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Post by outdoorcats » May 27th, 2020, 9:36 pm

RIP :(

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Post by Ebbywebby » May 28th, 2020, 9:25 pm

Oh, I didn't know the name but her face is very familiar from Fassbinder films. :(

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Post by St. Gloede » May 28th, 2020, 9:50 pm

She had an incredible presence across Fassbinder entire ouvre, collaborating in his films from beginning to end. She is also really memorable in her collaborations with Ulrike Ottinger.

Quick check: Seen her in 25 films, of which 19 were with Fassbinder and 3 with Ottinger. I will look out for her in other roles - see seems to have made many other intruiging career choices.

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Post by blocho » May 28th, 2020, 11:54 pm

Anthony James, 77

American film and TV actor who specialized in villains. He started his career with a plum villainous role as the cook in In the Heat of the Night (see below). He was also one of the Carlin Brothers in High Plains Drifter and the brothel owner in Unforgiven.

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Post by blocho » May 31st, 2020, 8:41 pm

Christo, 84

A divisive artist, both loved and disliked, known for creating massive environmental art projects of a temporary nature, usually with his wife and collaborator Jean-Claude.

Here's a glimpse of my favorite below.

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Post by Knaldskalle » May 31st, 2020, 8:58 pm

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Christo, 84

A divisive artist, both loved and disliked, known for creating massive environmental art projects of a temporary nature, usually with his wife and collaborator Jean-Claude.

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My favorite was when he wrapped the Reichstag in Berlin.

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Post by blocho » May 31st, 2020, 11:58 pm

Well, heck. Let's throw in a few more pictures of the work of Christo and Jean-Claude.
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Post by OldAle1 » June 1st, 2020, 12:10 am

I was lucky enough to see The Gates on one of my last visits to NYC (wow, 15 years...) and it was definitely something. I'm not sure how I feel about Christo or this kind of work in general, but experiencing it up close really does alter one's perception, and at least in my case I felt moved into some other kind of world briefly, in a way that really wasn't like any other experience of art.

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Post by Knaldskalle » June 1st, 2020, 2:47 am

OldAle1 wrote:
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I was lucky enough to see The Gates on one of my last visits to NYC (wow, 15 years...) and it was definitely something. I'm not sure how I feel about Christo or this kind of work in general, but experiencing it up close really does alter one's perception, and at least in my case I felt moved into some other kind of world briefly, in a way that really wasn't like any other experience of art.
I felt that way about Picasso until I saw one of his paintings in real life. The sheer size of it totally alters the experience compared to seeing a photo of it in a book or on TV.
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Post by OldAle1 » June 1st, 2020, 11:14 pm

Lennie Niehaus, musician, 90. Best known in the film world for his frequent collaborations with Clint Eastwood, for whom he scored Unforgiven and The Bridges of Madison County among others. He died just 3 days before Clint's 90th birthday, and a few more days before his own 91st.

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Post by blocho » June 2nd, 2020, 12:34 am

Herb Stempel, 93

Longtime NYC Department of Transportation worker. Also, one of the subjects of the movie Quiz Show (he was played by John Turturro).

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Post by OldAle1 » June 2nd, 2020, 1:47 am

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Herb Stempel, 93

Longtime NYC Department of Transportation worker. Also, one of the subjects of the movie Quiz Show (he was played by John Turturro).
I saw the name and instantly knew it; probably would not have been able to remember where from though. That's a movie I wouldn't mind seeing again, I don't remember it being great or anything but love the subject matter. His main adversary/opponent Charles Van Doren died just a year ago, also at 93. I guess being smart and knowing stuff doesn't lead to an early death like I thought...

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Post by Chilton » June 8th, 2020, 10:29 pm

Franco-Belgian director Marion Hänsel, 71 :rip:

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Vera Lynn, British singer, died at 103. :rip:
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Post by Knaldskalle » June 19th, 2020, 1:15 am

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Post by brokenface » June 19th, 2020, 10:34 am

Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Only 55, cancer. Most famous is The Shadow of the Wind. Recommend The Labyrinth of the Spirits which was his last one. Surprisingly I don't think anyone's made any films yet, though I think a miniseries might be the way to go if anyone did try.

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Post by brokenface » June 19th, 2020, 1:11 pm

Damn, Ian Holm as well. Pretty illustrious career, one of those Shakespearean stage actors who ended up classing up blockbusters nearly always in supporting roles, probably best known now as Bilbo in LOTR, but it's Alien I'll always remember him for.

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Post by burneyfan » June 19th, 2020, 1:13 pm

I thought another of Holm's best roles was in The Sweet Hereafter.

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Post by blocho » June 19th, 2020, 3:23 pm

A great actor. Like others, I'll primarily remember him for Alien and The Sweet Hereafter. He was a very malleable actor, equally capable of playing the sinister Ash in Alien and the restaurant owner in Big Night.

