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Calm down, dear, it's only Death!


SillBill
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Michael Winner dies at 77.

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Quickbeam

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Was he given a bad meal and gave it the ultimate thumbs down?

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SillBill

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Quickbeam

he had a few of them that nearly killed him. In the end his liver did the evil deed.

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morddwyd

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Remember him saying he was a great believer in teamwork.

"A bunch of people doing what I tell them to!"

My kind of bloke, but I suspect he might have cost me the odd promotion!

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Michael was the kind of person you either loved or hated. I loved him for his ability to detect and deflate phonies, and for his sense of fun - he knew exactly what life was for.

Unfortunately there are few like him, now that we've turned blandness into an art form.

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morddwyd

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How very true, on both counts.

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Aitchbee

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Many of his films [which he directed] had a common thread. Winner once said:-

" There is a recurring theme ... and the theme is somebody who is a loner, who makes a grand gesture; nearly every film was about somebody saying ...

... ' I'm going to do something special 'cos I'm not satisfied with the aethos of the society in which I live. ' ".

Goodbye Michael.

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He turned down the offer of an OBE because he felt the honours system has been devalued.

Subsequently his personal letterheading read: 'Michael Winner, MA CAM OBE (but rejected)'

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Quickbeam

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Maybe there was some sour grapes there. It strikes me that he thought nothing less than a Knighthood would be good enough for him...

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carver

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"It strikes me that he thought nothing less than a Knighthood would be good enough for him..."

I don't think he would have accepted even that, he was satisfied just being himself.

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Bing.alau

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I wonder how long it will be before somebody starts slagging him off?

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