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Post by blocho » December 21st, 2019, 3:55 am

Two minor figures of 20th century Americana immortalized in film:

Nascar driver Junior Johnson, who inspired a Tom Wolfe profile that was later adapted as The Last American Hero, a very underrated Jeff Bridges movie.

American football coach Herman Boone, who was played by Denzel Washington in Remember the Titans, and according to most was not nearly so benevolent a figure as portrayed in the movie.

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Post by burneyfan » December 21st, 2019, 9:33 pm

blocho wrote:
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T...later adapted as The Last American Hero, a very underrated Jeff Bridges movie.
I strongly second your opinion here -- The Last American Hero is very underrated!

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Post by Lammetje » December 22nd, 2019, 6:58 pm

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Post by blocho » December 22nd, 2019, 7:52 pm

Claudine Auger, who appeared in many films, but will always be best known for playing Domino in Thunderball.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » December 23rd, 2019, 9:14 am

TCM Remembers 2019:

That's all, folks!

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Post by allisoncm » December 28th, 2019, 7:44 pm

:rip:

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Post by brokenface » December 29th, 2019, 12:45 pm

Alasdair Gray RIP. I only ever read Lanark, but it's a pretty amazing book. Not film related, I'm not sure that one would be possible to adapt!

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Post by OldAle1 » December 29th, 2019, 12:48 pm

I just saw that. I own 3 or 4 of his books but haven't read any of them, been meaning to get around to Lanark for ages. RIP, certainly seems a unique talent.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » January 5th, 2020, 8:34 pm

Elizabeth Sellars (6 May 1921 - 30 December 2019)

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Post by beavis » January 6th, 2020, 10:24 am

Dutch magazine "Schokkend Nieuws" have placed an In Memoriam for Rene Daalder on their website
News of his passing has not reached Wikipedia or Imdb, but I trust the writers of Schokkend News to be well informed on this…
RIP

https://www.schokkendnieuws.nl/nieuws/5 ... ne-daalder

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Post by Armoreska » January 6th, 2020, 9:30 pm

Syd Mead, the last day of the month after Blade Runner Month


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Post by GruesomeTwosome » January 9th, 2020, 1:42 pm

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

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Post by 3rd » January 11th, 2020, 1:06 am

Neil Peart :rip:
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Post by Ebbywebby » January 11th, 2020, 3:56 am

And so soon after Neil Innes.

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Post by Apu » January 11th, 2020, 11:01 am

Ivan Passer (1933-2020)

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Post by OldAle1 » January 20th, 2020, 4:53 pm

Christopher Tolkien, 95, the third child and youngest son of J.R.R. Tolkien. The man we have to thank - if we're thankful - for the voluminous posthumous materials published over the last 40+ years giving us every tiny detail that we never knew we wanted to know about Middle-Earth, and probably because of the popularity of these - particularly the 1977 best-seller The Silmarillion - for Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, adapted from his father's earlier and more famous work.

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Post by brokenface » January 21st, 2020, 5:43 pm

RIP Jo Shishido. The one with the cheeks! Best known for Branded to Kill, he was in tonnes of Nikkatsu films of that era.

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Post by blocho » January 21st, 2020, 7:19 pm

brokenface wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 5:43 pm
RIP Jo Shishido. The one with the cheeks! Best known for Branded to Kill, he was in tonnes of Nikkatsu films of that era.
I had no idea he was still alive. I've only seen a few of his movies, but he was always an entertaining presence.

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Post by OldAle1 » January 22nd, 2020, 2:02 pm

Terry Jones, 77. RIP, Sir Bedevere.



https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-51209197

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Post by mightysparks » January 22nd, 2020, 2:08 pm

Oh no :(
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Post by clemmetarey » January 22nd, 2020, 4:33 pm

Yeah this sucks :rip:

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Post by Knaldskalle » January 23rd, 2020, 12:37 am

OldAle1 wrote:
January 22nd, 2020, 2:02 pm
Terry Jones, 77. RIP, Sir Bedevere.



https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-51209197
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I really liked his TV shows Crusades and Ancient Inventions.
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Post by jeroeno » January 26th, 2020, 8:22 pm

RIP Kobe Bryant.

