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Post by OldAle1 » October 15th, 2019, 2:39 pm

And thank you all for your kind words. It's hard for me to share personal feelings, but in this case - and maybe also because I've been with my brother for most of the past weeks also, and seen how he shares this with his family, it's been important and necessary for me. It's certainly helping me through this process, and perhaps I can learn from all of this in my own future with trying not to be so much a hermit anymore.

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#2002

Post by clemmetarey » October 15th, 2019, 3:19 pm

I'm really sorry to hear this OldAle, all the best to you.

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#2003

Post by RedHawk10 » October 16th, 2019, 7:49 am

I'm incredibly sorry to hear that your Mom passed. That was a beautiful tribute you wrote. May she rest in peace.

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#2004

Post by blocho » October 28th, 2019, 8:12 pm

Robert Evans, who produced Chinatown and the two best Godfathers. And the Val Kilmer version of The Saint, for what it's worth.

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#2005

Post by GruesomeTwosome » October 28th, 2019, 8:19 pm

blocho wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Robert Evans, who produced Chinatown and the two best Godfathers. And the Val Kilmer version of The Saint, for what it's worth.
And of course the subject of the doc The Kid Stays in the Picture, based on his autobiography. Whenever I hear Evans' name, I can't help but think of this Patton Oswalt bit from his stand-up:

I’m to remember every man I've seen fall into a plate of spaghetti???

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#2006

Post by jocularities » November 8th, 2019, 2:17 pm

William Wintersole, ‘Young and the Restless’ and ‘General Hospital’ Actor, Dies at 88

William Wintersole, best known for his 25-year-long portrayal of attorney Mitchell Sherman on “The Young and the Restless,” died on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles due to complications from cancer, his daughter Tiffany Harmon announced on Facebook. He was 88.

Wintersole, whose acting career spanned six decades, joined “The Young and the Restless” in 1986 and remained on the soap opera until 2011. He appeared on other shows, such as “General Hospital” as Ted Ballantine, “Little House on the Prairie,” “I Dream of Jeannie” and “Star Trek.”

“Early Tuesday morning my father Bill Wintersole passed,” Harmon wrote in the post. “My bond with him was strong.”

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#2007

Post by blocho » November 8th, 2019, 7:59 pm

Louis Eppolito, who had bit roles in Goodfellas, State of Grace, and Lost Highway (among other movies). He also had a whole other career: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/07/nyre ... e=Homepage

Honestly, he sounds like a horrendous person. Should we have a topic for people who should not rest in peace? Perhaps a "Burn in Hell" topic?

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#2008

Post by Armoreska » November 15th, 2019, 3:15 pm

Rambro, a wild Australian youtube star
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and "Gordon" Liu Chia-Hui/Liu Chia-Liang and Yuen Woo-ping and "Sammo" Hung Kam-bo

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#2010

Post by St. Gloede » November 23rd, 2019, 6:46 pm

While I can't claim to be familiar with him as a critic, his segment Paris vu par showed that he could easily have joined his colleagues.

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#2011

Post by burneyfan » November 23rd, 2019, 6:52 pm

St. Gloede wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 6:46 pm
While I can't claim to be familiar with him as a critic, his segment Paris vu par showed that he could easily have joined his colleagues.
Oh dear God. My eye skipped Cippenham's announcement, so for a very confused 2-3 seconds, I thought you were referring to Rambro. Definitely not enough / too much sleep lately.

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#2012

Post by St. Gloede » November 23rd, 2019, 7:11 pm

:hug: :hug: :hug: Sleep well / less.

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#2013

Post by Cippenham » November 27th, 2019, 5:15 pm

Clive James tv critic and writer, Jonathan Miller playwright and polymath, Gary Rhodes tv chef. All well known in Britain and announced today. May be known worldwide at least the first two. Not film related but worth noting. :rip:

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#2014

Post by brokenface » November 27th, 2019, 9:55 pm

RIP. Always liked Clive James. And Jonathan Miller responsible for one of the best Alice in Wonderlands: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060089

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#2015

Post by Ebbywebby » November 28th, 2019, 4:13 am

Jonathan Miller was great in "One Way Pendulum" (1964), and I'm one of only five people who have checked it! The ultimate in deadpan British absurdism.

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Post by Cippenham » November 28th, 2019, 4:52 am

Thanks. I liked the Alice. I will try to see One Way Pendulum soon. It seems it is very surreal. I recently saw Omnibus Whistle and I’ll Come to You. I thought it was very good but it’s not to everyone’s taste . Ironic is an interview by Clove James on YouTube with Jonathan Miller considering their deaths were announced the same day. The interview starts of with English like of comedy about farting and toilet comedy that Americans don’t like and moves on to American obsession with health kicks, wanting to look beautiful, live forever and be famous . If you spend most of life jogging for example you don’t have time to live and Miller imagines death following behind a jogger saying I can keep up...

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » November 28th, 2019, 6:00 am

I never saw Clive James on TV but I used to love reading his Saturday review of television in the Telegraph. A very warm and personable man and a writer whose astuteness and vibrancy with words invariably drew me in.

I had been aware of his struggles with illness over recent years. Sad to hear of his death.
That's all, folks!

