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kongs_speech wrote: March 25th, 2021, 7:15 pm
prodigalgodson wrote: March 25th, 2021, 7:11 pm
kongs_speech wrote: March 25th, 2021, 6:43 pm Now we have also lost beloved sitcom actress Jessica Walter, 80.

Arrested Development has been one of my favorite shows for such a long time. Losing one of the Bluths feels too personal. I'm genuinely upset by this.
Oh no! I've just been rewatching AD to fall asleep to recently and was just thinking last night, damn what an actress.

RIP Tavernier too, only seen a few of his films but Coup de Torchon made an enormous impression on me in high school.
I guess tonight would be a pretty good time to finally watch the Criterion DVD of Coup de Torchon that I bought at least a decade ago. It's one of Isabelle's biggest films that I have yet to see, so it also has that going for it. I haven't seen any Tavernier.
I've never seen it either, and if I don't watch it tonight I definitely will before too long as it's a DTC film. Been on my to-see list for quite a while in any case. Any film with Noiret, Huppert and Audran cannot possibly be less than good.
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pitchorneirda wrote: March 25th, 2021, 4:17 pm French director Bertrand Tavernier, 79 :rip:
Zut alors .. :rip:
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OldAle1 wrote: March 25th, 2021, 7:11 pm But it's pretty well done and Clint uses the Carmel, CA locations well - I don't know if he lived there at the time but it definitely has a feel for place that's a cut above average for this kind of film.
I think he did. It's the town that Eastwood eventually became mayor of. I passed through about seven years ago -- just north of Big Sur, gorgeous country.

Play Misty for Me is a decent thriller, though knowing Eastwood's history with women, it feels a little yucky that his first directorial effort portrays him as the victim of a ravening lover.

On a happier note, enjoy the excellent Jessica Walter as Lucille Bluth:
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Tavernier did a lot of good films, but for those interested in French film history under the Nazi Occupation, his historical film Laissez-passer (2002) is a great primer. (Other forum folks know that I also have a particularly soft spot for Daddy Nostalgie (1990).)
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OldAle1 wrote: March 25th, 2021, 6:51 pm
pitchorneirda wrote: March 25th, 2021, 4:17 pm French director Bertrand Tavernier, 79 :rip:
A name I've known as long as I've known the names of most French directors, since the mid-80s probably - his films always seemed to get some US distribution, unlike some of the films of his more highly-regarded and somewhat older compatriots, the New Wave directors. Like Louis Malle he wasn't really part of any particular group or movement but he didn't get quite the acclaim Malle did internationally. I've only actually seen a couple of his films, and those in the last decade, though I may have seen one or two 30 years ago and forgotten them entirely - it happens. He certainly made a major effort in more recent years as a pedagogue teaching the history of his cinema and I enjoyed his commentaries on... the Lumièes, I think. Would like to see his recent series on the history of French cinema at some point certainly. RIP, and if someone has a good appreciation - or links to others - I'd love to read it.
RIP Bertrand Tavernier.

little piece here:
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/m ... -tavernier

Gives a shout-out to my favourite lesser known Tavernier - Death Watch. Recommend this as a real curio. A sci-fi made in Glasgow with Harvey Keitel and Romy Schneider. And as if that's not enough, Harry Dean Stanton and Max Von Sydow support. God knows how that ever ended up getting made.

Coup de Torchon is great, probably his strongest film of those I've seen. His French cinema history was okay, perhaps a bit dry. I only saw the 'short' 3hr doc, not the full series.

I'll add Laissez-passer to my watchlist, it can join Daddy Nostalgie which has been on there for years! Got a pretty interesting filmography all in all, tapped into a whole range of styles/genres.


And RIP Jessica Walter. Even amongst a hilarious cast on Arrested Development, she was often the standout and had the best lines and facial expressions.

Definitely a bad day when there's two names added here :(
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Few days ago Russian Operatic bass Yevgeny Nesterenko died from Covid, he was 83 :rip:

Only appropriate scene is the end of "Boris Godunov", his signature role (no subtitles).

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Larry McMurtry, 84

American writer, whose novels have been adapted to television and film many times. He wrote the source novels of Hud, The Last Picture Show, Texasville, Terms of Endearment, and Lonesome Dove.
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blocho wrote: March 26th, 2021, 4:05 pm Larry McMurtry, 84

American writer, whose novels have been adapted to television and film many times. He wrote the source novels of Hud, The Last Picture Show, Texasville, Terms of Endearment, and Lonesome Dove.
Well shoot, another big name. I've seen all the famous films (and mini-series) you mention, and own several of his books including a signed 1st of Lonesome Dove, though I think I only read The last Picture Show, and that so long ago that it and the film run together. I loved his idea to create a book town in the USA, modeled on if I'm remembering rightly Hay-on-Wye in Wales, and when I took a road trip to Vegas in 1997 - the only time I've ever driven more than 50 miles west of the Mississippi - I stopped by his hometown of Archer City, TX, which he was trying to make a go of as such a place. It didn't work out too well over the long run and he sold off most of his collection a few years ago, but in 1997 it was thriving and there were lots of patrons in each of the three (I think) addresses in town, and I saw the author/owner himself, though I didn't go up to get an autography - he looked really busy. Town wasn't much different than you see it in the film The Last Picture Show, pretty dreary and desolate and gray.
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Bummer. Lonesome Dove is my favorite novel.
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What a fucking week. Cleary's books were some of the first I ever read that didn't contain pictures. RIP.
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sebby wrote: March 26th, 2021, 9:46 pm Beverly Cleary, 104

https://www.capradio.org/news/npr/story ... =311881785
A Portland legend!
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kongs_speech wrote: March 25th, 2021, 6:43 pm Now we have also lost beloved sitcom actress Jessica Walter, 80.

Arrested Development has been one of my favorite shows for such a long time. Losing one of the Bluths feels too personal. I'm genuinely upset by this.
Also, awesome as Malory Archer in another hilarious show :cry:
It's the most depressing death this year to me.
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Wow, she was a centenarian at least... Henry Huggins extraordinaire :rip:
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burneyfan wrote: March 26th, 2021, 10:40 pm
sebby wrote: March 26th, 2021, 9:46 pm Beverly Cleary, 104

https://www.capradio.org/news/npr/story ... =311881785
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By sheer coincidence while I was driving around today hunting for stores that carried a specific vegan pizza (how very Portland of me) I passed by the park where there is a Beverly Cleary sculpture garden. Quite a few people were queued up taking selfies with Henry Huggins and Ramona Quimby.
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Walter Olkewicz, known best as Jacques Renault

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Pretentious Hipster wrote: April 8th, 2021, 1:06 am Walter Olkewicz, known best as Jacques Renault

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/n ... dies-at-72
The curse of Twin Peaks: The Return continues. Very sad.
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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 99.
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The rapper DMX too. 50 years old. Died of an overdose.
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Fuck. I love "X 'Gon Give It to Ya." It was used so well in Deadpool and Rick & Morty.
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Used to listen to him in my youth. Ruff Ryders Anthem is dope. He’s been in some films as well, Romeo Must Die being the biggest (?).
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Sad to hear about DMX. After the last week or so regarding his health, I guess this was inevitable. I have a lot of memories as a kid listening to him when he was huge in the late ‘90s/early 2000s.
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72aicm wrote: April 9th, 2021, 4:25 pm The rapper DMX too. 50 years old. Died of an overdose.
Shit. :rip: I love his cover of Bill Withers's "Ain't No Sunshine". He also played alongside Steven Seagal in Exit Wounds.
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Helen McCrory, British actress, 52, cancer: https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/h ... -1.5990539
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