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(Daily Mail)   Alzheimer's stalks Dumbledore   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 28
    More: Scary, Michael Gambon, Dumbledore, Alzheimer's Disease, Samuel Beckett  
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2014-04-20 11:39:07 PM  
Veteran actor Sir Michael Gambon wears an earpiece while acting in case he forgets his lines.

www.maryellenmark.com

Approves.
 
2014-04-21 12:16:33 AM  
he was the bee's knees in Singing Detective
 
2014-04-21 12:26:43 AM  
Damn Harry Potter fans are so rabid for some reason I thought the actor for Dumbledore was dead.
 
2014-04-21 12:28:03 AM  
I heard he was old.  Not there's anything wrong with that.
 
2014-04-21 12:32:03 AM  
lh6.googleusercontent.com
Problem solved.
 
2014-04-21 12:32:56 AM  
Admiting you have a problem is the first step to adressing your problem.

/admit it, it does sound stupid.
 
2014-04-21 12:36:55 AM  

zarker: Damn Harry Potter fans are so rabid for some reason I thought the actor for Dumbledore was dead.


The first Dumbledore is dead. RIP Richard Harris.

hp-intothefire.wdfiles.com
 
2014-04-21 12:51:05 AM  
Expelimindus!
 
2014-04-21 12:55:47 AM  
Wonder if he has forgotten his performance in The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover because God know I haven't after twenty plus years.
 
2014-04-21 01:17:58 AM  

Scaevola: Wonder if he has forgotten his performance in The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover because God know I haven't after twenty plus years.


I just defended my master's thesis about Greenaway's narrative films. It's one of the less disturbing films. . .
 
2014-04-21 01:24:40 AM  

slepygryhnd: Scaevola: Wonder if he has forgotten his performance in The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover because God know I haven't after twenty plus years.

I just defended my master's thesis about Greenaway's narrative films. It's one of the less disturbing films. . .


Congrats. I admire your ability to work through Greenaway's catalog.
 
2014-04-21 01:33:47 AM  

Scaevola: slepygryhnd: Scaevola: Wonder if he has forgotten his performance in The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover because God know I haven't after twenty plus years.

I just defended my master's thesis about Greenaway's narrative films. It's one of the less disturbing films. . .

Congrats. I admire your ability to work through Greenaway's catalog.


Thanks. I'm fine. . .really. . . I am. . . * twitch*

I've watched all his narrative films 3 or more times each. It was a challenge at times, but worth it. My cover photo on Facebook is the tug-of-war scene from  Drowning by Numbers.
 
2014-04-21 01:49:13 AM  

slepygryhnd: Scaevola: Wonder if he has forgotten his performance in The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover because God know I haven't after twenty plus years.

I just defended my master's thesis about Greenaway's narrative films. It's one of the less disturbing films. . .


"I'd like to get you [pause] on a slow boat to China...."
 
2014-04-21 02:19:20 AM  
Of all the terrible fates that certainly await me, Alzheimer's scares me the least. I'm a pretty hardcore alcoholic. I'm well aware of what it's like waking up with no idea of the world around you while being still confused by that dreamy bit that will take 2 hours to shake off.

I'd consider a diagnosis of Alzheimer's a damn blessing. I'd finally have an excuse.
 
2014-04-21 02:58:32 AM  

fusillade762: Veteran actor Sir Michael Gambon wears an earpiece while acting in case he forgets his lines.

[www.maryellenmark.com image 375x253]

Approves.


Using an earpiece on stage has apparently become common for people who are afraid of forgetting their lines or who aren't used to learning all the dialog for a play (usually actors make sure they just know what they're filming that day, not all their part).

The one exception I've heard of in recent years was Richard Dreyfuss, who couldn't do dialog even with an earpiece.  They ended up firing him from the play.
 
2014-04-21 03:25:21 AM  
So... old guy who doesn't have Alzheimer's that just has problems remembering lines is news? Get over yourself. Forgetting your family is much more tragic.
 
2014-04-21 04:09:32 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: slepygryhnd: Scaevola: Wonder if he has forgotten his performance in The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover because God know I haven't after twenty plus years.

I just defended my master's thesis about Greenaway's narrative films. It's one of the less disturbing films. . .

"I'd like to get you [pause] on a slow boat to China...."


The passion with which people hate that movie makes me giggle. That could go for most of Greenaway's movies, but 8 1/2 Women and Baby of Mâcon really get people in a frenzy.
 
2014-04-21 05:14:25 AM  
So what part this time makes so they can recycle basically the same story every year for however long?
I don't remember the ear piece, I guess.
 
2014-04-21 06:29:54 AM  
This scene from The King's Speech must have been difficult for him to play.

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2014-04-21 06:47:18 AM  
You know, this explains his driving.

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2014-04-21 07:27:33 AM  

Satanic_Hamster


You know, this explains his driving.


That's immortality, that is. His second appearance was great too.
 
2014-04-21 08:21:52 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Satanic_Hamster

You know, this explains his driving.


That's immortality, that is. His second appearance was great too.


Heh, I liked the quote from that appearance when he was watching his first race.  "Who is that poor old man?"
 
2014-04-21 09:03:49 AM  
He was good as the evil land baron in Open Range. Don't know about his other work.
 
2014-04-21 09:45:08 AM  

slepygryhnd: The passion with which people hate that movie makes me giggle.


I have to admit that 8 1/2 Women was the point at which I stopped caring about his films.  Because I felt he'd crossed the line from "interesting" to "self-indulgent."

I wrote a term paper on Belly of the Architect and the geography of the city of Rome (conclusion: there's no connection; Greenaway filmed at places that he liked) and watched that film at least half a dozen times.

Watched it again recently and was surprised how dated and 1980s Postmodern everything about it felt.  I wouldn't say I thought it sucked, but it was obvious in places that should have been subtle (which may have been what appealed to 20 year-old me.

The filming of Rome itself in that movie is still absolutely outstanding.
 
2014-04-21 11:42:43 AM  
www.curzoncinemas.com
He was great in  Dancing at Lughnasa, I didn't even realize it was the same guy
 
2014-04-21 05:50:40 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: So... old guy who doesn't have Alzheimer's that just has problems remembering lines is news? Get over yourself. Forgetting your family is much more tragic.


Yes. Because we're all the same person with the same problems. Just with different names and different clothes.
 
2014-04-21 05:57:10 PM  
I haven't seen all of his movies, but he's one of those actors who always seem to be in good ones.
 
2014-04-21 11:03:59 PM  
Ladies and gentlemen, Leslie Zevo, and his brother the General:
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/hot like a Hurly-burly Helicopter.
 
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