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 Posted:   Nov 22, 2011 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Just received my copy of THE GARNER FILES last night, and have seldom enjoyed reading an autobiography of a beloved actor so much. Highly recommended to one and all.

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2011 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   PhiladelphiaSon   (Member)

That book tops my lists of must reads!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2011 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



B.L. (Before Leone] Guess Who the Man With A Name Had the Misfortune
ta Tangle Wif
? Department:



smile wink big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2013 - 9:10 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



"You're Just a Blur." "I Know." Department:

Completing the Trinity of all-tyme favorites of his film roles
(along with "Emily" and "Support Your Local Sheriff") is his
touchingly tragic teaming with Donald Pleasence



in this John Sturges non-macho masterpiece ...

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2013 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

He’s from the same generation as my Dad, and while I know very little of Garner’s personal life, he has always impressed me as having many of the endearing qualities of those of that generation. They grew up when times were tough, fought in wars to defend America and never seem to take themselves too seriously, an admirable quality that seems almost totally lacking among today’s limelight-obsessed “artists” who’ve rarely had more to worry about than the color of their dressing rooms. He has also been very believable in his roles, something that I find admirable as well in that you see him more as the character portrayed not James Garner, Movie Star.

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2013 - 2:42 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Garner has always been a favorite of mine, whether as Maverick, Jim Rockford, Hendley the Scrounger, King Marchand etc. Many have mentioned Support Your Local Sheriff, but I also like Support Your Local Gunfighter and his stint on 8 Simple Rules as Katey Segal's character's father. (If people want to know how Kaley Cuoco became adept at tv comedy before Big Bang Theory, 8 Simple Rules was her training ground, working with Ritter, before his untimely death, Sagal, David Spade and Garner.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2014 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

smile wink

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2014 - 4:44 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

As i posted previously, he attended the 1963 March on Washington.
Fine man, fine actor

rip
brm

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2014 - 4:50 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

As i posted previously, he attended the 1963 March on Washington.
Fine man, fine actor

rip
brm


Garner, with Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston, and Harry Belafonte (among many others):

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2014 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

We had a thread on this famous day, did we not?

Good long-running wel-deserved Garner tribute neo.

His dialogue with colin the forger was...erm...splendid.

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2014 - 5:10 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

We had a thread on this famous day, did we not?

.


Yes, i referenced it above
smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2014 - 12:33 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

What was it headed under, el bruco?
Never tire of bumping a piece of history!

 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2014 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

What was it headed under, el bruco?
Never tire of bumping a piece of history!

http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=95917&forumID=7&archive=0

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2014 - 1:34 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Ta el bruco.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2014 - 9:20 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

cool
coolcool

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

check out the extras on the GRAND PRIX dvd.
there is a bts shot of Garner threatening to punch out a store owner who is trying to blackmail the film crew.

cool!
brm

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 12:08 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Is Sarge -- Phil? -- still here?

I don't know how how one defines "true leading man" in movies, but for my money Mr. Garner certainly made the cut. What if he never was Steve McQueen or Clint Eastwood? Nobody in the business has ever been more successful at being a leading man in both movies AND television, and I don't know of an actor in either medium who was and is more beloved by both audiences.


***

Just one of my personal favorite MAVERICK moments: the teaser at the beginning of GUNSHY, a GUNSMOKE parody penned by Marion Hargrove. Exactly like every GUNSMOKE installment, it started with the tall Marshal facing down his opponent at the opposite end of Dodge's main street. The Marshal draws. He fires! The other guy is still standing. The lawman fires again! Same non-result. He empties his chamber with four more shots, all to no avail. Then the confused Marshal hears the other guy calling out to him in the unmistakable voice of Bret Maverick: "Shall I stand a little closer, Marshal?"

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 1:52 AM   
 By:   Regie   (Member)

In appreciation of James Garner and the films of his I'll continue to enjoy: in this way he'll never die!

"Do do that voo-doo that you do so well".

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 6:02 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Which reminds me -- if I can be forgiven for mentioning film music -- I've always felt that David Buttolph's MAVERICK theme was one of the greatest tunes in that Golden Age of Television Music.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 1:12 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)


Truer sentiments were ne'er so sincerely sculpted, Meester Jay ...

smile wink cool

 
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