R.I.P. A Final Farewell To Members Of The James Bond Family

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  • Tokoloshe2Tokoloshe2 Northern Ireland
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    Out of interest, does anyone know how they actually did the trick where the coffin picks him up?
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    Tokoloshe2 wrote: »
    Out of interest, does anyone know how they actually did the trick where the coffin picks him up?

    Cut editing i think.
    If you look carefully as they lift it there is a tiny tiny jump of the film.
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    I wonder is the actor that stabbed him still alive?

    Nope. Alvin Alcorn died in 2003 in New Orleans, at the respectable age of 90. LALD was his only acting credit, but he was a famous jazz musician in New Orleans (a trumpeteer, according to IMDB).

    https://imdb.com/name/nm5678369/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t22
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    Gerard wrote: »
    I wonder is the actor that stabbed him still alive?

    Nope. Alvin Alcorn died in 2003 in New Orleans, at the respectable age of 90. LALD was his only acting credit, but he was a famous jazz musician in New Orleans (a trumpeteer, according to IMDB).

    https://imdb.com/name/nm5678369/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t22

    Ahh thanks.
    So the killer was a local hire for the New Orleans filming.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited August 2018 Posts: 17,614
    timmer wrote: »
    Gerard wrote: »
    I wonder is the actor that stabbed him still alive?

    Nope. Alvin Alcorn died in 2003 in New Orleans, at the respectable age of 90. LALD was his only acting credit, but he was a famous jazz musician in New Orleans (a trumpeteer, according to IMDB).

    https://imdb.com/name/nm5678369/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t22

    Ahh thanks.
    So the killer was a local hire for the New Orleans filming.

    Now that's very interesting! Another jazz musician hired as a henchman right after Putter Smith as Mr Kidd in DAF, just one film before.

    The director of both films, Guy Hamilton, was on record as being a big jazz fan and this is no doubt where he found both musicians. There's also a bit of a tie-in with the casting of talented locals in Jamaica for Dr. No.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    barryt007 wrote: »
    Tokoloshe2 wrote: »
    Out of interest, does anyone know how they actually did the trick where the coffin picks him up?
    Cut editing i think.
    If you look carefully as they lift it there is a tiny tiny jump of the film.
    Interesting. I'll have to watch for the jump next time. I always assumed there were some handles inside the coffin to hang onto, and that his suit was tucked in a way that it wouldn't hang down and show.
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    timmer wrote: »
    Gerard wrote: »
    I wonder is the actor that stabbed him still alive?

    Nope. Alvin Alcorn died in 2003 in New Orleans, at the respectable age of 90. LALD was his only acting credit, but he was a famous jazz musician in New Orleans (a trumpeteer, according to IMDB).

    https://imdb.com/name/nm5678369/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t22

    Ahh thanks.
    So the killer was a local hire for the New Orleans filming.

    Now that's very interesting! Another jazz musician hired as a henchman right after Putter Smith as Mr Kidd in DAF, just one film before.

    The director of both films, Guy Hamilton, was on record as being a big jazz fan and this is no doubt where he found both musicians. There's also a bit of a tie-in with the casting of talented locals in Jamaica for Dr. No.

    Good catch! The Putter Smith and Alvin Alcorn jazz connection with Guy Hamilton.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    timmer wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    timmer wrote: »
    Gerard wrote: »
    I wonder is the actor that stabbed him still alive?

    Nope. Alvin Alcorn died in 2003 in New Orleans, at the respectable age of 90. LALD was his only acting credit, but he was a famous jazz musician in New Orleans (a trumpeteer, according to IMDB).

    https://imdb.com/name/nm5678369/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t22

    Ahh thanks.
    So the killer was a local hire for the New Orleans filming.

    Now that's very interesting! Another jazz musician hired as a henchman right after Putter Smith as Mr Kidd in DAF, just one film before.

    The director of both films, Guy Hamilton, was on record as being a big jazz fan and this is no doubt where he found both musicians. There's also a bit of a tie-in with the casting of talented locals in Jamaica for Dr. No.

    Good catch! The Putter Smith and Alvin Alcorn jazz connection with Guy Hamilton.

