The end of an era

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The end of an era

Postby GoogaMooga » 15 Nov 2018, 15:08

Morten Grunwald AKA "Benny" 1934-2018

The last surviving member of the "Olsen Gang", Morten Grunwald, has died. The "Olsen Banden" series of films was Denmark's greatest domestic success and had a cult following in DDR. They were the last films to be made here without state funding. Morten Grunwald's tall character "Benny" was the go-getter in the gang, easily spotted with his yellow socks and characteristic, out-of-step gait. Grunwald's passing marks the end of an era in Danish film history. RIP Morten Grunwald

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Re: The end of an era

Postby Rayge » 15 Nov 2018, 15:59

No one that fat should ever be described as 'lanky'. Peter Crouch is 'lanky' - 'unnattractively tall and thin'.

No disrespect to the man. RIP
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Re: The end of an era

Postby GoogaMooga » 15 Nov 2018, 16:04

Okay, how about "gangly" then?
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Re: The end of an era

Postby GoogaMooga » 15 Nov 2018, 16:14

In 1968, a year before the first "Olsen Banden" film, Morten Grunwald appeared in two more sophisticated comedies, two bittersweet slices of life: "Det var en lørdag aften" and "I den grønne skov". Both are highly recommended, but rarely shown.

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Re: The end of an era

Postby Rayge » 15 Nov 2018, 16:14

GoogaMooga wrote:Okay, how about "gangly" then?

Nope. Gangly also implies thin, and vaguely uncoordinated.
Going from the photo you provided, just 'tall' is fine.
You can look these things up in an on-line dictionary yourself, you know.
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Re: The end of an era

Postby GoogaMooga » 15 Nov 2018, 16:17

Rayge wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:Okay, how about "gangly" then?

Nope. Gangly also implies thin, and vaguely uncoordinated.
Going from the photo you provided, just 'tall' is fine.
You can look these things up in an on-line dictionary yourself, you know.


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Re: The end of an era

Postby C. » 15 Nov 2018, 16:20

Great thread!
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Re: The end of an era

Postby GoogaMooga » 15 Nov 2018, 16:21

pffftt...
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