Marcel Marceau dies

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    Sad. Never realised he had a speaking part in Barbarella, of all things...
     
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    Strange and somewhat random, but I had a dream about him last night..... pretty weird.
     
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    Is it really bad of me that my first though was that they should bury him in a transparent coffin of sorts...? :eek:
     
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    Does anyone know what the music is in that video? I've heard it before, but I can't think what it is. Now it's going to bug me all day...
     
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    I heard he died quietly in his sleep.

    Sorry, hard to resist. Many years ago you could buy a record album titled "Marcel Marceau's Greatest Hits." Twenty minutes of silence on each side, followed by applause.
     
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    Never before has it been more appropriate to ask for a moment of silence.
     
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    My partner just said she saw him perform when she was 12. He inspired her to become an actor, and now she runs her own theatre company, thanks to the dream he inspired.

    I didn't know that much about him, apart from the lame mime cliches like 'trapped in a box' and 'running against the wind' but since learning about his death, I've looked up more info on him.

    Wow. He seems to have inspired and influenced so many people, both through his public and private personna, and single-handedly kept alive and revived an ancient artform.

    I'm looking at some YouTube videos now, and his technique and body-control is just outstanding. I'm a fluent signer, and I look at deaf people signing every day, and Marcel Marceau's hand / muscle control, his kinaesthetics, is just amazing.

    RIP, and I will certainly look for more videos of his work.
     
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    Do you have a minute of silence for a mime when they die :confused:
     
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    I was under the impression his only audible line was shouting "No!" in a Mel Brooks film.
     
  12. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    As was I.
     
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    Yes it's bad of you, but it would have made him laugh so it's okay :)
     
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    Since his part was dubbed in the English language version (there were two made, one in English and one in French, with Jane Fonda speaking French for her part), I assume there were words to dub...
     
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    This calls for further research. Who's going to buy a copy of Barbarella? Who's going to admit that they already own one?

    I can't resolve this pressing question, even by checking the film's entry in the IMDB.

    http://imdb.com/title/tt0062711/
     
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    To further confuse the issue, Barbarella was filmed in Italy. If they used Italian equipment and crew, it's highly likely that all sound (including dialogue) was added in post-production. This means that even if Marcel Marceau actually spoke his dialogue on the set, it's likely that there wasn't a mic there to pick it up. Furthermore, there's no guarantee that a voice-over actor wasn't used in post-production.
     
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    I bet the independent rental place on my corner has it, but I don't think I have time to rent it right now. I'll check if I get a chance though.
     
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    After so many years of miming, now he actually is trapped in a small box :(
     
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