Peter Falk Died today :(

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  1. Bulk Beef

    Bulk Beef Diamond Member

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    He'll be back in a minute saying "One last thing..."
     
  2. twinrider1

    twinrider1 Diamond Member

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    Serpentine!

    If you haven't seen The In-Laws, check it out.
    RIP.
     
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    zinfamous No Lifer

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    :)

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  4. cronos

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    RIP sir.

    I shall watch an episode or two of Columbo on Netflix tonight in honor of you.
     
  5. Nik

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    That sounds like a freaking awesome idea. :thumbsup:
     
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    He suffered enough no doubt

    RIP Peter - Long live Columbo
     
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    3rd-ed.
     
  9. RonPrice

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    Part 1:

    Peter Falk appeared in more than 50 films and so is remembered by many a film-buff, but above all and to millions of TV fans, he is, or rather was, the titular and irascible, rumpled and eccentric Los Angeles police detective: the homicide cop Lieutenant Frank Columbo. For this role he won four Emmy awards. Falk died on 24 June at 83 due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.

    There is something especially cruel about knowing that a mind-robbing disease like Alzheimer's was what took Falk's life. He was still acting until 2009 and he experienced death, or so it was reported, in a peaceful way. In all of his roles, but especially Columbo, his was always the most perspicacious face on screen. Keenly intelligent and watchful, he was a warmer, a menschier(you might want to look that word up), a more humble Sherlock Holmes, a man whose mind operated on a higher level than most of his police associates and others in that who-dun-it world loved by millions and watched, arguably now. by billions every week.

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    Dana Stevens wrote in the online magazine Slate(1) that nothing got by Peter Falk and his hyper-alert vigilance always seemed to emerge from an underlying stillness, a state of openness to his fellow actors and to the moment. Stevens talked about Falk’s films and special scenes in the films, scenes that highlighted his talents.

    I’ll let you read her fine obit about the Peter Falk she remembers: a man who doggedly felt his way to the truth, that is the truth about the fictional murder of the week, and the truth of the scene. Squinting at his interlocutor with his one good eye, and listening, Falk came into our worlds week after week. His physical trademark of one eye enhanced his detective's image as a dishevelled, oddball crime sleuth. -Ron Price with thanks to (1) Dana Stevens, Brow Beat: Slate's Culture Blog, 24 June 2011.

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    Some said he was a boomer icon of
    the ‘70s and like a grandfather to a
    generation of kids, like my son who
    was born in ’77 and grew up on the
    gravelly-voiced, rumpled, meandering
    but brilliant mystery-solver. He’d been
    in my world since the ‘60s & made his
    Columbo debut in ’71 on NBC, the year
    I arrived in Australia for the Baha’is and
    the kids in schools in Whyalla Australia.

    That MA you got in ’53, when I was only
    9 and in love with both baseball and three
    girls, was really not used for your movie
    career which made you a pot of real gold
    and fame—the desire of many millions!!!

    Ron Price
    27/6/'11 to 16/1/'15.
     
    #34 RonPrice, Jun 27, 2011
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