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 Posted:   Feb 12, 2014 - 1:29 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

In the 70s he did take on a number of heroic roles that have led people to look at him as a stolid, monotone-style actor (TWO MINUTE WARNING, AIRPORT 1975, EARTHQUAKE etc), but that was just one phase of a long and varied career. We shall not see his like again.

Yes, he had a comic side too, as in 'Major Benson's Private War' (donkey-braying music by Mancini!), and the stagecoach scenes of 'Pony Express', and Richelieu. And the Shakespeare, although I don't feel Tony and Cleo was his best. He wasn't too bad as Charles Gordon rither.

As regards 'seeing his like again' that has something to do with the times he lived in. In the late '50s/early '60s, the world of cinema was opening out post-war, and with newer technology. An epic could be an epic on location, and the film-makers were as much adventurers as the people they depicted sometimes, exploring new frontiers geographically as much as anything else. An epic film was a campaign.

 Posted:   Feb 12, 2014 - 1:56 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Not to strain towards the off-topic and political, but a gun in your house greatly multiplies the chances you or a family member will die by homicide or suicide.

Could well be, but without wanting to stress the topic it appears to me quite obvious that this is simply the case because people who have homicidal or suicidal tendencies will then have an easy to use tool at hand to be homicidal or suicidal, not because a gun in the house inherently makes your family more homicidal or suicidal. Also, if I AM either homicidal or suicidal or both, I am also probably more likely to purchase a gun in the first place.

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