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#7278 Post by Caligula » Mon May 07, 2018 5:00 am

Sad to hear of Olmi's passing. Just watched Il Posto again the other day - what a magical film. I highly recommend I Fidanzati with Tree Of Wooden Clogs to those who have yet to see it.

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#7279 Post by ellipsis7 » Mon May 07, 2018 5:41 am

“I suoi film? Una spada di luce nell’essenza della storia”

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#7280 Post by Lemmy Caution » Mon May 07, 2018 12:11 pm

You rarely hear of anyone being killed by a giraffe.
When I was in Kenya they would say that a giraffe can deliver a mule-style back-kick strong enough to knock over a minivan. They are large animals, but usually seek to avoid any confrontations. Not sure what happened, but a lot of times incidents like this occur when a usually peaceful animal is trying to protect its young or feels very threatened. Edit: the guy was filming close-ups of some parts of the giraffe who took exception, swung his neck and delivered a head butt that sent the director flying. At least they are not going to kill the giraffe involved, which is too often the default response to such encounters.
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#7281 Post by aox » Mon May 07, 2018 3:16 pm

Lemmy Caution wrote:
You rarely hear of anyone being killed by a giraffe.
When I was in Kenya they would say that a giraffe can deliver a mule-style back-kick strong enough to knock over a minivan. They are large animals, but usually seek to avoid any confrontations. Not sure what happened, but a lot of times incidents like this occur when a usually peaceful animal is trying to protect its young or feels very threatened. Edit: the guy was filming close-ups of some parts of the giraffe who took exception, swung his neck and delivered a head butted that sent the director flying. At least they are not going to kill the giraffe involved, which is too often the default response to such encounters.
Absolutely agreed on all points, including being glad the giraffe won't be killed. I've spent time in southern Africa and there is no reason to get that close to an animal in the bush. Use your lenses and stay safe.

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#7282 Post by Fred Holywell » Mon May 07, 2018 10:22 pm

ellipsis7 wrote:Ermanno Olmi
Remarkable that Turner Classic Movies already had an Olmi double-feature scheduled for Sunday, May 20 (early Monday). Now, sweetly appropriate...

2:00 AM
IL POSTO (1961)

3:45 AM
I FIDANZATI (1962)

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#7283 Post by Fiery Angel » Tue May 08, 2018 1:35 pm

ellipsis7 wrote:Ermanno Olmi
I still can't believe One Fine Day--one of his greatest films--has never been released on DVD, let alone Blu, in the U.S. (It was a Janus release originally, I don't know who has the rights now.)

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#7285 Post by Colpeper » Wed May 09, 2018 12:46 pm

antnield wrote:Anne V. Coates.
I thought her work on The Elephant Man contributed a lot to the success of that film.
From an awards perspective, she was unfortunate that it came out the same year as Raging Bull.

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#7287 Post by Aunt Peg » Fri May 11, 2018 3:47 am

Tom E. Lewis, billed as Tommy Lewis in the title role of The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978) has passed away at the age of 59.

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#7288 Post by bdsweeney » Fri May 11, 2018 6:52 am

As soon as his disappearance was reported, this seemed inevitable. But I was really hoping this wouldn’t be the outcome.

If you’re not familiar with Frightened Rabbit’s album ‘Midnight Organ Fight ‘, I can heartily recommend it.

If you’re at all anxiety-depressive, I’d recommend avoiding Hutchison’s last few tweets as they may trigger unpleasant thoughts.

Very sad news.

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#7289 Post by bearcuborg » Fri May 11, 2018 11:14 am

Caligula wrote:Sad to hear of Olmi's passing. Just watched Il Posto again the other day - what a magical film. I highly recommend I Fidanzati with Tree Of Wooden Clogs to those who have yet to see it.
I don’t think he’s ever made a bad film, at least of the 10+ I’ve seen. Don’t skip the shorts on his first Criterion discs, they’re absolute gems. Legend of the Holy Drinker is one of the greatest films ever made. He may have not been the greatest filmmaker, but I don’t think there’s been anyone better.

He and Maurizio Nichetti are my two favorite Italian filmmakers...as long as we’re making suggestions.
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#7290 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri May 11, 2018 11:19 am

bdsweeney wrote:
As soon as his disappearance was reported, this seemed inevitable. But I was really hoping this wouldn’t be the outcome.

If you’re not familiar with Frightened Rabbit’s album ‘Midnight Organ Fight ‘, I can heartily recommend it.

If you’re at all anxiety-depressive, I’d recommend avoiding Hutchison’s last few tweets as they may trigger unpleasant thoughts.

Very sad news.
This is a truly sad instance of life imitating art, as this is where he was found

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#7291 Post by bdsweeney » Sun May 13, 2018 7:19 pm

All weekend Scott Hutchison's passing has rarely left my head. I really found solace and recognition in how he discussed coping with depression and daily life. Gutted by what has happened.

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#7293 Post by Lost Highway » Mon May 14, 2018 1:24 pm

djproject wrote:Margot Kidder
Was a big fan of hers and always wished she’d had more of a career.

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#7294 Post by hearthesilence » Mon May 14, 2018 3:08 pm

Besides her '70s films, I remember she was pretty good when she hosted SNL - even when used in the thankless role of a straight person (like the sketch with Aykroyd as a male prostitute), she brought something to it, clearly enjoying the sketch without breaking character to undermine the written humor as many SNL performers are now prone to do.

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#7295 Post by colinr0380 » Mon May 14, 2018 4:26 pm

Of course she's great in the Superman films, though her character has an unerring, lemming-like knack for putting herself into ridiculously stupid situations from which she has to be saved! (Kidder is especially blunt about being sidelined as love interest in this contemporary set report from the terrible Superman IV film), but I especially like her rather role in Black Christmas as one of the more tragic victims in that film. I've not had the chance to see Willie & Phil yet (Paul Mazursky's remake of Jules et Jim with Kidder in the Jeanne Moreau role), but that sounds interesting.

And of course there are tons of great Margot Kidder anecdotes peppered throughout Peter Biskind's Easy Riders, Raging Bulls book (and film!)

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#7297 Post by Big Ben » Mon May 14, 2018 5:14 pm

Margot was a bit of fixture in Livingston and she was more than willing to talk to people if they asked the right questions. A real shame.

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#7298 Post by Perkins Cobb » Mon May 14, 2018 10:52 pm

Bill Gibron, perhaps best known around these parts as skuhn8's longtime avatar.

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#7299 Post by Michael Kerpan » Tue May 15, 2018 10:03 am

djproject wrote:Margot Kidder
Very sad. Best Lois Lane ever (among other things).

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