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#1 John Holland

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 02:41 PM

I had finished shooting a corporate thing yesterday finished early went to a small pub in central London for a beer , sitting there then a well dressed old man came in bought a Guiness and sat just across from me . I knew this face it was Peter O'Toole after 15 mins or so i went and said are you Mr O'Toole he said yes and your name sir ,told him after that we talked for about an hour mostly about HD cameras he is a great fan last 3 movies he has worked on were HD . Anyway he bought me a beer then had to go shook my hand and said Good Luck mate . Lawrence of Arabia wow . First time in life i have been starstruck. Sad arnt i ?
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#2 Andy_Alderslade

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 03:07 PM

I had finished shooting a corporate thing yesterday finished early went to a small pub in central London for a beer , sitting there then a well dressed old man came in bought a Guiness and sat just across from me . I knew this face it was Peter O'Toole after 15 mins or so i went and said are you Mr O'Toole he said yes and your name sir ,told him after that we talked for about an hour mostly about HD cameras he is a great fan last 3 movies he has worked on were HD . Anyway he bought me a beer then had to go shook my hand and said Good Luck mate . Lawrence of Arabia wow . First time in life i have been starstruck. Sad arnt i ?


I'm not a Lawrence of Arabia fan, but when O'Toole reads that beautifully written monolougue at the end of Ratatatouie (a film I would have otherwise completly disliked) was there anyone in the audience that wasn't moved?

Nobody else could have said those lines as beautifully as O'Toole.
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#3 Milo Sekulovich

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:24 PM

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John,

Very happy for you!! A meeting like that is a once in a lifetime event! Especially in such an informal setting.

The real sadness of the situation is that the conversation was spent talking about
HD cameras.......ugh......and Peter's fondness for them......not how filmstock and cine lens technology
have never been better, and how HD can't compare to film.......:)

All the best,
Milo Sekulovich
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#4 Tim Partridge

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 07:57 PM

I had finished shooting a corporate thing yesterday finished early went to a small pub in central London for a beer , sitting there then a well dressed old man came in bought a Guiness and sat just across from me . I knew this face it was Peter O'Toole after 15 mins or so i went and said are you Mr O'Toole he said yes and your name sir ,told him


"Then you're the greatest man that ever BREATHED."

If Peter O'Toole narrated the RED forum on this site I'd be forced to actually visit it! :)
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#5 Paul Bruening

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 09:07 PM

Sounds like a wonderful, beautiful, and spontaneous moment. Most people go through life and never have anything that "out of the blue" happen to them. Congrats.
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#6 Patrick Neary

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 09:48 PM

and that Guinness was involved just makes it even better-

did you get to ask him anything about working with Freddie Young?
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#7 John Holland

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 04:27 AM

Patrick afraid didnt get round to Freddie Young he did say the DP [not named] he had just finished working with was not a fan of HD which Mr O'Toole thought was stupid in his opinion you could light things so much more interestingly in HD i did tell him i didnt agree with him on that one .
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#8 Dominic Case

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 06:43 AM

Andy Alderslade writes:

I'm not a Lawrence of Arabia fan,

Now THAT is sad.
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#9 Richard Boddington

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 10:55 AM

WOW! I'd be freaking out!! They would have to get the bouncers to haul me out of the bar.

I think Peter O'Toole is just incredible, Lawrence Of Arabia is clearly in the top 10 of greatest films of all time.

Of course I'd ask him if he would like to star in my next film.

Very lucky for you!!

R,
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#10 Tom Lowe

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:01 PM

Wow. Cool story. That is epic.
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#11 Bill Totolo

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:20 AM

"Beckett" anyone!
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#12 Andy_Alderslade

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 02:09 PM

Now THAT is sad.


Hey! :P

What can I say, I wan't 'borned' in time to see it on the big screen, or that I have an issue with a british guys pretending to be Arabian princes, but Alec Guiness is only in it a little.

But as I said before O'Toole rocks!
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#13 Dax McKeever

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 06:02 PM

Hey! :P

What can I say, I wan't 'borned' in time to see it on the big screen, or that I have an issue with a british guys pretending to be Arabian princes, but Alec Guiness is only in it a little.

But as I said before O'Toole rocks!



That's sad, but this is funny...when I arrived Los Angeles in 2003, someone compared me
to a young Peter O'Toole [Don Quixote]. I've always been openly honest, and when I responded,
"who?", I sort of got 'blacklisted' for five years in LA. Okay, I'm kidding about 'blacklisted',
but I had never heard of Peter O'Toole, the legend. I had however heard of Don Quixote. So
after 5 years in LA as freelance always seeking work, while others with lesser talent, can call
themselves celebrities simply because of "who they know", I chose to depart LA. So be it. That's life.

God bless the man, a well-known legend. His career made his-story.
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#14 Rupe Whiteman

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 06:12 PM

... Nice story John... Nothing sad about it. Great to hear of his enthusiasm after so many years in this sometimes dumb business...
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