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People who would not be immortalized or considered legends if they did not die early?

Old 06-11-19, 11:41 PM
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Old 06-12-19, 01:51 AM
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Chris Farley would have done a CBS sitcom with a high profile Scientologist, where both were overshadowed by the actor who played his wife's father. Then he would have starred in a movie as a Mall cop and also had supporting roles in shitty Adam Sander movies. Also he would have a few guest spots on Everybody Loves Raymond around the time his sitcom airred.
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Old 06-12-19, 02:28 AM
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Old 06-12-19, 03:12 AM
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On the flip side Bill Cosby didn't die early enough.
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Damn this thread sucks.
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Old 06-12-19, 05:09 AM
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The Von Erichs

I don't think any of them would have been superstars outside of WCCW.
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Re: People who would not be immortalized or considered legends if they did not die early?

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Damn this thread sucks.
This thread should have died early.
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Old 06-12-19, 07:05 AM
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IMO you are grossly underestimating the quality of the films you listed. They didn't do well simply because they star and actor who died.

If TDK only grossed as much as it did because Ledger passed, why did it's sequel gross even more? No one in that cast died.
Basically. I find it hilarious that people always seem to say death=amazing box office. Using that logic, Brick Mansions should have made $200 million dollars in the US since it was the last movie that Paul Walker completed and as we all know death=major box office, not quality.
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Old 06-12-19, 09:25 AM
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Basically. I find it hilarious that people always seem to say death=amazing box office. Using that logic, Brick Mansions should have made $200 million dollars in the US since it was the last movie that Paul Walker completed and as we all know death=major box office, not quality.
Death sells. If you look at the People Magazine and other tabloids, even major newspapers for that matter. Just about whenever someone famous dies, they will often get the full cover of the next issue or it will be on the front pages of the newspapers. The Fast/ Furious 7 made $147 opening weekend/ 6 and 8 made around 97 each opening weekend. It wasn't that 7 was any better than the other two, or the rest of the other movies in this overrated franchise.
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This thread should have died early.
If it did, wouldn't that make in immortal or legendary though?
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Old 06-12-19, 10:35 AM
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If it did, wouldn't that make in immortal or legendary though?
This thread had more quality in it's first page than most threads have in a dozen pages...
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Death sells. If you look at the People Magazine and other tabloids, even major newspapers for that matter. Just about whenever someone famous dies, they will often get the full cover of the next issue or it will be on the front pages of the newspapers. The Fast/ Furious 7 made $147 opening weekend/ 6 and 8 made around 97 each opening weekend. It wasn't that 7 was any better than the other two, or the rest of the other movies in this overrated franchise.
And yet Brick Mansions which came out before Furious 7 and featured Paul Walker and come out a couple months after he died was pretty much a box office bomb despite "death selling". You seem to only be able to focus on death=box office and can't see if there are any other things that might contribute to the box office of a movie.
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Old 06-12-19, 11:42 AM
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And yet Brick Mansions which came out before Furious 7 and featured Paul Walker and come out a couple months after he died was pretty much a box office bomb despite "death selling". You seem to only be able to focus on death=box office and can't see if there are any other things that might contribute to the box office of a movie.
It's going to be whatever movie they were more well known for or was in the press at the time before their death. Paul Walker was well known as part of the Fast Furious franchise. It was well known that Ledger was playing the Joker in the next Batman movie and possible died as an indirect result of doing that film. Brandon Lee died while filming The Crow, so even if he had another movie that came out slightly before that one people would still gravitate toward The Crow.

What do you think contributed to FF7's opening weekend being 50% higherthan 6 & 8 and much higher than any of the other movies in that franchise? It was no better than the other ones.


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Old 06-12-19, 12:13 PM
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People really are pathetic. I guarantee you that If Pauly Shore died tonight that by midnight the DVDs of his movies will be backordered for several months on amazon.com.
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Old 06-12-19, 12:56 PM
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People really are pathetic. I guarantee you that If Pauly Shore died tonight that by midnight the DVDs of his movies will be backordered for several months on amazon.com.
Yep. Just look at what happened to Carrie Fisher's autograph prices once she died. She was doing book signings for her autobiography in the months before she died. People were selling these on Ebay when she was alive for around $50-60 and they weren't selling that quickly. The moment she died they started sell fast and the price jumped up within hours of her stroke/death and hovered around $200-$300. If you watch on Ebay when ever a fairly popular celebrity dies there will usually be a large jump in price of at least 100-300% over what they were the day before they died. The prices eventually subside again to just a little more than their pre-death costs.
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And yet Brick Mansions which came out before Furious 7 and featured Paul Walker and come out a couple months after he died was pretty much a box office bomb despite "death selling". You seem to only be able to focus on death=box office and can't see if there are any other things that might contribute to the box office of a movie.
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Old 06-13-19, 06:02 PM
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The Von Erichs

I don't think any of them would have been superstars outside of WCCW.
Kerry's look's and charisma fit the 80's perfectly, if you built a wrestler in a lab to appeal to Vince McMahon he might be it. Had he no been in a drug induced haze most of the decade the kind of rocket push Sting got in WCW or Ultimate Warrior got in WWE would have gone to him. Hell after a few of his brothers were already dead and he was on 1 foot and mentally checked out and a shell of the wrestler he was years earlier Vince still gave him the IC title and a short push. And Davin and Kevin were insane athletes,probably wouldn't be face of any promotions outside of Texas,but hard to imagine they wouldn't be top talents any place they want.Hell the NWA was even gonna make David the champ back when that meant you were a made man
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Old 06-13-19, 07:31 PM
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People really are pathetic. I guarantee you that If Pauly Shore died tonight that by midnight the DVDs of his movies will be backordered for several months on amazon.com.

Biodome on Blu-ray could be worth something
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Old 06-13-19, 07:53 PM
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I don't care if death sells or not, in what universe have Paul Walker and Brandon Lee "been immortalized and/or considered legends"? They were just barely average actors who happened to die young. At least, Ledger could act.
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