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Old 04-06-08, 07:14 AM   #1
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Passing of Charlton Heston

It was sad to hear of the passing of Charlton Heston one of the truly great actors of all time. I'm sure a lively discussion could be held on his political views. However I choose to remember him as one of the film legends of my youth. I loved watching him in Ben Hur, Planet of the Apes and my personal favorite Soylent Green. He will be missed, R.I.P.
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RIP, Mr. Heston.



Hey, can I get that gun now?
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Old 04-06-08, 07:33 AM   #3
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I'm obviously just making a joke in poor taste, but I do have a lot of respect for his work in the Civil Rights movement. Despite my differing views on guns, I still have respect for the man, and wish his family the best.
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Charlton Heston was one of Hollywood's great actors. Definitely one whose movies I've always enjoyed. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
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RIP. With the rain going again today, it looks like a great day to ride the trainer and watch Ben Hur.
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My mom always had a soft spot for CH.

I suppose we will now be inundated with Soylent Green jokes, but I thought that was a cool movie too.
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Couldn't help but laugh at that one. Not because I didn't respect him as he was a great actor.
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He gave away his cold dead hands rifle about 5 years ago if I remember right.

As I said on SKSboards, he was suffering from Alzheimer's, and I would think he is better off now. He lead a better, more full life than most of us would ever hope for. For some of us, he was a great man who championed important issues, like partnering with Martin Luther King Junior and others like him to gain civil rights for blacks, and working hard for gun rights for everyone who obeys the law. For others, he just made some good movies.

He was a great man in many ways, and I am glad he was around to do what he did.
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In the years we have had bad presidents, the wife and I always felt that Heston was Our President. The man we respected and admired rather then the dog in the White House.
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My mom always had a soft spot for CH.

I suppose we will now be inundated with Soylent Green jokes, but I thought that was a cool movie too.
I was leaning more towards, "Get your hands off me, you d**n dirty undertaker!"

It seems like a lot of the well-known names I grew up with are dying off these last few years. Gregory Peck, Arthur C. Clarke, Peter Ustinov, now Charlton Heston. I guess that's just a matter of my parent's interest though.
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I sure miss him already, a great man, a great actor, and a great American.

I look forward to shaking your hand sir. (not to soon though)

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I enjoyed him as Moses when I was a kid.
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My wife and I were very saddened by the news. We'll never forget the day in Philly when we booked a room at the Hilton for the First Union US Gran Prix pro race and it happened to be the same weekend Heston was being vetted at the new head of the NRA (i was still a member at the time) at the NRA convention being held the same weekend in Philly. We were heading out the door of the lobby just as he was walking in. He tripped on a carpet runner at the door a fell right into my wifes arms. It was a great catch.
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My wife and I were very saddened by the news. We'll never forget the day in Philly when we booked a room at the Hilton for the First Union US Gran Prix pro race and it happened to be the same weekend Heston was being vetted at the new head of the NRA (i was still a member at the time) at the NRA convention being held the same weekend in Philly. We were heading out the door of the lobby just as he was walking in. He tripped on a carpet runner at the door a fell right into my wifes arms. It was a great catch.
Awesome story.
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Awesome story.
I heard a good Heston story once. I'm getting this second-hand from a Scottish folk singer named Ed Miller, who lives in Austin, but here goes:

Apparently, Heston had done (or had done for him) some genealogical research that showed he had some Scottish ancestry. When he realized this, he arranged for a big Burns' Night celebration at his home. (For those not in the know, Burns' Night celebrates the birth of Robert Burns--the most famous poet ever to come out of Scotland. The tradition is that one drinks Scotch, eats haggis, and reads from Burn's poetry in commemoration of the bard.) Heston hired a bunch of Scottish performers--dancers and singers--including Miller to perform. Miller apparently thought it a bit over-the-top, particularly for someone who had only just "discovered" his Scottish ancestry. That said, he likes to get a paycheck, so he accepted the gig.

The feature event of any Burns' Night celebration is the parading in of the haggis and the reading of Burns' "Address to the Haggis." Up stepped, Mr. Heston, clad in his brand new kilt, to read the address with much fanfare. As Miller told the story, everyone stared with rapt attention, pretty much save for himself. He was skeptical of the whole proceeding and whispered to a friend of his nearby, "Why are you paying this man so much attention? Isn't this a bit much?"

His friend turned to him and whispered back, "Aye, it is a bit much. But how often do you get to hear MOSES address the haggis?"
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It was sad to hear of the passing of Charlton Heston one of the truly great actors of all time. I'm sure a lively discussion could be held on his political views. However I choose to remember him as one of the film legends of my youth. I loved watching him in Ben Hur, Planet of the Apes and my personal favorite Soylent Green. He will be missed, R.I.P.
Say what you like about Soylent Green. It just proves that Chuck was into recycling before it became cool.
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Did ya bring your pry bar?
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