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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 3:00 pm 
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10. Sometimes I get free DVDs from Criterion, but not always. I wanted to get one of each, you know, like the whole collection, but they said, “No, Adam, we don’t do that.”

LOL....RIP MCA.


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 5:29 pm 
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Oscilloscope folks, I think I speak on behalf of everyone here when I offer my condolences for your immense loss.

Adam Yauch crammed a lot of life into 47 years. A mindful visionary. RIP.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 6:15 pm 

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Terrible news. Adam did great things with Oscilloscope and I hope the company continues to thrive and make available great world cinema, which was obviously a passion for Adam.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 6:45 pm 
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Jimmy James' legal defense team just lost its key witness: George "Goober" Lindsey dead at 83


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 3:11 am 
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I will never, ever get tired of this.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 9:56 pm 
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James Isaac who worked on several of David Cronenberg's projects just passed at age 51. (sorry for the link)


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:33 am 
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Maurice Sendak


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 10:07 am 
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antnield wrote:
Maurice Sendak

Loved him for his own irascible personality as much as I did for his books. Oddly, my copy of Tell Them Anything You Want arrived yesterday -- one of a handful of Oscilloscope titles I purchased in the wake of Adam Yauch's death. Guess there's no better time to watch it than now.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 11:19 am 
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That's like a freight truck. I'm sure I'm not the only one here who had Where the Wild Things Are as their first not Seuss literary experience and how important that was for me. Without question he's one of the most important literary figures of the past fifty years and at least he had a hell of an impact to leave on.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 12:20 am 
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Sendak was great not just for Where the Wild Things Are, but also Little Bear, which I read so many times I think I had some of those books memorized by age five.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 12:22 am 
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Don't forget Pierre. Though I don't care. :o


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 12:26 am 
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antnield wrote:
Maurice Sendak

Jesus, that's two Spike Jones collaborators in a few days. Sendak was amazing at creating a whole world in a few pages, more than almost any other children's book writer I can think of.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 12:34 am 
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He'd have probably punched you for that compliment though. He hated to be thought of as a children's author and certainly he did much more than that though I think that he felt that designation for his books was insulting.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 12:44 am 
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Hmm, I can see that, though obviously that's not how I intended it- certainly, there are rewards to a book like In The Night Kitchen that apply as much to an adult as to a child. There's an energy to his art that invariably makes me remember childhood, though, and I feel like a child when I look at it.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 12:50 am 
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I certainly think his genius was providing a catharsis for children (and adults in a different way) by allowing them to an honest view of their experience. Childhood doesn't become this sweet little thing of nostalgia, but rather this big thing filled with fear and violence where the reaction to it sometimes can only be that.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 12:54 am 
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Absolutely, and I think that's something the Jones movie got across wonderfully well- not the sugary conception of childhood from someone who's safely decades removed from it, but the raw and fragile state of being totally unable to control your own emotions and unable to understand how things work and how one is expected to fit oneself in with them. Jones got that across in an hour and a half or so, and his movie is remarkable because of it. Sendak got it across in 48 pages.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 1:08 am 
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Most definitely. I'm going to steal a quote from Sendak (who was really one of the greatest interview subjects ever) and say that it is impossible for someone removed from their childhood to write for children, but he succeeded because he wrote from subjects that could actually enthrall children and stick with them because the situation is so interesting. In a weird way I think that a lot of his work takes on new dimensions for adults because he knew to write as an adult even when kids are the intended absorbers.

This really deserves a listen if only because I'm pretty sure this was his last interview (either that or the Colbert ones) and is just an emotional roller-coaster. He was an amazingly complex man.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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I think the best tribute I can pay the guy is that as a newish parent I look forward to the day I can read Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen to my kid.

What a week. Oscilloscope Laboratories put out a doco about Sendak. Well worth a look.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 4:48 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 12:35 pm 
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Joyce Redman.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 4:53 pm 
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Carroll Shelby


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 6:50 am 
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Donald 'Duck' Dunn

Probably best known to film fans for playing himself in The Blues Brothers film.
Was 70 and on tour in Japan.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 11:55 am 
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Günther Kaufmann, the star/muse figure of many of Fassbinder's films.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 4:10 pm 
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Günther Kaufmann, the star/muse figure of many of Fassbinder's films.

And 'singer' of one of the all-time great theme tunes: 'I Kill Them'.


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