Charlton Heston, 84, has died

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  1. Shock Waves

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    R.I.P.

    I think I may do a triple feature...(Soylent Green, The Planet of the Apes, and the Omega Man).
     
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    Good idea, those three movies rock. R.I.P. Chuck, you were the man.
     
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    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    Ben Hur & El Cid for me.

    But its a crying shame none mentioned the almighty TOUCH OF EVIL of Orson Welles, best noir EVER made.
     
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    Sad to learn of Heston's passing. :( A man of many talents, he brought to life upon the screen so many colorful larger than life characters. From Oscar winning classics like Ben Hur to famous genre pictures, Chuck really did it all and with class. Hell, he was even great on Saturday Night Live! Actually I saw Touch of Evil last month for the first time and very well may agree with The Chaostar's comments.

    I especially loved Heston's late 60's - early 70's science fiction films most of all: the first two Planet of the Apes, Omega Man, and Soylent Green. We watched Omega Man again a couple weeks ago and yesterday watched the original Planet of the Apes and the documentary Behind the Planet of the Apes in his honor.

    Rest in peace.
     
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    Crazy, I found out about this after watching Planet of the Apes yesterday.
    Terrible news. Truly one of the last old school legends.

    RIP
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    From USA Today:

    Turner Classic Movies will honor Charlton Heston, who died Sunday at the age of 84, on Friday with a 15-hour marathon of memorable performances.

    3:30 p.m. The Buccaneer (1958) - co-starring Yul Brynner and Claire Bloom.
    5:30 p.m. The Hawaiians (1970) - co-starring Geraldine Chaplin and John Philip Law.
    8 p.m. Private Screenings: Charlton Heston
    9 p.m. Ben-Hur (1959) - co-starring Jack Hawkins and Stephen Boyd.
    1 a.m. Khartoum (1966) - co-starring Lawrence Olivier and Richard Johnson.
    3:30 a.m. Major Dundee (1965) - co-starring Richard Harris, Jim Hutton and James Coburn.
     

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