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Obit: Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)

Mrrzy 05 Feb 21 - 04:35 PM
robomatic 05 Feb 21 - 07:22 PM
BrooklynJay 05 Feb 21 - 11:38 PM
GUEST,Observer 06 Feb 21 - 01:35 AM
DaveRo 06 Feb 21 - 03:07 AM
Johnny J 06 Feb 21 - 03:45 AM
Dave Hanson 06 Feb 21 - 04:48 AM
fat B****rd 06 Feb 21 - 04:49 AM
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clueless don 08 Feb 21 - 07:07 AM
Nigel Parsons 08 Feb 21 - 11:29 AM
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Subject: Obit: Christopher Plummer
From: Mrrzy
Date: 05 Feb 21 - 04:35 PM

Just saw Knives Out. Fun, fun movie. But he will always be Captain von Trapp.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
From: robomatic
Date: 05 Feb 21 - 07:22 PM

I'd seen him probably hundreds of times through my young life without putting his name to his face. A stellar character actor. He played a criminal disguised as a mall santa in a tough little movie with Elliot Gould called "Silent Partner".

He had it all. Looks, stature, acting chops, and maybe even singing as his von Trapp character.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 05 Feb 21 - 11:38 PM

I saw him on Broadway years ago in his one-man show as John Barrymore. A marvelous actor. Few people could command a stage like him. Only sorry I never got to see him do Shakespeare.

However, as far as music goes, in The Sound of Music his singing voice was dubbed by Bill Lee.


Jay


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Subject: RE: Obit: Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
From: GUEST,Observer
Date: 06 Feb 21 - 01:35 AM

Best screen portrayal of Wellington ever in "Waterloo". Great actor


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Subject: RE: Obit: Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
From: DaveRo
Date: 06 Feb 21 - 03:07 AM

I just read a piece in the NYT about him
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/05/movies/christopher-plummer-dead.html
“That damn movie follows me around like an albatross"
It reminded me of staying in hotel in Salzburg which was full of people who were all on a Sound of Music tours. Still, at least Mozart's birthplace wasn't busy.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
From: Johnny J
Date: 06 Feb 21 - 03:45 AM

The locals hate "Sound of Music" in Austria.

I was told to shut up once in a cuckoo clock shop for yodelling "The lonely goat herd"


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Subject: RE: Obit: Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 06 Feb 21 - 04:48 AM

He was excellent playing Sherlock Holmes in the film ' Murder by Decree '


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Subject: RE: Obit: Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
From: fat B****rd
Date: 06 Feb 21 - 04:49 AM

RIP Mr. Plummer. "The Lonely Goatherd" is my uncool favourite.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
From: JennieG
Date: 06 Feb 21 - 03:41 PM

Somewhere I read that Christopher plummer referred to 'that' movie as 'the sound of mucous'!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
From: GUEST,Rossey
Date: 06 Feb 21 - 04:07 PM

I never knew that Christopher Plummer was originally a trained concert pianist, but instead went for an acting career A long age for anyone, but sad that it was an accidental fall that got him.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
From: meself
Date: 06 Feb 21 - 04:28 PM

I believe he had ambitions and some training to become a concert pianist, but didn't actually achieve that lofty peak, being sidetracked by acting ... no? Apparently, he knew the jazz-pianist Oscar Peterson in high school in Montreal - but until the obit. notices, I was unaware that he too, in his youth, was a serious pianist.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
From: GUEST,keberoxu
Date: 06 Feb 21 - 04:31 PM

So, since Bill Lee dubbed his singing voice as
Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music

(a role played on the stage, you will recall, by
Theodore Bikel opposite Mary Martin),

I had to look up Bill Lee, who has a page at imdb dot com.
And the latter was born in 1916,
so at the time The Sound of Music was filmed,
he would have been near fifty years of age. Not bad.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
From: JHW
Date: 07 Feb 21 - 03:23 PM

No-one mentions it so I will. Saw him as Tolstoy in The Last Station. This century.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 07 Feb 21 - 04:04 PM

Edelweiss. That'll do me. I even heard the old ladies at St Mary's in Radcliffe turning it into a hymn in the days I when was herded into midnight Mass. Heheh. All the young dudes stood at the back (Fr O'Hora gave them a very un-Christmassy bollocking one year, and I thought, blimey, at least they've come to Mass!) because with all that Christmas Eve beer inside 'em they'd never survive a whole hour without sneaking out for a pee. Though the flippin' plant in question is just a glorified cudweed...

You look happy to meet me!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
From: Raedwulf
Date: 07 Feb 21 - 05:15 PM

Gosh! I hadn't realised he was still going. Waterloo & Battle of Britain are probably his two biggest roles for me. Plus Aces High. Rest peacefully, sir, away from the mad crowd & all that...


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Subject: RE: Obit: Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
From: clueless don
Date: 08 Feb 21 - 07:07 AM

Many memories of Christopher Plummer. But I particularly remember him as the narrator of the Madeline cartoons - "In an old house in Paris ...".


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Subject: RE: Obit: Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 08 Feb 21 - 11:29 AM

And as the Shakespeare quoting General Chang in Star Trek VI:
"Cry 'Havoc!' and let slip the dogs of war!"

R.I.P.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 08 Feb 21 - 11:31 AM

I loved him in "Must Love Dogs", not a big role, but he played it beautifully.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 08 Feb 21 - 05:31 PM

Wished I could have heard him recite from Hamlet in the original Klingon. ;-)


Jay


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Subject: RE: Obit: Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
From: sian, west wales
Date: 10 Feb 21 - 07:44 PM

Christopher Plummer came from quite a remarkable family. His great great great grandfather, John Bethune from the Isle of Sky, was a Presbyterian minister who served in North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Montreal (established the first Presb. congregation there), then moved to Glengarry County and ministered to the Gaelic speaking immigrants. His great grandfather was Sir John Abbott, the first native born Canadian Prime Minister. John Bethune was also the gr gr grandfather of Dr Norman Bethune, a famous/infamous Canadian Communist surgeon who served in the Spanish Civil war and in the China of Mao Tse-tung.

sian


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