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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:18 pm 
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antnield wrote:

A huge loss. Not just an excellent novelist and Marxist art critic (WAYS OF SEEING is essential), but a great collaborator with Alain Tanner on his finest films.

Very much seconded on John Berger. Ways of Seeing is a fantastic series on art criticism (and critical thinking in general).


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:58 pm 
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I must confess I did not take to Berger like either of you two, Kenneth Clark was more my type. Have you two seen The Seasons in Quincy?


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Tilikum, the killer whale featured in the documentary Blackfish.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:19 pm 
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Ricardo Piglia, Argentinian author: Burnt Money was made into film.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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Nat Hentoff, journalist, writer, author and Jazz aficionado.


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A better Hentoff obit ...


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:16 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:32 pm 
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Tony Rosato, former SCTV and SNL actor who later battled Capgras syndrome


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:02 pm 
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Tommy Allsup. Played lead guitar for some of Buddy Holly's later recordings (most notably "It's So Easy" where he turns in a fine solo), he also backed Holly on his last tour and "lost" a fateful coin toss that kept him off that plane.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:21 pm 
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Teresa Ann Savoy, English actress best known for appearing in three notorious Italian films: Salon Kitty, Private Vices Public Virtues and of course Caligula.

Sadly, I can't say I'm surprised at this news - when I recorded my piece for Mondo Macabro's recent release of Private Vices Public Virtues I heard she was in a very bad way.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:55 pm 
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I'm sorry to hear that. She is a little peripheral in Caligula (playing the much mourned sister in an incestuous relationship with Malcolm McDowell's Caligula before Helen Mirren takes over for the second half!), but she's really the central character of the raunchy mash up of The Damned and Cabaret, Salon Kitty (NSFW), no matter how much that film digresses off into other eye-opening shenanigans! She's the core though, moving from enthusiastic National Socialist into co-owner of a potential brothel franchise by the climax (suggesting the fine line between capitalism and fascism! Especially in how they both exploit the body politic!)

(I remember being particularly glad to see that Private Vices, Public Virtues featured her too, and during the same period of her career as well. It was great to see that film returned to view)


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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William Peter Blatty, thus far only confirmed via Friedkin's twitter


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:23 am 
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Lord Snowdon (Antony Armstrong-Jones), photographer and former husband of Princess Margaret.

IMDB doesn't record it, but under the name "Tony Snowdon" he also directed two episodes of the 1975 BBC series Explorers, which I remember from the time - the episodes on Burke and Wills and Mary Kelly. In fact this series, which won a British Academy Award, seems to have dropped off the radar entirely. It doesn't appear to have entries on either IMDB on Wikipedia.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:22 pm 
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Grand Wazoo wrote:

I'll jump in before Mark Kermode does a bigger tribute to it (although I'll do it through sharing one of his video blogs on the film! Partly because the film's trailer appears to be Content Warning locked on YouTube!) but The Ninth Configuration is an amazing piece of work. Like Catch-22 but more off-kilter, funnier and even more harrowing. Better, and more religiously introspective, than The Exorcist but understandably more esoteric and weird than that bed-bouncing blockbuster.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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colinr0380 wrote:
Grand Wazoo wrote:

I'll jump in before Mark Kermode does a bigger tribute to it (although I'll do it through sharing one of his video blogs on the film! Partly because the film's trailer appears to be Content Warning locked on YouTube!) but The Ninth Configuration is an amazing piece of work. Like Catch-22 but more off-kilter, funnier and even more harrowing. Better, and more religiously introspective, than The Exorcist but understandably more esoteric and weird than that bed-bouncing blockbuster.


I agree. Steve de Jarnatt, director of Cherry 2000 and Miracle Mile, reminisced on social media that Blatty personally acted as a street corner barker for The Ninth Configuration outside of the UCLA-adjacent cinema that was exhibiting it.
He was a fantastic novelist, and his work as a screenwriter on the second film in the Pink Panther franchise, A Shot in the Dark is remarkable.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:21 pm 
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Dick Gautier, who played Hymie - the robot on Get Smart - dead at 85.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:32 pm 
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It's a massive shame that case sat like it did collecting dust until he was unreliable enough to prosecute.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:18 pm 
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I guess the lawyer wasn't lying when he said Snuka didn't have a lot of time left.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:08 am 
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 Post subject: Passages
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:22 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:40 pm 

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Omensetter wrote:

Really?

I'm stunned... Mark was utterly brilliant. I didn't know him personally, but I never had the impression he was either particularly old, or sick, so this is quite a shock. Edit: I've just read on Wiki that his wife confirmed it was a suicide. Horribly tragic.

In his honor I want to post this brilliant analysis/discussion of Kubrick he started, from the old google newsgroup.

R.I.P.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:20 pm 
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Dick Gautier, who played Hymie - the robot on Get Smart - dead at 85.

Gautier co-wrote the 1968 movie "Maryjane" and the 1972 film "Wild in the Sky," starring Georg Stanford Brown.

Anyone familiar with those films?

I always thought Gautier did a terrific job as Hymie, weirdly believable, even as the jokes he was given (mostly to do with over-literal understanding of phrases) were rather uneven.


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