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Joe Boster
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Posted: 27 December 2016 at 5:50pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Been stunned all day. ready to wake up an this be a dream. Lost my mom to heart issues last year, and she really loved carries books everything she did post star wars. Just no words. 
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 27 December 2016 at 5:52pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I loved her in SoapDish and When Harry Met Sally.
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Brian Burnham
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Posted: 27 December 2016 at 6:25pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Rest in peace Princess. My childhood crumbles a little more. I hate getting old(er).
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Doug Centers
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Posted: 27 December 2016 at 6:29pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Oh man what a devastating punch to the gut!

My minds eye still sees her as so young. 
I'm lining up some films to watch in her honor.
She had a small role in The Blues Brothers but she nailed every scene she was in;


She will always be my first and only Princess.

R.I.P.

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Posted: 27 December 2016 at 9:07pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

A friend has been posting little musical tributes to celebrities who have passed - here's Carrie.  Nicely done, I think.

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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 27 December 2016 at 11:29pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

So, after a long, trying day, I just got home. And, when emptying my pockets, I happened to look at the receipt from the gas station where I'd filled up, this afternoon, shortly after hearing the news of Ms. Fisher's death.

My total? $21.87. As in, Leia's detention cell number in STAR WARS. Today, of all days. I kid you not.


Absolutely unbelievable. I have no other words for it.
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Bill Catellier
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Posted: 27 December 2016 at 11:55pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

This is sad. The announcement came out as I was watching Rogue One, though I didn't know till later.  Words fail to say what an icon Princess Leia was/is.  Condolences to her family.  She will be missed. 
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Posted: 27 December 2016 at 11:58pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/tao-of-carrie-fisher-gre at-quotes-from-actress-and-author-w457929
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 28 December 2016 at 9:15am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

My total? $21.87. As in, Leia's detention cell number in STAR WARS. Today, of all days. I kid you not.
 
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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 28 December 2016 at 10:12am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I know. Spooky. When I noticed it, I actually burst out laughing, because I had no idea what to make of such an insane cosmic coincidence. I still can't believe it. 



Here it is:

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Brian O'Neill
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Posted: 28 December 2016 at 5:10pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

On a heavier note, TMZ has reported that Carrie's mother, Debbie Reynolds, has been hospitalized(possibly a stroke).
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Posted: 28 December 2016 at 5:26pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply



I am shell shocked by this -- gone way too soon.  She is iconic because of Star Wars and will forever have a place in my heart as Princess Leia.  I've only read the wonderful POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, and I would now like to read her new memoir.  I loved her humor in interviews -- and we didn't see enough comedy performances from her.  She showed excellent timing in WHEN HARRY MET SALLY  and 30 ROCK.

I was so looking forward to seeing her in future installments of the new Star Wars movies.  THE FORCE AWAKENS was Han's movie - I hope this next one featured her more prominantly.

RIP



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Posted: 28 December 2016 at 8:02pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Now TMZ is reporting that Debbie Reynolds has passed away today after a stroke. She was 84 years old.  Link

Just a sad state of affairs...


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Brian Miller
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Posted: 28 December 2016 at 8:18pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

That poor family. 

RIP to an absolute legend of the film industry. 
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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 28 December 2016 at 8:29pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply


Oh. My. God.

Unbelievable. Just unbelievable.


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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 28 December 2016 at 9:38pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

So heartbreaking for Todd Fisher. He has to bury his mom and sister at the same time. Wow.

RIP

-C!

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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 28 December 2016 at 10:07pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Considering the rocky and complex history between mother and daughter--dramatized in POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE--who ever imagined it would end like this? Horrible. Devastating.
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Joe Zhang
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Posted: 30 December 2016 at 8:32pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Watching her interviews on Youtube. She was a great storyteller and satirist. What a loss. RIP. 

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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 31 December 2016 at 2:04am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Looks like HBO will be showing her WISHFUL DRINKING special, over the next few days.
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Anthony J Lombardi
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Posted: 31 December 2016 at 6:40am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

I watched it last night. I found it to be humorous and a bit sad. 
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Posted: 31 December 2016 at 2:23pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

HBO has also moved up the premiere of the Debbie/Carrie doc (BRIGHT LIGHTS) from March to January 7th.
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Posted: 31 December 2016 at 2:42pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

I thought I'd revisit some of Carrie's film work but other than Leia, there's not much there.  Ninety acting credits on IMBD, and yet surprisingly little substance. 

A few "leading lady" parts in the early 80s (UNDER THE RAINBOW; THE MAN WITH ONE RED SHOE; GARBO TALKS -- none of which I want to revisit).  Some solid supporting roles in the late 80s -- THE 'BURBS and WHEN HARRY MET SALLY.  From that point on, it seems to be nothing but extended cameos like SOAPDISH; AUSTIN POWERS; and SCREAM 3.

Anything worthwhile that I'm missing?  The only thing that piques my curiosity is the 1984 TV version of FRANKENSTEIN, and I probably won't be able to get my hands on that.


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Posted: 31 December 2016 at 5:33pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Thom, I came to this thread to post something similar(ish). Carrie Fisher was a witty lady, a talented writer, but it's crazy the cultural currency that Star Wars wields.

Even as a huge Star Wars fan, it makes me feel kind of sad that a film she made as a 19-year-old overshadowed her entire career. I hope that doesn't sound patronising, as it's not intended that way. Must have been a tough pill to swallow, and I admire her for the way she seemed to come to peace with having Leia weigh so heavily on her career.

I enjoyed her role in The Blues Brothers, though it's really just a cameo.
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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 31 December 2016 at 10:58pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

I enjoyed her role in The Blues Brothers, though it's really just a cameo.
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...but what a cameo! 


I remained celibate for you.
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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 31 December 2016 at 11:21pm | IP Logged | 25 post reply


I distinctly remember seeing the trailer for THE BLUES BROTHERS right before seeing THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK for the first time... although I was only 7 1/2 at the time, I recall thinking how gorgeous Fisher looked!


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