    Thanks! It's just something that came to me when I read it and I wanted to share my thoughts!
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    That makes for a good board. People putting their Bond IQs to work and dropping such nuggets
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    timmer wrote: »
    That makes for a good board. People putting their Bond IQs to work and dropping such nuggets

    Yes, indeed. We can all learn so much from each other!
  • Tokoloshe2Tokoloshe2 Northern Ireland
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    Posted this in the other thread, but I think it's worth repeating here:

    The author V S Naipaul died last week. His most famous novel was A House For Mr Biswas.

    The novel was later adapted as a stage musical, with compositions by Monty Norman. One of the songs written for the play, "Good Sign, Bad Sign", was later rewritten by Norman.... as "The James Bond Theme".
  • MooseWithFleasMooseWithFleas Philadelphia
    edited August 2018 Posts: 3,326
    Gerard wrote: »
    I wonder is the actor that stabbed him still alive?

    Nope. Alvin Alcorn died in 2003 in New Orleans, at the respectable age of 90. LALD was his only acting credit, but he was a famous jazz musician in New Orleans (a trumpeteer, according to IMDB).

    https://imdb.com/name/nm5678369/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t22

    Interestingly, I was reading Roger Moore's James Bond Diary and happen to be reading the pages of Robert Dix just days before his passing. In the diary, Rog says that a famous jazz musician by the name of Kid Thomas Valentine was the one to stab Bob Dix. However, Rog seems to be incorrect as looking at old photos of each, the actor to stab Hamilton is certainly Alvin Alcorn - as verified by IMDB in @Gerard 's link above .

    Given that Rog was writing this as it happened, I wonder if this was re-shot at some point.

    R.I.P. Robert Dix
  • NicNacNicNac Administrator, Moderator
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    Ricky Jay who starred in Tomorrow Never Dies has died aged 72.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    R.I.P. Ricky Jay
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    Terrible news. Rest in peace, Ricky.
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    He was so great in BOOGIE NIGHTS. Funny that was the same year as TND, and those are the two films I associate him with.
    RIP.
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    I’m kind of surprised Pierce hasn’t yet made a post on his Instagram page.

    He did so for Gotfried John in 2014.
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    RIP Ricky Jay. Great character, had no idea he was a magician!!!
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    He was so great in BOOGIE NIGHTS. Funny that was the same year as TND, and those are the two films I associate him with.
    RIP.

    He did a terrific episode of The X-Files, too.

    RIP, Ricky
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    I also enjoyed his role in Heist. He was very natural as an actor and performer, to a relaxing, slightly hypnotic effect.

    Edit: And he was definitely underused in Tomorrow Never Dies. If there is one thing I'd change in that film, it would be expanding his role. With his limited screentime, Gupta remains a mostly anonymous role, but one does get these brief but enjoyable glimpses that hint at a character with an interesting presence. Maybe a scene with Bond exchanging some dialogue with Gupta in the newspaper factory would've done the trick (pun intended).
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
    edited November 2018 Posts: 2,721
    Ricky Jay's idiosyncratic delivery was perfect for David Mamet's work - especially The Spanish Prisoner and House of Games. Highly recommend both those films to anyone here. (Also great in State and Main, The Prestige and his opening voiceover work in Magnolia is a stand out)
  • I'm surprised nobody has yet mentioned Ricky Jay's recurring role in Deadwood. Great series, full of great actors (and $%^&*&in' foul language!)
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I'm surprised nobody has yet mentioned Ricky Jay's recurring role in Deadwood. Great series, full of great actors (and $%^&*&in' foul language!)

    I mentioned it elsewhere, he was fantastic in that (as was everyone else), and I like that he got to play around with cards and magic a bit in that, too, in a sense.
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    mattjoes wrote: »

    That was incredible!!! RIP Ricky!
  • NicNacNicNac Administrator, Moderator
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    Special Effects wiz Nick Finlayson, who worked on GoldenEye amongst other Bond films, has passed away.
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    RIP Nick Finlayson
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I meant to share that on here yesterday but forgot, then I believe @4EverBonded ended up posting it in some thread. Thanks for the years of enjoyment, Mr. Finlayson, and RIP.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Sad news about Nick Finlayson.
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