Celebrate Bob Hoskins On This Thread

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>No one should have to apologize for their taste--high, low, middle,
>whatever. A little bit of snobbery can be fun, but I do think this
>forum would benefit from a little more enthusiasm for the so-called low
>and middle part of the movie spectrum and the
>intelligent-but-non-expert moviegoer.

With this in mind, who can possibly disagree that Bob Hoskins is a star for all tastes, a balding, rotund little immortal among mortals? Celebrate him kicking gangster ass in "Long Good Friday", yucking around with Roger in "Who Framed Roger Rabit," or being a total psycho in "Felicia's Journey". Bob Hoskins needs his own ILF thread. His time has most certainly come.

a spectator bird (a spectator bird), Tuesday, 8 June 2004 20:52 (eighteen years ago) link

Bob Hoskins, greatest ever Iago.

DV (dirtyvicar), Tuesday, 8 June 2004 21:34 (eighteen years ago) link

Has Bob Hoskins finally taken the crown of the hipster-celebrated pseudo-celebrity, unseating the great Don Knots?

Viva Bob Hoskins! :)

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Tuesday, 8 June 2004 23:57 (eighteen years ago) link

If I had the chance to put together my dream cast, Bob Hoskins would definitely fit in there somewhere.

Now, all we need is an ILF thread dedicated to Michael Caine and I'll be happy.

Anthony (Anthony F), Wednesday, 9 June 2004 02:59 (eighteen years ago) link

hoskins is crowned, you heard it here first.

this thread was almost a michael caine thread, but hoskins won in a close bout. i'd urge you to get carter it up, though.

a spectator bird (a spectator bird), Wednesday, 9 June 2004 03:07 (eighteen years ago) link

I always thought it was cool that he got paid for the Untouchables even though he wasn't in it. He was like DeNiro's understudy.

And that close-up at the end of the Long Good Friday is fantastic. Except for the music, which is so awful and distracting you wonder if hes actually reacting to it instead of his fate.

David N (David N.), Wednesday, 9 June 2004 10:53 (eighteen years ago) link

A man so cool that Terry Jones named the crowd-stirrer in Life of Brian (you know, the "Welease Woger!" guy) after him. That's class.

Cornelius Murphy, Wednesday, 9 June 2004 11:19 (eighteen years ago) link

>Except for the music, which is so awful and distracting you
>wonder if hes actually reacting to it instead of his fate.

haha! this reminds me of many michael mann movies as well....

a spectator bird (a spectator bird), Wednesday, 9 June 2004 15:44 (eighteen years ago) link

I hate Bob Hoskins. Godfather of Mockney.

holojames (holojames), Friday, 11 June 2004 17:02 (eighteen years ago) link

one month passes...
Out on DVD this week, the Dennis Potter miniseries "Pennies from Heaven," first thing I saw Hoskins in. He's never been better.

The only thing great about Coppola's Cotton Club are Hoskins' scenes with Fred Gwynne.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 15:17 (eighteen years ago) link

Man, Fred Gwynne is good in that film. He is one scary old geezer.

I didn't really like Bob Hoskins in Felicia's Journey though. I thought his accent was too comedy Brummie. I did like him in Last Orders, though. Nice. Understated.

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 16:31 (eighteen years ago) link

All Brummie accents are comedy Brummie, though, no?

David N (David N.), Thursday, 29 July 2004 00:32 (eighteen years ago) link

three years pass...


kenan, Thursday, 30 August 2007 20:04 (fifteen years ago) link

one year passes...

So effortless in Mona Lisa that for years I thought he was just okay.

I'm crossing over into enterprise (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 27 April 2009 22:31 (thirteen years ago) link

thirteen years pass...

the music in the long good friday (by francis monkman of all ppl) is all overheated tangerine dream sequencers and it's GREBT

but partly it works bcz it's suddenly out of step with the times and so of course is bob's harold shand: that's what this unsettlingly prescient film's about -- the triumph of greedy corruption yes but actually history is powering off in a direction that doesn't include him (spoilers)

mark s, Saturday, 25 February 2023 20:33 (one month ago) link

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