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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:45 pm 
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Actor Kim Joo-hyuka in an auto accident.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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Paddy Russell - TV Director, an assistant to Rudolph Cartier on 1984 and Quatermass, and later the first female director on Doctor Who. Among the stories she directed were 'Invasion Of The Dinosaurs', the earliest story I can remember watching, and the 'The Pyramids Of Mars', one of the all time classics and a fan favourite.


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Dudley Simpson - Prolific composer on Doctor Who and many other TV series and one-offs, including Blakes 7, The Ascent of Man and several BBC Shakespeares.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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Easy as it is to make fun of those shows' production values, Simpson's work was often stunning. I recently watched some old episodes of Blake's 7 and Doctor Who with my wife (she wanted to know how I spent my childhood), and was genuinely impressed by a lot of the music Simpson wrote. Some of those cues have been replaying in my head, with great regularity, for over 25 years.


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When asked for his choice of intro music as a Phillie, Roy told the team that it didn’t matter, he wouldn’t notice it anyway.

One of the coolest stories ever...it tells you how locked in to his job he was.


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John Hillerman. RIP Rodney


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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Love his roles in Paper Moon...


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:09 am 
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And the laurel and hearty handshake from Blazing Saddles.


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John Hillerman. RIP Rodney

He was just great as Higgins in Magnum PI


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Screenwriter Robert Getchell, back in October


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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David Pendleton, the tremendous programmer for the Harvard Film Archive (and a very nice person): https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/movies ... story.html

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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:47 pm 
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Professor Wagstaff wrote:
Screenwriter Robert Getchell, back in October


Rest in peace. It's amazing how the most talented people in Hollywood, the screenwriters, can often go their whole lives writing brilliant things, and die totally unknown to the general public and never having, or almost never having, their visions brought faithfully or unadulteratedly to the screen. And they're top industry insiders and often very rich.

A perhaps tasteless question for the forum: I've always wondered if it would be possible for an unconnected layperson like me to access some of the original screenplays I've heard about over the years being so much better than the film that ultimately gets made. Especially Earl Mac Rauch's for Scorsese's awful New York, New York, or Carole Eastman's for The Fortune, or even some of the ones that Altman allegedly ruined, especially for The Company and Popeye. Any info would be really appreciated, thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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Is this a different Liz Smith from the actress? Because that one died last year.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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Is this a different Liz Smith from the actress? Because that one died last year.

Yep, there were two of them:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0809131
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0809132


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:57 am 
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He clearly meant the gossip columnist.

I don’t think Liz was ever on Howard Stern-but she always provided good material for the show.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:32 am 
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From last Friday... Former Faith No More Singer Chuck Mosley Dead At 57.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:35 am 
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Yes, the gossip columnist-- in the halcyon days before the Internet, I grew up with her telling me all about various celebs' embarrassments and wrongdoings on E!'s the Gossip Show


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:52 pm 
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She was also a regular on the classic, somehow hosted by AJ Benza and a fog of smoke, Hollywood Mysteries and Scandals.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:45 pm 
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Randall Maysin wrote:
Professor Wagstaff wrote:
Screenwriter Robert Getchell, back in October


Rest in peace. It's amazing how the most talented people in Hollywood, the screenwriters, can often go their whole lives writing brilliant things, and die totally unknown to the general public and never having, or almost never having, their visions brought faithfully or unadulteratedly to the screen. And they're top industry insiders and often very rich.

A perhaps tasteless question for the forum: I've always wondered if it would be possible for an unconnected layperson like me to access some of the original screenplays I've heard about over the years being so much better than the film that ultimately gets made. Especially Earl Mac Rauch's for Scorsese's awful New York, New York, or Carole Eastman's for The Fortune, or even some of the ones that Altman allegedly ruined, especially for The Company and Popeye. Any info would be really appreciated, thanks!

I've always wondered this as well. Along with early drafts, there are many unproduced scripts I'd love to read. Paddy Chayefsky's The Habakkuk Conspiracy is my holy grail in this regard. Perhaps it is archived in his collection at The New York Public Library.


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