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John Hurt, 1940--2017



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One of the greatest voices when it comes to storytelling. He will be missed RIP.
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They still want an American to go, Doctor. Wanna take a ride?

As one online article put it - he was a shape-shifter. Great acting talent.

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I can't believe you left out the image of one of his top performances of all time, the alien chest buster.
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I can't believe you left out the image of one of his top performances of all time, the alien chest buster.
I only use the photos I have on-hand and my archives are a bit irregular. I did review it here: Alien (1979). Still no chestburster, though, nor the lampoon on that scene he did in Spaceballs.

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One smaller movie he was in that I really liked was The Hit:


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Big Brother doing his thing for real this time........man he was a great actor. He will not be forgotten that's for sure !
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Big Brother doing his thing for real this time........man he was a great actor. He will not be forgotten that's for sure !
Aw man! Bummer. 1984 was on just the other night too. R.I.P.
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One smaller movie he was in that I really liked was The Hit:
Bill reviewed that recently.... =

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One of the greatest voices when it comes to storytelling. He will be missed RIP.
You're not kidding. His voice was unmistakable, and always good. I have a DVD set of a Henson series called THE STORYTELLER where he intros stories, and narrates. Y'know, kind of a knock off of FAERIE TALE THEATER but also done quite well, but he never did anything half-arsed. He helped make each episode great. I think I'll rewatch those this weekend.

I'll never forget him as Caligula. Never. Derek Jacobi was brilliant, and it took a real talent to hold his own against him. (I, CLAUDIUS)

I remember seeing a little film that isn't very well known, CRY OF THE PENGUINS (AKA MR. FORBUSH'S PENGUINS), with Judy Geeson(?). Much of it is him alone on the ice, narrating his letters home to his love interest (similar to NEVER CRY WOLF). He made the film interesting IIRC. (Bill, I suspect you'd probably enjoy it. Might even qualify for the household rom-com quota.)

Another great obscure film: THE COMMISSIONER.

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Aw man! Bummer. 1984 was on just the other night too. R.I.P.
Twilight Time has a LE BD of 1984, and I just got an email from their outlet, Screen Archives Entertainment, of a limited mark down on it. US$25 I think. I have a couple of Twilight Time's releases (thanks to Bill for turning me on to them!), they're great (usually feature a soundtrack only option, and good commentary tracks).

Thing about Hurt, he was always good. Always. This week I remember his funny line in Alien:

"Kane, how're you feeling?"
"Fantastic. Next stupid question...."
I can't eat noodles without thinking of him eating his last meal aboard the Nostromo. I think his starting to throw up and writhe is worse than that actual chest-burster effect. Really.



Adieu, John Hurt. No one could portray ennui like you could.


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Was he in some kind of adult movie too?
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Thats why he was called John Hurt
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I read he said on his death bed, 'Oh, no. Not again.'
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