Stan Lee (1922-2018)

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Stan Lee (1922-2018)

#26 Post by MichaelB » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:49 am

Alain Resnais was reasonably well known to be a fan of American comics. In fact, of all major French auteurs, he may have had the most delightfully catholic tastes - his ardent love of the work of Alan Ayckbourn being another example.

Federico Fellini was also a huge Stan Lee fan, but given Fellini’s own background (not least as a caricaturist) that’s much less surprising. According to Lee, Fellini paid him a visit once, and the receptionist announced him as “Fred Felony”.

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#27 Post by Zot! » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:11 am

Sure, comics as a medium were taken more seriously in Europe. It's more the Henry Winkler as Spiderman part that made me think.

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#28 Post by reaky » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:16 am

Young George RR Martin was a huge fan of Lee & Kirby, and frequent contributor to Marvel letters pages.

https://www.slashfilm.com/george-rr-mar ... cs-letter/

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#29 Post by MongooseCmr » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:31 am

What’s the over/under on Marvel bringing a CGI Lee back to life at the end of Avengers 4?

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#30 Post by domino harvey » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:49 am

I believe he's already pre-filmed cameos for the next handful of movies, so no need. I would also bet money they anticipated needing a "final" cameo and filmed one that could serve as a send-off

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#31 Post by dwk » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:38 am

Zot! wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:43 am
Say what you want about Stan Lee, he cared about funny books through the thick and thin...

I had not heard this story :shock:
The legendary Alain Resnais (Hiroshima Mon Amour, Last Year at Marienbad) worked with Lee on a proposal for a Spider-Man movie that was to star Henry Winkler (Fonzie of Happy Days).
Last year Criterion produced a short piece about this for the Criterion Channel. Yesterday they shared it on their social media accounts: twitter and facebook

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#32 Post by Dead or Deader » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:52 pm

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#33 Post by domino harvey » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:20 pm

They should have known it wasn't Spike Lee because he didn't say "Knicks first"

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#34 Post by solaris72 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:45 pm

Zot! wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:43 am
Say what you want about Stan Lee, he cared about funny books through the thick and thin...

I had not heard this story :shock:
The legendary Alain Resnais (Hiroshima Mon Amour, Last Year at Marienbad) worked with Lee on a proposal for a Spider-Man movie that was to star Henry Winkler (Fonzie of Happy Days).
They also collaborated on an unproduced original science fiction screenplay called The Monster Maker. Criterion interviewed Lee about it.

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#35 Post by bearcuborg » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:48 pm

Dead or Deader wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:52 pm
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Still not as bad as WFAN’s Mike “Francesser”

Eddie from Hoboken’s reaction...god I love Mike’s callers.

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#36 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:29 pm

Not to defend Francesa (the sports pope, as one NY sports writer calls him derogatorily) but this is nothing new. I’ve listened to him since the late 80’s and have heard him say “who cares” about other celebrities that have passed over the years. As long as he has no interest in that persons talents he will be dismissive. That’s him. To me it’s a non-story.

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#37 Post by bearcuborg » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:02 pm

“Okay, back afta this...”

I thought it was quite touching. He really captured his essence. :roll:

No surprise, Stern made good use of this clip in his show.

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#38 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:14 pm

I'm not saying he's not a piece of work, because he is, but this doesn't surprise me.

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#39 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:17 pm

This is going to get him as much heat as his 9/11 comments, I'm sure.

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#40 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:06 pm

It takes a lot to make me melt (and I could not care less about comics), but this is a very touching and profound impromptu "final message" from Lee

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#41 Post by bearcuborg » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:25 pm

I believe the words you’re looking for are

“‘Nuff said.”

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#42 Post by domino harvey » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:29 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:06 pm
It takes a lot to make me melt (and I could not care less about comics), but this is a very touching and profound impromptu "final message" from Lee
This article linked at the bottom made me feel something at a different register

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#43 Post by bearcuborg » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:27 pm


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#44 Post by swo17 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:42 pm

Nice syntactic ambiguity

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#45 Post by Gregory » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:32 pm

But the assumption everyone had back then, both the adults and the kids, was that comics were for kids, and when you grew up you moved on to big-boy books without the pictures.
Or in Maher's case, he "grew up" and made his career in entertainment by acting in the likes of Pizza Man and Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death, in his thirties. Tell us more about all this "stupidity" that having pictures accompany words is responsible for.
Anyway, that assumption went down the drain over 15 years ago, and the best comics justify the jettisoning of this snobbery and condescension over and over.

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#46 Post by Brian C » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:36 pm

I’ve said this before, but I’m not taking lectures in making people stupid from someone that almost single-handedly mainstreamed Ann Coulter.

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#47 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:30 pm

Gregory wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:32 pm
Or in Maher's case, he "grew up" and made his career in entertainment by acting in the likes of Pizza Man and Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death
Or Iron Man 3

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#48 Post by DarkImbecile » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:43 pm

Gregory wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:32 pm
Or in Maher's case, he "grew up" and made his career in entertainment by acting in the likes of Pizza Man and Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death
Without engaging in the question of whether he’s right or wrong about comic books, it’s a bad argument to say he can’t criticize them because he acted in garbage movies while trying to survive in the entertainment industry. Also, seems like a hell of an overstatement to say he “made his career” in those as if that’s what he’s known for.

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#49 Post by Mr Sausage » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:54 pm

Comic books and the movies they inspire is the new way to look down on people. Look for a lot more of the putative elite to use it as the litmus test that separates them from the masses.

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#50 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:56 pm

There's nothing new about it, what Maher is saying is nothing different than what people have been saying about comic books since the beginning, except to apply it to a president who didn't really win over the majority.

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