Saturday, May 29, 2010

Dennis Hopper 1936-2010

I mean, what are they gonna say, man, when he's gone, huh? When he dies, when IT dies, man; cause when IT dies, HE dies. What are they gonna say about him? What, are they gonna say, he was a kind man? He was a wise man? He had plans? He had wisdom? Bullshit, man!

Am I gonna be the one to set them straight? Look at me: wrong!!!

--From Apocalypse Now, script credited to John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola and Michael Herr, based on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness... but if you know anything about the making of the movie (which was a whole movie unto itself!), you know that (unsurprisingly) Dennis made up lots of what he said, since he had trouble sticking to the script (so he didn't).

I don't know if he was a kind man, or a wise man. I know that he did have wisdom and he did have plans.


In this informative segment, Dennis explains why you can't go out into space with fractions:

Goodbye dearest Dennis.

I felt like I knew you... and so many others just like you.


Gregg Jocoy said...

Joseph Conrad was an amazing author. Born Polish he learned English as a second language, and wrote in English. His works are amongst the best ever written in English, or any other language, at least to this guy.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Dennis Hopper was always interesting to watch, and he was also the inspiration for the Greatest Supervillain Ever (i.e., "The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs At Midnight").

JoJo said...

I loved him sooo much. From his appearances on Westerns, to his supporting roles in 2 of James Dean's movies, Easy Rider, Hoosiers, The Rivers Edge, Flashback....Kiefer loved him so much from Flashback that he invited Dennis on the first season of 24 as a super villain. Blue Velvet scared me to death. He was such a chameleon and I will miss him.

Marion said...

Dennis Hopper was a part of my life when I was young...I really loved him. I will miss him...there was a real pang in my heart yesterday when I heard of his death.

aileen said...

It's so sad he's dead :( I loved him in Blue Velvet and Land of the Dead

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