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Discuss films and filmmakers of the 20th century (and even a little of the 19th century). Threads may contain spoilers.
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#7076 Post by ando » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:27 pm

fdm wrote:Hugh Masekela
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Masekela wrote the book/score, with Mbongeni Ngema, for my favorite musical. South African legend.
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#7078 Post by bearcuborg » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:14 pm

Very nice read, thanks for posting. So many 90s memories-I has always hoped his work with Elastica would have jump started more work with Justine Frischmann.

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#7079 Post by Donald Brown » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:29 pm

Devastatingly bad news, but unsurprising. He was obviously in ill health for some time, and seemed uninterested in taking care of himself, continuing to drink as if he were still in his twenties.

The Fall is by a huge margin my favorite rock band, and Smith's lyrics were incomparably strange and imaginative. Regardless of the band's composition, its sound bore his unique imprint.

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#7080 Post by Drucker » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:33 pm

My great aunt died last Friday and this hit me way harder. Nothing in the world has had an influence on me anywhere near The Fall have.

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#7081 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:46 pm

Echo Helstrom Casey, the Girl From the North Country

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#7082 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:07 pm

RIP Mark E Smith, one of the greats of indie music for decades on end. And he was great up to the end there: Our Future, Your Clutter has become my favorite Fall album

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#7083 Post by bearcuborg » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:56 pm

I will have to catch up later Fall records. Also, sorry for your loss Drucker.

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#7084 Post by Drucker » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:35 pm

domino harvey wrote:RIP Mark E Smith, one of the greats of indie music for decades on end. And he was great up to the end there: Our Future, Your Clutter has become my favorite Fall album
I know your brand is having the off-the-beaten-path opinions on this forum but good lord man.

Rather than recommend their music which is worthy of its own thread, I strongly recommend fans of the group check out The FALLen which is a great read, and perfectly captures the madness of being a Fall fan. Other diehards will certainly see a bit of themself in the author, I know I did.

In addition, Steve Hanley's book from last year is a bit hard to get into, but once you vibe with his writing style, it's very rewarding, and a great first-person account of time in the band. It's especially helpful and clarifying about a number of mythological Fall events (like MES insisting on using a cassette tape to serve as the master for Bend Sinister.

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#7087 Post by Sloper » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:16 am

Howard Lew Lewis, best known as Rabies in Maid Marian and Her Merry Men (if, like me, you were a child in the UK in the early 90s).

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#7088 Post by Lemmy Caution » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:21 am

mfunk9786 wrote:Echo Helstrom Casey, the Girl From the North Country
A longer obit/appreciation from Minny.
She also worked in the film industry some.
Btw, Howard Tate does a nice cover of the song Girl From the North Country.

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#7089 Post by MichaelB » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:28 pm

Composer and regular Mel Brooks collaborator (on The Elephant Man as well as the likes of Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein) John Morris.

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#7090 Post by Kirkinson » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:19 pm

I think John Morris was seriously underrated by everybody other than Mel Brooks and the people in his circle. I've gotten raised eyebrows for this before, but it still makes me kind of sad that David Lynch used "Adagio for Strings" for Elephant Man's final scene instead of the music John Morris wrote, which tied in so beautifully with the Psalm 23 scene. Plus the fact that the Barber piece subsequently became so unremittingly overused, though Lynch obviously couldn't have foreseen that.

And of course Morris had a hand in one of the all-time best film music jokes in cinema, from High Anxiety.

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#7091 Post by djproject » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:54 am

Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA founder ... Fincher's perpetual scorn and the supporter of personal Criterion libraries everywhere ;)

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#7092 Post by Calvin » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:18 pm

Maria Saakyan. From Second Run:
It is with great sadness and shock that we report that young Armenian filmmaker Maria Saakyan has passed away at the age of 37.

We had the pleasure of knowing her, having released her elegiac 2006 debut THE LIGHTHOUSE (Mayak) in 2011.
She leaves an impressive body of poetic works that includes I'M GOING TO CHANGE MY NAME (Alaverdi, 2012) and ENTROPIYA (2013).

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#7093 Post by Kirkinson » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:59 pm

That's a very sad loss. The Lighthouse was quite good and I was looking forward to what she would do in the future. I hope I get to see her other films some day.

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#7094 Post by ex-cowboy » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:19 pm

Drucker wrote:
domino harvey wrote:RIP Mark E Smith, one of the greats of indie music for decades on end. And he was great up to the end there: Our Future, Your Clutter has become my favorite Fall album
I know your brand is having the off-the-beaten-path opinions on this forum but good lord man.

Rather than recommend their music which is worthy of its own thread, I strongly recommend fans of the group check out The FALLen which is a great read, and perfectly captures the madness of being a Fall fan. Other diehards will certainly see a bit of themself in the author, I know I did.

In addition, Steve Hanley's book from last year is a bit hard to get into, but once you vibe with his writing style, it's very rewarding, and a great first-person account of time in the band. It's especially helpful and clarifying about a number of mythological Fall events (like MES insisting on using a cassette tape to serve as the master for Bend Sinister.
I'll 'second' that vote for OFYC, whilst not my absolute favourite (Grotesque (After the Gramme) probably just pips Perverted by Language and The Light User Syndrome as my top), it is certainly a belter of a record and a great rejoinder to those who dismiss anything after the late 80s or early 90s - Real New.. / Fall Heads Roll, Reformation... & Imperial Wax... all have incredible stuff on too).

Will have to check out the Hanley book. Not sure why, but have yet to round to reading any books about The Fall, although I'm going through many of the key literary works that influenced him.

If people haven't yet read his final interview (posted at the Guardian), it's predictably hilarious, his views on Blade Runner (he hated it) and Arnie in Total Recall (he loved him) and that he wanted either Rip Torn (who's dead, apparently) or a dwarf to play him in a film of his life particularly sticking in the mind.

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#7095 Post by Aunt Peg » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:16 am

ex-cowboy wrote:
If people haven't yet read his final interview (posted at the Guardian), it's predictably hilarious, his views on Blade Runner (he hated it) and Arnie in Total Recall (he loved him) and that he wanted either Rip Torn (who's dead, apparently) or a dwarf to play him in a film of his life particularly sticking in the mind.
Rip Torn is not dead.

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#7096 Post by Kirkinson » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:24 am

Aunt Peg wrote:
ex-cowboy wrote:If people haven't yet read his final interview (posted at the Guardian), it's predictably hilarious, his views on Blade Runner (he hated it) and Arnie in Total Recall (he loved him) and that he wanted either Rip Torn (who's dead, apparently) or a dwarf to play him in a film of his life particularly sticking in the mind.
Rip Torn is not dead.
Yes, he means Mark E Smith thinks Rip Torn is dead in the interview.

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#7097 Post by swo17 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:31 am

But Mark E. Smith is dead

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#7098 Post by Aunt Peg » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:20 am

Thanks for the clarifying everyone.

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