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#10001 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:09 pm

Marina Vlady?

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#10002 Post by fiendishthingy » Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:32 pm

There are also Brigitte Bardot and Anouk Aimée. I'm drawing a blank on other major male actors from that era beyond Delon and Léaud.

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#10003 Post by beamish14 » Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:39 pm

fiendishthingy wrote:
Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:32 pm
There are also Brigitte Bardot and Anouk Aimée. I'm drawing a blank on other major male actors from that era beyond Delon and Léaud.
I thought Michel Piccoli for a moment, but then I remembered

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#10004 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Jun 18, 2022 1:52 am

beamish14 wrote:
Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:02 pm
Everett Peck, creator of DUCKMAN and SQUIRREL BOY. The former is probably my single favorite animated series of the 1990’s; just a brilliant, incredibly incendiary work that is like nothing before or since. His commercial illustration work and comics are just wonderful. I remember seeing his art in magazines like Playboy and The New Yorker for years
The Duckman series was great, though perhaps impossible to air in the current climate!

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#10005 Post by JSC » Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:32 pm

Mark Shields, long time political commentator on the PBS Newshour

https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/18/media/ma ... index.html

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#10006 Post by zedz » Sun Jun 19, 2022 5:42 pm

fiendishthingy wrote:
Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:32 pm
There are also Brigitte Bardot and Anouk Aimée. I'm drawing a blank on other major male actors from that era beyond Delon and Léaud.
And Bulle Ogier and Corrine Marchand. I feel like we're jinxing a whole lot of innocent* people by just mentioning them!

* Alain Delon probably isn't innocent.

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#10007 Post by diamonds » Sun Jun 19, 2022 6:44 pm

At any rate Delon won't be around for too much longer, he's opted to undergo euthanasia.

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#10008 Post by Aunt Peg » Wed Jun 22, 2022 12:48 am

Iconic Australia-British Actress/Producer Carol Raye, 99 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Raye

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#10009 Post by Aunt Peg » Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:16 am

Co-creator of Hair James Rado, 90 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Rado

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#10010 Post by Pavel » Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:21 am

Football player Tony Siragusa. I associate him mostly with his very funny performance in 25th Hour

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#10011 Post by MichaelB » Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:16 am

Guitarist Massimo Morante of Italian prog-rock band Goblin, who made unforgettable contributions to Deep Red, Suspiria, Dawn of the Dead and much else besides.

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#10012 Post by GaryC » Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:19 am

Australian novelist and screenwriter Frank Moorhouse, aged 83.

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#10013 Post by colinr0380 » Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:47 am

GaryC wrote:
Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:19 am
Australian novelist and screenwriter Frank Moorhouse, aged 83.
Most notably for film as screenwriter (based on his short stories) of Dusan Makavejev's recently re-released The Coca-Cola Kid.

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#10014 Post by L.A. » Tue Jun 28, 2022 6:12 am

Turkish actor Cüneyt Arkın, perhaps best known in Turkish Star Wars.

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#10015 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:11 pm

Margaret Keane

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#10020 Post by colinr0380 » Mon Jul 04, 2022 1:35 am

JSC wrote:
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Peter Brook

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-12553081
His 1963 version of Lord of the Flies is fantastic, with the relatively unpolished nature of the filmmaking (the dubbing lending a certain distanciation, whether intended as such or not!) and non-professional performances really working to suggest a child's eye point of view production that could almost have come from the hands of the characters themselves. That is probably the best way to have approached that material as you need that danger of feeling as if the lunatics have taken over the asylum, as probably carries over to Brook's film adaptation of Marat/Sade (which features Glenda Jackson's first film role). Although rather than the usual perspective of a rougher technique suggesting a closer tie to reality instead, as probably expected from someone better known as a theatre director (and whose later film adaptations of theatrical plays became much more abstract in setting) it is less a way of achieving verisimilitude of a particular situation but more of trying to capture the inner truth as perceived internally by the characters.

And he was a director with a perfect background to understand the nuances of William Golding's source novel: what does a group of privately educated characters do when they are trapped together for an indefinite period? Why, they form an exclusive, and somewhat exclusionary based on arcane rules, theatrical troupe of players, of course!

It may be the ultimate irony that Lord of the Flies may be the most accessible film by Peter Brook as well (and I would highly recommend the wonderfully insightful commentary track by Brook on the Criterion disc, which is another of the best Criterion commentaries), as the works which follow move more insistently into that more insular and hard to empathise with directly Brechtian theatricality. And it remains by some distance the best screen adaptation of Golding’s novel, although there is not really that much competition for that honour as the 1990 film kind of spectacularly missed the point of Goldings’ deeply allegorical exploration of the British class system (and the way it is ingrained from birth through the privilege of lineage which is then reinforced by the rituals of education in a manner that can come across as deeply sinister to those on the outside looking in) by changing it to a bunch of post-Dead Poets Society-style US Army brats with daddy issues.

(I do sometimes wonder if any theatrical production of Lord of the Flies has ever done the obvious and rather than setting Lord of the Flies on an isolated desert island instead put the action into a boarding school setting instead? That could be dangerous to do however, as it could either be brilliantly subversive or head-slappingly blunt!)
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#10024 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Jul 07, 2022 1:26 pm

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#10025 Post by Big Ben » Thu Jul 07, 2022 1:35 pm

I don't really know what to say. Caan was a living legend. So many great roles to choose from.

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