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Peter Fonda

Discussion in 'In Memorium' started by butterknucket, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. butterknucket

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  2. Sneaky

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    Ride on Captain America.
     
  3. marcos

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    Just saw that. 79 years old. Wow. RIP Mr Fonda
     
  4. mhammer

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    He appeared on the WTF podcast a year ago. He struck me as a little nuts. Rambled a lot. Maybe a little too much acid when he was younger. Though often best remembered for cult films like Wild in the Streets and Easy Rider, perhaps his greatest contribution was a 1971 western he directed and starred in with Warren Oates: The Hired Hand. Photographed exquisitely by Vilmos Zsigmond (who also shot McCabe & Mrs. Miller around the same time, and is associated with a long list of classics) you might say it presaged other more existentially-oriented picturesque westerns like Days of Heaven, and Unforgiven.
     
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  6. Jimmy The Gent

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    Didn't like his twitter antics in the end but RIP.
     
  7. Kenmac

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    Even though he's probably best known for his movies, Peter was an inspiration for the song "She Said, She Said" on the Beatles "Revolver" album. Here's a website that mentions it:

    The Movie Star John Lennon Mocked on the Beatles' 'She Said She Said'

    From what's mentioned in that article Peter sounds like he was kind of a creepy person. I'm sure he wasn't like that all the time though. R.I.P. Mr. Fonda.
     
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    Met him in Sacramento in 2000 at a bike show. Seemed like a nice guy. Now he's riding with Billy again. RIP.
     
  9. butterknucket

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    I don't know if it's the drugs, but a lot of people in the entertainment business tend to get a little nutty after a while.
     
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