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#8551 Post by mfunk9786 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:11 pm

Wilford Brimley

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#8552 Post by Adam » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:14 am

Terry Cannon, founder of Pasadena (later Los Angeles) Filmforum, and also founder of the Baseball Reliquary. First one to give Barbara Hammer a paid screening outside the lesbian community of the Bay Area, along with many other things. Just a wonderful human being.

An oral history with Terry:
https://www.alternativeprojections.com/ ... ry-cannon/

An article by him about the early years of Filmforum:
https://www.alternativeprojections.com/ ... 1975-1983/

http://www.baseballreliquary.org/

https://www.pasadenanow.com/main/baseba ... ies-at-67/

https://www.armoryarts.org/exhibitions/2019/arledge/

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#8553 Post by colinr0380 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:59 am

mfunk9786 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:11 pm
Wilford Brimley
Very sad to hear. He's great in the 1982 version of The Thing as the character who figures out the implications of the infection (in a scene very like the one of speaking with Mother in Alien and later like the scene in The Fly remake) and destroys the link to the outside world, then gets dragged to a shack outside and isolated there. Then when the characters check on him later after everything has only gotten worse we get that both funny and chilling scene of Blair calmly saying "you can let me back in" with the noose hanging in the foreground of the shot!

Or as Red Letter Media put it "Wilford Brimley is the smartest character in the movie"!

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#8554 Post by hearthesilence » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:33 am

colinr0380 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:59 am
mfunk9786 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:11 pm
Wilford Brimley
Very sad to hear. He's great in the 1982 version of The Thing as the character who figures out the implications of the infection (in a scene very like the one of speaking with Mother in Alien and later like the scene in The Fly remake) and destroys the link to the outside world, then gets dragged to a shack outside and isolated there. Then when the characters check on him later after everything has only gotten worse we get that both funny and chilling scene of Blair calmly saying "you can let me back in" with the noose hanging in the foreground of the shot!

Or as Red Letter Media put it "Wilford Brimley is the smartest character in the movie"!
When I was a child, I remember him primarily from Quaker oatmeal and diabetes commercials, both of which seemed ubiquitous in memory. It looks like most people remember him that way in the U.S. judging by the news reports. I don't think I saw him act until I caught The China Syndrome on TV (which apparently was his first film appearance), but it was quite a surprise when I was introduced to his more malicious characters via Sydney Pollack's The Firm - the secondary cast in that film was uniformly excellent, but Brimley in particular made quite a chilling impression.

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#8555 Post by colinr0380 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:50 am

I think the thing that I saw him the most in from TV screenings as a kid was probably his roles as part of the ensemble cast of the two Cocoon films.

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#8556 Post by Feego » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:20 am

Sonia Darrin, memorable (and uncredited) as the rude bookstore clerk who spars with Bogart in The Big Sleep before he goes across the street to Dorothy Malone's more accommodating bookstore.

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#8557 Post by GaryC » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:05 am

I can't see any online obituaries at the moment which aren't in Italian, but actor Gianrico Tedeschi died on 27 July at the age of 100.

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#8558 Post by Lemmy Caution » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:12 am

Feego wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:20 am
Sonia Darrin, memorable (and uncredited) as the rude bookstore clerk who spars with Bogart in The Big Sleep before he goes across the street to Dorothy Malone's more accommodating bookstore.
Good descrip -- I can picture that scene, and her, perfectly. I like how Bogie nerds up.

Sonia Darrin's son was Mason Reese, that oompah-loompah-looking kid who made tons of commercials in the 70's.

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#8559 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:41 am


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#8560 Post by L.A. » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:57 am

I remember Reni Santoni from Bad Boys (1983) and Cobra (1986). Don’t remember what was his role in the former though, in the latter he was the foulmouthed partner for Cobretti.

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#8561 Post by PfR73 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:45 pm

hearthesilence wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:33 am
When I was a child, I remember him primarily from Quaker oatmeal and diabetes commercials.
Bizarrely, the very first nightmare I ever remember having in my life, when I was a child in the 1980s, was about Wilford Brimley trying to kill me, stalking my family through Fredericksburg, Texas. All I would have known him from at that point was the Quaker Oats commercials; and for some reason my subconscious decided to conjure him up and give me my first nightmare.

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#8562 Post by Dylan » Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:16 pm

Composer Billy Goldenberg, who scored such feature films as The Last of Sheila, Up the Sandbox, Busting, The Grasshopper, and Red Sky at Morning, but is probably best known for his television work, which includes Night Gallery, Kojak, Columbo, Rhoda, and Spielberg's Duel.

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#8563 Post by Reverend Drewcifer » Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:11 pm

Pete Hamill

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#8564 Post by MichaelB » Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:34 am

Critic, playwright and translator Eric Bentley, a few weeks short of his 104th birthday.

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#8565 Post by dadaistnun » Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:41 pm

Unwound bassist Vern Rumsey.

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#8566 Post by MichaelB » Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:13 pm

Dutch documentary-maker Hans Scheepmaker, in truly hideous circumstances.

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#8567 Post by Mr. Deltoid » Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:38 pm

MichaelB wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:13 pm
Dutch documentary-maker Hans Scheepmaker, in truly hideous circumstances.
Care to elaborate Michael? I've Googled this, but everyrhing's coming up in Dutch.

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#8568 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:41 pm

Mr. Deltoid wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:38 pm
MichaelB wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:13 pm
Dutch documentary-maker Hans Scheepmaker, in truly hideous circumstances.
Care to elaborate Michael? I've Googled this, but everyrhing's coming up in Dutch.
He was stung to death by wasps

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#8569 Post by swo17 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:55 pm

A large swarm of them

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#8570 Post by Mr. Deltoid » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:01 pm

The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:41 pm
Mr. Deltoid wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:38 pm
MichaelB wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:13 pm
Dutch documentary-maker Hans Scheepmaker, in truly hideous circumstances.
Care to elaborate Michael? I've Googled this, but everyrhing's coming up in Dutch.
He was stung to death by wasps
Jesus!! :shock:

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#8571 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:36 pm

swo17 wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:55 pm
A large swarm of them
What a horrendous way to die


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#8575 Post by HitchcockLang » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:12 pm

Singer and guitarist Trini Lopez (who also appeared in The Dirty Dozen) died today from COVID-19.

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