Monday, 7 April 2008

Chuck RIP

He may have been a right wing gun toting loon in his later days but it's still sad news that Charlton Heston has died aged 84. Personal politics aside, he was always a memorable screen presence and for his portrayal of Taylor in Planet of the Apes alone, one of the finest movies ever made (an entertaining adventure with a lot of allegorical issues), we salute you, Chuck.

Now take your stinking paws off of me, you damn dirty ape!


Tone said...

I thought they'd cancelled new series Chuck already from your subject header.

Yeah, great movies, bit of an arse. But it was his star power that brought Monkey Planet, Make Room! and (cough cough) I Am Legend to the screen, so that classic era of sci-fi film making owes him a huge debt. And y'know, Ben Hur. Say nae more.

Nige Lowrey said...

I thought Ben Hur was about a tranny...