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#8926 Post by MichaelB » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:35 am

senseabove wrote:A film friend of mine mentioned another one that flips the script a little bit: Eric Blore died just hours before an issue of the New Yorker streeted that contained the famously fastidious magazine's first ever retraction, correcting a prior, incorrect reference to him by Kenneth Tynan as 'the late Eric Blore'—so the same day people read the magazine's retraction, they were also reading his New York Times obituary.
My great-great-uncle by marriage, as it happens.

In fact, it was the death of my great-great-aunt Violet that impelled him to cross the Atlantic in the first place, as he said he didn’t want to live in England any more.

(I don’t know why she died so young - she was only in her mid-twenties - but given that it was early 1919 it could have been pandemic-related.)



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#8929 Post by black&huge » Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:25 pm

I saw this as well and I just ordered a copy of Savage Cinema on monday.

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#8930 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:14 pm

That's very sad. His commentaries on Kurosawa (particularly Kagemusha and Ran. I had listened to Ran so much that at one point I could actually tell which sections from his original 2003 Wellspring DVD commentary that he amended and added more context to with the 2005 Criterion release! Mostly about homosexuality in the period. Kagemusha, the release of which came in between the two Ran releases, and which he went into much more detail about this aspect, seemed to have inspired him to go back and add a line or two into the Ran commentary about that same aspect for its Criterion reissue) and especially over Straw Dogs, where he does a lot to reclaim that film from its notoriety, are some of the best commentaries that Criterion have ever put out.

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#8931 Post by whaleallright » Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:50 am

His Peckinpah book is phenomenal—a very focused argument about Peckinpah's treatment of violence—and his essay "Psychoanalytic Film Theory and the Problem of the Missing Spectator" is one of the best (I'd say nearly definitive) critiques of the Freudian tendency in film theory.

He was also a major driving force of the Society for the Cognitive Study of the Moving Image and a very nice guy. He was only about 65. It's really awful.

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#8932 Post by captveg » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:52 pm

Tommy Lasorda

Considering how long he had suffered from heart issues it's a credit to him for making it so long.

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#8933 Post by captveg » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:19 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:43 pm
captveg wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:52 pm
Tommy Lasorda

Considering how long he had suffered from heart issues it's a credit to him for making it so long.
I have a love hate relationship with Lasorda. He was great for the game. A true ambassador for Baseball. I enjoyed to no end when his Dodgers beat the Yankees in 1981. But also hate him for his vastly underdog 1988 team beating the "Mighty" Mets, as Lasorda referred to them, in the playoffs. They had all the mojo going that year. But I do love him more. LOL. RIP.
As an Oakland A's fan I share your pain over the 1988 Dodgers.


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#8935 Post by The Curious Sofa » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:55 pm

Vladimir Korenev died on 2nd January 2021 of COVID-19 at the age of 80. He's probably best known as the star of the 1962 Russian romantic science fiction film Amphibian Man, which has quite a few similarities with later The Shape of Water.

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#8936 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:47 am

According to his official website, cellist David Darling passed away Friday. He was from Indiana, born in a town not that far from me actually. He recorded for ECM, solo and in collaboration with other artists from that label. He's also done some film work, most notably, his composition "In November" was used in Heat.

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#8937 Post by Feego » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:49 pm

Antonio Sabato, of COVID-19. His son, Antonio Sabato Jr., has been a vocal anti-masker during the pandemic.

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#8938 Post by Feego » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:47 pm

Steve Carver, director of Lone Wolf McQuade and Big Bad Mama

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#8939 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:32 pm

Michael Apted discussion moved here

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#8940 Post by dx23 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:25 pm

B-Movie actress Julie Strain. She had been suffering from dementia for several years now. Strain was also Kevin Eastman's (co-creator of TMNT) ex-wife.

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#8941 Post by dx23 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:57 pm

captveg wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:19 pm
FrauBlucher wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:43 pm
captveg wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:52 pm
Tommy Lasorda

Considering how long he had suffered from heart issues it's a credit to him for making it so long.
I have a love hate relationship with Lasorda. He was great for the game. A true ambassador for Baseball. I enjoyed to no end when his Dodgers beat the Yankees in 1981. But also hate him for his vastly underdog 1988 team beating the "Mighty" Mets, as Lasorda referred to them, in the playoffs. They had all the mojo going that year. But I do love him more. LOL. RIP.
As an Oakland A's fan I share your pain over the 1988 Dodgers.
Loved Lasorda. He was a huge figure in Puerto Rico due to a couple of great Budweiser commercials he did in the island in the late 80's/early 90's. I was fortunate to meet him in 1988 when the Dodgers were schedule to have a pre-season game in PR against the Pirates but it was cancelled due to rain. I was 8 years old at the time and was allowed to go in the field to talk to the players and ask them for autographs. I spotted Lasorda, who was in the middle of an interview with a local TV station, and when he saw me, he grabbed me into the interview, put his shoulder around me like if we were old pals and started signing a baseball and a cap I had. After the interview, he spent a good 10 minutes talking to me and giving me some tips on how to improve my pitching. It's an experience that I will never forget and that made me love baseball even more.

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#8942 Post by Aunt Peg » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:26 am

Director/screenwriter Enrique Pineda Barnet best known as co-writer of I Am Cuba (1964). No linked able to be provided at this time. Sourced from Wikipedia.

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#8944 Post by agnamaracs » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:24 pm

dwk wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:45 pm
Actreas Jessica Campbell
Aw, no. Seth Rogen's smart-ass tuba-playing girlfriend on "Freaks and Geeks?" One of my favorite characters, even though she was only in a couple of episodes... Very, very sad.

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#8945 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:40 pm

dwk wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:45 pm
Actress Jessica Campbell
Aw man, that's terrible - only 38 with a ten-year-old son. I figured she had left acting but I had no idea she had become a doctor. I only know her from Election even though I've seen Freaks and Geeks a few times, but she was excellent and gave the film a genuine emotional heft that would have otherwise been more or less absent.

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#8946 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:45 pm

Will never be able to hear Donovan's "Jennifer Juniper" without thinking of her. Rest in peace.

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#8948 Post by mizo » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:29 am

Sylvain Sylvain from the New York Dolls

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#8949 Post by hearthesilence » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:22 am

mizo wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:29 am
Sylvain Sylvain from the New York Dolls
Love the New York Dolls. Sad that David Johansen is the only one left now (he still puts on a great show), but at least Sylvain lived a full life, and I'm guessing he was able to say goodbye and put his affairs in order, the first one who was able to do so.

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