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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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#7502 Post by FigrinDan » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:04 pm

I hold Gary Kurtz in high regards. I believe he was more responsible for the success of Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back as the Producer than George Lucas was as Director. George may have been the idea guy, but without someone willing to tell him "no" we get things like the Prequels.

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#7503 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:28 am

He also got his start with Monte Hellman, as an AD and/or producer on films like The Shooting, Ride in the Whirlwind, and Two-Lane Blacktop. Quite a career.

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#7504 Post by MichaelB » Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:46 pm

Isabel Quigly, primarily a distinguished translator, but she was also the Spectator’s film critic from 1956-66 (a position previously held by Graham Greene).

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#7505 Post by Donald Brown » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:36 pm

Singer Marty Balin.

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#7511 Post by Dr Amicus » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:39 am

I'd missed that - but it's a big loss. He was always one of my favourite artists on the series (and, IMO, the definitive Strontium Dog artist as well).

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#7512 Post by paulm » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:34 pm

Clay animator Will Vinton

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#7513 Post by Never Cursed » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:39 pm

C. J. Fuller, former Clemson running back, at 22

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#7515 Post by Lemmy Caution » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:12 am

MichaelB wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:26 am
Charles Aznavour
When I was in Bulgaria last year, Aznavour sold out a stadium in nearby Belgrade, Serbia. Not bad for a nonagenarian Aznavourian.

Was just (re-)watching Egoyan's Ararat last night and Aznavour has a small recurring part which the film partly revolves around. I find it a frustrating film, which I'll finish tonight, but Aznavour has a presence and is very sympathetic.

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#7516 Post by Feego » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:22 am

paulm wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:34 pm
Clay animator Will Vinton
Very sad. Vinton's work was ubiquitous in my childhood, from the California Raisins and Domino's Noid (that thing used to freak me out) to his horrifying visual effects in Return to Oz. I had no idea he was behind the CGI M&M's commercials.

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#7518 Post by dadaistnun » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:12 am

Michael Panico, cofounder of the excellent independent jazz label Relative Pitch Records.

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#7519 Post by MichaelB » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:44 am

Ray Galton who, with his close friend and longterm writing partner Alan Simpson (who died early last year), made an incalculable contribution to British comedy.

(Even if they’d only written either Hancock’s Half Hour or Steptoe and Son they’d be giants, but creating both ranks them very high indeed amongst the most important contributors to the early evolution of the British sitcom. Indeed, in many ways they laid down ground rules that are still being scrupulously followed today.)

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#7520 Post by Dylan » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:56 pm

Screenwriter and director Audrey Wells.

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#7522 Post by domino harvey » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:02 am

Always liked him as the sad dad in Junebug, but then again I like everyone in Junebug

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#7523 Post by Polybius » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:29 pm

I loved his Justified guest spot, especially the wobbly old guy race at the airport between his character and Art.

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#7525 Post by Dylan » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:01 pm

Actress Celeste Yarnall, perhaps best remembered for her roles on television (including Star Trek and Bonanza) and in such films as Eve, The Velvet Vampire, and Live a Little, Love a Little. I always liked her.

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