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 Post subject: Namárië, Curunír.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:20 pm 
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http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/ju ... 93-dracula

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 Post subject: Re: Namárië, Curunír.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:40 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Namárië, Curunír.
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Rest in Peace Sir Christopher. Dracula, Scaramanga, Dooku, Saruman, Flay. What a resume.

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 Post subject: Re: Namárië, Curunír.
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Wow. I remember Lee expressing concern that he wouldn't live long enough to see Lord of the Rings on the big screen all the way back in the early 00's. In fact he managed not only that, but starring in and viewing an entire sequel trilogy as well. He was a truly remarkable man, to the point that I almost feel unworthy to comment here.


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 Post subject: Re: Namárië, Curunír.
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Farewell. He was more metal at 90+ than any young man I can think of. He'd even been Death, in Pratchett adaptations, and I always think of his voice when I read those caps.

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 Post subject: Re: Namárië, Curunír.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:32 pm 
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The very detailed obituary I read this morning had a couple of real surprises in it:

During World War II, Lee served in the Royal Air Force and Special Forces and spent one year in a hellacious winter campaign in Finland. He was said to be a spy but never wanted to talk about it, honoring an oath of secrecy.

“When the Second World War finished I was 23 and already I had seen enough horror to last me a lifetime,” he told the Telegraph in 2011. “I’d seen dreadful, dreadful things, without saying a word. So seeing horror depicted on film doesn’t affect me much.”

Music was important to him. He appeared in operas, sang “Name Your Poison” in The Return of Captain Invincible (1983) opposite Alan Arkin and was among the pack of “convicts” on the cover of Paul McCartney & Wings’ 1973 album Band on the Run.

In 2010, Lee recorded a symphonic heavy metal concept album, Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross (he said he was related to the emperor on his mother’s side). Three years later, he released a follow-up that had Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath on guitar.

“People never thought I would be a heavy metal performer. Well, I am,” he said in the 2012 interview.

Sure, he never was nominated for an Oscar, but he has a Metal Hammer Golden God Award

Lee, who had a library of 12,000 books on the occult, admitted to being fascinated by the nature of evil during a 2003 interview with the Guardian.
“Good’ people ... being persistently noble can become rather uninteresting,” he said. “There is a dark side in all of us. And for us 'bad’ people, the bad side dominates. I think there is a great sadness in villains, and I have tried to put that across. We cannot stop ourselves doing what we are doing.”


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What fascinating, multi-faceted man he was! :(

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 Post subject: Re: Namárië, Curunír.
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 Post subject: Re: Namárië, Curunír.
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He will be missed. Though to my eyes, the man is immortal.


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 Post subject: Re: Namárië, Curunír.
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Lovely tribute from Peter Jackson: https://www.facebook.com/notes/peter-ja ... 6069616558

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 Post subject: Re: Namárië, Curunír.
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Found this AWESOME clip of Lee doing the One Ring poem, in English and the Black Speech! What a magnificent voice he had, and what a shame this was never included in the films!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdhpA2yPu1w

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 Post subject: Re: Namárië, Curunír.
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Voronwë the Faithful wrote:


That is a very touching note from Peter.


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 Post subject: Re: Namárië, Curunír.
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RIP Sir Lee. Here goes one of the men I have always looked up to...

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