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Post by Cocoa » April 21st, 2018, 10:30 pm

Coco LaBerge on Apr 21 2018, 04:11:54 PM wrote: :rip: Verne Troyer 49 :'(

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I remember his alcoholic antics on the Surreal Life tv series :'( He was a fun guy on imgur.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » April 22nd, 2018, 1:47 am

Nelson Pereira dos Santos (22 Oct. 1928 - 21 Apr. 2018)

The legendary and hugely influential Brazilian film-maker has died aged 89. Revered and respected for a remarkable body of work across many decades, he was undoubtedly one of the pre-eminent figures in Latin American cinema.

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Post by OldAle1 » April 28th, 2018, 8:25 pm

Two directors - neither exactly a household name or a member of The Pantheon, but both names that might have some fans, or at least fans of some of their works

Michael Anderson (1920-2018) was the British director of Logan's Run (1976) and Oscar Best Picture winner Around the World in 80 Days (1956), for which he was also nominated as Best Director. Other notable films include The Dam Busters and 1984 (both 1956 - that was a great year to be Michael Anderson I guess), and The Quiller Memorandum (1966).

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Gianfranco Parolini (1925-2018) was an Italian director most noted for his westerns including the Sabata trilogy (1969-71) and several of the Kommissar X Eurospy films.

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Post by Cippenham » April 28th, 2018, 8:28 pm

The Dam Busters is a dam good film especially if you like World war 2 films! And My dad was a big fan of Logan’s Run
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Post by St. Gloede » April 29th, 2018, 11:12 am

Michael Anderson is without a doubt a very underrated director, though clearly a director for hire. When I was first getting into cinema I got tangled with him early on due to great suspense films like The Quiller Memorandum and The Dam Busters. They both seemed to have a more gentle sensibility than similar films, and I probably prefer Quiller to all James Bond films. Sadly the two films he is most known for are not that impressive, though Logan's Run is at least interesting. My favorite film by him is Shake Hands with the Devil, probably the second best IRA film i have seen, sporting a bleak narrative, great direction and a top notch performance, shockingly given the setting, by James Cagney. Would recommend it to most here. Avoid Orca though.

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Post by OldAle1 » April 29th, 2018, 4:47 pm

I dunno if I'd go so far as to call him "very underrated" but he certainly did have some good and/or memorable films - and I agree with your praise for The Quiller Memorandum which IMO is right up there with The Spy Who Came in from the Cold as one of the best spy movies of the 60s - or ever. And much better than anything in the Bond/Bourne category though it is a different category - QM is very much a serious film and the Bonds of the world are not. Shake Hands has been on my to-see list for a while, good to see a mention. Logan's Run is a strange one, very much a nostalgia piece for me as most 70s SF films before Star Wars are, not really that great but a reminder of a time before action and FX became all that most SF films aspired to be and all that most fans expected. Have you seen the TV series based on it? Not all that great either but it does have 2 or 3 excellent episodes and it's fun in the same way that something like the original Battlestar Galactica or Buck Rogers are.
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Post by St. Gloede » April 29th, 2018, 6:13 pm

Yes, fair enough, but he definitely belongs with the better 2nd tier UK directors of the 50s and 60s, I.e. Bryan Forbes, Basil Dearden, Anthony Asquith, etc.

And yes, might agree with your The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and The Quiller Memorandum combo!

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Post by Fergenaprido » May 2nd, 2018, 2:17 pm

Perhaps the most famous Sri Lankan director: Lester James Peries (1919-2018): https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/a ... s-obituary

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Post by Knaldskalle » May 2nd, 2018, 4:22 pm

Fergenaprido on May 2 2018, 08:17:37 AM wrote:Perhaps the most famous Sri Lankan director: Lester James Peries (1919-2018): https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/a ... s-obituary

Lived to the ripe old age of 99.
I recently saw his Changes in the Village ("Gamperalyia", 1963). One of the founders of Sri Lankan cinema.

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Post by blocho » May 3rd, 2018, 5:27 am

St. Gloede on Apr 29 2018, 05:12:13 AM wrote:Michael Anderson is without a doubt a very underrated director, though clearly a director for hire. When I was first getting into cinema I got tangled with him early on due to great suspense films like The Quiller Memorandum and The Dam Busters. They both seemed to have a more gentle sensibility than similar films, and I probably prefer Quiller to all James Bond films. Sadly the two films he is most known for are not that impressive, though Logan's Run is at least interesting. My favorite film by him is Shake Hands with the Devil, probably the second best IRA film i have seen, sporting a bleak narrative, great direction and a top notch performance, shockingly given the setting, by James Cagney. Would recommend it to most here. Avoid Orca though.
I found a decent copy of Shake Hands with the Devil on youtube. I'll try to watch it soon.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » May 3rd, 2018, 7:47 am

The much-heralded Chinese actress Wang Danfeng has passed away in Shanghai at the age of 93. Celebrated for performances in such films as 'New Fisherman's Song' (1942), 'Dream of the Red Chamber' (1944), 'A Nurse's Diary' (1957), and 'The Peach Blossom Fan' (1963), she subsequently endured 15 years of persecution after the latter film was denounced. Her career doesn't appear to have ever really recovered but she still seems to have been a hugely popular and enduring star on the back of her work during the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. In 2017, the Shanghai International Film Festival recognised her with their Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Post by spinal tapper » May 4th, 2018, 10:11 am

Nobody mentioned Avicii, or is just for movie personnel?

