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#7051 Post by Feego » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:24 pm

Hers was truly one of the defining musical voices of the 90s. I am shocked and very saddened by this news.

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#7052 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:36 pm

colinr0380 wrote:While the Cantonese version of the track over the end credits of Chungking Express is the iconic use of the song in cinema, it did also turn up a couple of years after that over the opening scenes of the Nora Ephron film re-teaming Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, You've Got Mail (in its English language version naturally!)
Dreams also plays over the second to last scene of Mission Impossible where Tom Cruise unconvincingly has a post-Channel Tunnel pint with Ving Rhames (same London pub as used in Get Him To The Greek btw!)

Linger also had an Alphaville-riffing video.

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#7053 Post by colinr0380 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:16 pm

thirtyframesasecond wrote:Linger also had an Alphaville-riffing video.
I had never seen that before!

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#7056 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:18 am

Buttery Jeb wrote:Hugh Wilson
I reckon the first Police Academy movie would still raise a giggle. Maybe. I remember seeing it when I was very young and I just remember the one bit where some statuesque blonde cop seduces another guy in the academy. It was one of the first times I remember seeing anything sexual when watching a film :oops:

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#7057 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:20 pm

I kind of liked Guarding Tess too, which struck me as an amusing combination of The Bodyguard and Driving Miss Daisy! On the other hand The First Wives Club has just blurred in my mind into a contextless montage of the least interesting representations of 'empowerment' - women dancing in joy and high fiving each other in fashion departments to celebrate having gotten rid of the man in their lives (but not their money) set to the overly literal soundtrack of Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves/You Don't Own Me/etc! I seem to remember there being a heck of a lot of squealing and screaming going on! (But that did seem to set the template for a certain kind of film for a while afterwards: The Banger Sisters, The Women and so on. As well as pre-dating Sex and the City by a few years)
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#7060 Post by colinr0380 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:34 pm

Aunt Peg wrote:Bradford Dillman
They might only be the films that I'll remember him for but he had a great run of roles in B-movies that were hybrids of the animal attack and disaster movie genres popular in the mid to late 70s. He's the lead in Bug from 1975, a William Castle production directed by Jeannot Szwarc. Apparently (at least according to the commentators on the 42nd Street Forever trailer compilations) the release of Jaws completely overwhelmed this other 'when nature attacks' film and might even have led to Szwarc being given the directing role on Jaws 2 to kind of make up for it!

He's also in notoriously silly killer bee film The Swarm, that was sort of the film that signaled the end for Irwin Allen's brand of star laden disaster movies. But of course what he should always be remembered for is his lead role in Joe Dante's classic Piranha. Which has the great exchange between the hero and heroine when they get waylaid by the authorities: "You go out there and distract the guard", "What if he's gay?", "Then I'll distract him!"

I'd also love to see Chosen Survivors some time! Or Guyana: Cult of the Damned for that matter!

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#7062 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:21 pm

I'll always remember her fondly for her part in the docile half of probably the greatest "paired" musical perf ever, "Innamorata" from Artists and Models, but honestly, contray to her obit, there's little mystery in why her career withered after winning her (undeserved) Oscar

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#7063 Post by hearthesilence » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:29 pm

She was wonderful in The Tarnished Angels. I just saw The Big Sleep recently and forgot she was the bookstore clerk - I had to go back and take a second look, because between the dark (rather than blonde) hair and her very young age, it was easy to mistake her for someone else.

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#7064 Post by Polybius » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:52 am

Dillman is also the victim of Harry Callahan's immortal "Your mouthwash ain't makin' it!" diss. Just one of his many smarmy, officious twits, which he always played with aplomb.

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#7065 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:51 am

I do like the way that the obit for Dorothy Malone 'sexes up' her final appearance as a "similing lesbian ax murderer" in Basic Instinct. They're not exactly wrong but she only appears in the scene immediately following the car chase version of Vertigo's tailing scene as the sweet old lady that Stone's character is making a (conjugal? See, I can also add extra drama!) visit to, seen from afar waving her goodbye!

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#7066 Post by knives » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:06 pm

domino harvey wrote:I'll always remember her fondly for her part in the docile half of probably the greatest "paired" musical perf ever, "Innamorata" from Artists and Models, but honestly, contray to her obit, there's little mystery in why her career withered after winning her (undeserved) Oscar
Huh? I guess opinions will be opinions, but she makes the movie for me and I really like her performances in general.

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#7067 Post by Feego » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:39 pm

Of the actresses nominated that year, Malone wouldn't have been my pick (I'd go with Eileen Heckart, though I know that's not a popular opinion either), but I'm certainly not mad at her win. I agree with knives, she was a good actress in general and one I've enjoyed in whatever I've seen her in (particularly her bit in The Big Sleep).

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#7070 Post by rohmerin » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:24 am

Paul Bocuse, chef.

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#7071 Post by rohmerin » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:34 am

Olivia Lua, 23 years old. 5th porn actress died in 69 days.

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#7072 Post by Feego » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:04 pm

Connie Sawyer, Hollywood's oldest working actress, at age 105.

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#7075 Post by soundchaser » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:27 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:Ursula K. Le Guin
Damn. A titan, for sure.

I'll always think fondly of these two (perhaps odd) pieces in particular: her speech about commodity and her excellent take on Go Set a Watchman, which was unfairly slagged by critics who were looking at it from the wrong angle.

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