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I only learned about this a short time ago, so I'm still trying to process the news. Robert Vaughn passed away yesterday at the age of 83 of acute leukemia. I know we've lost a lot of wonderful people this year, but this one is hitting me particularly hard -- maybe because I've been a Man From U.N.C.L.E. fan for so many years. Of course, Vaughn is more than just The Man From U.N.C.L.E., but I'll always remember him most fondly as Napoleon Solo.

[profile] funkyinfishnet put it much more fully and eloquently in this beautiful tribute.

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I have to confess that I was very disappointed when I first learned that Guy Ritchie would be directing the long-awaited Man From U.N.C.L.E. film. As at least some of you know (to your great misfortune), I'm not a fan of Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes movies and assumed that Ritchie would decide to rewrite The_Man_from_U.N.C.L.E. the way he thought it should be and boast that he could do a better job than the original creators, Sam Wolfe and Norman Felton. He certainly made that claim when it came to Sherlock Holmes and it was for this reason that I boycotted the movie. forward to the first MFU film trailer. I watched it reluctantly, thinking that I would probably hate it, and was pleasantly surprised. If the film was anything like the trailer, it might actually be pretty decent. I decided that if the hardcore MFU fans gave the film positive reviews, I would probably go see it. That was before the extended trailer was released. Once I saw that, there was no question that I would be seeing the film:

So what did I think of Ritchie's take on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.? I LOVED it. Why didn't you say that in the first place instead of griping about Guy Ritchie? )
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