Gene Wilder Passed Away

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Gene Wilder Passed Away
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:25 am
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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:33 am
  • Oh that bums me out. I always loved Gene Wilder. Very funny man. Him and Richard Pryor together were hilarious. RIP Gene.
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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:47 am
  • This really sucks. Damn 2016 is ass.
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Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:55 am
  • Maybe the weirdest dude to ever live? RIP.
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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:55 am
  • :cry: Amazingly funny guy.
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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:57 am
  • Gonna spin Blazing Saddles tonight. I spun A Knights Tale for Heath Ledger. Damn, the man suffered and perservered. Truly a human I admired.
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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:29 pm
  • Now, now, be of good cheer...

    I think I'll watch some Young Frankenstein tonight.
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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:36 pm
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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:36 pm
  • Maulbert wrote:
    Zebulon Dak wrote:Maybe the weirdest dude to ever live? RIP.


    David Bowie passed away in January. This thread's about Gene Wilder. :P

    (I hope this joke isn't considered in poor taste. It sucks that both are gone.)


    Why is David Bowie weird to you?....One of the best musical geniuses on the planet. We lost 2 gigantic talents (and many more) this year. They will never be replaced. It's a sad day.
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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:43 pm
  • Largent80 wrote:
    Maulbert wrote:
    Zebulon Dak wrote:Maybe the weirdest dude to ever live? RIP.


    David Bowie passed away in January. This thread's about Gene Wilder. :P

    (I hope this joke isn't considered in poor taste. It sucks that both are gone.)


    Why is David Bowie weird to you?....One of the best musical geniuses on the planet. We lost 2 gigantic talents (and many more) this year. They will never be replaced. It's a sad day.


    Why was Gene Wilder weird to Zeb? Like I said, it just sucks that both are gone. I'm sorry if my joke offended you. I know I can be somewhat callous about death. I lost an uncle and a grandfather in the span of 4 days when I was 3 years old, and another 2 aunts before I was 10. It can make you rather frank about death.
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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:44 pm
  • VERY funny guy.
    RIP Gene and hopefully you and Gilda are making people laugh non-stop in the next dimension.
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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:44 pm
  • If you think 2016 is bad, be prepared for even more celebrity deaths next year, and even more the year after that....

    I loved Gene's work. Young Frankenstein was the best. Hilarious even today.
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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:52 pm
  • Stir Crazy was always one of my favorite comedies. Young Frankenstein was simply brilliant. It brings me happiness to know that Gilda was waiting for him as he stepped out of his body and crossed over into the better world.
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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:47 pm
  • If you haven't seen The Producers, check it out, my favorite Wilder movie...........and that's saying something cause he's one of my favorite actors of all time.

    Dude had a sincere comic sweetness to him that you just can't fake.
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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:36 pm
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:If you haven't seen The Producers, check it out, my favorite Wilder movie...........and that's saying something cause he's one of my favorite actors of all time.

    Dude had a sincere comic sweetness to him that you just can't fake.


    When I saw the remake, it confirmed what I already assumed: calling Matthew Broderick a pale imitation of Gene Wilder is a slap in the face to Gene Wilder. Although Nathan Lane blew Zero Mostel out of the water, IMO.
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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:47 pm
  • Very funny guy. I just recently watched See no evil, hear no evil and couldn't stop laughing. RIP.
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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:58 pm
  • Funny, funny, funny man!

    He had that comic genius that could make me laugh out loud just by looking at him.
    And I mean that in a good way.

    He will definitely be missed.

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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:46 pm
  • Saw a video clip a year or so back from an interview he'd done in the last few years. He came across as a really intelligent, kind and gentle man. And he was an excellent comedic actor. RIP, Gene. May you and Gilda find everlasting happiness on the other side.

    Edit: Here's the video I referenced.
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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:34 pm
  • RIP to one of my favorite entertainers and masters of their craft. :(
    See you on the other side Mr. Wilder.
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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:37 am
  • Maulbert wrote:
    Sgt. Largent wrote:If you haven't seen The Producers, check it out, my favorite Wilder movie...........and that's saying something cause he's one of my favorite actors of all time.

    Dude had a sincere comic sweetness to him that you just can't fake.


    When I saw the remake, it confirmed what I already assumed: calling Matthew Broderick a pale imitation of Gene Wilder is a slap in the face to Gene Wilder. Although Nathan Lane blew Zero Mostel out of the water, IMO.


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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:37 am
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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:03 pm
  • I am only 28, havent watched a lot of movies from the 70's and of Gene's era. But man, I have seen a few of his movies and every time he just mesmerizes me with his comedy. Gonna check out some I havent seen.

    I just watched blazing saddles a few weeks ago and wondered if he was still alive, i was gonna look it up but forgot.

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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:43 pm
  • sc85sis wrote:Saw a video clip a year or so back from an interview he'd done in the last few years. He came across as a really intelligent, kind and gentle man. And he was an excellent comedic actor. RIP, Gene. May you and Gilda find everlasting happiness on the other side.

    Edit: Here's the video I referenced.


    Thanks for sharing that. What a sweet, gentle man. Makes total sense why he stopped making movies when he describes it.
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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:50 pm
  • Aros wrote:
    Thanks for sharing that. What a sweet, gentle man. Makes total sense why he stopped making movies when he describes it.


    Other older bad ass actors have said similar things. Sean Connery, Gene Hackman and even Jack Nicholson aren't exactly happy with the state of Hollywood and the modern way of making movies.

    I also assume these amazing actors aren't too keen on going the Robert De Niro route, of just being the doddering old grandpa or doing some cheesy old guy buddy comedy just to work. I miss all these guys terribly, but I respect them for staying away from the game.
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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:33 pm
  • I agree completely. It's too bad Hollywood caters to the over-the-top violence/profanity genre. I guess it takes too much writing talent to script a great movie that can stand on its own without the violence and profanity that is ubiquitous in movies these days. Shame. Some of the best movies and classics that stand the test of time rarely have much of either.
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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:36 pm
  • HomerJHawk wrote:"The sheriff is near!"

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Re: Gene Wilder Passed Away
Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:23 pm
  • Aros wrote:I agree completely. It's too bad Hollywood caters to the over-the-top violence/profanity genre. I guess it takes too much writing talent to script a great movie that can stand on its own without the violence and profanity that is ubiquitous in movies these days. Shame. Some of the best movies and classics that stand the test of time rarely have much of either.

    Tom Hanks movies are still class...
    Captain Phillips and Bridge of Spies being recent examples.
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