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    RIP Ian Holm

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Holm

    In The Quest of Erebor, Gandalf is made to say "So naturally thinking over the hobbits that I knew, I said to myself, 'I want a dash of the [adventurous] Took ... and I want a good foundation of the stolider sort, a Baggins perhaps.' That pointed at once to Bilbo".
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    Re: RIP Ian Holm

    With the millions of roles he's played (maybe literally), I still think of him as Napoleon in Time Bandits.

    And no birds sing - Keats

    The ditch is nearer - Lowell

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    Re: RIP Ian Holm

    "You're a hell of a poker player, kid."

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    Re: RIP Ian Holm

    What an illustrious and impressive career.

    With all of his big blockbuster roles, my two favorite performances of Mr. Holm are in two tiny indie movies; Big Night and The Sweet Hereafter
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    Re: RIP Ian Holm

    A great actor. His performane as the class action suit lawyer in “the Sweet Hereafter” was his career highlight for me. His best scene was describing a memory of a traumatic injury to his three year old daughter and how he held her for a forty minute car ride to the nearest hospital, all the time holding a knife ready to provide a emergency tracheotomy, that was never actually needed. When she became a teenager, she became a drug addict and only talked to him to ask for money.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wjy1mpt_Gg
    Last edited by Betterread; 06-22-2020 at 09:29 PM.

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    Re: RIP Ian Holm

    For me I will always think of him as coach Sam Mussambini in Chariots of Fire punching out his hat in joy


    An obit here:
    https://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/...alien-napoleon
    Last edited by klw; 06-30-2020 at 08:26 AM.

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    Re: RIP Ian Holm

    I was always partial to his role as Captain Fluellen in Henry V..
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    Re: RIP Ian Holm

    "I've always been a minimalist. It was Bogart [Humphrey Bogart] who once said, "If you think the right thoughts, the camera will pick it up." The most important thing in the face is the eyes, and if you can make the eyes talk, you're halfway there."
    "One problem with people who have no vices is that they're pretty sure to have some annoying virtues."

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    Re: RIP Ian Holm

    Loved him in Alien (among others)

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