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Bob Anderson has died

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:21 pm
by Captain Seafort
Beeb

RIP

Re: Bob Anderson has died

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:36 pm
by RK_Striker_JK_5
Yes, he deserved recognition. :( RIP.

Re: Bob Anderson has died

PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:14 am
by mwhittington
Wow, 7 of my favorite movies were fight staged by this man: The LOTR trilogy, Star Wars trilogy, and The Princess Bride. He surely will be missed.

Re: Bob Anderson has died

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:09 pm
by Mikey
My old coach fenced against him. Supposedly, he was as classy as he was talented.

Re: Bob Anderson has died

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:49 pm
by RK_Striker_JK_5
mwhittington wrote:Wow, 7 of my favorite movies were fight staged by this man: The LOTR trilogy, Star Wars trilogy, and The Princess Bride. He surely will be missed.

*Whistles slowly* Impressive body of work, there.

Re: Bob Anderson has died

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:03 pm
by Captain Seafort
Not to mention Olympic athlete and two-time sabre world champion.

Re: Bob Anderson has died

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:11 pm
by Mikey
Captain Seafort wrote:Not to mention Olympic athlete and two-time sabre world champion.


Yep - we considered it a point of honor if we managed to avoid getting beaten 5-nil against Coach Yves, and he recounted how far and above HIS level Anderson was.

Re: Bob Anderson has died

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:12 pm
by Griffin
And yet I never knew he was Vader, Dammit Lucas!

RIP

Re: Bob Anderson has died

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:14 pm
by Mikey
Yeah, Lucas was pretty good for denying credit to people. Or lines, a la Ray Park.

Re: Bob Anderson has died

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:17 pm
by Captain Seafort
Mikey wrote:Yeah, Lucas was pretty good for denying credit to people. Or lines, a la Ray Park.


A la Vader for that matter. I think Prowse is still in something of a huff over that. As well as not being let in on the secret while shooting ESB.

Re: Bob Anderson has died

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:20 pm
by Mikey
I had thought Prowse was always aware that he wouldn't be speaking Vader's part. The bit about ESB, certainly, and being cut out of the SW community as well.

Re: Bob Anderson has died

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:31 pm
by Captain Seafort
Mikey wrote:I had thought Prowse was always aware that he wouldn't be speaking Vader's part.


Apparently not, although whether Lucas always intended to dub over his lines (his version) or whether he decided while filming that a thick west country accent didn't quite befit the role (everybody else's version) is disputed.

Re: Bob Anderson has died

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:02 pm
by Mikey
In recent years, though, David Prowse has claimed that he always endorsed Jones' speaking part. That, of course, might be a bit of spin and revision on his part.

Re: Bob Anderson has died

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:12 pm
by Captain Seafort
What was "always the case" with regards to Star Wars has a history of being somewhat fluid. Lucas' various stories of how many films he was/is/will be planning to make being the most notorious example.

Re: Bob Anderson has died

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:11 pm
by alexmann
The force was strong with this one. RIP.