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Sidney Poitier has died at 94.

Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:59 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-59907931

We have lost another Legend unfortunately, someone you could respect on many levels. :(
 
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Re: Sidney Poitier has died at 94.

Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:06 pm

Good age though, I saw ‘In The Heat Of The Night’ not long ago on the I-player, will watch another of his, ‘The Bedford Incident’ later.
 
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Re: Sidney Poitier has died at 94.

Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:39 pm

A good man, not just a good actor.

"In the history of movies, there've only been a few actors who, once they gained recognition, their influence forever changed the art form. There's a time before their arrival, and there's a time after their arrival. And after their arrival, nothing's ever going to be the same again. As far as the movies are concerned, there was pre-Poitier, and there was Hollywood post-Poitier."
Quentin Tarantino - Film Society of Lincoln Center, 2011

RIP Mr. Poitier

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Re: Sidney Poitier has died at 94.

Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:44 pm

I still remember his acting from when I was in school and we watched "Cry the Beloved Country" . He was a stirring actor,. and quite good at his craft.

RIP Sidney Poitier.
 
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Re: Sidney Poitier has died at 94.

Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:39 pm

He was one of the all time greats.

One of my recollections of him actually comes from a very popular British sitcom, Only Fools and Horses; the grandfather (played by the late Lennard Pearce), used to insist on calling him Sidney Potter (pronounced "Potta", in a good London accent!).
 
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Re: Sidney Poitier has died at 94.

Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:29 am

A great actor. One of the first movies I ever saw was "Lilies of the Field". Magnificent movie.
 
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Re: Sidney Poitier has died at 94.

Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:55 am

Those of us who grew up in the 80s and 90s didn’t know his groundbreaking earlier work till later. Some of my favorites from his later career are ‘Sneakers’ and the Bruce Willis version of ‘The Jackal’.
 
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Re: Sidney Poitier has died at 94.

Sat Jan 08, 2022 8:54 am

kaitak wrote:
He was one of the all time greats.

One of my recollections of him actually comes from a very popular British sitcom, Only Fools and Horses; the grandfather (played by the late Lennard Pearce), used to insist on calling him Sidney Potter (pronounced "Potta", in a good London accent!).


"Personally I pronounce it Harry Belafonte" ;)
 
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Re: Sidney Poitier has died at 94.

Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:23 am

Aaron747 wrote:
Those of us who grew up in the 80s and 90s didn’t know his groundbreaking earlier work till later. Some of my favorites from his later career are ‘Sneakers’ and the Bruce Willis version of ‘The Jackal’.


Both were awesome movies although I would rate 'Sneakers' a bit more than his other movies. And it was an intelligent movie. Where else would you find a genius guy who would dream up an algorithm that can open up any site and hardwire the same on a piece of PCB. And of course the implications of it falling in the wrong hands. I couldn't even imagine anybody else taking that spot. I had seen that movie once about a decade ago and it got kinda stuck in my head. Even the Jackal was good, very close to the novel/book. There are very few movies that are so close to their material.
 
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Re: Sidney Poitier has died at 94.

Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:12 pm

A great talent. RIP

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