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Date Posted: 07:45:15 06/01/03 Sun
Author: katie
Subject: Re: Hiya
In reply to: Helen Yates 's message, "Hiya" on 10:32:12 05/15/03 Thu

There's a good movie called "love and death on long island". maybe I have the title a little bit wrong, but it's close. Anyway, John is absolutely wonderful, hysterical and sad in that film. you can also check out "scandal" which has something to do with a major sex scandal that rocked the british parliment, that is a wonderful film. John was also fabulous in "midnight express" but that film is extremely dark and depressing, so I wouldn't watch it on a sunny day.
Anyway, there are a zillion other movie's of his out there that are good, do some research and find them. Also, there's
"the elephant man", that is a wonderful and brilliant film by David Lynch. John made a few stinkers as well, such as "king ralph" and the infamous "heaven's gate." Stay away from those! that's all i can think of for now.
A big "Howdy" (as we say in the South) from USA, Katie
>My names's Helen, Im 19 and come from Manchester,
>Ive not been a fan of john hurt long. Ive seen him in
>ROB ROY (Im also a big fan of Liam Neeson- i find him
>very sexy and as good as actor as john!!) but I didnt
>really get into him until I saw 1984. I was mainly
>watching it because my sci fi class was about
>dystopias and the cold war and 1984 was mentioned so I
>decided to take it out of my uni library. Ive been
>renewing it as much as I can since!!! Ive been trying
>to win it on ebay but I keep losing out on the bids!!!!
>I find john eerily sexy in 1984 and hes got anice
>voice in it too as well as in WATERSHIP DOWN.
>Can anyone recommend any good John Hurt films?? Dont
>say Harry Potter because Im going to buy them anyway!!

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[> Re: Hiya -- Erin, 04:39:24 06/12/03 Thu

Hey, welcome to the club, I'm pretty young my self and havnt been a Hurt fan very long either. The movie I first dicovered John in was "King Ralph" and since then I'v only seen him in Harry Potter and his scene lasted like 5 minutes, if that. Anyway, King ralph is about a ordinary man from Las Vegas finds out that he is the only surviving heir to the British Throne. He spends the whole of the time trying to learn how to be a King, from his many advisors. Palace fever runs amock as Ralph tries to figure out how to live up to his family's reputation. Hurt plays a man named Lord Percival Graves, who tries to get parlament to throw Ralph off the trown so that he can be the new king. This is a comedy and while Hiurt plays a bad guy he does a great job trying to work with the King along side, Peter o'Toole (Lawrence of Arabia) and Richard Griffiths, (Vernon Dursley!!!)
Try this and see how you like it.

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