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Long-ago interview with Barry Norman

Post by party animal - not! on Wed Aug 10 2016, 01:44

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Re: Long-ago interview with Barry Norman

Post by Donnamarie on Wed Aug 10 2016, 03:09

Had not seen this one.

So disarming, so f**king handsome, sooooo young (relatively). Same mannerisms, same fidgeting and was as is now still pretty humble and grounded.

Thanks PAN for that blast from the past flower

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Re: Long-ago interview with Barry Norman

Post by LizzyNY on Wed Aug 10 2016, 04:03

PAN - Thanks! I hadn't seen this interview in ages. If anyone ever wonders why he's such a big star, they should watch this. He's just so real! Funny, smart and drop dead gorgeous!

He must have memorized that patter when he first started getting famous from ER because he's still giving all the same answers - almost verbatim! I guess they serve him well. I can't help but wonder though, if this is his set piece for interviews is it all still true or was it ever? As he runs through the same answers he's been giving for 20 years, what is he really thinking?

(For anyone interested, Rosario Arijon has a great collection of George interviews on YouTube.)

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Post by carolhathaway on Wed Aug 10 2016, 06:29

PAN,
thanks so much for that video! It's unbelievable how less George has changed (and his answers as well - I'd like to know what he really thinks) - and how bad the quality of videos were at that time. 

Donna, you're right - so f***ing handsome... *swoon*...

Lizzy,
I think I'll try to watch more Arijon videos tonight.

A nice look back, I really enjoyed that!

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Re: Long-ago interview with Barry Norman

Post by it's me on Wed Aug 10 2016, 09:09

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Re: Long-ago interview with Barry Norman

Post by party animal - not! on Wed Aug 10 2016, 11:33

Just to mention that the sequence of videos carries on through to the last........if you have time!?

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Re: Long-ago interview with Barry Norman

Post by LizzyNY on Wed Aug 10 2016, 13:43

PAN - I couldn't help it. I watched it through to the end last night, It only took about 1/2 hour or so and like you can't eat just one potato chip, I couldn't watch just one segment! Very Happy He was sooo cute!

But the more I watched the more clear it became that he really does calculate everything in his life. He really laid out how, once he realised how the system works, he knew exactly where he wanted his career to go and made all his decisions based on that. It makes Amal more understandable. I just wonder if he regrets making his career the most important thing in his life.

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Post by party animal - not! on Wed Aug 10 2016, 14:11

Yep, Lizzy, you just sit there and then you realise the time - very very easy to do - and so easy on the eye....

Oh I think he's had a strategy all along once he realised his 'potential'. And a lot of it is sort of common sense i e once you've done one sort of role, go for another sort. Of course it's dependent on getting it!

The Mariella Frostrup interview on the same thread is REALLY interesting on all of this and kind of compliments it.............


Oh, and as for Amal, I think they're two peas in a pod. She could have easily done entertainment law in the US for the rest of her career - and given she got an award for it - but she chose a bit of a bigger commitment.............

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Re: Long-ago interview with Barry Norman

Post by amaretti on Wed Aug 10 2016, 14:19

Nice interview .   Very Happy

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Re: Long-ago interview with Barry Norman

Post by fava on Wed Aug 10 2016, 15:33

party animal - not! wrote:
Oh, and as for Amal, I think they're two peas in a pod. She could have easily done entertainment law in the US for the rest of her career - and given she got an award for it - but she chose a bit of a bigger commitment.............
My understanding is that she never practiced entertainment law.  She took one class and she got an award in that one class where the competition was the other law students at NYU taking entertainment law.
Just trying to keep it real on her resume!

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Re: Long-ago interview with Barry Norman

Post by amaretti on Wed Aug 10 2016, 15:38

He is so cute in the interview .  Very Happy

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Re: Long-ago interview with Barry Norman

Post by Donnamarie on Wed Aug 10 2016, 16:43

amaretti wrote:He is so cute in the interview .  Very Happy

He is isn't he amaretti.  I watched all five segments twice and was trying not to be distracted by his face, his eyes, his hair .....

I don't think George has too many regrets.  He probably missed out on a few projects that he wanted to be a part of but he has always seemed to be committed and invested 100% in the films that he has chosen to do.  I sometimes wonder why he did this film or that one. I sometimes question his wisdom in choosing some of his roles but I think he has his reasons for choosing those projects.  Because he wants to work with a certain director or cast or the part is just right for him. He doesn't seem driven by making blockbusters; rather smaller films that strike a chord with him in some way.

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Re: Long-ago interview with Barry Norman

Post by LizzyNY on Wed Aug 10 2016, 17:31

Donnamarie - I doubt that he has many regrets on a professional basis, although there are a couple of films I can think of that, in hindsight, he might have passed on ("Killer Tomatoes", anyone?)

But, I wasn't thinking so much about regretting his film choices. I was wondering if he regrets making his career the focus of his life.

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Re: Long-ago interview with Barry Norman

Post by Donnamarie on Wed Aug 10 2016, 17:52

Lizzy, IMO I think his career has fulfilled him in a way that he needed to feel accomplished in his life. I don't think finding a woman and settling down earlier in life would have satisfied him. I have just always thought that for George he wanted more from his life. He has a strong creative side that needed to be fulfilled. And it had been a singular, possibly selfish passion for him that couldn't include someone else. He couldn't give fairly to both so he chose the career. I think women and relationships were a distraction for him. Of course, just my perceptions.


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Re: Long-ago interview with Barry Norman

Post by LizzyNY on Wed Aug 10 2016, 18:33

I think you're right that women and relationships were a distraction for him, but I don't think it was his creative urges that propelled him.

I think it's a lot more complicated and stems from his childhood as the child of a "celebrity". I think, in the beginning, he was trying to prove to his father that he could succeed in his chosen career. Now, I think he's trying to prove to the world that he deserves all the attention he gets.

I think a lot of his childhood experiences, while being amazing preparation for the life he's been living, left scars that shaped his attitudes toward his personal life. For example, his belief that his career would prevent him from being a good parent, IMO, has roots in his own childhood. He seems to be a very complicated man.

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Post by annemarie on Wed Aug 10 2016, 18:52

I don't think he regrets much,  I think he knows he is exactly where he should be in his life now. His marriage and his causes are very important to him and he is at a point in his life where he can slow down on the career and take care of the things that mean the most to him in life. Along with being a great son, uncle and friend.

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Re: Long-ago interview with Barry Norman

Post by it's me on Wed Aug 10 2016, 19:51

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Re: Long-ago interview with Barry Norman

Post by LizzyNY on Wed Aug 10 2016, 21:07

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Re: Long-ago interview with Barry Norman

Post by it's me on Thu Aug 11 2016, 01:35

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