 'Claude Rains'?"

No idea.  Couldn't see him.

I don't see what you did there


Ahaha LOL!!!
 
2013-07-11 12:10:18 PM  
He was better than Claude Balls.
 
2013-07-11 12:17:33 PM  
I'm shocked, shocked to find that no mention of Casablanca is going on in here!
 
2013-07-11 12:22:31 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: God Is My Co-Pirate: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: "Who the f*ck is 'Claude Rains'?"

Michael Rennie was ill the Day the Earth Stood Still but he told us where we stand...

[lh6.googleusercontent.com image 321x400]

Anne Francis approves.

CSB time:

Back in college (this would have been around the fall of 1985), the SF club used to go to Philcon and
Lunacon as 'club sanctioned activities':  the school would pay for our entrance fees to the con and it was a
great trip all around.

One year, Philcon held a midnight screening of RHPS (this was before the wide adoption of video
technology and the official release of the film on VHS, so it was kind of a big deal).  My college crowd were
all big RHPS heads (there were at least 3 weekly showings in the area), and we were looking forward to
meeting other RHPS fans and seeing how they interacted with the screen.

Unfortunately, the problem was that we didn't realize how ideosyncratic and dialectic the call & response for
RHPS was, and it seemed like everyone had a different C&S for different points, and in a room packed with
100+ people, it was only me and a handful of friends who stood up and pointed and screamed "F*CK THE
BACK ROW!" at the proper time.

It was pandemonium, and not the good kind.  Still fun, though, in hindsight.


Yeah, I went to a few different places in Phoenix back when I went, and there was some stuff that would vary widely by theater.

Although "Fark the back row!" was a common one.
 
2013-07-11 12:23:49 PM  
I always get Claude Rains confused with Douglas "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that" Rain.
 
2013-07-11 12:28:22 PM  

Nurglitch: I'm shocked, shocked to find that no mention of Casablanca is going on in here!


Thank you for that.
 
2013-07-11 12:29:52 PM  
What, no love for "Here Comes Mr. Jordan"?

(Although "Heaven Can Wait" was a better remake, Julie Christie's poodle hairdo notwithstanding.)
 
2013-07-11 12:31:02 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: "Who the f*ck is 'Claude Rains'?"


He was married to Alice.
 
2013-07-11 12:36:37 PM  
Captain Louis Renault is one of my all time favorite characters.
 
2013-07-11 12:52:06 PM  

vudukungfu: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: "Who the f*ck is 'Claude Rains'?"

He was married to Alice.


Remember Alice?  This is a thread about Alice.
 
2013-07-11 12:55:18 PM  
images.hollywood.com

R.I.P. - Memphis Raines
 
2013-07-11 01:06:58 PM  

nmrsnr: FTA: " he may be the only actor to play both a devil and an angel."

really? really?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x333]

I'm sure there are others, but here it's in the same movie.


FAIL. He was not an angel, he was God.
 
2013-07-11 01:13:32 PM  

3825968: I always get Claude Rains confused with Douglas "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that" Rain.


Don't feel bad, I had him confused with Claude Aikins and thought, "Cool, a thread about Sheriff Lobo"
 
2013-07-11 01:16:57 PM  

mikieb: 3825968: I always get Claude Rains confused with Douglas "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that" Rain.

Don't feel bad, I had him confused with Claude Aikins and thought, "Cool, a thread about Sheriff Lobo"


Imagine how I feel, I get Claude Aikins confused with Alan "The voice of Schmendrick" Arkin.
 
2013-07-11 01:32:17 PM  

show me: FAIL. He was not an angel, he was God.


I was wondering whether anyone was going to bring that up, depending on your definition, since we cannot fathom the true form of God, any avatar God uses to interact with humans is an angel.
 
2013-07-11 01:34:58 PM  

Gunny Highway: mikieb: 3825968: I always get Claude Rains confused with Douglas "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that" Rain.

Don't feel bad, I had him confused with Claude Aikins and thought, "Cool, a thread about Sheriff Lobo"

Imagine how I feel, I get Claude Aikins confused with Alan "The voice of Schmendrick" Arkin.


Well, I got it even worse, I get Alan "The voice of Schmendrick" Arkin confused with Todd "the woman's body will take care of it" Akin.
 
