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Drucker
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#7876 Post by Drucker » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:07 pm

Dr. John

So many of his early LPs are so great, especially Right Place, Wrong Time and Gris-Gris, not to mention his studio work that pre-dates it. The greats keep going.

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#7877 Post by senseabove » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:54 pm

Drucker wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:07 pm
Dr. John

So many of his early LPs are so great, especially Right Place, Wrong Time and Gris-Gris, not to mention his studio work that pre-dates it. The greats keep going.
I haven't gotten much past his early albums, but Dr. John Plays Mac Rebannek, from the early 80s, and his last album of originals, Locked Down, from 2012, are both good as well. Gris Gris, Gumbo, and Plays Mac... are the three I've had in pretty regular rotation for the past few years.

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#7878 Post by Calvin » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:16 pm

Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, a towering figure in Spanish television who is probably best known here as the director of Who Can Kill a Child? and The House That Screamed

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#7879 Post by MichaelB » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:43 am

Ryszard Bugajski, practically a one-film director as far as his reputation outside Poland is concerned, but even if he'd only made Interrogation (1982) he'd deserve a permanent place amongst the Polish cinema giants.

As with other massively controversial Communist-era projects (for instance, the films of Jerzy Skolimowski, Jan Němec and Pavel Juráček), the film's overwhelmingly negative official receptionforced Bugajski into Canadian exile, where he worked mainly in television, but he eventually returned home, and I can thoroughly recommend General Nil (2009), The Closed Circuit (2013) and Blindness (2016) to anyone who thinks that Interrogation was a one-off.

Unlike virtually all his contemporaries, Bugajski preferred head-on confrontation to discreet euphemism, and was still at it in recent years - for instance, The Closed Circuit is about a real-life post-Communist corruption scandal that was still very much ongoing when it was made. It's also quite telling that one of his unmade projects was a film about the Kielce pogrom of 1946, in which 42 Jews, many of them death camp survivors, were murdered by their fellow Poles. Unsurprisingly, no Polish funding body would touch it, and nobody outside Poland wanted to touch the subject of postwar Polish antisemitism either - and I can well imagine how Bugajski would have approached it.

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#7880 Post by JSC » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:40 pm

Wow, that's pretty eerie. Only last night I'd decided to watch Interrogation again, after
not having seen it in several years. Still a powerful film by an incredibly talented director.

Hopefully Second Run will reissue it on Blu-ray sometime in the future.

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#7881 Post by MichaelB » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:42 pm

Hopefully Polish rightsholders will belatedly realise what constitutes a commercially realistic fee!

Put it like this: there's a reason why Second Run's tally of Polish BDs is currently at a big round zero, despite dozens of HD masters now being available.

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#7882 Post by JSC » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:48 pm

Too true. I should've added quotation marks to "sometime."

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#7883 Post by dda1996a » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:31 pm

I've also heard great things about Clear Cut, if anyone watched it

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#7887 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:40 pm

No articles yet, but per social media, Sylvia Miles.

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#7888 Post by Reverend Drewcifer » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:14 pm

The Bed, Bath & Beyond song at the end of Go Go Tales plays tastefully on a full Holtkamp pipe organ. The bishop opens his hymnal and sings:

You were gonna ask me for money?
Who the hell do you think you're dealing with,
Some old slut on 42nd Street?
In case you didn't happen to notice it,
Ya big Texas longhorn bull,
I'm one helluva gorgeous chick!
Hosannah in the highest.

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#7891 Post by Adam » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:08 pm

Animator Suzan Pitt died yesterday, learned by personal correspondence with her daughter-in-law, filmmaker Laura Kraning. I don't think there are any public announcements yet. Pitt is most well-known for the film "Asparagus" bu made a beautiful array of experimental animation films, and taught at Cal Arts for many years.

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#7892 Post by beamish14 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:14 am

Adam wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:08 pm
Animator Suzan Pitt died yesterday, learned by personal correspondence with her daughter-in-law, filmmaker Laura Kraning. I don't think there are any public announcements yet. Pitt is most well-known for the film "Asparagus" bu made a beautiful array of experimental animation films, and taught at Cal Arts for many years.

A massive loss for cinema. I was fortunate to see her and several restored works at the AMPAS' Dunn
Theater a few years ago (and she sported an example of the incredible hand-painted couture she has on in this picture with
Keith Haring here).
Even if all she had made was Asparagus, she would be a legend, but the scope of her achievements is massive. Along with
Sally Cruikshank, Joanna Priestley, Joan Gratz, Tilby/Forbas, and Caroline Leaf, she was part of a wave of feminist independent animators to emerge in the 70's and 80's.

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#7893 Post by swo17 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:25 am

Re:voir put out a pretty comprehensive collection of her work a couple years ago, which I'd certainly recommend.

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#7894 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:20 pm

Fifth Generation filmmaker Peng Xiaolian

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#7895 Post by Aunt Peg » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:02 am

Australia's best known film critic/film lover Bill Collins who was a regular on various TV networks for 55 years: https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/mo ... 51zxk.html

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#7896 Post by ellipsis7 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:29 pm


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#7898 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:49 am

Édith Scob

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#7899 Post by Lost Highway » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:15 am

hearthesilence wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:49 am
Édith Scob
That one hurts. Always iconic to horror fans like myself, she did great work till a few years ago. She was fantastic as Isabelle Huppert’s difficult, complicated mother in Things to Come. And what a beauty she still was....

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#7900 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:41 am

Wonderful in Holy Motors and (the first thing that came to mind due to the role) Summer Hours as well.

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