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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:00 pm 
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Lillian Ross, longtime staff writer at The New Yorker, and author of the incredible book Picture, on the making (and unmaking) of John Huston's The Red Badge of Courage, age 99. If you care at all about classic Hollywood filmmaking, you need to have read that book (plus maybe her amazing article on the cowardice of Hollywood during the Red Scare).


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:16 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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Grzegorz Królikiewicz, probably the greatest Polish filmmaker to pass almost entirely under most film buffs' radar. Poland is not short of important experimental filmmakers, but Królikiewicz was one of the few who made the transition to fiction features without any visible compromise. He was very prolific, and the five features that I've seen only scratch the surface of his vast output, much of which is off limits to non-Polish speakers, but 1977's Dancing Hawk is one of the all-time classic Eastern European "wtf?" films, a political satire so insanely off-kilter both visually (future experimental-video giant Zbigniew Rybczyński was the cinematographer) and tonally that it's hard to believe it was ever greenlit by anyone, let alone the system in Communist Poland at the time. It's the best "Second Run" film that the label never actually distributed - but I hear that this certainly wasn't for want of trying. RIP.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:09 pm 
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William G. Stewart, UK producer and director of sitcoms (including the 1973 big-screen spin-off of Father Dear Father) and game shows. In the latter capacity he was also the presenter of 15 to 1 between 1988 and 2003. I met him twice, when I was on the show, in 2000 and 2003.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:00 pm 
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I've got to ask how far you got in your apppearances! And did you get involved in those gruelling looking dragged out battles between people bouncing questions back and forth to knock each other out?


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:23 am 
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colinr0380 wrote:
I've got to ask how far you got in your apppearances! And did you get involved in those gruelling looking dragged out battles between people bouncing questions back and forth to knock each other out?

The first time I got my first two questions wrong so went out in the first round. The second time was after they allowed people to re-audition if they'd appeared before but hadn't won their heat. That time, I was fourth, i.e. last one out before the commercial break.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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Jan Triska. Fell or jumped off a bridge in Prague.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:40 pm 
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That's awful. His two biggest roles were probably the buttoned up teacher in the Academy Award nominated Elementary School (diected by Jan Sverák who later won the Foreign Language Film Oscar with Kolya) and the Marquis in Jan Svankmajer's Lunacy.

But he seemed the go to person to play very small Eastern European-y roles in American films during the early to mid 80s! He's the very briefly seen Russian spymaster in Peckinpah's The Osterman Weekend, playing a Swedish architect(!) in Nothing Lasts Forever, Polish in the Dudley Moore remake of Unfaithfully Yours, Russian again in 2010 and so on. It goes right up to things like Apt Pupil, Lost Souls and Ronin in the late 90s too. It seems from the imdb page that he had a very prolific film and TV career before leaving for the US.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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Along with Ronin, Triska was the villain in Andersonville -- like Michael Gambon, an unlikely late-career favorite of Frankenheimer's.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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Gisèle Casadesus has passed away at age 103.

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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:12 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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Tony Booth. Best known for being Tony Blair's father-in-law and his TV roles (again, most famously Alf Garnett's son-in-law in Till Death Us Do Part), but also a regular in the Confessions... series of films.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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Hugh Hefner has passed away at 91


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:23 am 
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A good enough excuse to share my favorite Letterman Top Ten list


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:57 am 

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Hefner was an incredible man. A rebel and a maverick, he promoted progressive causes during the very conservative 1950's, and pushed for integration/leadership roles for women before many others. Beyond financing films like Polanski's Macbeth and Bogdanovich's Saint Jack, he was a major contributor to film preservation projects at the UCLA Film & Television Archive and USC. People often forget that Playboy was an early champion of authors like Ray Bradbury, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Haruki Murakami.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:14 pm 
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He was also, by several accounts, a giant creep who was basically running indentured sexual servitude with his multiple "girlfriends". None of this was secret, so the hagiography coming from some circles is more than a little weird.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:42 pm 

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med wrote:
He was also, by several accounts, a giant creep who was basically running indentured sexual servitude with his multiple "girlfriends". None of this was secret, so the hagiography coming from some circles is more than a little weird.

I don't care about his personal life. Only the massive sea change in American popular culture that he helped to shepherd, coupled with his lifelong commitment to liberal platforms, has any interest to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:33 pm 
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It can also be argued that sea change also did as much damage to women, as it did to liberate them too.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:36 pm 
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Anne Jeffreys

Here's the Huell Howser episode about her and her friendship with Ann Rutherford


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:47 pm 
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beamish13 wrote:
med wrote:
He was also, by several accounts, a giant creep who was basically running indentured sexual servitude with his multiple "girlfriends". None of this was secret, so the hagiography coming from some circles is more than a little weird.

I don't care about his personal life. Only the massive sea change in American popular culture that he helped to shepherd, coupled with his lifelong commitment to liberal platforms, has any interest to me.

Cool. In his professional life, he helped foster an unrealistic standard of female beauty and preyed on the women who posed in his magazine.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:53 am 
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And I don't get the impression he really ever went the extra mile with his liberal beliefs. From what I can gather, he was just friendly to African-Americans because he loved jazz and had a hard-on for black women.

If the sex-positive people I follow on social media are any indication, he has a complex legacy. Some see him as the icon he is in pop culture, but others exploitative and predatory. I've got to say the fact that his plot will be next to Marilyn Monroe's, considering her photos were used without her agreement in the first issue, is creepy as hell.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:32 pm 
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Game show host Monty Hall at 96. I had no idea he was the father of actress Joanna Gleason.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:44 am 
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Interestingly, my mom's cousin was one of the models on Let's Make A Deal back in the 60s (Barbara Lyon). And my cousin was a Playboy centerfold in the 90s. What a week for them. I don't really know whether Barbara is still around, but Danelle is.


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