John Candy

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by pocofan, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. halfjapanese

    halfjapanese Gifs moider!

    After a couple of decades of Alice’s Restaurant, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles became our annual Thanksgiving entertainment. Still is. To hell with the NFL.
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  2. Gramps Tom

    Gramps Tom Corby, you are forever loved.

    "I haven't even heard these guys play."
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  3. GeetarFreek

    GeetarFreek Forum Resident

    Truly sad when he passed, most of my fond memories are him on SCTV, damn he was just so funny.
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  4. GodShifter

    GodShifter Forum Hot Take Resident®

    Dallas, TX, USA
    I think I liked him best in "Stripes" though he doesn't have a huge role in that. "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" is, of course, a classic. I wasn't a big fan of "Uncle Buck" as it was a little too calculated, but it was okay. Outside of that, he didn't make a lot of great movies. Someone mentioned "The Great Outdoors" and I'd agree that that movie had its moments.

    It seems like Chris Farley kind of tried to model his personae as an actor a bit after John Candy (and, no, not because they were both heavy set). They were the same kind of goofy, awkward guys in a lot of their movies and it made them lovable. Maybe that's what I don't like about "Uncle Buck"; Candy was a little too edgy and flat out mean in some parts of it.
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  5. GeetarFreek

    GeetarFreek Forum Resident

    Johnny Larue 4ever
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  6. Uzbeks? You lose...comrade.
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  7. It is a shame he didn't have much quality control, because he was a real talent who could do a lot more than the dumb comedies he usually appeared in (and one of which he was on the set of when he died). C'est la vie.
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  8. bekayne

    bekayne Forum Resident

    The weak link on the great chain of socialism.
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  9. bekayne

    bekayne Forum Resident

    From The New Show: "Roy's Food Repair"

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  10. Madness

    Madness My hiney's clean

    Maryland, USA
    "I'm Barf! Half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend!"

    He was so great!
  11. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

    Isn't that cool? Even a young kid recognizes JC on two levels. Nice show of respect.
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  12. Steve Litos

    Steve Litos Forum Resident

    Chicago IL
    I talked with a guy with a Harold Ramis Film School shirt last week.

    He was a student!
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  13. jason88cubs

    jason88cubs Forum Resident


    The fact that John Candy looked that fan in the eyes and said "Thank you very much , I appreciate that" pretty muchs shows what type of person John was
  14. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

    Eastern Iowa
    Alright...they ain’t goin’ no place!
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  15. Leviethan

    Leviethan Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    Me too. I just about crapped my pants when I saw an Orange Whip on a drink menu a couple of years ago.
  16. "Orange Whip?"
  17. Tim S

    Tim S Senior Member

    East Tennessee
    3-D Firing Line with host Count Floyd with clips and analysis of Midnight Cowboy II in 3-D, starring Dr. Tongue and Woody Tobias Jr. Also included panelist Pauline Kael

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  18. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    I love every movie JC was in. I have watched them numerous times. The Great Outdoors is at the top of the list. Lots of folks say it is a dumb movie. Well to that I say...……..XXXXXX.
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