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Re: Banter About Bret

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:53 am
by 4everconchordsfan
Ok, so Ive gone all geeky and I dont mean to be a kill joy either. I was so curious about the history of this event & I went nosing around and found this video & little blurb about Bainbridge.



The death toll will never be known exactly; around 120 people died that night. Guide Sophia later estimated that 62 people had survived the night with her in her whare. Five members of schoolmaster Charles Haszard’s family perished and a young English guest named Edwin Bainbridge died under the falling verandah of the Rotomahana Hotel.

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Written by Edwin Bainbridge of Newcastle on Tyne, England.
“This is the most awful moment of my life. I cannot tell when I may be called upon to meet my God. I am thankful that I find His strength sufficient for me. We are under heavy falls of Volcanoe.”

Re: Banter About Bret

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:10 am
by helgecko
Hey, no way!! 4ever, you're the best! :D
I had no clue that Bainbridge was a real person (our one's cuter!) :lol:

And, from memory, I think you see him die on the veranda in the movie.

Re: Banter About Bret

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:19 am
by Nancy
How sad! Bainbridge's note was so well-written, and reminded me unfortunately of victims of the World Trade Center and United Flight 93, who got phone messages out to their families before they perished. I can see why Bret would have wanted to portray him. This man showed such grace under the direst of circumstances. :(

Re: Banter About Bret

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:35 am
by helgecko
Sorry to be so flippant, but I imagine Bret's thought process might have been something more along the lines of "Hooray! Paid acting work!"
It wasn't exactly Hamlet :wink:

Re: Banter About Bret

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:47 am
by Nancy
Oh no, I'm sure that was exactly his thought process, but the story must have made it more appealing.

So glad you found this gem, hel, and you were able to capture some of it for us, Great H. :thumb:

Re: Banter About Bret

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:51 am
by 4everconchordsfan
Nancy wrote:How sad! Bainbridge's note was so well-written, and reminded me unfortunately of victims of the World Trade Center and United Flight 93, who got phone messages out to their families before they perished. I can see why Bret would have wanted to portray him. This man showed such grace under the direst of circumstances. :(



Bainbridge was just 20 years old when he died. I found a couple more pics but wasnt sure if it was ok to post cos it's off topic. There is a link to 2-3 pics of his memorial & the link is http://nz.images.search.yahoo.com/image ... n&type=JPG

Hel, no worries. It's all good. I'm sure that was Bret's thought process, it's an acting job & an opportunity to portray a significant person.

Re: Banter About Bret

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:30 am
by helgecko
Yeah, you guys are right. I hadn't realised that his part was based on a real person, and perhaps a fairly well known one..? It is cool that he got to portray him :)

Re: Banter About Bret

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:57 am
by Nancy
And you got to see it. :nod:

Re: Banter About Bret

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:20 am
by helgecko
:whitey: :D :heart:

Re: Banter About Bret

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:13 am
by trefusis
So it was a portrayal of a historical event and a real character. Wow... thank you for looking that up, 4ever.

And only 20. (20 yr olds seem to have been radically different, in those days, don't they? :wink: )

Still love the fact that Bret cropped up randomly like that during your holiday, hel. :lol:

Re: Banter About Bret

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:19 am
by nonchalant obsession
That stuff was cool 4ever. Nice find. 8) Eeep, now I feel ever so slightly guilty for laughing at the death of a real person. :oops:

Great H sent me a few more bits. :D

Mr. Bainbridge in the carraige brushing up on New Zealand. (earlobe... :teeth: )

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Mr. Bainbridge doing the eyebrow thing and making me feel funny inside. :blush:

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The collapsed veranda and ensuing demise of poor, dear Mr. Bainbridge. :( Sorry Faith. No feet. ( :lol: )

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Re: Banter About Bret

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:41 am
by Faith
nonchalant obsession wrote:The collapsed veranda and ensuing demise of poor, dear Mr. Bainbridge. :( Sorry Faith. No feet. ( :lol: )


Aw, the feet would have been funny, but of course it wasn't meant to be... :worry:

:prayer: to the eyebrow pic.

Re: Banter About Bret

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:42 am
by nonchalant obsession
:roll2: :roll2: :roll2:

Re: Banter About Bret

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:43 am
by closet jemainiac
those long fingers are kind of creepin me out! :shock:

Re: Banter About Bret

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:22 am
by LauraK
Oh man, I am laughing here and then feeling bad about laughing.....It's not directed at you, realMr. Bainbridge!"

I agree, that eyebrow pic is rowrrrrrr-able!

And yep, the loooong fingers look sort of Nosferatu-like. :o