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 Posted:   Apr 17, 2013 - 12:51 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Ford is a product of the school of laconic acting, and that's never been to everyone's taste in the same way that semi-sweet chocolate isn't to everyone's taste. Some people just have to have the simple super-sweetness of milk chocolate, as their palates will never adjust to anything more subtle, sophisticated and, perhaps, satisfying.
Hell, there were, and are, those who can't fathom Gary Cooper, who elevated laconic acting to an art.



Therefore implying that those who don't care much for Ford's style are un-subtle and unsophisticated?

LOL. Good luck with that.

 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2013 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

I give up.

We can but hope.....





James Cameron molests collies.


Quite probably, Storyteller. People with the initials JC are reknowned for that sort of thing.




Well then, I guess it's a good thing the person's actual name you are eluding to doesn't actually begin with JC then, but YH.

 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2013 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

I give up.

We can but hope.....





James Cameron molests collies.


Quite probably, Storyteller. People with the initials JC are reknowned for that sort of thing.




Well then, I guess it's a good thing the person's actual name you are eluding to doesn't actually begin with JC then, but YH.


Joan Collin's real name is Yvonne Harris??????

 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2013 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

I give up.

We can but hope.....





James Cameron molests collies.


Quite probably, Storyteller. People with the initials JC are reknowned for that sort of thing.




Well then, I guess it's a good thing the person's actual name you are eluding to doesn't actually begin with JC then, but YH.


Joan Collin's real name is Yvonne Harris??????






LOL!

Thank you for that. I needed it today actually. smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2013 - 8:05 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)





Though the trailer doesn't feature him much, it still features a bit of his excellence. Working Girl is one of my personal favorite Ford performances and films. See it if you haven't, Dan. Maybe it will change your mind.

 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2013 - 9:30 AM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)





Though the trailer doesn't feature him much, it still features a bit of his excellence. Working Girl is one of my personal favorite Ford performances and films. See it if you haven't, Dan. Maybe it will change your mind.


He is very good in this (love the bit in the lift) and its a really great fun movie although Melanie agriffith's inability to act does drag it doen a tad.

I also like the scene (not shown in the trailer) when Ford's Jack Trainor character drinks cocktails at the Trask wedding.

 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2013 - 9:31 AM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

I give up.

We can but hope....




James Cameron molests collies.

Quite probably, Storyteller. People with the initials JC are reknowned for that sort of thing.



Well then, I guess it's a good thing the person's actual name you are eluding to doesn't actually begin with JC then, but YH.

Joan Collin's real name is Yvonne Harris??????



LOL!

Thank you for that. I needed it today actually. smile


Yeshua most welcome (see what I did there) wink

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2013 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

It's funny. Years ago someone wrote a laughable print article about how Harrison Ford was the worst actor of his generation since Charlton Heston. I tried to find the article on the net, but it doesn't seem to be around. I seem to remember it was in the SF Chronicle pink section.

I like both actors, BTW. smile

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2013 - 1:25 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Lets be honest for a moment.

Harrison Ford is a lot like Hans Zimmer. You hire them because, well, you need a "Harrison Ford character" or a "Hans Zimmer score".

Its when they're pushed a little past their "safe areas" - The Mosquito Coast, Frantic and Witness for Ford, Thin Red Line and Last Samurai for Zimmer - that they really shine.

However, if you keep casting Ford as the marquee star in another action hero role or Zimmer in yet another pounding, mindless affair without a soul... well, they're just gonna fill the seat and probably not bring their A-Game because why bother?

Personally, I love Harrison Ford. He's got a very self-depreciating way about him that I find agreeable. I've met a few people that have worked with him and say he's one of the most down-to-earth people you'd ever meet in Hollywood - don't talk to him about movies because he won't care, but if you ask him how to install countertop anchor cleats or anything carpentry, the man comes alive. (Well, that and aviation.)

He seems an average joe who plays average joes. Thats all.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2013 - 2:25 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2013 - 8:33 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO POWER PUFFER-YUO SE WEE ARE JUST BACKARD STUPID UNSOPHISYTCATED PEOPLE BECAUSE WE DON'T LIKE A BUMM LIKE HARRICK FOORD, AINT' THAT SO FOLKSZ

 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2013 - 10:11 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

TO POWER PUFFER-YUO SE WEE ARE JUST BACKARD STUPID UNSOPHISYTCATED PEOPLE BECAUSE WE DON'T LIKE A BUMM LIKE HARRICK FOORD, AINT' THAT SO FOLKSZ

Is this supposed to seem different from your usual postings?

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)




There, got it working.

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

he was BORN to play Decker in "Blade Runer".

His cop in "Witness" was excellent!

His stints as Han Solo and Indiana Jones were wonderful.

I can imagine no one else playing those roles.

Sometimes, our opinions are simply out-of-step with consensus.

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

TO POWER PUFFER-YUO SE WEE ARE JUST BACKARD STUPID UNSOPHISYTCATED PEOPLE BECAUSE WE DON'T LIKE A BUMM LIKE HARRICK FOORD, AINT' THAT SO FOLKSZ

Is this supposed to seem different from your usual postings?


All caps, Dana!

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 2:03 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

he was BORN to play Decker in "Blade Runer".

His cop in "Witness" was excellent!

His stints as Han Solo and Indiana Jones were wonderful.

I can imagine no one else playing those roles.

Sometimes, our opinions are simply out-of-step with consensus.


I totally agree about Solo and Indy but I thought he wqs terrible in Witness and Blade Runner.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 2:32 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)



Ah, FSM DISassembled.

To know it is to - um, Know it.

Almost up thar with Death and Taxes ... big grin

Oh, und our favorite
Ford unfairlane: geez, yet anudder busted vigilante, eh, wot, Mick smilewinkrazz

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO DANA WILCOX-Why is it I had a feeling one of you wiseguys would come up with that remark as I was writing that. But I was surprised that a wonderful intelligent fine gentleman as you would say such a remark, without even putting the yellow mark next to the comment. Yes I think Harrison ford is not much of an actor or a person as well, but a fine gentile man like you surely in this so called democracy we live in [tell me another story] have a right to voice his opinion upon the public as I do as well. Have a good night MR WILCOX.

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 7:05 PM   
 By:   The REAL BJBien   (Member)

he was BORN to play Decker in "Blade Runer".

His cop in "Witness" was excellent!

His stints as Han Solo and Indiana Jones were wonderful.

I can imagine no one else playing those roles.

Sometimes, our opinions are simply out-of-step with consensus.


Well I agree he is quite good in those 8 films but other then that and maybe 2 more, he has 10 good/great films.

I don't think he is terrible but I don't think he is AWESOME and EXCELLENT and if anything I feel his work in the last 15 years has actually lowered his standing with me.

Only the recent MORNING GLORY or his cameos in late night talk shows has shown that Mr. Ford is like most of us BORED with his career and that when asked to be funny really shines.

That being said like others have noted, the man really could SMOLDER like few others.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7T0vs9gYydo

 
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