Maggie
Never seen the pic...
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:44pm

... and I have to admit it is disappointingly disappointing. Hm. I have seen those in his studio and they looked much better. This one also is very gloomy which makes you (or at least me) wonder about when it was painted and about the state of mind it was painted in, not a very cheerful one, presumably.

And hey, welcome one board LeeFan! I am sure you joined the right bunch, we will do all to enhance your addiction. And I absolutely agree with you about the strange vulnerability, I would never have put it that way, but I think you really have naild it, that is exactly the appeal and the layer that adds so much depth to his best characters.

We are a bit prone to running out of things to chat about as there obviously is not very much noteworthy going on these days - or years. So I am pretty sure that everybody will be happy to join any topic you propose and can only chime in with DCG: Start any thread you like or ask any questions to our own veterans who are walking encyclopedias and very willing to share their knowledge. Right, DCG, BobO - and of course Aaron?

Cheers,
another Bad Babe ;)

  • Yep, the 'Net/Web has done...DCG, Wed Jul 11 7:35am
    ...wonders for connectin' LVC pals. ;) Too bad Lee didn't live to see it, but I'm sure his spirit is laughing with joy, wherever he may be... Some of his family occasionally pop in, if you didn't... more
    • Never seen the pic... — Maggie, Wed Jul 11 1:44pm
      • Well, of course, Maggie...DCG, Wed Jul 11 4:13pm
        ...as you well know, bobO an' I are always happy to "chime in" with our so-called "walking encyclopedia" of LVC knowledge. OK, LeeFan --- with all modesty, both bobO & I have been studying Lee Van... more
      • The GroupLeeFan, Wed Jul 11 3:46pm
        Thanks, Maggie for your welcome. I'm sure this is the right group because you are all so knowledgeable about LVC. As long as I have adored him, I feel I don't know much about Lee Van Cleef, the man,... more
        • Actually, LeeFan...DCG, Wed Jul 11 4:41pm
          ...while Alan was, indeed, the first Van Cleef family member to discover and post on this board (way back when, Aaron...the late 1990s?), both Alan's son Chris and Lee's granddaughter, Kate, have... more
          • The man vs. the actor vs. the roles he playedMaggie, Thu Jul 12 3:44am
            I do not know whether we will ever be able to really sort that out, it was a time when it was much easier to sidestep limelights and tabloids (unless you were called Burton or Taylor, but with their... more
            • LVCLeeFan, Fri Jul 13 6:40am
              It's true that in LVC's time, it was easier to have some privacy and no, we will never know their private lives. I suppose it's none of my business, either, but natural curiosity gets the best of me... more
              • Thanks for your comments!Maggie, Fri Jul 13 7:13am
                Oh well, I did not mean to blame anybody for anything, I can also understand that people turn to drink with all the problems you mentioned, and a certain stereotype about having to be a real man and... more
                • Tuco, etc.LVCFAN, Fri Jul 13 8:16am
                  I'm so glad you mentioned Tuco! I have always said that Eli Wallach stole that movie and should have had an Academy Award. He was brilliant, funny, awful, and fantastic all in one. All my friends... more
                  • Tuco...Maggie, Fri Jul 13 2:43pm
                    was the one with the most creative role and license. He really must have had fun shooting the movie. And without him, the movie certainly would have lacked colour. I think my romance started at about ... more
                    • FFDMLEEFAN, Fri Jul 13 3:52pm
                      You are so right about athe role of Tuco being the most creative role. And Eli Wallach just seemed to know exadtly what to do with it. And oh, Douglas Mortimer! The Colonel had such an air of... more
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