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » May 4th, 2018, 2:46 pm

spinal tapper on May 4 2018, 04:11:25 AM wrote:Nobody mentioned Avicii, or is just for movie personnel?
I brought it up on The Music Lounge after it happened: http://www.icmforum.com/single/?p=10146634&t=7342342

But I guess there aren't any fans of him around here (myself included, I just saw the news at the time and was aware of who he was and thought I'd at least share).
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Post by Good_Will_Harding » May 4th, 2018, 3:12 pm

I heard about that when it happened, but yeah, left him out of here for film related purposes, etc. Was definitely a pretty big fan myself, though.
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » May 7th, 2018, 1:27 pm

The great Italian director Ermanno Olmi has died at the age of 86. Words such as 'earthiness', 'sacredness', and 'dignity' have been used to describe his film-making outlook and the egalitarian principles behind his work. Films such as 'Time Stood Still' (1959), 'The Job' (1961), and 'The Tree of Wooden Clogs' (1978) are among the most acclaimed labours from a long career. A singular and wonderful creative presence in Italian cinema.

''I really don't feel exclusive. My ambition instead, perhaps because of my peasant-worker background, is to look at the world with others, not as an aristocratic intellectual.''

A nice overview of his career up to that point from Deborah Young, writing in the March/April 2001 edition of Film Comment: https://www.filmcomment.com/article/on- ... anno-olmi/.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » May 7th, 2018, 1:44 pm

One of my favourite directors. RIP
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Post by Smoover » May 9th, 2018, 7:19 pm

Anne V. Coates

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Post by brokenface » May 9th, 2018, 8:00 pm

RIP Olmi. Il posto is a real favourite of mine, only seen a handful of others, should explore more.

Anne V Coates had an interesting filmography running from Rank/Ealing through classics like Lawrence of Arabia and The Elephant Man and ending with Fifty Shades of Grey!

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Post by OldAle1 » May 14th, 2018, 6:42 pm

Margot Kidder, 69, Canadian-American actress best known as Lois Lane in the 1970s-80s Superman films, and for her lead role in Brian DePalma's Sisters.

https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/cel ... 69-n873951

Superman and it's first sequel are big parts of my adolescence, so this is sad for me; she had lots of problems later in life and never quite parlayed the success of her early years into a major career, but based on her best work it's easy to think that she might have. Hollywood's tough. RIP.
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Post by GruesomeTwosome » May 14th, 2018, 6:55 pm

Dang...RIP. Yeah, I know she was troubled. Aside from Superman, I associate Kidder most with De Palma's Sisters, she was excellent in that.
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Post by funkybusiness » May 14th, 2018, 10:24 pm

wow she was from Yellowknife. now that is the middle of nowhere

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Post by funkybusiness » May 14th, 2018, 11:27 pm

Glenn Branca :(

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » May 14th, 2018, 11:33 pm

funkybusiness on May 14 2018, 05:27:36 PM wrote:Glenn Branca :(
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Post by Good_Will_Harding » May 15th, 2018, 4:07 pm

To briefly callback to one of our more recent dead, a farewell service was held yesterday in honor of Isao Takahata, where both Hayao Miyazaki and Joe Hisaishi (among others) spoke:

https://twitter.com/otakucalendarjp/sta ... 8142722048

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Post by OldAle1 » May 15th, 2018, 5:32 pm

Tom Wolfe, the writer of the bestsellers Bonfire of the Vanities and The Right Stuff, on which less successful but fairly well-known films were based, among other things -

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/obit ... at-88.html

Haven't read any of his work except for bits of The Right Stuff but he strikes me as an "intellectual" fit for the Trump era before it's time, self-aggrandizing and bigoted (but pretending not to be), interested primarily in the lives of the privileged and well-connected like himself. In any case RIP
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Post by allisoncm » May 15th, 2018, 6:09 pm

OldAle1 on May 15 2018, 11:32:43 AM wrote:Tom Wolfe, the writer of the bestsellers Bonfire of the Vanities and The Right Stuff, on which less successful but fairly well-known films were based, among other things -

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/obit ... at-88.html

Haven't read any of his work except for bits of The Right Stuff but he strikes me as an "intellectual" fit for the Trump era before it's time, self-aggrandizing and bigoted (but pretending not to be), interested primarily in the lives of the privileged and well-connected like himself. In any case RIP
I never understood why Bonfire of the Vanities was such a flop. Of course, I never read the book.

