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SPARTACUS: 80 Icons! [04 Dec 2010|05:27pm]


★ comments are lovely
★ credit is nice
★ thanks for watching!
goodbye, my love, my life

SPARTACUS: 80 Icons!
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[20 Jul 2006|12:04pm]

I have a lot of screencaps of Wuthering Heights 1939 and want to share them, maybe you want to have those...

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[18 Jul 2006|07:13pm]

Rebecca Wallpaper!

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Pride and Prejudice [18 Jul 2006|04:09pm]

If you want to see wonderful pictures,etc. of PP1940 with Laurence, just register and come on this site...

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[18 Jul 2006|03:28pm]


(wallpaper PP,1940)
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Rebecca [17 Jul 2006|07:52pm]

A music video of NickyG, just fantastic... Rebecca with Laurence Olivier Music Video:

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[17 Jul 2006|05:36pm]

Here are some wallpaper I created today...

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[17 Jul 2006|05:36pm]

Here are some wallpaper I created today...

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[16 Jul 2006|10:14pm]

Here some wallpaper of Laurence Olivier

(Wuthering Heights,1939)


(Pride and Prejudice,1940)




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Olivier's and Leigh's work with the troops during WW2 [22 Apr 2006|05:32pm]

I'm doing a project in History class for my exams, and I'm going to write a 1000 word essay on Olivier and Vivien's work with the troops during WW2. I can't seem to find much info on this topic at all. Was Olivier a RAF pilot? Would anyone be able to provide any links or suggest any books that i could find relevant information in?

Thank you!
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[07 Jan 2006|09:39pm]
I know that this will sound strange but I've recently started to watch older films. I notice how starved I am for beauty and culture - particularly when watching Laurence Olivier's adapations of Shakespeare's plays. Yesterday I felt so strongly about it that I cried during Richard III. I also cried while watching Henry V. He has inspired me to read the original plays and to actually see live theater. I gave up tv last year and have found that there was a welcome void in my life, but have not been able to fill it satisfactorily. Watching his films makes me feel like I've found a kindred spirit.

Does anyone know of any modern actors that are as powerful - since I can't live in the past? Where would someone live to access live theater on a regular basis...that is accessible in terms of cost and class, since I am not rich. I have considered moving to New York, but I can't thrive in such a crowded, dirty place like that. I was thinking more about London or SF.

What is a good source for old movie or theater posters, audio recordings and DVDs of Laurence Olivier's work?
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Heads Up: Shakespeare Day on TCM! [13 Dec 2005|09:19pm]

For all you Laurence Olivier fans with access to the Turner Classic Movie channel, tomorow (Weds Dec. 14) they're having an all-shakespeare-day, and so of course that means many hours of lovely Larry for us!

If you haven't seen Hamlet yet, you should. I think it's at eight.
Mmm. Laurence Olivier.
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[04 Sep 2005|09:28pm]

[8]Moulin Rouge
[8]Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
[8]Star Wars
-2 Luke & Leia
-2 Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi
-2 Han Solo
-1 Luke
-1 Leia
[3]Wuthering Heights
-2 Cathy & Heathcliff
-1 Heathcliff
[1]My Man Godfrey
[3]Errol Flynn & Olivia de Havilland
[4]Errol Flynn

-Credit to summer_rose.
-Blank icons are NOT bases.

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(Under here!)
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[23 Jul 2005|08:14pm]

Right now I'm in the UK, and today I visited the Westminster Abbey in London. There are many famous people buried there, or atleast memoralized there. One of them was Laurence Olivier! I was surprised, it was awesome. *swoon*.

Just thought I'd share.

That is all.
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[15 Jul 2005|10:54pm]


I joined this community, then realised it looked a little (or rather a lot) dead. But then I thought that its the only community regarding Laurence Olivier around, so i have to join and post anywase!

So, umm, basically i'm hoping that people will read this and reply, and keep this community alive, because he was an amazing actor, a great guy, and someone (from all accounts) to respect and admire. He was absolutely one of the film greats, i think, and in the movies I have seen of him he appears to have been so. I just wish i could have seen him perform on stage, cos apparently he was even better there.

Whats everyones favourite laurence olivier film? Why do other people admire and respect him??

And please please please lets keep this community alive!

Wow, sorry i didnt introduce myself, if you go to my journal, under my FO banner, theres a little bit about me!! =-)
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hello. [10 Jun 2005|05:44pm]

[ mood | tranquil ]

Hey there! My name's Erica. I'm seventeen. I'm in love with Laurence Olivier. Oh yes. *sigh* too bad he's dead.

Anyway! Now that summer's here, I've got some more free time, so I might actually post! (I don't usually post in communities, but I'll try)

What is your favorite Olivier movie?

So far I've seen Wuthering Heights, Hamlet (!!!), Pride and Prejudice, and the 49th Parallel. Sadly, I think that's it. I've also read a book he wrote called On Acting, and frankly, it made me love him more. He was a pretty awesome fellow. When I get it back I'll type you out some quotes if you want, right now my friend-also a fan-has borrowed it.

Oh! Let me tell you about the 49th Parallel, because as far as I can tell, it's not very well known (but what do I know? For all I know it's wildly famous and I am just making myself sound like an idiot. But I do that anyway, so, um, yeah. Moving on.). I happened across it one day on TCM, saw the name "Laurence Olivier" and had to watch it. It's a propaganda film made by the British during WWII. It was pretty interesting, although Olivier was only in it for a little bit, but get this! He plays a French Canadian trapper. Yes, that's right, complete with boots and plaid shirt and everything. I kept on expecting him to break into Monty Python's lumberjack song. He didn't (obviously) but, he got pretty close. He winks at a German soldier, and licks his lips, it's wonderously hilarious. In all the other roles I've seen him in, he's pretty serious, but in this he's rambunctious and leaps around singing french songs. I kid you not.

(Also, the first time you see him, he's taking a bath *ahem*)

So yeah, I'd recommend watching it just for him. After he leaves it's kinda boring, but I was also really tired when I was watching it so that might be why.

Anyway. Glad to see there are more Olivier fans out there. Goodbye.

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Happy b-day, larry! [22 May 2005|11:01pm]

Oh man, i can't believe I'm the first one to say this here. Today was Laurence Olivier's 98th birthday. Happy birthday Larry!

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[10 May 2005|11:13pm]

Hey everyone! My friend and I decided that we would make a new community for the Gone with the Wind lover in all of us. We realize that there is already a GWTW group on lj, but we wanted one more interactive and graphically oriented with more participation. So we created what we've dubbed the "Cool Kid's GWTW group" found here: gwtw_forever.

Come and join our cool new group, post pics of the stars and talk about anything remotley related to the best movie of all time!

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maintained by themurcurytree and foxylady05
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[26 Apr 2005|11:12pm]

Hi! I'm new here and come bearing gifts of wallpapers! :)

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Larry icons [20 Apr 2005|12:18am]

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I have here 10 icons, mostly laurence Olivier, and 1 Waterloo Bridge. Comments and Credit are appreciated

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