Idol Chatter

Idol Chatter


Dennis Hopper: 1936-2010

posted by Kris Rasmussen
450px-Dennis_Hopper_hat.jpg

One of the great icons of the 60s, actor Dennis Hopper, died today after a long bout with prostate cancer. It is the second celebrity death this week, days after Gary Coleman’s passing. Hopper has always been a controversial figure on and off the screen, and I could certainly write a lengthy commentary on how I think Hopper and his peers have represented the best but also the very worst of what their generation supposedly symbolized from a moral and spiritual perspective.But on the eve of his death, I would rather spend time focusing on the positive, inspiring aspects of Hopper’s contribution to pop culture so I offer as a reflection two video clips. One is from one of my favorite movies, “Hoosiers”, and definitely Hopper’s best performance as Shooter, the alcoholic dad given a second chance on and off the court.The other clip is of an old performance of a poem Hopper recited often in public, “If” by Rudyard Kipling. The words are certainly worth reflecting on as we send our prayers out to his family and friends at this time.



  • sajjad

    Gary Wayne Coleman (February 8, 1968 – May 28, 2010) was an American actor known for his childhood role as Arnoldhttp://click2.info/Gary_Coleman

Previous Posts

The Life of Yogananda Hits the Big Screen
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdnrP1fMn7I&list=UUkTfq0mIERmAh5jfbq1-krQ[/youtube] Have you ever wondered how yoga came to the West? The new feature documentary AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda examines the life and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. The Indian Swami brought meditati

posted 4:28:07pm Sep. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Derrick Rose Donates $1 Million to Chicago Charity
Bulls point guard Derrick Rose donated $1 million to After School Matters - a Chicago charity that assists in organizing out-of-school apprenticeships for teens. The charity has a program at Simeon Career Academy, Rose's alma mater. After School Matters stated that Rose's donation is the larg

posted 1:46:39pm Sep. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Go Behind the Scenes of the “Good Lie,” The True Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan Will Inspire You
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhGPaX3MXfE[/youtube] "The Good Lie” from the producers who brought you “The Blind Side” and starring Academy Award Winning actress Reese Witherspoon, chronicles the journeys of the Lost Boys of Sudan. Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that bega

posted 9:41:42am Sep. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Catching Up with Edwina Findley Dickerson
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZRp77ggsMU[/youtube] What do you get with OWN, Tyler Perry, Edwina Findley Dickerson, and a hot script? Viewers get “If Loving You is Wrong.” “As you could imagine, it’s a dream working with these two inspiring titans Oprah Winfrey and Tyler

posted 1:46:46pm Sep. 26, 2014 | read full post »

Dr. James Dobson and Son Update Popular Parenting Series
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDrYpZ7mt6g[/youtube] Family Talk Founder, Dr. James Dobson's powerful parenting series from 1978, Focus on the Family challenged millions of parents to look at their marriages and parenting in a whole new way. This year, Dr. Dobson and his son, Ryan are sh

posted 10:20:03am Sep. 23, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.