I did read I Am Charlotte Simmons, thinking if it could be adapted to film while reading it. Unfortunately, the book is way too long for what it is and the ending:
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Post by Armoreska » May 15th, 2018, 7:12 pm

Tom Wolfe may have been an asshole, but Margot was a nice lady :'(
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Post by maxwelldeux » May 15th, 2018, 8:59 pm

Armoreska on May 15 2018, 01:12:56 PM wrote:Tom Wolfe may have been an asshole, but Margot was a nice lady :'(
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There was a nice opinion piece on CNN about her: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/15/opinions ... index.html

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Post by Knaldskalle » May 16th, 2018, 4:05 am

Good_Will_Harding on May 15 2018, 10:07:00 AM wrote:To briefly callback to one of our more recent dead, a farewell service was held yesterday in honor of Isao Takahata, where both Hayao Miyazaki and Joe Hisaishi (among others) spoke:

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Post by incandenczar » May 16th, 2018, 5:51 am

OldAle1 on May 15 2018, 11:32:43 AM wrote:Haven't read any of his work except for bits of The Right Stuff but he strikes me as an "intellectual" fit for the Trump era before it's time, self-aggrandizing and bigoted (but pretending not to be), interested primarily in the lives of the privileged and well-connected like himself. In any case RIP
What a silly way to connect unrelated things only to be able to vent again, while saying such unfounded things about a big literary figure who just died. May I ask why you put intellectual in quotation marks? I am not even an avid reader of him, having read only The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test about Ken Kesey, etc., but to paint him in that way only because he mainly writes about what he knows, lives and personally finds interest in, his general contrarianism which also included at times mocking left-wing intellectuals, yes, and probably for you most important backed GWB a few years back, is quite daft.

Maybe that's just me always striving for harmony and not being able to vilify anyone at all really - I don't know.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » May 17th, 2018, 9:52 am

The wonderful Bessarabian-born Romanian film-maker Lucian Pintilie has died. He was 84. Undoubtedly one of the more under-acclaimed greats of the New Wave movements. An auteur of darkly comic tragedy and ridiculousness, suffused with a glow of humanity and the survival of hope.

A beautiful, perceptive overview of Pintilie's career from Olivia Maria Hărşan, writing for Senses of Cinema: http://sensesofcinema.com/2014/great-di ... -pintilie/.

The exquisite, dazzling Kristin Scott Thomas shining amidst the all-too-real absurdity in 'Un été inoubliable':

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Post by Cippenham » June 2nd, 2018, 5:59 am

I have some old western annuals and one has Clint Walker on the front and he was star of series Cheyenne and was in films mainly westerns but also other films. Anyway he died on 21 May apparently. RIP
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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » June 7th, 2018, 3:41 pm

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Post by Good_Will_Harding » June 8th, 2018, 1:55 pm

Anthony Bourdain is dead of apparent suicide at 61. Not necessarily a film-related personality, but IIRC he was a pretty avid cinephile and was at least relatively well known amongs film buff circles. RIP nonetheless. Suicide is a serial killer.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/08/us/antho ... index.html
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Post by OldAle1 » June 8th, 2018, 2:01 pm

Good_Will_Harding on Jun 8 2018, 07:55:05 AM wrote:Anthony Bourdain is dead of apparent suicide at 61. Not necessarily a film-related personality, but IIRC he was a pretty avid cinephile and was at least relatively well known amongs film buff circles. RIP nonetheless. Suicide is a serial killer.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/08/us/antho ... index.html
That's sad. I've read a couple of his books - he was really a pretty solid writer - and watched his shows a bit; as someone who is as interested in world cuisine as I am in movies, I always appreciated his passion and his thinly-veiled contempt for those of his fellow citizens content to just drink Bud Light and eat KFC. I guess I'm a little less surprised at how he died than I would be for many; I know he's had addiction issues and he certainly didn't always seem that happy or adjusted to either his own life or an increasingly brain-dead world.
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Post by ChrisReynolds » June 8th, 2018, 3:21 pm

Good_Will_Harding on Jun 8 2018, 07:55:05 AM wrote:Anthony Bourdain is dead of apparent suicide at 61. Not necessarily a film-related personality, but IIRC he was a pretty avid cinephile and was at least relatively well known amongs film buff circles. RIP nonetheless. Suicide is a serial killer.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/08/us/antho ... index.html
There's this article from less than a week ago talking about his love of movies and his experiences working with his girlfriend
Asia Argento directing him and Christopher Doyle doing the cinematography.

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Post by Knaldskalle » June 8th, 2018, 3:31 pm

I don't think I've ever seen one of his shows, but I did "catch" him here and there on the radio and youtube videos and stuff. He always struck me as intelligent and interesting and I kept wondering why he ended up being a chef. I guess he was too much of a misfit to end up anywhere else?

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