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2022-06-28 11:50:05 AM  
8 votes:

Mikey1969: That was absolutely awesome, subby! I love when he kinda wanders off in the middle there and catches himself. He has good stories and seems to have enjoyed his time on the movie. Too bad Alec Guinness isn't the same. It would be nice to have all of the major actors fondly remembering their time with this bit of cinema history. :-)


I'm not sure it was that Guinness didn't enjoy his time working on the film. It seemed more that he regretted that the film's popularity made it so that he was remembered for that character more than a lifetime of other work he was more proud of.
 
2022-06-28 11:26:50 AM  
7 votes:
That was absolutely awesome, subby! I love when he kinda wanders off in the middle there and catches himself. He has good stories and seems to have enjoyed his time on the movie. Too bad Alec Guinness isn't the same. It would be nice to have all of the major actors fondly remembering their time with this bit of cinema history. :-)
 
2022-06-28 11:59:52 AM  
4 votes:

Chemlight Battery: Mikey1969: That was absolutely awesome, subby! I love when he kinda wanders off in the middle there and catches himself. He has good stories and seems to have enjoyed his time on the movie. Too bad Alec Guinness isn't the same. It would be nice to have all of the major actors fondly remembering their time with this bit of cinema history. :-)

I'm not sure it was that Guinness didn't enjoy his time working on the film. It seemed more that he regretted that the film's popularity made it so that he was remembered for that character more than a lifetime of other work he was more proud of.


Yes. Both of them were in their venerable veteran actor stages of their careers. Commanding certain types of parts but no longer eligible for the kinds of parts they came up as.
And more or less Alec was not as able to make that adjustment in his career as he saw himself as a 'serious' actor and SW was just pulpy lite tripe from his POV, well below his status as an actor. And then doubly offending him by being wildly popular beyond anything else he had ever done.

His entire life of work from his POV as a serious actor, distilled down to being remembered for the lite pulp role he sees as being low class/unrefined silliness.

But when we hear Cushing speak, clearly he treats all the work as his work that he puts his efforts into and is not judging it like that. Not judging it from the POV of he himself would want to watch it, but judging if his performance was worth the watch for those that like that kind of material.
 
2022-06-28 9:09:57 PM  
3 votes:

robertus: I love hearing stories about movies back in the day and how they shot around production issues. Cushing's boots aren't ready yet? Shoot him from the waist up. Mechanical shark doesn't work? Give it like 5 minutes of screen time. Tree-person doesn't speak much English? Overdub him with Vin Diesel speaking one sentence over and over.


I love dvd commentaries made well after the original work. Producers and actors who no longer need to suck up to specific people airing the dirty laundry.

Original Dr. Who is great for this.

Speaking of, Cushing wasn't real fond of play Dr. Who
 
2022-06-28 12:18:32 PM  
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2022-06-28 12:47:12 PM  
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EdgeRunner: It could partly be that, but his biggest concern was how completely obsessed some of the fans were. In that famous story where he tries to talk a child into never watching Star Wars again, it was because he saw the seeds of madness in the boy's eyes, and he was worried that the kid was focusing on the movies to such an unhealthy degree it could stunt his growth as a person.


What a crazy thing to be concerned about. The concept that someone could take Star Wars too seriously to the point where it stunts their social growth and ability to mature is insane.
 
2022-06-28 7:29:49 PM  
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PvtStash: Chemlight Battery: Mikey1969: That was absolutely awesome, subby! I love when he kinda wanders off in the middle there and catches himself. He has good stories and seems to have enjoyed his time on the movie. Too bad Alec Guinness isn't the same. It would be nice to have all of the major actors fondly remembering their time with this bit of cinema history. :-)

I'm not sure it was that Guinness didn't enjoy his time working on the film. It seemed more that he regretted that the film's popularity made it so that he was remembered for that character more than a lifetime of other work he was more proud of.

Yes. Both of them were in their venerable veteran actor stages of their careers. Commanding certain types of parts but no longer eligible for the kinds of parts they came up as.
And more or less Alec was not as able to make that adjustment in his career as he saw himself as a 'serious' actor and SW was just pulpy lite tripe from his POV, well below his status as an actor. And then doubly offending him by being wildly popular beyond anything else he had ever done.

His entire life of work from his POV as a serious actor, distilled down to being remembered for the lite pulp role he sees as being low class/unrefined silliness.

But when we hear Cushing speak, clearly he treats all the work as his work that he puts his efforts into and is not judging it like that. Not judging it from the POV of he himself would want to watch it, but judging if his performance was worth the watch for those that like that kind of material.


Cushing had some great pulp roles, even if they were sometimes brief.

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2022-06-28 8:55:45 PM  
2 votes:

Chemlight Battery: Mikey1969: That was absolutely awesome, subby! I love when he kinda wanders off in the middle there and catches himself. He has good stories and seems to have enjoyed his time on the movie. Too bad Alec Guinness isn't the same. It would be nice to have all of the major actors fondly remembering their time with this bit of cinema history. :-)

I'm not sure it was that Guinness didn't enjoy his time working on the film. It seemed more that he regretted that the film's popularity made it so that he was remembered for that character more than a lifetime of other work he was more proud of.


Well, he badmouthed the shiat out of the movie itself as well.

EdgeRunner: Chemlight Battery: I'm not sure it was that Guinness didn't enjoy his time working on the film. It seemed more that he regretted that the film's popularity made it so that he was remembered for that character more than a lifetime of other work he was more proud of.

It could partly be that, but his biggest concern was how completely obsessed some of the fans were. In that famous story where he tries to talk a child into never watching Star Wars again, it was because he saw the seeds of madness in the boy's eyes, and he was worried that the kid was focusing on the movies to such an unhealthy degree it could stunt his growth as a person.

Frankly, instead of complaining that he wasn't that in love with Star Wars, there's more fans than ever who'd do well to listen to what he was saying. Maybe don't go to the extreme of avoiding it forever, but step away once in awhile. Cultivate other interests. Don't take it so seriously. They're just movies.

/ok, now they're a neverending production line of TV shows, but same difference


Jesus Christ, you seem to be as obsessed with people being obsessed with Star Wars as you are claiming that they are.

I've known plenty of die hard fans, none that needed an intervention from farking Alec Guinness. Talk about a pretentious twat.
 
2022-06-28 11:48:15 AM  
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2022-06-28 11:51:55 AM  
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There was a YouTube channel I recently came across that had boatloads of old interviews with various actors and actresses doing promotions for their respective movies and TV shows. That was it, just interviews from that specific moment. Now of course those being interviewed are trying to hype it up so factor that into it a bit but it is still a neat little time capsule of their thoughts on something before it went huge/bombed.

I can't remember his exact words but while The Girl Next Door wasn't an altogether terrible movie, it was sort of amusing to see Emile Hirsch talking as if it would cure cancer and bring about cold fusion in the utopia caused by the movie existing.
 
2022-06-28 11:56:40 AM  
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2022-06-28 12:51:19 PM  
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2022-06-28 1:07:16 PM  
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I've been to England many times over the years, and my favorite moments are the unexpected, lengthy conversations with old British men. A couple pints (on me), and they'll tell tales and I can listen for hours. "You're a Yank, eh?" ALWAYS gets me.
 
2022-06-28 8:55:50 PM  
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I love hearing stories about movies back in the day and how they shot around production issues. Cushing's boots aren't ready yet? Shoot him from the waist up. Mechanical shark doesn't work? Give it like 5 minutes of screen time. Tree-person doesn't speak much English? Overdub him with Vin Diesel speaking one sentence over and over.
 
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