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Postby meerkat » Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:51 pm

Such a GOOD series, I Clavdivs! :D
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Postby raisindot » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:31 pm

meerkat wrote:Such a GOOD series, I Clavdivs! :D


I agree. Since first seeing it when it came to the U.S. in the 70s (bare boobs and bums 'n everything!) I've owned it in VHS and two DVD versions.

What an amazing cast, considering how many of them were relatively unknown at that time and went on to bigger things.
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Postby deldaisy » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:10 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I know some people think he's great, but I can't bear to watch anything with Dustin Hoffman in. I think he's a dreadful actor - always goes way over the top. I've got the DVD movie of him in Death of a Salesman and there is some brilliant acting in it - but not by Hoffman. He totally hams it up and spoils the whole movie. :evil:


Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Finally someone who agrees with me!!!! I loved Death Of A Salesman as a "work" and then they put Dustin Hoffman into the freaking MOVIE for all time and totally screw up what should have been a brilliant movie I could have pulled out and shared with my children over the years! ARRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Postby DaveC » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:25 pm

meerkat wrote:Such a GOOD series, I Clavdivs! :D


Every Tuesday, when I was going through my first set of driving lessons in 2001, my dad would sit me down and we'd watch an I Claudius. He'd still got his original copy, taped off TV when they first aired. We both have them on DVD now. I gave his as a Christmas present one year. I got mine from a charity shop for £4 :)
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Postby DaveC » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:26 pm

By the way: DUSTIN HOFFMAN RULES :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:54 pm

DaveC wrote:By the way: DUSTIN HOFFMAN RULES :)
Yes, the Rules state that Dustin Hoffman is a talentless tosser! :lol:
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Postby DaveC » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:11 pm

Oh no you didn't! :lol: he's an acting genius.
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Postby Quatermass » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:24 pm

Examples please, if you can find them? :)
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Postby DaveC » Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:01 am

Still at work. Give me a couple of days...:)
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Postby Quatermass » Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:09 am

Proof that you don't need a head to chew the scenery, as this scene from Blake's 7 demonstrates.



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Postby meerkat » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:03 am

Nice Avi! 8)
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Postby Quatermass » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:18 am

meerkat wrote:Nice Avi! 8)


Thanks. I think it suits me and my general mood at the moment, as well as the perception of me by others. The one I originally chose had the caption "Carrot juice?!", which, I realised, might be antagonistic towards a certain member here. I didn't want to cause any more trouble than I already did elsewhere, so I exchanged it for the only other sixth Doctor mini-icon I could find on Red Scharlach's site.
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Postby Quatermass » Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:08 pm

Anyway, here is the inevitable: the Doctor Who guide to chewing the scenery.

Terry Molloy as Davros shows how it should be done effectively. "That tank was but a simple lure, A FOCAL POINT FOR THE ASSASSIN'S BULLET!"

Jenny Tomasin as Tasambeker shows us how it should never be done, even for Doctor Who. "TO EARN HIS FAVOUR, I AM TO KILL YOU!"

Brian Blessed being, well, Brian Blessed, manages to slot somewhere between the sublime and the ridiculous. "Today, prudence shall be our watchword. Tomorrow, I shall soak the land in blood!"

And then, there is Graham Crowden as Soldeed, who manages to cross so many lines that he goes beyond hammy and ridiculously over the top to just plain panto. "MY DREEEEEEAMS OF CONNNQUEST!"
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:33 pm

Talking of tales of DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM! :shock:

Bear with it - there's a feast of doom in this one :P
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Postby meerkat » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:46 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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