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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2012, 19:42:00 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Feb 2012, 20:00:33 GMT
Lector says:
Rodger, Hi. No, it was this one actually; Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition. I couldn't remember the title before and this is a more recent edition to mine anyway. It doesn't exclusively deal with the exhumation and study of the bodies of the three expedition members discovered in their frozen graves, it also tells the story of the expedition itself. It's a neat little paperback with some amazing colour photo's of the bodies, including one on the front cover, and a fascinating read.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2012, 20:05:12 GMT
Roger Weston says:
Lector, Thanks for the link. Looks like a book I will have to read! Appreciate it.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2012, 20:15:35 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Feb 2012, 20:22:06 GMT
Lector says:
Rodger, Ok, no problemo. Like-wise with your link. I'm trying to think just now if a drama film has ever been made of the expedition. Umm...not as far as I can recollect. If there has been one though, it obviously has not been a big budget job, or we'd definately have heard about it. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2012, 20:27:59 GMT
Roger Weston says:
Yes, we probably would have heard of it, but they make so many movies these days who knows, maybe one has been made.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2012, 22:54:14 GMT
actually that, Lector is the one I think--did he use dogs and horses? and then eat them at the end

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2012, 22:54:48 GMT
that are something similar. :)

Posted on 1 Feb 2012, 22:57:17 GMT
He was arrogant? (a person of his time)...Roger,Lector, but I think it is fascinating to read about doomed expeditions to ...strange and horrible places...weirdly there is HP Lovecraft whose explorers went there and "found" a city of horrid creatures that cause them to go mad....that is fun and scary :)))

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2012, 22:59:46 GMT
I truly love history books that make you think you are there--unlike Barbara Tuchman whose books are hard to read and shd be used as ref. materials--tho the Guns of August is great. This Downton Abbey thingy and the viewers should read the Guns of August. :)

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2012, 03:10:50 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Feb 2012, 03:22:52 GMT
Lector says:
David, I think that one your referring to, is almost certainly Amundsen's successful expedition as the first to reach the South Pole in 1912.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2012, 03:19:36 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Feb 2012, 03:21:40 GMT
Lector says:
David, I wonder if all these explorers need to have a bit of arrogance about them in order to set out on these expeditions. I think possibly so. You know I've long since suspected the deviding line between extreme confidence and arrogance equates with that of extreme bravery and an insane action, as being so thin that you can't see it - because it may well be the same thing.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2012, 03:28:29 GMT
Yes, in life charisma and confidence are great to be around.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2012, 03:31:57 GMT
Lector says:
David, I wonder if that H.P. Lovecraft story that you mention there was the one serialised, which I caught some of on BBC Radio 4 extra, just before last Christmas. I've hardly ever read any Science Fiction actually, but I might well try that Lovecraft story if I could find out the name of it.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2012, 04:00:05 GMT
I. Buchan says:
Not sure about that Lec will discuss later with you

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2012, 20:31:02 GMT
My favorite Lovecraft story is the one called Re-animater. try It

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2012, 19:07:44 GMT
yes yes um that book,
roger w,
IS the book I do think

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2012, 19:08:27 GMT
i know bout scott he was the most romantic (as in charisma) to fail...sad

Posted on 3 Feb 2012, 19:10:36 GMT
Dan Simmons wrote book called "The Terror" that details nw passage exploring

Posted on 4 Feb 2012, 09:28:01 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Feb 2012, 09:29:32 GMT
Lector says:
Heard earlier on the radio that the American actor Ben Gazzara sadly died yesterday, 3rd February, aged 81. Some of you will remember him from his role as Sergeant Angelo in war film 'The Bridge at Remagen' and many others. A marvelous actor, with great presence, he worked a lot with the late Director, John Cassevetas.

From wikipedia:

'During filming of the 1969 war movie The Bridge at Remagen co-starring Gazzarra and his friend Robert Vaughn, the Warsaw Pact invaded Czechoslovakia. Filming was halted temporarily, and the cast and crew were detained before filming was completed in West Germany. During their departure from Czechoslovakia, Gazzara and Vaughn assisted with the escape of a Czech waitress whom they had befriended. They smuggled her to Austria in a car waved through a border crossing that had not yet been taken over by the Soviet army.'

Biagio 'Ben' Anthony Gazzara, American actor,
Born; August 28th, 1930. Died; February 3rd, 1012.

Posted on 13 Feb 2012, 05:31:42 GMT
Khadeer says:
Steve McQueen
Gregory Peck
Cary Grant
Humphrey Bogart
John Wayne

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Feb 2012, 05:51:04 GMT
Roger Weston says:
I agree, Khadeer.

Posted on 13 Feb 2012, 21:52:51 GMT
John morris says:
Robert de nero
Christian bale
Al pacino
Denzel washington
Morgan freeman

Posted on 13 Feb 2012, 23:44:56 GMT
de Niro
Crowe
Banderos
Pacino
Bronson

Posted on 15 Feb 2012, 15:23:45 GMT
james w. says:
james w
Peter o' Toole
Richard Burton
Lawrence Olivier
Tom Hanks
Eli Wallach
Mel Gibson
Alan Rickman
Robert De Niro
Alec Guinness

Posted on 15 Feb 2012, 17:09:16 GMT
I just saw Eli Wallach listed. He was in The Misfits, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly and a Tennessee Williams movie "Baby Doll" with Carol Baker. A better anti-hero type actor I don't think has existed. But, also, I notice all nationalities listed...exellent--any list w/o Peter O'Toole or Richard Burton listed is incomplete.

Richard Burton in Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. He was scary and heartbreaking and Liz almost stole the film from him, but NOT in scenes with just him and Richard Segal--his contempt for his fellow humans was scary and well done-almost ingratiating--up to a point. But, he ones attention like Robert Shaw did in Jaws.

My iist, *Humphrey Bogart--Key Largo, (i dislike this actor but he made an impression) *Tom Cruise in Rain Man--all his others were kind of just posturing except I hear in Born on the 4th...; *Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia; *Richard Burton in Taming of the Shrew, Anne of a Thousand Days; *Paul Newman--Hud, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; *Suddenly Last Summer--*Elizabeth Taylor, *Katherine Hepburn, *Montgomery Clift; Glenda Jackson -- *Stevie, *Hedda, *Women in Love, *Elizabeth R, and A Touch of Class--comedy wise she made a human come alive with caustic/interested wit; Julie Christie in *The Go-Between, Petulia, Darling, Dr. Zhivago, Away from Her--she still is breathtaking at 70 and omg good at acting. (any male that exists, gay or str8, would fall in love with this woman).

Posted on 18 Feb 2012, 00:25:04 GMT
steve buscemi, vigo mortensen, jeff bridges, donnie yen, vincent cassel, brad pitt (mainly for his part in true romance), dan akroyd, gary oldman, benecio del toro, clint eastwood, and arnold schwarzenegger (yes that's right, i said arnie, and i don't care what anyone else thinks)
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