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 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 8:42 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (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.

I don't have any problem with your opinion of Harrison Ford, dan. I just wonder why it is that someone who is obviously capable of putting together a sequence of coherent thoughts continues to lay down the most illiterate-looking babble that people have to read two or three times to comprehend. One most commonly sees ignorant people disguising themselves as intelligent, rather than the reverse. It is your right, of course. Babble on.

 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 8:48 PM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

Dana, I've been wondering the very same thing...
Could it be that dan spends too much time with Jack Daniels?

 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 8:56 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

No I never hanged out with JACK DANIELS, WAS HE A ACTOR.?

 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 10:33 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

No I never hanged out with JACK DANIELS, WAS HE A ACTOR.?

Nice try, Dan, but you've been unmasked as a literate person now. You can't get away with the schizophrenic illiterate bit any longer...

 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 10:33 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Double post

 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 10:36 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)


Is this supposed to seem different from your usual postings?

All caps, Dana!

big grin

 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 10:54 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

The way I'm goofing up tonight, I may need a slug of dan's Jack Daniels...

 Posted:   Apr 20, 2013 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

This was fun:

Edit: Ok, just realized this was already here - call me slow!

 Posted:   Apr 20, 2013 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Harrison Ford? Oh, he's OK. Kind of personable and likeable, but I think that's just his real self. I never thought he was a genuinely good actor though. But come to think of it, he's getting to the age when he might be recognized as a truly wonderful performer with gallons of talent wasted on popcorn movies. It's just a pity he always continued working and never had that gap in his career when nobody wanted him. That way he would be considered today as a TRULY TRULY wonderful performer, every bit the equal of that misunderstood genius of the laconic understatement Burt Reynolds.

Yeah, he's OK. I never liked him trying to show anger though. All that snorting down the nose and serious beetle-brow made me think he was turning into a werewolf.

 Posted:   Apr 20, 2013 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

There's screen acting and there's stage acting. Most film "stars" aren't given much credit for being great actors. A movie star is most likely someone who's personality and mannerisms are somehow loved by the camera and the audience responds to that. Stage acting involves much more live craftsmanship, while movie acting is done in little bursts. Movie actors more often than not, unless they're in a character part, are merely "playing themselves." John Wayne, Clarke Cable, Errol Flynn, Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, Steve McQueen and many others were often critiqued for not having particularly great ranges as actors and were often sited as being merely "posers" in front of the camera. (Less so with women, but some female movie stars get knocked too.) I think most of the time it all depends on the material they're working with and the director.

 Posted:   Apr 20, 2013 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   Alex Cremers   (Member)

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

His other characters are pretty straight-forward and unequivocal, but 'Deckard' is the only time I don't know what is going on in the character's mind.


 Posted:   Apr 20, 2013 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Harrison Ford is a GREAT actor.

 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 5:53 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Truth to tell, we were all ripe n' ready knot - an', yes, wee kin spel wink - to like this flick by our arrogant presumption its high-concept was gonna be the only halfway-original aspect of it, yet to our welcome surprise discovered we were generally won over on virtually all levels.

Particularly where Mr. Ford was concerned, who seemed genuinely pleased to be enacting a character hardly weaned to curry the audience's favor and, to his credit, he didn't try to endear any of the less-honorable objectionable parts of the man's human limitations and impassioned prejudices, all of which made the unanticipated twist at the end - and his sincerely felt bereavement and affection - all the more moving.

He may be many things (aren't we all? smile ) but 'terrible' is a TURRIBLY injurious judgment when there are far, Far more who deserve that indictment - and shan't have half the career longetivity (let alone having held his own against, opposite and with the heavyweights in front and behind the camera) he has.

Thus, to quote Linda Loman, "Attention, ATTENTION must be paid."

 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 6:12 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO EACH ONE'S OWN, you like him you like him, if you don't you don't. I remember as a kid my folks and other adults said VICTOR MATURE was a terrible actor, why did he get that tag put on him? I don't know. Years ago there were people who thought VINCENT PRICE was a overacting ham, not a good actor. I may not personally agree with either opinion, but it is just me and it is just you and there are over 6 billion people in this world. With it all what I have found out with these different of opinions is one thing, the problem is not the person who starts it off with his opinion but the cry baby's who if they don't agree have to tell the person with the first opinion, your crazy, your sick , blah blah blah. There is the whole problem, period.If someone wants to start a thread that says GEORGES DELERUE IS A COMPOSER I CAN'T STAND , BE MY GUEST, GOD BLESS YOU.MATTER OF FACT SOMEONE DO IT, LET'S HAVE MATURE ADULT FUN, BUT DO ME A FAVOR, JUST GIVE SOME GOOD REASONS, BUT THEN AGAIN ONE DOES NOT REALLY HAVE TO DO THAT, THIS IS NOT 12 ANGRY MEN.

 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 8:07 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Yes, agreed Dan - he is not for everyone - but to give your thread a title that doesn't even give him the respect of having capital letters to his name, then squealing "TERRIBLE ACTOR" (which he isn't) rather than the fact you just don't like him (which is fair enough)...

...all stinks a bit of childish playground games...and you want "mature adult fun"?...sorry...."MATURE ADULT FUN"?


 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 8:55 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)


 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 4:59 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

I honestly believe that The Spice Girls were the most talented musicians in the history of the universe, ever. Now, it is my right to express that genuine opinion. But it is your right to call me an idiot, and with opinions like that then my idiocy becomes a fact.

 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 5:32 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I honestly believe that The Spice Girls were the most talented musicians in the history of the universe, ever. Now, it is my right to express that genuine opinion. But it is your right to call me an idiot, and with opinions like that then my idiocy becomes a fact.

big grin

 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

I honestly believe that The Spice Girls were the most talented musicians in the history of the universe, ever.

big grin

I agree. But do you mean talented at MUSIC?

 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO GRAHAM S WATT- MY friend the trouble with that is the same trouble with the comment everybody has a right to their opinion as long as it is a learned opinion[I believe that is the comment] WHAT IS A LEARNED OPINION? Is there someone so wise who can without doubt written in stone say a presume talent is not a talent. how do you say as a fact THE SPICE GIRLS are bad, maybe you just don't relate to the charm in them many others do. There are many others are there not? You see Graham, the more you look into these things[I think I wrote a letter MR KENDALL printed years ago in FSM with the same idea] the more you start to realize, the potency of one's initial point loses it's steam.Why? because in this world there are billions of people who very often don't agree how they see or feel with their senses as you do. As an example I thought THE HAUNTING -63- is a great film, some other people fall asleep watching it, However they think FRIDAY THE 13TH FILMS are the best, I don't. I love beautiful melodies, I knew a line producer who couldn't stand anything to melodic, I played him South pacific, please turn that off he said.A critical conclusion on a creative venture is not easy GRAHAM,what you mean is YOU don't like THE SPICE GIRLS.

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