Active Topics | Member List | Search | Help | Register | Login
Movies
Byrne Robotics > Movies << Prev Page of 2
Topic: Goodbye Peter Fonda Post ReplyPost New Topic
Author
Message
Peter Martin
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 17 March 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 11924
Posted: 17 August 2019 at 9:00pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Addendum: I also saw him in FUTUREWORLD, an utterly forgettable film from 1978.
------------------------------
This is the first film I ever saw Peter Fonda in and as a consequence this is the film that immediately comes to mind in association with him, bizarre as that may seem.
Back to Top profile | search
 
Matt Reed
Byrne Robotics Security
Avatar
Robotmod

Joined: 16 April 2004
Posts: 33180
Posted: 18 August 2019 at 1:33am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Huge fan of his father.  Love his sister's work to a lesser extent.  Never really understood the allure of Easy Rider, a film I've tried to watch on several occasions but couldn't ever connect with, and as such I wouldn't count myself as a Peter Fonda fan.  That said, his connection via his father to the Golden Age of Hollywood and his obvious impact on counter-culture cinema to many separate and apart from his father means that I do mourn his passing.  
Back to Top profile | search
 
Koroush Ghazi
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 25 October 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 1452
Posted: 18 August 2019 at 6:35pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

 Shaun Barry wrote:
...he was excellent in THE LIMEY from 20 years ago (one of the best movies he ever appeared in


I second this. I've never been a huge fan of his work, but playing a semi-parody of himself in The Limey, frequently launching into reflections of what the '60s were really like, is one of his best roles. The movie itself is also generally good, with Terence Stamp raising it well above TV movie/straight to video level.
Back to Top profile | search | www e-mail
 
Rick Senger
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 16 April 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 8420
Posted: 18 August 2019 at 8:25pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

EASY RIDER is a flawed but interesting time capsule of the late 60s in which Fonda does some good work but Nicholson's breakthrough performance is the real star.  The drug scenes late in the movie have aged badly though the movie does have its moments and the final scene, which I didn't see coming, still packs power.   But I will always link Fonda to a clever twist ending to a 1964 Alfred Hitchcock Hour entitled "The Return of Virge Likens" which really elevated that episode. 
Back to Top profile | search e-mail
 
John Byrne
Avatar
Imaginary X-Man

Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 116907
Posted: 19 August 2019 at 7:27am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

One of his odder roles was in a 1964 TV movie, CAROL FOR ANOTHER CHRISTMAS. Written by Rod Serling, it was a heavy-handed lecture on the dangers of nuclear war. Sterling Hayden was the Scrooge avatar, a powerful industrialist named Grudge, whose son, Marley, had been killed in battle.

Fonda was Marley, but ultimately all his screen time was cut, and he is present only as a portrait hanging on the wall.

Reminiscent of Joanne Woodward in SLEUTH.

Back to Top profile | search
 
Brian Rhodes
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 19 April 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 3080
Posted: 19 August 2019 at 12:45pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

...in which his character was one half of a tortured romance with... Jane Fonda.

My anaconda don't want none unless I'm your dad's son, hon. 

Ew.
Back to Top profile | search e-mail
 
Clint Thompson
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 30 April 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 207
Posted: 20 August 2019 at 11:56am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I've generally enjoyed him when he's popped up over the past few decades. I'll always associate him most with FUTUREWORLD and DIRTY MARY, CRAZY LARRY (one hell of a good car chase movie).
Back to Top profile | search
 
Marc Foxx
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 16 April 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 5388
Posted: 22 August 2019 at 11:44am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I had forgotten that he was also (in real life) Danny Elfman's father-in-law...
Back to Top profile | search | www e-mail
 

If you wish to post a reply to this topic you must first login
If you are not already registered you must first register

<< Prev Page of 2
  Post ReplyPost New Topic
Printable version Printable version

Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

 Active Topics | Member List | Search | Help | Register | Login