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    Dirk Pitt mourns

    Have an autographed "Atlantus Found" - met him at a Hastings in Albuquerque a few years back (ok, several years back). He was also a classic car lover. RIP Clive Cussler
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    Re: Dirk Pitt mourns

    Saw this earlier today. Read everything he has written and waiting on the new ones to come out.
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    Re: Dirk Pitt mourns

    Quote Originally Posted by donbmw View Post
    Saw this earlier today. Read everything he has written and waiting on the new ones to come out.
    Don't think I've read everything, but quite a few. The Movie "Sahara", based on one of his books, is a lot of fun; if you haven't seen it, I recommend it.
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    Re: Dirk Pitt mourns

    I catch just about every time I see it on. The move Raise the Titanic is what got me to read his books.
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    Re: Dirk Pitt mourns

    Quote Originally Posted by donbmw View Post
    I catch just about every time I see it on. The move Raise the Titanic is what got me to read his books.
    Raise the Titanic was the first Cussler book I ever read.
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    Re: Dirk Pitt mourns

    I think it was my first as well, but couldn't stand the movie. Too much removed from the overall story and it basically ended in the middle of the book. Was the sort of thing that would have been better as a 8 part or so mini series on the scale of what Netflix or Amazon or others are doing today.

    Last book he personally worked on supposed to be out in March the story I saw said.

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    Oh wow, I didn't know this. Cussler was one of my favorite modern authors, he was really good at striking the right balance between adventure, plot, and realism.
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    Re: Dirk Pitt mourns

    A few of my Cussler books (have some others stashed away somewhere)

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    Re: Dirk Pitt mourns

    I saw a few of his cars... Looks good. also didn't he included himself in some of his books. I think he was a Turkish taxi driver in one

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    Re: Dirk Pitt mourns

    Kinda like some movie directors he seemed to love adding that little "walk on" part where he'd ask what the protagonists were up to, offer a few words of advice or other observation, and walk off.

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    Re: Dirk Pitt mourns

    Quote Originally Posted by mikephillips View Post
    Kinda like some movie directors he seemed to love adding that little "walk on" part where he'd ask what the protagonists were up to, offer a few words of advice or other observation, and walk off.
    Mike, remember Hitchcock's 1963 "The Birds"? Look who's walking out of the pet shop as the movie begins:

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    Re: Dirk Pitt mourns

    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    Mike, remember Hitchcock's 1963 "The Birds"? Look who's walking out of the pet shop as the movie begins:

    The-Birds-1.jpg

    Here's a good list with images of Hitchcock's many cameos:

    https://the.hitchcock.zone/wiki/The_Hitchcock_Cameos
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    Re: Dirk Pitt mourns

    Speaking of cameos, Stan Lee did it as well.
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    Re: Dirk Pitt mourns

    Great read, Don. Thanks for posting. Quite a legacy he left.
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    Re: Dirk Pitt mourns

    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    Mike, remember Hitchcock's 1963 "The Birds"? Look who's walking out of the pet shop as the movie begins:

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    He was the one that first came to mind when I wrote that. I know others have too, but he seems to be first to make a habit of it..

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    Re: Dirk Pitt mourns

    Quote Originally Posted by mikephillips View Post
    He was the one that first came to mind when I wrote that. I know others have too, but he seems to be first to make a habit of it..
    He didn't always appear in person. For example, in "Rope" it was only his outline (profile) that appeared as a neon sign outside the apartment window. In "Dial M for Murder" he is seen in a photograph.
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    Re: Dirk Pitt mourns

    true, I should have been more specific that he would almost always do something in the background to remind you of him, not just literally walk through a scene.

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