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French Mime Artist Marceau Dies  
User currently offlineEK20 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

The French mime artist Marcel Marceau has died at the age of 84. Born in Strasbourg in 1923, Marceau was inspired by silent era actors like Charlie Chaplin, and studied under mime master Etienne Decroux in Paris.



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User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

Look on the bright side: There is one less mime in the world.

User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

Let us now have a moment of silence...


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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3765 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2492 times:

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 1):
Look on the bright side: There is one less mime in the world.

A mime is a terrible thing to waste!

Cheers
Mats



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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 2):
Let us now have a moment of silence...



Quoting Doona (Reply 3):
A mime is a terrible thing to waste!

[The sound of one hand clapping]


User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2476 times:

Now he really is trapped in a box....

RIP



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2459 times:

Marcel Marceau was an immense figure in the world of performing arts.
He has accompanied a great most part of my childhood.
He was most unfortunately forgotten in France.
Newer stage artists of lesser talents were more talked about than him.
His career and fame/success was mostly abroad.

He has now joined other great French artists, Charles Trenet, Edith Piaf, Jean Marais and Jean Cocteau in a galaxy where all the true artists have gone.

Rest in Peace, Mime Marcel Marceau!



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

The great Mime God is dead. How many anguished mimes are going to kill themselves today? And will the ones that shoot themselves use silencers?

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13968 posts, RR: 63
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 1):
Look on the bright side: There is one less mime in the world.



Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 1):
Let us now have a moment of silence...



Quoting Doona (Reply 3):
A mime is a terrible thing to waste!

You guys sound like Lord Vetinari in Terry Pratchet's Disk World series. Mimes were punished with the snake pit.

Jan


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11533 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

You guys are awful.

Thanks for lightening the mood  Smile

IIRC, he was the only actor in Mel Brooks "Silent Movie" who had a line.



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User currently offlineEK20 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 7):
And will the ones that shoot themselves use silencers?



User currently onlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29792 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2414 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 2):
Let us now have a moment of silence...

Kind of redundant isn't it?

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 5):
Now he really is trapped in a box....

Bad....boooo.



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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2399 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 11):
Bad....boooo.

You're just upset cause I called you out on that duplicate thread  Wink



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8443 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2366 times:
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Mime has to be the most aggravating and irritating form of "perfomance". I'm glad to see I am not alone in my disdain for these so called "artistes".


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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13040 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

Marceau was Jewish, his father, a butcher was captured by the Nazi's and sent to and died in the Concentration Camps in Poland. Marceau was also captured but escaped from the Nazis, and became involved in the French Underground during WWII. Marceau allegedly helped save the lives of a number of Jewish Children by altering their ID papers. He also helped with American Forces during the war and in the post-war period.
Marceau helped to revive the art of mine. He was deeply influenced by silent stars like Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton. He studied under some of the best in mime performing in France after WWII. He became an international star by the mid-1950's with Television, especially in the USA. His main character was 'Bip' and the sailor suit styled outfit became his mark. He even appeared in the mid-1970's Mel Brooks "Silent Movie" and Marceau said the only word in it.
While many of us mock and despise mimes, it is an classic and very old form of performance, one that helped to revive. Yes, the jokes come easy with his death, as previously noted in other posts, but in life he entertained millions throughout the world in his exceptional and unique way.


User currently offlineJonathan-l From France, joined Mar 2002, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

LTBEWR:
Thanks for bringing up these facts on Marceau. I wasn't aware about how is early life panned out.
Best regards.


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11533 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2285 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 14):
Yes, the jokes come easy with his death, as previously noted in other posts, but in life he entertained millions throughout the world in his exceptional and unique way.

Being the only person in Mel Brooks "Silent Movie" to have any spoken parts, I am sure he knew jokes would fly fast and furious over his death. I don't think he would see this as a put-down, but rather something more like: "Hey, at least I was able to entertain people even in death!"



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12401 posts, RR: 46
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2257 times:
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I liked this report on the BBC's website:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7009040.stm

I especially liked the quote from "Have your say"

Quote:
Marcel Marceau spoke for the little man everywhere.

Er, well....  scratchchin 



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User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

Very sad news. I saw him acting both in 1.989 and 2.005 here in MDE


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User currently offlineFlyUSCG From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2216 times:

"Marcel Marceau died today... He went quietly"

And in terms of him being forgotten, that isn't the case over at The World Famous Jungle Cruise in Disneyland, CA. We have our own special joke for him that goes something like "And now in the words of the famous Marcel Marceau...". But of course no one gets it.



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11446 posts, RR: 76
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2191 times:
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Merde!




(Mel Brooks's fans will understand)




RIP to Mssr. Marceau



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