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#7951 Post by doh286 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:33 pm


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#7952 Post by What A Disgrace » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:13 pm

Looking over Russi Taylor's long and varied career, now that I know of her passing and have, thus, looked over the roles she has done, is real eye opening. I was a child of the 80s and early 90s, so losing the Huey, Dewey and Louie of DuckTales is sad enough, but that's just the barest tip of the iceberg of her input in the past 40 years of animation, and almost certainly not the roles most people remember her for.

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#7953 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:01 pm

Nick Buoniconti. HBO Sports put out a documentary on him last year that was quite fascinating and very sad, as it concerned his son who was paralyzed playing football and his own deteriorating condition.

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#7954 Post by Fiery Angel » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:26 pm


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#7955 Post by Timec » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:05 pm

Fiery Angel wrote:
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Hal Prince
As a lover of musical theater, his list of producer and director credits is pretty incredible. From The Pajama Game and West Side Story to Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, and Evita, he had a hand in an astonishing number of legendary productions.

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#7956 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:22 pm


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#7957 Post by Zinoviev » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:18 am

flyonthewall2983 wrote:
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Harley Race
Long live the King!

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#7958 Post by okcmaxk » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:27 pm


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#7959 Post by Blutarsky » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:16 pm

okcmaxk wrote:
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D.A. Pennebaker
The moment I saw this I just finished Dont Look Back . Goddamn this is eerie.

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#7960 Post by Gaddis » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:31 am

Blutarsky wrote:
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okcmaxk wrote:
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D.A. Pennebaker
The moment I saw this I just finished Dont Look Back . Goddamn this is eerie.
I watched a Raul Ruiz the night before he died, and then even more unlikely, Three Days the night before Yekaterina Golubeva died.

Do you want to come round and watch Home Alone 2 with me?

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#7961 Post by bearcuborg » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:21 am

The NYT obit said he had 8 kids! It said that N.Y., N.Y. (Francis Thompson) influenced him greatly.

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#7962 Post by swo17 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:48 pm

Daybreak Express (so great that Criterion had to include it as an extra on both The Horse's Mouth and Dont Look Back) certainly shows that influence

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#7963 Post by bearcuborg » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:39 pm

I can absolutely see that. I don’t know if I had seen Thompson’s film by the time I first saw Daybreak Express at a jazz festival many years ago.

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#7964 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:15 pm


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#7966 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:52 am

Composer Barrington Pheloung at 65. Most famous for the theme tune to Inspector Morse, though he also composed for a number of UK film directors: Paul W.S. Anderson's first film Shopping, Anthony Mingella's Truly Madly Deeply and a number of films directed by Anand Tucker: Hilary and Jackie, Shopgirl, and And When Did You Last See Your Father?

Plus also a few other items of interest: composing the score for the Roger Christian film Nostradamus, which is probably Christian's biggest scaled film though just as goofy as Battlefield: Earth! As well as the score for Tobe Hooper's adaptation of Stephen King's The Mangler! And in 1992 Twin Dragons, the Jackie Chan film!

Plus the first couple of games in the Broken Sword series of point-and-click adventure games from the late 90s.

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#7967 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:35 pm

No English-language links yet but French New Wave director Jean-Pierre Mocky has died. According to IMDB, his now last film Tous flics! is in post-production, so he really kept working right til the end

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#7968 Post by lzx » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:15 pm

Here's an English article from Eye for Film

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#7970 Post by GaryC » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:30 am

Late entry - Genevieve Waite, star of Joanna (1968) and with a cameo role in Myra Breckinridge, on 18 May, aged 71. There are obituaries online, but we seem to have missed her passing here.

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#7971 Post by Aunt Peg » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:02 am

Edward Lewis (producer of Spartacus, Missing & The River amongst others) passed away recently at age of 99. His wife Mildred who co-produced Missing with him passed away earlier in the year.

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#7972 Post by blackswan » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:11 am

Ningali Lawford-Wolf known for her role in Rabbit-Proof Fence.

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#7973 Post by MichaelB » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:40 am


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#7974 Post by bearcuborg » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:11 am

MichaelB wrote:
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Richard Williams.
...he was advised to learn how to draw properly and admitted he “lost all interest in animation” until he was 23 – throwing himself into art.

He said he was drawn back to the craft because his “paintings were trying to move”.
It’s difficult for me to imagine a more definitive/must own book for an animator than his own Animator's Survival Kit.

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