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Offline SGOS (OP)

Bill Paxton Dies at 61
« on: February 26, 2017, 12:24:57 PM »
http://people.com/movies/bill-paxton-dead-complications-surgery-age-61/

Apparently, complications from some kind of surgery.  I don't usually post death notices, but I always liked him.  I thought he had a knack for play devious characters.  Not the real badass types, but just guys that seemed like they were hiding some self serving motive.  He was good at it.

Re: Bill Paxton Dies at 61
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2017, 12:36:31 PM »
Loved him in "Near Dark".
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Re: Bill Paxton Dies at 61
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2017, 12:49:40 PM »
That's a shame :(, I know it's corny but I always liked twister, the setting and goofy physics of it.

Really hope this year isn't as brutal as last year was to celebrity deaths.

Offline trdsf

Re: Bill Paxton Dies at 61
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2017, 06:51:01 PM »
That's a shame :(, I know it's corny but I always liked twister, the setting and goofy physics of it.

Really hope this year isn't as brutal as last year was to celebrity deaths.
Oh yeah, speaking as a NWS spotter, the 'science' in Twister was bullshit and any chasers who acted like that team did would have been thinly spread over vast swathes of Oklahoma.  But as a rollercoaster ride of a movie it was a ball, and the dialog was hilarious.  And Paxton was fantastic in it -- my favorite scene being him nodding yes while saying no to using his new SUV to chase storms.  :)

But yes, 2017, you're on notice, you're not pulling the same shit 2016 did.
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Re: Bill Paxton Dies at 61
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2017, 07:53:32 PM »
At least we know he's not on an express elevator to Hell.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
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Offline Baruch

Re: Bill Paxton Dies at 61
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2017, 08:45:57 PM »
Oh yeah, speaking as a NWS spotter, the 'science' in Twister was bullshit and any chasers who acted like that team did would have been thinly spread over vast swathes of Oklahoma.  But as a rollercoaster ride of a movie it was a ball, and the dialog was hilarious.  And Paxton was fantastic in it -- my favorite scene being him nodding yes while saying no to using his new SUV to chase storms.  :)

But yes, 2017, you're on notice, you're not pulling the same shit 2016 did.

Night of the Twisters was scarier.  My ex wife's first parish, was not too many miles from Wakita OK, where Twister was filmed.
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Offline Sorginak

Re: Bill Paxton Dies at 61
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2017, 09:21:16 PM »
I had to look up who he was and I still did not recognize him. 

Re: Bill Paxton Dies at 61
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2017, 09:52:00 PM »
I had to look up who he was and I still did not recognize him. 
Never seen "Aliens"? "How do I get out of this chickenshit outfit?" "We're on an express elevator to Hell!"
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
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Offline SGOS (OP)

Re: Bill Paxton Dies at 61
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2017, 02:37:10 AM »
I had to look up who he was and I still did not recognize him. 
He's been in a lot of movies, including a lot of TV.  You may not recognize him, but it would be unusual to say the least if you have never seen him.

Re: Bill Paxton Dies at 61
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2017, 07:49:06 PM »
I loved his movie, A Simple Plan, and I kept hearing him say, during the whole last election "Why don't you put her in charge?"
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Offline Solomon Zorn

Re: Bill Paxton Dies at 61
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2017, 05:13:37 PM »
My favorite Bill Paxton movie, is also the first one he directed: Frailty. Matthew McConaughey co-stars.
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Re: Bill Paxton Dies at 61
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2017, 06:03:53 PM »
Alas, I've seen far too few of his movies. I've never been disappointed in the ones I have seen, though.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Bill Paxton Dies at 61
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2017, 09:49:13 AM »
Who?
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Re: Bill Paxton Dies at 61
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2017, 10:45:48 AM »
Who?
"We're on an express elevator to Hell!"
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline Cavebear

Re: Bill Paxton Dies at 61
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2017, 10:56:56 AM »
"We're on an express elevator to Hell!"

Nope, no reference there.
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