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zippdementia I'm best known for my extensive work in the fields of this and that. I tend to be better at that, though I have more fun with this.

I'm an odd jobber with an even personality who isn't afraid to roll with the punches but prefers to dodge them when able.

Title: Dennis Hopper passes away
Posted: May 30, 2010 (06:38 PM)
Just wondering if anyone had thoughts on this.

For my money, Hopper was by no means a favourite actor of mine, nor (from what I've heard) a great person to be around, but he did embody the value's of an entire period of history (namely, the mid-sixties transition into the 70s) that was probably best expressed in Easy Rider.

I suppose it also is worth mentioning that he was Koopa in the Mario Brothers. Yeah.

Anyway, his passing puts in to mind all the other talent that will pass away within the next decade or two, such as Jack Nicholson and Harrison Ford and J. Fonda. That's going to be a little trippy and, despite my lack of love for Hopper films, his death has made me a little sad and nostalgic for an era of people that no longer have relevance to us.

I'm sure twenty-thirty year olds of the future will feel similarly when Brad Pitt and Johny Depp pass away.

joseph_valenciaUser: joseph_valencia
Posted: May 30, 2010 (07:19 PM)
Dennis Hopper wasn't just an actor; he was also a director, and a pretty good one from what I've heard. I'll definitely make an effort this year to catch up on his best work. I figure that's the best way for a whippersnapper like me to honor him.

bloomerUser: bloomer
Posted: May 30, 2010 (07:24 PM)
I can't say I relate to your perspective on this. I don't think Hopper embodied Easy Rider-dom. Even for him that was ages ago, and 1 film. He's been an actor and artist who never stopped working. He even voiced a videogame before he died!

People who loved Easy Rider when it came out may feel more nostalgic at his death, but I don't think DH's relevance is at all tied to the film.

jiggsUser: jiggs
Posted: May 30, 2010 (11:47 PM)


darketernalUser: darketernal
Posted: May 31, 2010 (05:26 AM)
He was decent in Waterworld, which says something since the movie was bad. Very bad.

I also heard that Gary Coleman died as well a few days ago or something. God speed you angry, angry man. I'm sure you know what's everyone talking about now.

It depresses me more that I know that Stan Lee will die in the next few years.

zippdementiaUser: zippdementia
Posted: May 31, 2010 (11:04 PM)
Yes, Waterworld was god awful. The original script was actually pretty good, though hard to find nowadays, but they absolutely butchered it in the shooting script.

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