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Through the Magpie Eye: A Brief Tribute to Burt Reynolds

Published: Fri Sep 07 2018

Burt Reynolds died last night at the age of 82.

More than just an actor, Burt was a one-man embodiment of a long lost era of CB radio jargon, orangutan chauffeurs, ill-fated canoe trips, elaborate car chases, swamp-based boat leaps, illicit moonshine, helicopter stunts, friendly elephants, stressed out sheriffs, bootleg beer, airborne Pontiacs, bar fights, Stetson hats and big moustaches.

Here’s a few old film posters mostly from the 70s. Have a quick scroll through these, fetch yourself a Coors and dust off that old Smokey and the Bandit VHS.

Rest in peace Burt.