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Happy Birthday Christopher Lee!

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Aurbere
05.27.2012 , 05:16 PM | #11
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It would have helped quite a bit in the Prequels. I'm NOT saying it's completely necessary, but he did have script doctors work on the dialogue for ESB and RoTJ and those were much better movies than A New Hope. ANH was nominated for Oscars since it was fresh and nobody had ever made a movie like it before. It paved the way for a new generation of Special Effects in sci-fi. And the fact that Sir Alec Guinness was nominated for Best Supporting Actor was, imo, more of a testament to his acting ability than George's direction. Same with Sir Christopher Lee. Only by the time the Prequels came out, the novelty of Star Wars in Hollywood had worn off.
It's a shame Peter Cushing didn't get the same recognization that Sir's Lee and Guiness did. Christopher Lee himself even said that Cushing was recognized as one of those rare memorable actors way to late in his life. I for one thought Tarkin was a great character, no matter what his odor is.
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Tuscad
05.27.2012 , 05:50 PM | #12
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I for one thought Tarkin was a great character, no matter what his odor is.
lol. Yeah Tarkin was an amazing character and well acted. It was obvious to me that Peter Cushing knew how to act when I first saw it.
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Aurbere
05.27.2012 , 05:57 PM | #13
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lol. Yeah Tarkin was an amazing character and well acted. It was obvious to me that Peter Cushing knew how to act when I first saw it.
Clearly he knew what he was doing, but he didn't get the recognition he deserved until near the end of his life.
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Slowpokeking
05.27.2012 , 06:02 PM | #14
I think Lee can play a good Gandalf as well, he said he once dreamed to play that guy.

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Aurbere
05.27.2012 , 06:06 PM | #15
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I think Lee can play a good Gandalf as well, he said he once dreamed to play that guy.
I think he makes a better Saruman. Sir Ian Mckellen plays Gandalf almost flawlessly. I liked Mckellen as Magneto in X-Men as well.
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"My ultimate goal is the secret of life-that life that gives us consciousness, for without consciousness each of us is nothing. Through science, i will create new life and sustain my own. There is no reason Darth Plagueis could not live forever."

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Captain_Zone
05.27.2012 , 08:51 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Aurbere View Post
It's a shame Peter Cushing didn't get the same recognization that Sir's Lee and Guiness did. Christopher Lee himself even said that Cushing was recognized as one of those rare memorable actors way to late in his life. I for one thought Tarkin was a great character, no matter what his odor is.
Tarkin gets mad props for doing the entire Galaxy a favor in ANH when he blew up Alderaan. After putting up with the nobles there, I can definitely see his point of view that millions of people there just needed killin'. Peter Cushing was the man. Christopher Lee is The Man for that great line in Episode III: "Your swords, please. We wouldn't want to make a mess of things in front of the Chancellor."
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Aurbere
05.27.2012 , 09:37 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Captain_Zone View Post
Tarkin gets mad props for doing the entire Galaxy a favor in ANH when he blew up Alderaan. After putting up with the nobles there, I can definitely see his point of view that millions of people there just needed killin'. Peter Cushing was the man. Christopher Lee is The Man for that great line in Episode III: "Your swords, please. We wouldn't want to make a mess of things in front of the Chancellor."
You have to give Lee and Cushing credit. They made their roles memorable. And I totally agree about Alderaan. I got some major DS points questing there on my LS characters.
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"My ultimate goal is the secret of life-that life that gives us consciousness, for without consciousness each of us is nothing. Through science, i will create new life and sustain my own. There is no reason Darth Plagueis could not live forever."

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MishraArtificer
05.27.2012 , 09:59 PM | #18
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You have to give Lee and Cushing credit. They made their roles memorable. And I totally agree about Alderaan. I got some major DS points questing there on my LS characters.
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westrunzil
05.28.2012 , 02:43 AM | #20
Happy birthday sir Lee
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