Oddly enough, I once found myself sitting next to him among the audience at a Pinter play in New York.

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Post by peeptoad » June 19th, 2020, 4:23 pm

Ian Holm :rip:

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Post by Knaldskalle » June 19th, 2020, 6:48 pm

brokenface wrote:
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Damn, Ian Holm as well. Pretty illustrious career, one of those Shakespearean stage actors who ended up classing up blockbusters nearly always in supporting roles, probably best known now as Bilbo in LOTR, but it's Alien I'll always remember him for.
I think I'll always remember him best for being the coach in Chariots of Fire. But he was in so many great (and some not so great) movies... Juggernaut, Robin and Marian, Time Bandits, Brazil, Greystoke, The Madness of King George, The Sweet Hereafter, The Fifth Element, eXistenZ and a bunch of Shakespeare adaptations.

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » June 19th, 2020, 7:13 pm

Sorry to hear about Ian Holm. It’s definitely Alien that I’ll remember him most for, and then probably The Sweet Hereafter and The Fifth Element.
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Post by Cippenham » June 19th, 2020, 9:12 pm

I remember him in the BBC Series The Borrowers, like human mice really. A delightful series and it’s on YouTube.

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Post by blocho » June 20th, 2020, 12:52 am

Knaldskalle wrote:
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Vera Lynn, British singer, died at 103. :rip:
Guess we won't meet again after all?
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Let us remember that Lynn also contributed to a great moment in cinema history. Don't watch if you haven't yet seen Dr. Strangelove.
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Post by jeroeno » June 22nd, 2020, 6:46 pm

One of those directors who has done some great work (Falling Down, 8MM, A Time to Kill, Flatliners) but also did some of the worst shit ever to be put on film (Batman & Robin, Bad Company, The Number 23). Anyway, RIP

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Post by Onderhond » June 22nd, 2020, 8:44 pm

Batman & Robin is the best Batman ever.

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Post by OldAle1 » June 22nd, 2020, 8:49 pm

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Batman & Robin is the best Batman ever.
Coming from almost anybody else I'd assume that's a joke. From you...?

Anyway I don't think I ever saw that one. I did see Batman Forever a few years ago and thought it was pretty terrible. Can't say I've ever been fond of Schumacher, apart from Falling Down which has grown on me over the years. But I've only seen 4-5 of his films. Saw an interview with him a few years ago though and he impressed me as a guy well aware of his shortcomings, and not too afraid of criticism, so points there. RIP.

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Post by Onderhond » June 22nd, 2020, 8:52 pm

It's the funniest Batman of the bunch. It goes full comedy and has a bunch of fun with the characters. Silly and self-aware, lots of dumb one-liners, a Batman suit with nipples, none of the failed attempts to be dark and brooding. I wish more directors would've taken this approach.

Agree on Batman Forever though, that one was pretty lame.

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Post by burneyfan » June 22nd, 2020, 9:02 pm

Onderhond wrote:
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It's the funniest Batman of the bunch. It goes full comedy and has a bunch of fun with the characters. Silly and self-aware, lots of dumb one-liners, a Batman suit with nipples, none of the failed attempts to be dark and brooding. I wish more directors would've taken this approach.
That's how I would describe the original 1966 Batman movie (minus the nipples part).

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Post by Onderhond » June 22nd, 2020, 9:18 pm

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That's how I would describe the original 1966 Batman movie (minus the nipples part).
Still better than most, but didn't find it all that funny (apart from the shark joke at the beginning of the film).

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Post by brokenface » June 22nd, 2020, 9:23 pm

I did just read this interview in Vulture. He might not have been much of a director, but led quite a life of hedonism by the sounds of it:

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Post by blocho » June 22nd, 2020, 10:43 pm

I liked Schumacher. Sure, some of his movies stunk. And many of them were shallow. But he made some very entertaining movies. And he also had some underrated work, like DC Cab and Tigerland.

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Post by 3eyes » June 24th, 2020, 3:10 pm

Yeah, Tigerland was great. One of Colin Farrell's best roles.
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Post by blocho » June 27th, 2020, 3:07 am

Milton Glaser, 91

Graphic design legend. Founder of New York magazine.

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Post by blocho » June 28th, 2020, 5:52 pm

Charles Webb, 81

Author of The Graduate, which later became an overrated movie. Webb and I went to the same college, 45 years apart, and I was always amused that the aimlessness and ennui he felt upon graduation from that college were imbued into his most famous literary character.

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Post by brokenface » June 30th, 2020, 2:03 pm

Carl Reiner. I only really know the films he did with Steve Martin, my love for The Man with Two Brains is limitless :rip:

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