[quote=“scherpschutter, post:16, topic:809”]Come on, SD, the Rev already made his apologies on another thread.
He can be rude from time to time, like I can be rude and you can be rude.
From time. To Time.
But I know you’re not a bad guy, and that he isn’t a bad guy either.
And you said yourself che io sono una brava persona, so I’ll take you’re word for it.
Nobody said Jeffrey Hunter was a bad actor.
He was a fine actor, but he wasn’t a very lucky one. Some of his films weren’t that succesful (at least at the time) and he was forced to accept several parts in minor productions.
I mentioned, for this reason, Find a place to die: whatever you think of the film, it was a modest production, entirely shot in Italy (not even in Almeria), but it was made worthwhile by Jeffrey’s fine performance.
Whatever drinks, depressants or medicines he took, was his business, no doubt about it, but why should we conceal the fact when we talk about him? He was a fine actor and he was an alcoholic - so what? Whether his drinking etc. affected his acting, we cannot say (he did not make the same films he made as an alcoholic as a non-alcoholic, so it’s a logical impossibility to make out if these hypothetic movies would’ve been better than the one’s he made).
But that’s all unimportant:
I’m not an alcoholic and I’m not a fine actor.
Dylan Thomas was an alcoholic and a great poet.
Wittgenstein was a short-tempered homosexual and an inflexible mister know-it-all.
I’m not (hope so).
But he was the greatest philosopher of the 20th Century.
I’m not (afraid so)
We are what we are,
and so are the stars.
We owe them all due respect, but that’s it: they’re no Saints.
Admiration is enough, we don’t have to worship them.[/quote]
Thanks Scherp I appreciate your quite balanced/fair analysis of the JEFF HUNTER matter.
I had not actually read until after I posted (yesterday) any apology in another thread.
It was most unfortunate that a respected actor and a quality SW that I had just
praised and positively reviewed was chosen as a target for cheap, idiotic unfunny jokes
I have strong principles, having joined the forum as a devoted Euro/SW fan I get upset
when I see SW/actors/directors continually being insulted/mocked/undervalued etc.
I am NOT interested in as they say “ar-s- e licking or crawling up to” forum demeaning
behaviour, hence if I have a statement/fact/opinion/correction to say I WILL SAY it.
I have ARGUED STRONGLY yes on the arguments but have NOT insulted or offended
anyone by attacking/name calling them as such.
I post based on the content and data NOT on who my friends are on the forum, hence
I have now had the “pack” reaction of ganging up against me led by defeated Stanton :’(
Anyway I think you are a good/fair minded /intelligent person. Thank you Scherp.