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Goodbye, Charlton Heston

I was not ready for this day to come.

Last summer, when my partner was away for a week, I had myself a Charlton Heston film festival: Omega Man, Ten Commandments, Ben Hur, Soylent Green, and, of course, Planet of the Apes. It hardly seemed like enough -- this year, I'll do it again, and watch El Cid and The Agony and the Ecstasy and whatever else I can track down.

He's iconic, he's larger than life, he's the voice of God and the last man alive. And, like I said before, I can't help thinking that one day he will appear in glory to save us all.

I'll be waiting.

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El Cid has it,just,over Ben Hur.The history seems to be correct,and the production values were gorgeous.He did a film with Orson Welles,Touch Of Evil,(I think),with a very opressive atmosphere,Will Penny as an itinerant cowboy,sad,and The Warlord,with Hollywood Medieval scenery,but I liked it.
Can't think of a replacement for him.

Sounds excellent! He will be greatly missed.

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