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    Default RIP Rip Torn

    I always liked this guy, especially in Men in Black.

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    Default Re: RIP Rip Torn

    epic on the larry sanders show
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Dodge, Dip, Duck, Dive, and Dodge!
    No adversary is worse than bad advice.

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    Just discovered that my spouse has a serious confusion about Rip Torn and Brian Dennehy.
    Ask me! I've got my Leatherman!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Just discovered that my spouse has a serious confusion about Rip Torn and Brian Dennehy.
    I used to confuse him with Rip Taylor, name only of course.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    Dodge, Dip, Duck, Dive, and Dodge!
    if you can dodge a wrench. . .
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    He also had a very funny episode on Will and Grace. Whenever he was on the screen, I had to watch.

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    Sissy Spacek, his cousin.
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    One of the best names in entertainment.

    Second place to Storm Field ( weather reporter and son of Frank Field )

    Honorable Mention to Spike Africa
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    A long time well known wooden boat guy in Seattle is Rip Knot. Don’t know if it was coincidence or that with a name like that he had to get into boating. All around good guy as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    if you can dodge a wrench. . .
    that's gotta be the best scene Justin Long ever did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    One of the best names in entertainment.

    Second place to Storm Field ( weather reporter and son of Frank Field )

    Honorable Mention to Spike Africa
    Stormfield was also the name of Mark Twain's home and a character from a novel he never finished.

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    My catboat Marmalade and I were in the delightful little film "The Golden Boys" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Golden_Boys) that included among the stars Rip Torn.

    We had a scene filmed at the dock that had a tiny bit of dialog between David Carradine and Rip Torn. The director/autuer Dan Adams said he'd just feed Carradine the line for reaction, which David refused. Had to get Torn there. Poor Marmalade was already laden with two huge cameras on David at the helm and all sorts of other folk. When Torn showed up, there were no good sight lines for him to feed the line and his knees made climbing down the ladder to the boat impossible. I rigged a chair on the throat halyard and we swayed him aboard and muscled him to stand in the companionway.

    Now we'd already spent two morning hours with me posed as David to establish camera angles and lighting. Then, early afternoon, an hour on light before David and Adams showed up. Then almost an hour to establish that David could not possibly do the scene unless Torn fed him the line. Get Torn and get him aboard.

    By midafternoon we're read.

    Modern movies are all digital so there's cables leading off about 500' to the trailers where the digital record happens. So to get silence Adams goes "Ready." The call of "ready" goes down the line snaking ashore to the trailer, growing feinter, and then back growing louder as all the shoreside folk shut up. Then Adams goes, "Rolling". Rolling, rolling, Rolling, goes down the line to the trailer and then back and when back Adams says again "Rolling" and we are.

    Rip Torn feeds his line: "The oysters are almost ready."

    Carradine responds: "Good".

    That four hours of work did not make it past the cutting room.

    Oh yeah. Then we had to get Torn out of the boat. He and David wanted a drink and had no more work for the day so I led them across the street to The Black Cat.

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