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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:56 pm 
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Italian actor Gastone Moschin, of The Conformist and Milano Calibro 9 fame (and much else besides).


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:43 pm 
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Moschin will be forever one of the friends in Amici Miei, the Monicelli'film that won Jaws in the Italian B.O
His role in Palme d'or winner Signore e Signori is quite important.
He died in Termi, full of beauty that city.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:42 pm 
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His footage from the 1970 Isle of Wight festival is pretty crucial film of that era of rock music, but also how the dying hippie dream played across the pond.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:53 pm 
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No link yet, but apprently Holger Czukay has passed on. There's no denying the brilliance of Can, but his solo albums are absolutely worth checking out too. A real shame.


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The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:
No link yet, but apprently Holger Czukay has passed on. There's no denying the brilliance of Can, but his solo albums are absolutely worth checking out too. A real shame.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/ ... es-aged-79


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Kim Ki-duk (the other one).


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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Len Wein, comic book writer, co-creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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Don Ohlmeyer

a.k.a. The Man Who Fired Norm Macdonald from 'SNL'

Ohlmeyer was a good friend of O.J.'s and went on record objecting to Norm making O.J. jokes on Weekend Update.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:03 am 
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Sir Peter Hall.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:28 am 
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antnield wrote:

I hadn't made the connection until the BBC News obituary mentioned it, but as well as his theatre and opera work he directed Akenfield (which was recently released on Blu-ray and DVD by the BFI) at weekends and with amateur actors.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:34 pm 
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Leslie Caron on her marriage to Peter Hall... here.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:07 pm 
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Australian director Cris Jones, aged just 37, cause as yet unreported.

Only two months ago I was in the audience as he did a Q&A after his film The Death and Life of Otto Bloom, the closing film of the London Oz Film Festival.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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ozufils wrote:

His "compromise" speech in the Sporanos is one of the best things in that show.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:27 am 
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Grant Hart of Husker Dü.

One of my favorite bands, I just saw Hart this summer. He looked thin and pale, but otherwise played well - would never have guessed he'd be gone so soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:27 am 
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Grant Hart of Husker Dü.

One of my favorite bands, I just saw Hart this summer. He looked thin and pale, but otherwise played well - would never have guessed he'd be gone so soon.

I was able to hang out with him before and after his last Detroit-area shows (12 or 13 years ago now) - appearances so low-key that he asked if I could help him carry his amplifier to the car. He was greatly enthused to have found a first edition of Burroughs' "Naked Lunch" on his way to Michigan and he said that fortunate turn made the whole trip worthwhile. He got most excited when talking about the album artwork (he was responsible for the Husker Du LP covers) and went into detail about how some of the designs were achieved. His Husker Du songs were wonderfully melodic and hook-filled; he really was the "McCartney" to Bob Mould's "Lennon". But his solo work was far more diverse and ambitious; I'm pleased he was able to complete and release the epic "Paradise Lost" - inspired album "The Argument" which felt like a summation of his songwriting concerns. RIP.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:05 am 
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Jessi Zazu, at age 28


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:17 am 
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colinr0380 wrote:
antnield wrote:

I hadn't made the connection until the BBC News obituary mentioned it, but as well as his theatre and opera work he directed Akenfield (which was recently released on Blu-ray and DVD by the BFI) at weekends and with amateur actors.

Well, it was monentary slip, yes? Anyone whoever appreciated Shakespeare productions from the mid twentieth century could not help but be exposed to the remarkable director.

Sir Peter Hall Remembered


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:27 pm 
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Iconic illustrator of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, Basil Gogos.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:43 pm 
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Harry Dean Stanton discussion moved here.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:42 pm 
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Dr Amicus wrote:
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A huge loss, one of the key figures in post-war British Science Fiction not only as an author but as a critic, historian and anthologist. The Helliconia Trilogy was one of my favourites as a teenager, with Hothouse, Frankenstein Unbound and Non-Stop as later discoveries. His history of SF, Billion (Trillion) Year Spree, is also a great, hugely entertaining read.

Incidentally, as at last night certainly, many of his books are available on the Kindle for a very low price.

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"Supertoys Last All Summer Long" can be read at Aldiss's own site. This, of course, was developed by Stanley Kubrick into A.I.: Artificial Intelligence.

The recent passing of Brian Aldiss prompted me to go back for yet another re-viewing of one of my favourite documentary series as a teenager, the three part New Nightmares series, which accompanied the "Movie Nightmares" season on Channel 4 back in 1993. This took a different topic each episode and used interviews with scientists and science fiction authors (with wonderful readings from their books), stock footage, film clips (from films in the accompanying series) and dramatised parts in a great manner. There are lots of interviews with authors who have sadly passed on over the years including Brian Aldiss, J.G. Ballard, Thomas Disch, Michael Critchton, John Brunner, Kurt Vonnegut, etc (there's even a brief clip from Robin Williams Live At The Met, when he was doing 'edgy' environmentalist stand up!)

I also did a check on YouTube and whilst the first episode "Man-Machine" isn't on there (which traces the developments of artificial intelligence in science and fiction from Alan Turing, through Crash and plastic surgery, and into virtual reality and Neuromancer), the other two episodes are. The second episode is the environmental/genetics one, "Nature Says No" which Brian Aldiss features the most in (I love his praise for Greg Bear's Blood Music, and he gets the touching final moments of the episode too). And the third episode, "Them!", is about the fear of the 'other' from other races to aliens, to political ideas and the nature of crowds.

Even 24 years on I still find myself coming back to the episodes, if just to hear the readings from the novels!


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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colinr0380, thank you for sharing these great documentaries!


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