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Post by blocho » March 31st, 2020, 1:50 am

William Helmreich, 74

A longtime professor of sociology at City University of New York, and one of only two people (as far as I know) who walked every block in New York City. For those not familiar with NYC geography, that is a truly gargantuan feat. I know of Helmreich because I once accomplished the 1500-meter dash to his marathon, walking every block in Manhattan, which is easy enough that dozens of others have done it. Intrigued by his accomplishment, I tried to read the book he wrote about it, but I regret to report I didn't much like it and quit after a couple of chapters. Nevertheless, to do what he did reveals a person both fascinated by and in punch-drunk love with the people and cityscape of my hometown. And it reveals a deep humanism, which I greatly admire.

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Post by Armoreska » April 2nd, 2020, 10:43 pm

Manu Dibango actually died, wow
and the I love rock n roll writer/performer
and Joe Diffie, unknown to me country singer


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Post by blocho » April 3rd, 2020, 4:23 pm

Bill Withers, 81


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Post by outdoorcats » April 3rd, 2020, 5:34 pm

:(

Peter...is your social worker in that horse?

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Post by blocho » April 6th, 2020, 3:53 am

Two NFL legends:

Tom Dempsey, 73
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Post by blocho » April 6th, 2020, 6:24 pm

Honor Blackman, 94

It's unfair to simplify a long career to only one role, but no matter whatever else she did, she will always be best remembered for this:
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Post by albajos » April 6th, 2020, 6:27 pm

I googled her on saturday actually. But for other reasons

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » April 6th, 2020, 6:32 pm

I actually just watched Goldfinger for the first time over the weekend, strangely enough. I'm a fan of Jason and the Argonauts (1963), so I actually associated Blackman with that film (she played Hera) more so than Pussy Galore in Goldfinger since I only just watched it. RIP.
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Post by burneyfan » April 6th, 2020, 9:33 pm

I always think of her in The Avengers (the TV series, for you younger whippersnappers, not the Marvel films).

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Post by RBG » April 8th, 2020, 1:52 am

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Post by kongs_speech » April 8th, 2020, 4:41 am

Prine is one of the worst celebrity losses of my life so far. I love his music, but he was one of those guys who kinda seemed like he would be around forever. Clearly that's not the case. He was in my friend's record store in January. I really wish I had been there.
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Post by fori » April 10th, 2020, 4:27 pm

:rip: :rip: :rip: :rip: :rip:
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& Bruce Baillie too...
Two heroes of mine.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » April 10th, 2020, 5:07 pm

I remember Bruce's wife yesterday asking for funding so that he can spend his last few days more comfortably. Didn't expect it to happen that quickly though.

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Post by fori » April 10th, 2020, 5:12 pm

Yeah I saw that too. I was thinking of donating...

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Post by Ebbywebby » April 10th, 2020, 6:55 pm

Pretentious Hipster wrote:
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I remember Bruce's wife yesterday asking for funding so that he can spend his last few days more comfortably. Didn't expect it to happen that quickly though.
This guy was concerned, too.


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Post by Dolwphin » April 10th, 2020, 8:53 pm

Castro Street is a masterful (short) cinematic poem that captures the essence of an Industrial street. RIP Bruce Baillie. :(

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Post by OldAle1 » April 10th, 2020, 9:40 pm

Sadly I've only seen one Obayashi film, and not one of his best known as far as I can tell - Nerawareta gakuen. But then I fall way short in my knowledge of modern Japanese cinema. Hausu is on DTC so maybe now would be the perfect time to watch it.

I've seen a bunch of Bruce Baillie though, and he's a part of the most memorably night of cinema I've had in the last few years - Damien Chazelle showed All My Life (in 16mm) before La La Land and talked for a bit about his influence, suggesting that he's never come close to the perfection that Baillie achieves in this 3 minute short.

RIP to both, clearly each a giant in his own very particular and idiosyncratic way.

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Post by OldAle1 » April 11th, 2020, 1:47 pm

Hélène Chatelain, 84, French actress, writer, producer and director. Most of her work seems very obscure - films that have a couple of votes on IMDb at best, but she did have one very famous film to her credit, starring as "the woman" in a certain 1962 short film:

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Post by blocho » April 11th, 2020, 6:13 pm

Hilary Dwyer, 74

Best known for starring in Witchfinder General, she had a brief acting career in the late 1960s before settling into a career as a talent agent and producer.

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Post by Cippenham » April 13th, 2020, 11:56 am

An English comedian and comedy actor called Tim Brooke- Taylor died. I bet not many people have seen the classic comedy series he was In called The Goodies. From the 70s so might be considered not suitable nowadays but funny. Actually it was terrible but had some funny scenes.