2013-07-11 01:35:12 PM  

nmrsnr: show me: FAIL. He was not an angel, he was God.

I was wondering whether anyone was going to bring that up, depending on your definition, since we cannot fathom the true form of God, any avatar God uses to interact with humans is an angel.


This explains God's sense of humor, then

i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-11 01:35:58 PM  

Gunny Highway: mikieb: 3825968: I always get Claude Rains confused with Douglas "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that" Rain.

Don't feel bad, I had him confused with Claude Aikins and thought, "Cool, a thread about Sheriff Lobo"

Imagine how I feel, I get Claude Aikins confused with Alan "The voice of Schmendrick" Arkin.


Pity me, for I get Alan Arkin confused with Alan "No I'm not Trapper John" Alda.
 
2013-07-11 01:36:30 PM  

nmrsnr: show me: FAIL. He was not an angel, he was God.

I was wondering whether anyone was going to bring that up, depending on your definition, since we cannot fathom the true form of God, any avatar God uses to interact with humans is an angel.


Says you. My definition is that the avatar is James Cameron, who only thinks he's God.
 
2013-07-11 01:53:17 PM  
Rains was good at what he did, no doubt.

But if you want to bring attention to a true great who doesn't get the accolades or attention from modern audiences, single out Barbara Stanwyck. Not only the best actress of her generation, but maybe one of the few best of all time.
 
2013-07-11 02:34:17 PM  
Claude Rains when he is condensed from the aqueous vapor in the atmosphere and falls to earth in drops more than 1 / 50 in. (0.5 mm) in diameter.
 
2013-07-11 03:45:59 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: "Who the f*ck is 'Claude Rains'?"


This guy:

www.paris-hotels-discount.com
 
2013-07-11 04:16:00 PM  
"Who the f*ck is 'Claude Rains'?"

RTFA
 
2013-07-11 05:20:48 PM  
Haters gonna hate? Too bad.

Casablanca, Now Voyager, Mr. Skeffington and Deception say you're wrong.
 
2013-07-11 07:49:57 PM  
CSB...

Years ago, our beloved little hockey team, the Iguanas, used to have a hell of a time passing to anyone on their own team. Was frustrating to see them just pass into wide open ice, as if the puck would detonate if they didn't get away from it and damned be the direction it went after that.

Finally, and I don't remember if it was me or my buddy who came up with the idea that in fact they weren't missing passes, they were just passing to Claude Raines. We always drank adequately at the games, so naturally it seemed like a fantastic theory. And whenever they'd pass like that we'd just shout "player X passing to Claude Raines".

So now whenever I think of, see or hear his name mentioned, I immediately think of ice hockey.

/CSB
 
2013-07-11 10:38:19 PM  

3825968: Gunny Highway: mikieb: 3825968: I always get Claude Rains confused with Douglas "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that" Rain.

Don't feel bad, I had him confused with Claude Aikins and thought, "Cool, a thread about Sheriff Lobo"

Imagine how I feel, I get Claude Aikins confused with Alan "The voice of Schmendrick" Arkin.

Pity me, for I get Alan Arkin confused with Alan "No I'm not Trapper John" Alda.


Well don't I feel silly.  I get Alan Alda confused with Aldo "I was married to someone named Jeff" Ray.
 
2013-07-11 11:21:48 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: "Who the f*ck is 'Claude Rains'?"

Michael Rennie was ill the Day the Earth Stood Still but he told us where we stand...


Right, but Claude Rains and Beethoven once unwrapped a bathrobe...
 
2013-07-12 12:50:37 AM  
t1.gstatic.com
 
2013-07-12 09:12:09 AM  

MayoBoy: 3825968: Gunny Highway: mikieb: 3825968: I always get Claude Rains confused with Douglas "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that" Rain.

Don't feel bad, I had him confused with Claude Aikins and thought, "Cool, a thread about Sheriff Lobo"

Imagine how I feel, I get Claude Aikins confused with Alan "The voice of Schmendrick" Arkin.

Pity me, for I get Alan Arkin confused with Alan "No I'm not Trapper John" Alda.

Well don't I feel silly.  I get Alan Alda confused with Aldo "I was married to someone named Jeff" Ray.




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