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#6876 Post by Minkin » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:46 am

Old news, but didn't see it reported elsewhere on here:

Alexandra Kluge (Alexander Kluge's sister + star of Abschied von gestern) - back in June

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#6877 Post by MichaelB » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:09 am

The great German-born British-Greek cinematographer Walter Lassally, who after starting out as the British New Wave's Raoul Coutard (in that he shot a fair number of the 1950s Free Cinema films before graduating to many of the key early 1960s kitchen-sink dramas) won an Oscar for Zorba the Greek.

(The link is in Greek, but he lived there, so I assume this is legit.)

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#6879 Post by calculus entrophy » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:00 am

Don Pedro Colley

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#6880 Post by bearcuborg » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:26 pm

Robert Guillaume...dead at 89 from prostate cancer.

Man, I loved Benson as a kid. I can still hum the theme song. I gotta catch up and see what the fuss over Sports Night was...one of these days.

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#6882 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:19 pm

This is essential to any serious rock collection. As posted in the A.V. Club, when your nickname is “Fats” and you make it to 89, you’ve done pretty well.

Almost forgot, he puts in an appearance in Frank Tashlin's The Girl Can’t Help It.

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#6883 Post by Lemmy Caution » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:39 pm

Fats Domino didn't make that many appearances in the last few decades.
Once I corralled a few friends to see Fats circa 1985, when he was making a rare club appearance in NYC. For some reason I called the club before leaving only to find out the show had been cancelled. Fortunately NY was brimming with old soul and jazz and R&B acts in that decade, and we caught Big Jay McNeeley that night instead. But I've always been disappointed I never saw Fats Domino in person.

A great singer and piano player.
Not sure if it's true, but there's an old story that during his 50's popularity, Domino was scheduled for a tour of Australia. But he was so hot in the US, they wanted him to continue recording and performing stateside. So purportedly they sent a young Allen Toussaint to Australia pretending to be Fats Domino and performing all his hits. Figuring no one Down Under knew what the Fat Man actually looked like. Possibly apocryphal, but I always liked the notion.
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#6884 Post by calculus entrophy » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:06 pm

Lemmy Caution wrote: Possibly apocryphal, but I always liked the notion.
Not to go too far off topic, but its not the only time that had been tried.

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#6885 Post by Cameron Swift » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:06 am

Andy Warhol did a similar thing, sending a lookalike actor in his place on a lecture tour in the 60s.

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#6886 Post by Lemmy Caution » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:36 am

Checked the Allen Toussaint wiki page which notes that Toussaint laid down the piano track on a 1957 Fats Domino release, I Want You to Know, while the Fat Man was busy touring. And when free, Fats added his vocal track. I thought Toussaint had done that for up to 3 Fats Domino tunes, but in any case that's likely where the idea of sending Toussaint to Oz as Fats came from, or where the story originated from.
"When Fats was having all those hits in a row, he kept it very simple," says Allen Toussaint, also one of the great New Orleans pia­nists. "He would start a pattern right from the beginning and it would last throughout the song, so if you liked the first two bars, you would like everything. He never fixed what wasn't broken. Another thing he discovered was moving his triplets below middle C. Before Fats, people played triplets in the upper register, and it was a timid kind of sound. When Fats played triplets in the lower register, there was nothing timid about it. No way."
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#6891 Post by Roger Ryan » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:45 pm

Actor Kim Joo-hyuka in an auto accident.

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#6892 Post by Dr Amicus » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:10 am

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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#6895 Post by Dr Amicus » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:34 am

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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#6896 Post by Sloper » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:48 am

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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#6898 Post by bearcuborg » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:21 pm

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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