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French Mime Artist Marceau Dies

Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:17 pm

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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RE: French Mime Artist Marceau Dies

Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:26 pm

Look on the bright side: There is one less mime in the world.
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RE: French Mime Artist Marceau Dies

Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:22 pm

Let us now have a moment of silence...
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RE: French Mime Artist Marceau Dies

Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:26 pm

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
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RE: French Mime Artist Marceau Dies

Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:33 pm

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



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

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RE: French Mime Artist Marceau Dies

Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:17 am

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

RIP
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RE: French Mime Artist Marceau Dies

Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:15 am

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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RE: French Mime Artist Marceau Dies

Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:21 am

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?
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RE: French Mime Artist Marceau Dies

Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:22 am

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.

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RE: French Mime Artist Marceau Dies

Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:30 am

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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RE: French Mime Artist Marceau Dies

Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:55 am

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

 
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RE: French Mime Artist Marceau Dies

Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:53 am

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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RE: French Mime Artist Marceau Dies

Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:16 am

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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RE: French Mime Artist Marceau Dies

Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:33 pm

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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RE: French Mime Artist Marceau Dies

Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:05 pm

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.
 
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RE: French Mime Artist Marceau Dies

Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:24 pm

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

Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:34 am

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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RE: French Mime Artist Marceau Dies

Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:47 am

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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RE: French Mime Artist Marceau Dies

Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:19 am

Very sad news. I saw him acting both in 1.989 and 2.005 here in MDE
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RE: French Mime Artist Marceau Dies

Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:48 pm

"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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RE: French Mime Artist Marceau Dies

Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:36 am

Merde!




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RIP to Mssr. Marceau
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