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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:44 pm 

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Yes, his work was dreck, by all accounts he was a greedy and ill tempered man that wasn't above fleecing his own gallery owners, but I was tickled pink to find out today that he worked as an animator in Ralph Bakshi's Fire and Ice.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:35 am 

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No official confirmation yet, but at least one site is reporting that Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes has died.

Edit: CBS is now reporting it.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:41 pm 
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Actress Martha Stewart, probably best remembered as the girl who's mysterious murder kickstarts Nicholas Ray's In a Lonely Place.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:48 pm 
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No official confirmation yet, but at least one site is reporting that Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes has died.

For the benefit of my fellow non-Americans, he was played by Christopher Plummer in Michael Mann's The Insider (though Wallace, by all accounts, didn't consider it a very flattering portrayal).


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:31 pm 
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My favorite Mike Wallace clip is the interview with Dalí from back in the '50s. It's included on the free Doorway to Dalí DVD, which I got about six years ago and I see it's still available. Its one of those glimpses into the early age of commercial television that's great not only for the interview but for the breaks when Wallace turns to the camera and starts smoking Philip Morris cigarettes and talking about how mild and enjoyable they are.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:41 pm 
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MichaelB wrote:
bamwc2 wrote:
No official confirmation yet, but at least one site is reporting that Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes has died.

For the benefit of my fellow non-Americans, he was played by Christopher Plummer in Michael Mann's The Insider (though Wallace, by all accounts, didn't consider it a very flattering portrayal).


I remember watching Mike on Larry King around the time the movie was released, he was asked about it and they showed a clip (the scene where Wallace gets irate at Tobolowsky and Gershon's characters for cutting his interview). I don't think it made the network look completely evil, but I'm sure CBS wasn't thrilled this story made it's way to the big screen in such short time.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:12 pm 
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65 Mike Wallace interviews from the late '50's available here (legally), including the Dali.

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Mike Wallace rose to prominence in 1956 with the New York City television interview program, Night-Beat, which soon developed into the nationally televised prime-time program, The Mike Wallace Interview. Well prepared with extensive research, Wallace asked probing questions of guests framed in tight close-ups. The result was a series of compelling and revealing interviews with some of the most interesting and important people of the day.

The Mike Wallace Interview ran from 1957 to 1960, but the Ransom Center collection includes interviews from only 1957 and 1958. In the early 1960s, Mr. Wallace donated to the Ransom Center kinescopes of these programs and related materials, including his prepared questions, research material, and correspondence.

Copyright of all of the interviews is held by Mike Wallace, who generously agreed to allow the Ransom Center to present them here in their entirety. Any further use of this material requires the permission of both Mike Wallace and the Ransom Center.

There are 65 interviews in the Ransom Center's collection. Five are on audio tape, and the others are kinescopes, 16mm recordings of the television programs made by filming the picture from a video monitor.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:14 pm 
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Thanks Lemmy, that's a great resource. It's too bad that the Ayn Rand interview isn't included, but that one is generously excerpted in the Adam Curtis film, All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:31 am 
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Hal Chester, child actor turned producer (Night of the Demon, School for Scoundrels).


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:25 pm 

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The interview I remember by Mike Wallace was the one with Barbara Streisand. He quoted someone who called her an "ego maniac" or words to that effect, and she wasn't best pleased. A far cry from the sychophantic, celebrity fluff you get these days.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:14 pm 
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One of the comments from the AV Club article on his death

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Mike Wallace interviewed Frank Lloyd Wright back in 1957. It's a decent interview, but really, it just blows my mind that a person born in 1867 was interviewed by a person who would die in 2012. History is not that long ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:28 pm 
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William Finley.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:03 pm 
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Oh, this is terrible. I was just thinking the other day I would be insanely happy to see him and De Palma team up again. It just feels like he was younger than he was since he never got the number of roles he deserved. He really deserved to be a major character actor, but at least a few of his roles are prominent enough that I doubt he'll ever be forgotten.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:25 pm 
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Terrible news. I was just listening to him on the soundtrack of "Phantom of the Paradise".
A really great guy. I'll have to watch a double bill of "Phantom" and "The Fury" in memory.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:12 pm 
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j99 wrote:
The interview I remember by Mike Wallace was the one with Barbara Streisand. He quoted someone who called her an "ego maniac" or words to that effect, and she wasn't best pleased. A far cry from the sychophantic, celebrity fluff you get these days.

When Criterion was putting together their Paths of Glory reissue, they found a fascinating interview between Wallace and Kirk Douglas that they were unable to license. Amazing what celebrity interviews used to be like before publicists and lawyers were added to the equation. (Also amusing to see the cigarette plug during the interview break.)


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:07 pm 
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The person who comes the closest to that sort of interview these days is Howard Stern. Every guest is given the "yes, I'm going to ask that question, and yes, I expect you to answer it" with a straight face. It's something that so few people are willing to risk anymore.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:05 pm 
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Levon Helm in the final stages of his over-decade long bout with throat cancer. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:44 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:55 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:26 pm 
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Weeks old, but the first I've heard of it: the great Southern Gothic writer, Harry Crews


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:22 am 

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:12 pm 

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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:26 am 
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Bollywood actress Meenakshi Thapar, apparently killed by her costars.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:37 am 
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Somewhere, Eli Roth is booting up Final Draft


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Nixon attorney, early Fox News fixture, and founding father of the religious right, Chuck Colson


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