Saturday, January 28, 2017

"In Memoriam..."

Sir John Vincent Hurt, CBE
22 January 1940 – 25 January 2017

I loved him in Aliens and many other performances, but my favorite was in his 1982 film "Partners" alongside Ryan O'Neal.  I was 18 that year and it was this film and John Hurts compassionate and yet hilarious portrayal of a closeted gay man forced to come out that gave me the first inklings of belief that maybe you could be gay and happy too.

Thanks for the memories, Sir John

Partners (1982)
MPAA Rating: R
Released: 30 April 1982 (USA)

Synopsis: A straight police detective is unnerved when ordered to go undercover with a gay police clerk, as a couple, to solve a series of murders in the gay community.

Director: James Burrows
Writer: Francis Veber
Stars: Ryan O'Neal, John Hurt, Kenneth McMillan

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