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Post by blocho » April 16th, 2020, 2:31 am

Willie Davis, 85

Hall of Fame football player and a member of all five Lombardi-era championship teams for the Green Bay Packers. After retirement as a player, he served as a commentator for NBC and a member of the Packers Board of Directors. You want a movie connection? His son Duane Davis had a decent acting career (most recent credit in 2010), highlighted for me by his appearance as Mack, the linebacker who breaks his leg, in the underrated football drama The Program.

Davis' death comes almost exactly a year after Forrest Gregg's and Bart Starr's.


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Post by RBG » April 16th, 2020, 3:06 am

http://www.rfi.fr/en/culture/20200414-s ... ics-angola

pan-african filmmaker sarah maldoror in paris from covid-19 complications
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Post by Knaldskalle » April 16th, 2020, 7:47 am

RBG wrote:
April 16th, 2020, 3:06 am
http://www.rfi.fr/en/culture/20200414-s ... ics-angola

pan-african filmmaker sarah maldoror in paris from covid-19 complications
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Post by blocho » April 16th, 2020, 6:41 pm

Brian Dennehy, 81

An American actor with a four-decade career in film, TV, and on the stage. He specialized in stolid tough guy and authority roles, often playing cops. Many people will remember him as the sheriff in First Blood or the sheriff in Silverado or as Chris Farley's dad in Tommy Boy. But I'll always remember him seeing him on stage as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, where he gave a terrifying and heartrending performance.
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Post by OldAle1 » April 16th, 2020, 6:44 pm

blocho wrote:
April 16th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Brian Dennehy, 81

An American actor with a four-decade career in film, TV, and on the stage. He specialized in stolid tough guy and authority roles, often playing cops.
Was just about to post something myself. I missed seeing him in "The Iceman Cometh" when I lived in Chicago in the 90s... still bothers me for personal reasons. I think my favorite role that I did see was in Silverado where he holds his own in a very impressive cast as, basically, the bad guy.

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Post by peeptoad » April 16th, 2020, 6:45 pm

RIP, Mr. Dennehy. I enjoyed you in many a film over the years... :rip:

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Post by blocho » April 16th, 2020, 6:54 pm

Lee Konitz, 92

A jazz saxophone master, with a career that lasted more than 70 years. He played on early tracks with Miles in the late 1940s and was still performing in recent years. I saw him in a delightful show about ten years ago at the Jazz Gallery in New York.


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Post by OldAle1 » April 16th, 2020, 8:53 pm

Allen Daviau, 77, American cinematographer, 5-time Oscar nominee, best known for his work with Steven Spielberg, including this

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slightly well-known film. He also shot Albert Brooks' masterpiece Defending Your Life; he specialized in a sort of over-lit, nostalgic-dreamy style that worked well for other-worldly stories. COVID-19.

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Post by blocho » April 17th, 2020, 7:04 pm

I came across a beautifully written remembrance of Brian Dennehy's theatrical roles. Have a read: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/16/thea ... loman.html

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Post by OldAle1 » April 17th, 2020, 7:24 pm

Gene Deitch, 95, American cartoonist and animator based in Prague for the last 60 years. Not a household name certainly, but he is responsible for the very first film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien, a 12-minute short animated Hobbit from 1966. He was also a late director on Tom and Jerry, responsible for over a dozen cartoons in the early 60s, and his 1961 short Munro won the Academy Award for Short Subject - Cartoons. His son Kim is an important figure in the underground comix movement starting in the 1960s.

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Post by Ebbywebby » April 17th, 2020, 11:29 pm

Matthew Seligman, 64. COVID-19. Not really a film person, but a veteran bassist and personal friend whose credits include the Soft Boys, the Thompson Twins, Thomas Dolby and David Bowie. The first person I knew to catch the virus also became the first to succumb.

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Post by clemmetarey » April 18th, 2020, 9:07 am

Luis Sepúlveda, chilean author, best known for his novel The Old Man Who Read Love Novels. He passed away from COVID-19 at 70.

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Post by Onderhond » April 20th, 2020, 8:14 am

Seems like the news hasn't quite reached the ICMf yet, so I'll just post it here. Philippe Nahon died yesterday, due to Corona. A man who did a lot for French horror in the past 20 years, though he himself was kinda fed up with that typecasting. Still, an amazing actor, so much that I often sought out films he appeared in.

He wasn't very active in recent years, but he leaves a very nice legacy. R.I.P.

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Post by kongs_speech » April 20th, 2020, 8:32 am

Oh no, the butcher from I Stand Alone! He was outstanding in that. Probably the angriest character I've ever seen, and he portrayed it so well. Rest in peace.
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Post by Armoreska » April 25th, 2020, 1:53 pm

3rd wrote:
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Neil Peart :rip:
wow I just found out while listening to Show Me Dont Tell
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Post by peeptoad » April 25th, 2020, 2:37 pm

:rip: Philippe Nahon. You were fantastic in both Carne & Seul contre tous … :(

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Post by brokenface » April 29th, 2020, 9:33 am

RIP Irrfan Khan. One of the most well-known Indian actors outside India (Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi, The Lunchbox etc)

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