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Farewell Christopher Lee!!!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by HelenREMfan, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Have just heard on the news that Christopher Lee has died. What a loss..... he was in so many good films... and was always worth watching when the film wasn't too great. My OH as a huge Hammer films fan is gong to be gutted !

    I remember watching some really scary films when young (being tall meant I could get into X films without any problem..... though my mother used to go mad as she would remind me of the nightmares I (and therefore she) had when I was a kid.

    He was a great Dracula - only supplanted for me by Gary Oldman in Coppola's film and Oldman made me cry with that film. I was terrified by Lee and Peter Cushing in an old Hammer film called "The Skull" which did in fact give me a good few night chills.

    How nice too that he continued to work until well into old age..... he was an acting force in the LOTR films....
     
  2. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Good age to go.

    He was my first crush (as Hammer Dracula)

    :-D
     
  3. EcoLady

    EcoLady New commenter

    I always imagined Terry Pratchett's Death speaking with Christopher Lee's voice. A huge loss. My children are watching LOTR The Two Towers right now by way of tribute.
     
  4. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Very sad news. Love the Wicker Man.
     
  5. DogsareNOTstupid

    DogsareNOTstupid New commenter

    Oh, I love that movie too! OH refuses to watch it with me though.

    Very sad. He terrified me as a child as Dracula

    *shudders*
     
  6. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    All that extra blood from the young ladies kept him going a long time (he was in some seriously **** films0 and much better in some others.
     
  7. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

    The atmosphere created in the Hammer movies has I am sure done more than anything else to create an image of Britain as a very, very creepy place ( and kept tourists coming to Loch Ness and so called 'Haunted Castles'..) The colors, the mists in the woods...even writing about it gives me the creeps! Never been matched since for that atmosphere.
     
  8. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    He'll be back.
     
  9. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    Why the exclamation marks in the title? Someone died.
     
  10. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    Thank f..k you were here to explain that for us.
     

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