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Post by blocho » January 26th, 2020, 9:21 pm

Kobe ... wow. That's a real memento mori.

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Post by maxwelldeux » January 26th, 2020, 9:32 pm

It's looking like his 13yo was on board, too... https://www.local10.com/news/local/2020 ... ter-crash/

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Post by Ebbywebby » January 26th, 2020, 9:37 pm



If you haven't seen it yet....

Still <400!

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Post by RBG » January 26th, 2020, 11:10 pm

and still a rapist

edit: it's looking like tmz reported the deaths before the family was informed and nobody deserves that. they suck
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Post by Ebbywebby » January 27th, 2020, 6:46 am

401 checks now. Fourteen checks in the past 10 hours.

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Post by Armoreska » January 27th, 2020, 7:04 am

Way to go fly in bad weather for a poor reason. Your money won't save you. Dumb.
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Post by blocho » January 29th, 2020, 9:47 pm

Harriet Frank, who wrote two great Paul Newman westerns: Hud and Hombre

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Post by 3rd » January 31st, 2020, 8:53 am

Jörn Donner :rip:
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Post by burneyfan » February 5th, 2020, 11:44 pm

Kirk Douglas. :rip:

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Post by Nathan Treadway » February 6th, 2020, 12:30 am

:rip:

You guys should really check this out. It's really quite a fascinating overview of his life to that point (He made it about 10 years ago, or so.)

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Post by fori » February 6th, 2020, 12:33 am

:rip: :rip: :rip: :rip: :rip:
Go and watch Posse!

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Post by blocho » February 6th, 2020, 12:48 am

Kirk was a legend beyond his time. Over the past two decades, living on as one of the few remaining connections to the Hollywood golden age, he's taken on the feeling of a totem. And that's a shame because, divided by many decades from his performing prime, it obscured his talent and his accomplishments, and not only as an actor. Kirk was born Issur Danielovitch, the child of immigrants, the son of a junkman, a native Yiddish speaker, and a wartime navy veteran.

I've seen 23 movies he appeared in, and Douglas had a distinct natural style, a booming earnestness that was ably accompanied by his loud, edgy voice and that famous chin. That earnestness was great in movies like Lonely Are the Brave, but it was best when balanced with a cynical streak (as in Ace in the Hole) or a surprising talent for comedy (as in Man without a Star). Occasionally, Kirk had all three traits in the same performance. I think he was rarely better than in There Was a Crooked Man, an underrated Western in which he played a charming, picaresque con man. He was rangy, wild, funny, and dangerous in that movie, and so overshadowed everyone else that you forgot Henry Fonda was playing opposite him. He was great in that movie. He was usually great in all of his movies. He was a bona fide movie star. I'll miss him.

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Post by albajos » February 6th, 2020, 1:48 am

The Big Story short. Kirk Douglas in all roles.

And it was nominated for Oscar so you even get points in a challenge

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Post by brokenface » February 6th, 2020, 7:41 am

RIP Kirk D.

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » February 6th, 2020, 4:21 pm

(u) :rip:

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Post by OldAle1 » February 6th, 2020, 4:39 pm

Can't be a surprise obviously at 103, but still sad. I'm hard pressed to think of more Golden Age stars - I mean really big stars - still with us. Angela Lansbury, Olivia de Havilland and Sidney Poitier are the most obvious ones; in France there's Micheline Presle who made her first film in 1937 just two years after de Havilland.

But Kirk has a big place in my heart - Paths of Glory was one of my first loves when I got seriously interest in film during and just after college and remains probably my favorite film with him, and perhaps gives him his best role and performance. Ace in the Hole and Champion are probably the other two really great lead performances and he's of course awesome in Out of the Past though arguably the least-impressive of the noir trio in that film, but when competing with Mitchum and Jane Greer I don't think that's much of a putdown. I also have major soft spots for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and The Vikings, and I suspect Guy Maddin is sad today because I know he grew up on the latter film, and references it's music in his first feature.

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