Tuesday, December 17, 2013

R.I.P. Peter O'Toole and Joan Fontaine

Two great, legendary performers of the silver screen passed away within 24 hours of each other a couple of days ago. Peter O'Toole, of course, is best known for his work in Lawrence of Arabia and The Lion in Winter but he also excelled in practically every movie he was in, including his voice-over performance as Anton Ego in Ratatouille. Joan Fontaine, sister to Olivia de Havilland (who's still going strong) who she had an on-going feud, starred and is best known for in two classic Hitchcock films Rebecca and Suspicion but she was also heartbreaking and magnificent in Max Ophuls' Letter from an Unknown Woman. They will never be forgotten. Here are two excerpts from my favorites of their works:

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