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Charlton Heston was in a bunch of great historical films from 1959 to 1966

1956 was when he appeared as Moses in The Ten Commandments a...
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Odious Turdskin
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Self-centered Amethyst Church Pervert
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Planet of the Apes, The Omega Man and Soylent Green were als...
glittery newt
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Took the words right out of my mouth, my friend.
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spectacular orchestra pit candlestick maker
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Also a gorgeous guy inside and out, who didn't just play a l...
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Truly one of the greatest heroes in history, no exaggeration...
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i think one of the best historical films of that era was The...
Jade Beady-eyed Lodge Hominid
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In a 1997 speech called "Fighting the Culture War in Am...
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Ctrl-F "Jew"
glittery newt
  07/24/21
My guy would have gotten there, because he was an earnest tr...
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One of the most underrated movies I know of, a genuine class...
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heston was pretty good in 'The Big Country,' too. that was ...
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Love that one! It's also so cool how it brought Charlton...
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the long fistfight sequence where heston and peck pummel eac...
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Holy shit! Didn’t know that but it makes perfect sense...
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a lot of these references are kind of lost nowadays because ...
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Very true, and very sad.
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when i saw El Cid, i was genuinely surprised that it wasn't ...
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  07/27/21
Charlton Heston? More like Charlatan Heston.
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Is this an Honiara alt?
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Date: July 24th, 2021 12:00 AM
Author: Supple stock car theater

1956 was when he appeared as Moses in The Ten Commandments and became a huge celebrity. but 1959-'66 was an astonishing run:

1959: Ben-Hur, in which he starred as Ben-Hur

1961: El Cid, another massive 3+ hour historical epic where he starred as El Cid

1963: 55 Days in Peking, the epic film about the siege of foreigners in Beijing during the Boxer rebellion

1965: The Agony and the Ecstasy (starring as Michelangelo as he fights with Pope Julius II over the Sistine Chapel's interior design)

Major Dundee, a violent early Sam Peckinpah western film about a US military raid into Mexico during the civil war

The War Lord, where he starred as a knight who faces a rebellion in northern France

1966: Khartoum, where he plays a doomed military commander during the Siege of Khartoum

he also appeared as John the Baptist in 'The Greatest Story Ever Told' in 1965, though it wasn't the starring role of that film.

the theatrical trailers for these old films were entertaining all by themselves, too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9jGTDFAneQ

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4884551&forum_id=2#42832982)



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Date: July 24th, 2021 12:01 AM
Author: Odious Turdskin



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Date: July 24th, 2021 12:02 AM
Author: Self-centered Amethyst Church Pervert



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Date: July 24th, 2021 12:10 AM
Author: glittery newt

Planet of the Apes, The Omega Man and Soylent Green were also historical films, just haven't happened quite yet.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4884551&forum_id=2#42833006)



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Date: July 24th, 2021 12:12 AM
Author: Self-centered Amethyst Church Pervert

Took the words right out of my mouth, my friend.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4884551&forum_id=2#42833014)



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Date: July 24th, 2021 11:38 PM
Author: spectacular orchestra pit candlestick maker



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Date: July 24th, 2021 12:12 AM
Author: Self-centered Amethyst Church Pervert

Also a gorgeous guy inside and out, who didn't just play a larger than life hero in the movies, but also stood up for what's right - standing up to Political Correctness, or tyranny with [passive aggressive] manners as he called it - long before regular people were having their lives directly ruined by (((lib Marxist))) pro-crime pro-dysfunction policies.

He stuck his neck on the line despite being COMPLETELY insulated in his elite neighborhood - the divinely wholesome antithesis of a limousine liberal or champagne socialist - in order to stand up for decent and wholesome people of all races.

Him in his 40s circa Planet of the Apes in 1968 (also JFC at what women used to look like before widespread birth control, the pure feminine figure which was commonplace whether women were otherwise attractive or not):

https://i.pinimg.com/474x/ee/69/e3/ee69e30f418edd4b5012223b97f67d9b.jpg

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4884551&forum_id=2#42833012)



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Date: July 24th, 2021 11:10 PM
Author: indecent incel

https://media.tenor.com/images/ea1404b97c41fa59172f2429eb0cb32a/tenor.gif

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4884551&forum_id=2#42837147)



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Date: July 24th, 2021 11:12 PM
Author: Self-centered Amethyst Church Pervert

Truly one of the greatest heroes in history, no exaggeration

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4884551&forum_id=2#42837152)



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Date: July 24th, 2021 12:14 AM
Author: Jade Beady-eyed Lodge Hominid

i think one of the best historical films of that era was The Kentuckian, starring burt lancaster

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4884551&forum_id=2#42833017)



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Date: July 24th, 2021 12:18 AM
Author: Self-centered Amethyst Church Pervert

In a 1997 speech called "Fighting the Culture War in America", Heston rhetorically deplored a culture war he said was being conducted by a generation of media people, educators, entertainers, and politicians against:

