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#7353 Post by soundchaser » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:11 pm

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Wow. Contemporary hip-hip is largely off my radar, but he was a big name. This is a blow to that genre, I’m sure.

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#7354 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:12 pm

Also an abnormally and unapologetically cruel and violent person, so it's a blow in one sense, but in another...

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#7355 Post by soundchaser » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:15 pm

Yes, I did hear that he was remarkably homophobic and accused of physical abuse. Will be interesting to see how the community as a whole reacts.

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#7356 Post by Big Ben » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:36 pm

From what I know about the situation he was both a violent individual and incredibly homophobic. He still had a fanbase sure but his ability to market himself was limited because of his behavior. Most people I know who are into Hip Hop either didn't like him from the outset or dropped him after the abuse allegations came about. Regardless his death at twenty is a remarkable waste.

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#7357 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:08 pm

Not only that, but he'd compare himself to Dylann Roof, actively engaged his fans in witness tampering against the woman he abused, all sorts of weird noxious shit. Obviously if he could have turned his life around none of this is worthy of a death sentence, but it's a world's smallest violin situation to be sure.

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#7358 Post by Big Ben » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:00 pm

Not really even worth bringing out a violin. I just read the full extent about what this man did and I've lost all sympathy. My bad for even trying to look sympathetic. I mean who the hell beats their pregnant girlfriend almost to death and expects pity from anyone? Good Lord.

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#7360 Post by Kauno » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:55 am

Koko (July 4, 1971 - June 19, 2018)

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#7361 Post by bearcuborg » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:51 am

Koko and Her Kitten was a favorite of mine as a kid. Pretty heart breaking loss for those who worked close with her I’m sure.

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#7362 Post by L.A. » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:33 am

Severin Films posted on their Facebook page that Maria Rohm has died.

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#7363 Post by Roger Ryan » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:10 pm

Film title designer Richard Greenberg. If you watched any movies over the past forty years, you've almost certainly seen his work.

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#7364 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:19 pm

Here's a great interview with Greenberg that also has videos of his best title sequences. I'm particularly partial to The Dead Zone and Altered States (which kind of anticipates The Terminator's slide past titles, yet with some of the quiet building menace of the Alien titles). In a way both are similar in that they have parts of the image disappearing into black to suggest a loss of particular areas of brain function or consciousness.

Plus two great childhood faves, almost entirely for their title sequences: Flash Gordon and Ladyhawke

Robert Greenberg also directed Little Monsters which was the other 1989 movie starring Fred Savage during his child actor Wonder Years period that often gets overlooked in favour of The Wizard. I remember seeing both at the time and enjoying them, though I remember preferring something like The Gate over Little Monsters for its darker-hued child fantasy element (though now Little Monsters looks a bit like the anarchical male companion piece film to Jennifer Connelly on the hunt for her brother in Labyrinth)

And apparently he also designed the look of the title, as well as some of the visual effects for this notorious film!
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#7365 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:23 pm

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#7366 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:25 pm

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#7370 Post by denti alligator » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:45 pm

Nobody's mentioned Stanley Cavell. Surely there are fans here, no?

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#7371 Post by HitchcockLang » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:07 pm

Perhaps this is too niche for a film forum, or maybe as a South Carolinian, I overestimate his fame, but John McElrath, founding member of the Swingin' Medallions famed for their big hit that still gets heavy replay on oldies radio "Double Shot of my Baby's Love," died a few days ago.

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#7372 Post by Lemmy Caution » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:46 am

The Swinging Medallions. Didn't know they kept going for 50 years. Good for them.
Edit: meant to add that that was a good detailed article on McElrath and the band.

2 things I'll add. Double Shot of My Baby's Love is a great song, but was a 1966 cover by the Swinging Medallions. The original is by a group called Dick Holler and the Holidays from 1964. SM revved it up a little and went for that live-in-studio party effect that worked so well for Gary US Bonds. Here's an article on the songs origins and some of the bands early history. I think the Dick Holler original is quite good and it has some clever lyrics. Great song.

Secondly, I thought the story was that one band's van broke down on the side of the NJ Turnpike and the other band stopped to help. They met, became friends and teamed up to become the Swinging Medallions. Either that's the NJ version of the band's origin story, or I've confused them with another band over the years.
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#7373 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:11 am

If memory serves, when David Addison (Bruce Willis) and Maddie Hayes (Cybill Shepherd) finally consummated their love in Moonlighting, Addison walked into the office the next day singing "Double Shot of My Baby's Love" in blatant poor taste.

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#7375 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:22 pm

For a second, I thought this was the "other" Joe Jackson.

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