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  • #16
    Originally posted by Michael Moorcock
    Hugh Griffith was one of the stars of the relatively late The Tichfield Thunderbolt. And played Squire in Tom Jones
    Missed the Tichfield Thunderbolt, sounds fun, and OF COURSE from
    Tom Jones, I'd forgotten.

    Perdix, I'm with you on this, Ronald Lacey really was great, but a question, I thought I remembered him as Shakey Mo, but he's credited as Shades, same character different name?
    "A man is no man who cannot have a fried mackerel when he has set his mind on it; and more especially when he has money in his pocket to pay for it." - E.A. Poe's NICHOLAS DUNKS; OR, FRIED MACKEREL FOR DINNER

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    • #17
      Possibly some blending in the film...? He's called Shades by Finch, in the club (The Friendly Bum, I assume). There are a few character alterations, as there should be in a good film :)

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      • #18
        Yes, Shaky Mo was a later addition (actually first entered the Cornelius canon via M.John Harrison who based him on a friend of his). Shades was the character from The Final Programme, certainly from the first edition and I don't remember making any changes in The Cornelius Quartet.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Michael Moorcock
          Yes, Shaky Mo was a later addition (actually first entered the Cornelius canon via M.John Harrison who based him on a friend of his). Shades was the character from The Final Programme, certainly from the first edition and I don't remember making any changes in The Cornelius Quartet.
          He's still there in The Cornelius Quartet. The chap who plays Shades in the film is Ronal Lacey (link: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0479951/ ), who was the horrific Bishop of Bath and Wells in Blackadder II (a Beesley-esque fellow) :)

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Michael Moorcock
            Yes, Shaky Mo was a later addition (actually first entered the Cornelius canon via M.John Harrison who based him on a friend of his). Shades was the character from The Final Programme, certainly from the first edition and I don't remember making any changes in The Cornelius Quartet.
            Must be getting a bit addled, thanks for the clarification! :)

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Anonymous
              Originally posted by Michael Moorcock
              Yes, Shaky Mo was a later addition (actually first entered the Cornelius canon via M.John Harrison who based him on a friend of his). Shades was the character from The Final Programme, certainly from the first edition and I don't remember making any changes in The Cornelius Quartet.
              Must be getting a bit addled, thanks for the clarification! :)
              Case in point, I keep forgetting to log-in. Cheers.
              "A man is no man who cannot have a fried mackerel when he has set his mind on it; and more especially when he has money in his pocket to pay for it." - E.A. Poe's NICHOLAS DUNKS; OR, FRIED MACKEREL FOR DINNER

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