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Post by OldAle1 » November 28th, 2019, 5:04 pm

John Simon, one of the better known American theater (and sometimes film) critics at one time, probably in the 70s, has died at 94. A famously cranky guy who hated almost everything, he'd fit right in here though I suspect he was internet-phobic. He was also too mean and bigoted to last long here (unless he stuck to the politics forums) though he would have been revered on IMDb. My small experience of him is such that I won't miss him, but then I'm not up on theater, maybe he made more of a positive impression there.

https://www.vulture.com/2019/11/obituar ... -2019.html

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#2019

Post by blocho » December 9th, 2019, 2:55 am

Rene Auberjonois, who is probably best known for his long TV career, but who I will most remember for his role as Father Mulcahy in MASH (the movie).

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Post by Ebbywebby » December 9th, 2019, 5:48 am

Also, Ron Liebman.

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Post by fori » December 9th, 2019, 6:32 am

Zaza Urushadze! I should see his other work.

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#2023

Post by outdoorcats » December 9th, 2019, 11:11 pm

The emo rapper Juice WRLD has passed away at 21. I'm not a fan of his music, but 21 is a tragic age to go. Not to mention I work in an elementary school and he is hugely popular with kids there.

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Post by peeptoad » December 10th, 2019, 10:41 am

blocho wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 2:55 am
Rene Auberjonois, who is probably best known for his long TV career, but who I will most remember for his role as Father Mulcahy in MASH (the movie).
He was quite good in Altman's Images as well... RIP.

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Post by blocho » December 13th, 2019, 3:46 pm

Danny Aiello, 86.

I saw him in 14 movies, and though rarely the main attraction, I always thought he made an impression. I'll probably remember him best for his performances in Dinner Rush, Leon, Jacob's Ladder, and Do the Right Thing.

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Post by Ebbywebby » December 13th, 2019, 9:06 pm

I'm surprised he was as old as 86, but I suppose the math checks out. It's just been so long since I saw him in anything that my mental image of him is stuck in the past.


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Post by clemmetarey » December 15th, 2019, 10:33 am

rnilsson19 wrote:
December 15th, 2019, 10:21 am
Anna Karina, 79

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Post by brokenface » December 15th, 2019, 10:45 am

Ah man, Anna K :(

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Post by St. Gloede » December 15th, 2019, 11:17 am

:( :( :( :(

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Post by insomnius » December 15th, 2019, 12:42 pm

Very sad to hear. :rip:

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Post by Knaldskalle » December 15th, 2019, 6:06 pm

rnilsson19 wrote:
December 15th, 2019, 10:21 am
Anna Karina, 79

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Please don't hurt yourself, talk to someone.

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Post by jeroeno » December 15th, 2019, 6:07 pm

Oh no Anna :rip:

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Post by Tim2460 » December 15th, 2019, 10:11 pm

Sad day.

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Post by Ebbywebby » December 16th, 2019, 12:57 am

Swoon. :(

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Post by sebby » December 16th, 2019, 2:44 am

Probably my favorite actress (u) (u) (u)

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Post by OldAle1 » December 16th, 2019, 4:25 pm

I will probably always remember her best for her performance in Rivette's La religieuse, which I've been lucky enough to see several times in the cinema over the years. Her work with Godard is maybe more typical, and I like some of those films more overall, but he didn't give her the chance to show her skills as a dramatic actress that Rivette did; thankfully she was much more than just a pretty face. I really need to watch her films with Visconti and Fassbinder, and more of her work outside the most famous films generally. Sad that so many of the iconic women from the nouvelle vague are disappearing; I hope Bulle Ogier keeps going for many more years.

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Post by blocho » December 20th, 2019, 3:00 am

Thomas Elsaesser, 1943-2019 -- a film scholar of monumental achievement, reach, and intellectual depth.

I first came across Elsaesser in grad school, where I was doing a ph.d. in history (I eventually quit halfway through with a master's degree). Though my program was history, I read plenty of film history and took some classes in the film school. I remember reading a book he wrote on film theory, and being impressed by his ability to express complex analysis through clear language. Most film academics, infamously, take the opposite approach and dress up their ideas in ever more opaque verbiage (usually a sign that either their writing skills are poor or that there ideas are not good enough to be stated plainly).

My impression was confirmed when I read his book Weimar Cinema and After for a paper I was writing on the German filmmaking emigres. Elsaesser was able to cut through accumulated decades of conventional thought with an almost effortless flair, destroying old ideas and affirming new ones with simple, convincing evidence and incisive remarks. His writing was propulsive -- one wanted to keep reading because here seemed to be a scholar who could make the complex thicket of history uncommonly clear. And beyond even these accomplishments, Elsaesser was almost ludicrously productive. He published dozens upon dozens of books, often averaging one a year (most academics do a book every 5-10 years), even as he created film programs at several universities. He was the type of scholar that other scholars look upon with awe and envy.

I've just looked up my notes (from 2010) on Weimar Cinema and After, and here's what I wrote in my initial summary: "The book, like its author, is both formidable and prodigious. Still, like so many other writers, he composes his history in the form of case studies, though it must be added that these case studies display a stunning scope of historical purview and awareness." Elsaesser's arguments included conclusions that in retrospect seemed obvious but were anything but before he made them:
- That Kracauer and Eisner, the first major scholars of German cinema, were hopelessly teleological.
- That expressionism was only a small part of the stylistically diverse Weimar cinema.
- That describing American noir as a product of German expressionism is mostly wrong.
- That most of the emigre filmmakers are better characterized as adaptable film professionals than as auteurs.

For all this, I enjoyed reading Elsaesser more than any other film writer when I was in grad school.

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Post by fori » December 20th, 2019, 3:07 am

Thanks for sharing blocho, R.I.P. Thomas Elsaesser. I had never heard of him before, but will seek it out now.

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