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he was hilariously pompous and a total relic from a bygone era and i found him disgustingly compelling. he was the archetype of a certain kind of Englishman and i would've enjoyed having an argument with him.
also, Death Wish 3.
especially The Mechanic
One of the best daft over the top action movies ever made.
With one of the greatest quotes. "Teeth!"
Which I can never tire of
Still - when he does die, my old man will be delighted... He's a generally chipper kind of fella, but there's about 10 people whom he hates with a rancour so, so foul it's quite unreal. And amusing.
Other people on his List of Hate:
- Chris Tarrant
- Sir Alex Ferguson
- Paul Daniels
- Geoffrey Archer
- Jonathan Aitken
- Peter Tatchell
I think SAF tops the lot, with Winner in second in terms of the overall standings.
You broke the news before anyone else.
I shall tell my Dad. Thanks.
with Peter Tatchell at the summit
This probably isn't the right thread for this, but I for one know my parents would've found it easier to deal with my sexuality if I'd said 'plenty of people are gay, like Stephen Fry and Ian McKellen', rather than someone who seems to exist purely to get himself arrested.
I can't really explain it. He just grinds my gears. There's such a thing as making it all about you, no matter how much good you're doing, and he's the prime example of that.
I don't really understand but never mind.
But anyway, he's preachy and annoying and his work is all about him, which is horribly hypocritical.
Just my opinion. This is the wrong thread for it anyway.
where he was stepping in to sort stuff out somewhere in africa (can't remember where, sorry) and the local antifa/anti-homophobia organisation there were like 'cheers but you're wrong about a lot of things, we've been dealing with it for a while now so just let us get on with it' and he was like "NO NO NO I KNOW BEST LEAVE IT TO ME" and everyone got annoyed with him.
My Dad hates him for two reasons:
1. His pompous holier-than-thou persona
2. His `outing` of high-profile homosexuals against their wishes.
My old man takes most issue with the second point here. He says it's none of Tatchell's business if people are gay and private about it, and that his intrusions and attempts at public outings have caused a lot of people a lot of needless misery.
Can't say I disagree mostly, but he places a lot of weight on this part of Tatchell's behaviour which I don't really do so...
For me, the rest of the list (Fergie, Daniels, Chris Tarrant etc.) are just minor public annoyances with a gob on them.
Which rubs people the wrong way but I far prefer that to Scott Mills going to a homophobic African country and just pottering about going ISN'T IT AWFUL?
On balance, even though I share the concerns my Dad has about that particular tactic he used to use, I'm a big Tatchell fan.
I think people pigeonhole him as a Gay Rights campaigner. He isn't - he has a pretty consistent approach across the human rights spectrum, and he's always eloquent with it. Fair play to him.
I know quite a few people who'd never really thought about these kind of issues before watching him on BBC3. Tatchell just seems to preach to the converted, and even some of them can't bear him.
He was genuinely hilarious.
He was a genuinely warm and funny man. (And yes, a bit of a twat). RIP Michael, you terrible cunt.
I never thought we would go this low.
Michael Winner and Patrick Moore in the afterlife, beating the shit out of Savile with walking sticks...
Calm down dear.
kind of like the George Best "Where did it all go wrong?" line, he was an atrocious film maker. Not just in the sense that a lot of his films were poor, they were really badly put together.
Still, he always looked as though he was having fun, and I don't think that he took himself as seriously as he liked to make out.
I mean he was in the Calm Down Dear adverts
rather than when they're outed as paedos.
just in case.
Oliver Reed, Michael J Pollard, lots of Nazis, and Lucy The Elephant. Cracking Sunday afternoon entertainment.
He may have been a twat, but he was our twat. RIP MW
david dickinson will have a troubled sleep tonight
despite never really having a good idea of who he was. A slight dislike of Michael Winner was something your dad passed on to you, like a Mike Oldfield LP, that you just sort of accepted without thinking about it.
Victoria Coren seemed to like him so he was probably an alright guy.
66 He had experienced a run of ill-health since eating a bad oyster on holiday in Barbados in 2007. He later picked up the E coli virus from a steak tartare99
His column in the Sunday Times, where he tastelessly namedropped restaurants and celebrity friends, was awful but strangely compelling. And they didn't hold back on printing letters from readers calling him a twat, which is admirable. He was a twat, but he was one you kind of got along with, because you know there's going to be some twattery in your life, so you may as well hope it's entertaining.
Lawman is a pretty badass and bleak western... I'll Never Forget What's'isname was quite good. death wishes tho I'm not sure you could call them good per se. probably a few others as well
there's a couple of 60s ones that I quite want to see