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 Posted:   Apr 30, 2014 - 3:08 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

Bob Hoskins died on Tuesday night in hospital at the age of 71 after suffering from pneumonia. He had retired from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

This is a sad loss. He was a great actor and a terrific presence in many memorable movies - some of them with remarkable scores: "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", "Zulu Dawn", "Hook", "Nixon"...
What's your pick?

 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2014 - 3:17 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Bob Hoskins died on Tuesday night in hospital at the age of 71 after suffering from pneumonia. He had retired from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

This is a sad loss. He was a great actor and a terrific presence in many memorable movies - some of them with remarkable scores: "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", "Zulu Dawn", "Hook", "Nixon"...
What's your pick?


The Long Good Friday.

 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2014 - 4:06 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Brazil, Lassiter and yes, The Long Good Friday (long due for a re-release).

RIP Mr. Hoskins.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2014 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   Reeve   (Member)

I am sad to read that.

Robert William Hoskins. Will there ever be such actors these days that you can look up to!
He will be sorely missed!

I will always remember him as Eddie Valiant in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" (1988)
But he also did such amazing films as The Cotton Club (1984); Lassiter (1984); Mona Lisa (1986): Super Mario Bros (1993); Hollywoodland (2006) and Hook (1991) of course!

Actually - he played Smee twice - he reprised the role in a Television Mini Series called "Neverland" (2011)

In another Television Mini Series he played Papa Geppetto in "Pinocchio" (2008).

His last film was Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

Rest In Peace.


 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2014 - 10:50 PM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

Sad indeed. Briljant actor. This reel shows the work he had to do for Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

During the 80ies his name was dropped for Wolverine in James Cameron's X-Men movie. Boy, I would have loved to see that film. (and hear that score, it would have probably been Silvestri's!)

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2014 - 4:10 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

The Inner Circle - Eduard Artemyev
Stay - Asche & Spencer
Heart Condition - Patrick Leonard
Mona Lisa - Michael Kamen

 
 
 Posted:   May 1, 2014 - 11:32 AM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

R.I.P. Mr. Hoskins.

The first two Bob Hoskins films I saw were ROGER RABBIT and MERMAIDS. In acknowledgement of his talent, I have to say that I had no idea the man was British, as he pulled off a perfect American accent. I didn't know he was British until shortly after that.

I would like to recommend two other films in his memory. Although he gave many great performances, I urge people to see THE LONELY PASSION OF JUDITH HEARN (with a great Delerue score), and THE SECRET AGENT.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2014 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Although never commercially released, A PRAYER FOR THE DYING by Bill Conti has just popped up in my mp3 shuffle and it is, without doubt, the finest score I ever heard in a Bob Hoskins film.
I don't know what it is about last minute replacement scores, but some of them have been damn fine.
This is my random/accidental and belated tribute to Mr Hoskins (I also found the film to be a guilty pleasure).

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2014 - 3:24 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I never realised, until just now, how similar the Irish refrain theme from this score is to a spaghetti western theme by Ennio Morricone.
Uncanny.

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2014 - 1:19 PM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

I never realised, until just know, how similar the Irish refrain theme from this score is to a spaghetti western theme by Ennio Morricone.
Uncanny.



Yes, eight complete notes seemingly lifted from AFoD followed by an Irish sounding round-off. The overall effect is more mediaeval English than Irish. Otherwise a well-composed work overall.

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2014 - 1:34 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Yes, eight complete notes seemingly lifted from AFoD

I'm wracking my brains -- AFoD is an acronym for what?

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2014 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Yes, eight complete notes seemingly lifted from AFoD

I'm wracking my brains -- AFoD is an acronym for what?



A Fistful of Dollars

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2014 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

A Fistful of Dollars

Of course! I am apparently acronym-challenged. I can never identify them!

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2014 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

How about AFo$?

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2014 - 3:58 PM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

I'm going with BRAZIL for my favorite score. Just perfect for the tone of the film, on both Mr Kamen and Mr Hoskins's parts.

Honorable mention for NIXON.

 
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