... the God fearing, law-abiding, Caucasian, middle-class Protestant – or even worse, evangelical Christian, Midwestern or Southern – or even worse, rural, apparently straight – or even worse, admitted heterosexuals, gun owning – or even worse, NRA-card-carrying, average working stiff – or even worse, male working stiff – because, not only don't you count, you are a down-right obstacle to social progress. Your voice deserves a lower decibel level, your opinion is less enlightened, your media access is insignificant; and frankly, mister, you need to wake up, wise up, and learn a little something from your new America; and until you do, would you mind shutting up?[71]

He went on to say:

The Constitution was handed down to guide us by a bunch of wise old dead white guys who invented our country! Now some flinch when I say that. Why! It's true... they were white guys! So were most of the guys that died in Lincoln's name opposing slavery in the 1860s. So why should I be ashamed of white guys? Why is "Hispanic Pride" or "Black Pride" a good thing, while "White Pride" conjures shaven heads and white hoods? Why was the Million Man March on Washington celebrated by many as progress, while the Promise Keepers March on Washington was greeted with suspicion and ridicule? I'll tell you why: Cultural warfare!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4884551&forum_id=2#42833025)



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Date: July 24th, 2021 12:18 AM
Author: glittery newt

Ctrl-F "Jew"

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4884551&forum_id=2#42833027)



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Date: July 24th, 2021 12:21 AM
Author: Self-centered Amethyst Church Pervert

My guy would have gotten there, because he was an earnest truth seeker and an unapologetic truth teller, come hell or high water.

Speaking of which, in case you missed this thread:

http://www.xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=4879393&mc=26&forum_id=2

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roald_Dahl#Antisemitism

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4884551&forum_id=2#42833031)



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Date: July 24th, 2021 12:20 AM
Author: Self-centered Amethyst Church Pervert

One of the most underrated movies I know of, a genuine classic from 1953:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_President%27s_Lady

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4884551&forum_id=2#42833030)



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Date: July 24th, 2021 5:48 PM
Author: Supple stock car theater

heston was pretty good in 'The Big Country,' too. that was a late-50's western epic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY7PSt91TKI

it's somewhat forgotten today.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4884551&forum_id=2#42835996)



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Date: July 24th, 2021 9:22 PM
Author: Self-centered Amethyst Church Pervert

Love that one!

It's also so cool how it brought Charlton and William Wyler together for the first time, in preparation for perhaps the greatest of all movies, Ben Hur (truly life changing in a way that few movies have ever been).

Also, even though Heston only had a supporting role in Big Country, nevertheless it's a great movie with a great cast, I agree. It's amazing how they used to make movies which were profound, rich with substance, but also light-hearted and done with grace and style, too.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4884551&forum_id=2#42836801)



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Date: July 24th, 2021 10:50 PM
Author: Supple stock car theater

the long fistfight sequence where heston and peck pummel each other in the field for minute after minute was supposedly an influence on the fight scene from They Live.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4884551&forum_id=2#42837104)



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Date: July 24th, 2021 11:01 PM
Author: Self-centered Amethyst Church Pervert

Holy shit! Didn’t know that but it makes perfect sense, lmao

TY, my pumo brother

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4884551&forum_id=2#42837122)



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Date: July 24th, 2021 11:09 PM
Author: Supple stock car theater

a lot of these references are kind of lost nowadays because big midcentury dramas have fallen way out of style. but they were HUGELY popular at the time. a film like 'Giant' was a massive hit that influenced pop culture for a while, but boomer cultural 'tastemakers' decided at some point to pull the rug on everything from before the late-60's or so.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4884551&forum_id=2#42837143)



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Date: July 24th, 2021 11:13 PM
Author: Self-centered Amethyst Church Pervert

Very true, and very sad.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4884551&forum_id=2#42837157)



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Date: July 24th, 2021 11:36 PM
Author: Supple stock car theater

when i saw El Cid, i was genuinely surprised that it wasn't a better-known film. i later learned that it used to be very popular, but boomer critics didn't like it very much, and mostly shoved it out of the cultural canon of 'great films.' it really IS that straightforward - boomers chafed at the way that films looked in the 50's and early-60's, they didn't like the earnestness and the dramatic pacing, and they decided to shun these films.

that's also why 'New Hollywood' is so mythologized, even though a lot of it was a continuation of themes and techniques developed in the older epics.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4884551&forum_id=2#42837261)



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Date: July 27th, 2021 10:15 PM
Author: Self-centered Amethyst Church Pervert



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4884551&forum_id=2#42853908)



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Date: July 24th, 2021 11:00 PM
Author: insane frum electric furnace jap

Charlton Heston? More like Charlatan Heston.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4884551&forum_id=2#42837121)



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Date: July 24th, 2021 11:14 PM
Author: Self-centered Amethyst Church Pervert

Is this an Honiara alt?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4884551&forum_id=2#42837164)