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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:04 pm 
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The great jazz drummer Sunny Murray, a giant of free jazz.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:44 pm 
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Spalding Gray was in a porno?


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:12 pm 
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More than one. I remember watching Radley Metzger’s Maraschino Cherry and thinking that there was someone in it that looked startlingly like him - so I looked up the cast list, and...

...well, I was right.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:18 pm 
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There are clips of Grey talking about his porno days in And Everything Is Going Fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:22 pm 
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There are clips of Grey talking about his porno days in And Everything Is Going Fine.

His experience also featured heavily in his novel "Impossible Vacation".


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:20 pm 
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Steve Reevis

A Montanan and a member of Blackfeet Nation. Seen in things like Fargo and Dances with Wolves. I can't really describe these places to people who haven't been there but to describe it as abject poverty is about as much I can get without getting angry about the conditions these people have to put up with. Him dying at age fifty five has some unfortunate implications but I don't know if it'd be appropriate to share it or not. Horrible.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:31 am 
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He's most recognizable for the Fargo part but he has a memorably droll performance in his Bones episode, The Man In The Bear.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:46 am 
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More than one. I remember watching Radley Metzger’s Maraschino Cherry and thinking that there was someone in it that looked startlingly like him - so I looked up the cast list, and...

...well, I was right.

And Synapse Films released the other film Spalding Gray was in a couple of years ago: The Farmer's Daughters. There's one of the few SFW clips of the film here.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:32 am 
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An English lang obit for Sunny Murray, with a link to an interview, A French doc on his career, and containing some embedded clips.
Not the easiest task to play drums for Cecil Tyalor and Albert Ayler in the '60's.
I'm not familiar with his recordings as a leader, so if anyone has any recs for that, it'd be appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:40 pm 
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Lemmy Caution wrote:
hearthesilence wrote:

An English lang obit for Sunny Murray, with a link to an interview, A French doc on his career, and containing some embedded clips.
Not the easiest task to play drums for Cecil Tyalor and Albert Ayler in the '60's.
I'm not familiar with his recordings as a leader, so if anyone has any recs for that, it'd be appreciated.

An Even Break (Never Give A Sucker) is probably the best one to get. It's out-of-print, but it's not hard to find inexpensive used copies, especially the CD that was paired with Sunshine (which isn't on par with An Even Break but certainly worth hearing).


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:28 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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Juan Luis Buñuel, son and filmmaker.
Paris, 6 december, 83 years. I remember some images of Catherine Deneuve in Madrid in La Femme aux bottes rouges but I've never seen a film made by him.
Leonor, is it good? Liv Ullman, Ornella Muti in Middle Age ?

The whole film The Lady with Red Boots English dubbed here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk3ob3XDc_M
Fernando Rey dubbed himself.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:36 am 
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Another Spain-related death announced today.
Aline Griffith, OSS- CIA spy, author, Countess of Romanones, jet set member, 94 years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aline_Gri ... _Romanones


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
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Suzanna Leigh

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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:51 pm 
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Smithereens lead singer Pat DiNizio


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:23 pm 
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UK children's TV presenter, big in the 1970s and 80s Keith Chegwin. Though in film he turns up briefly as the end point of the mirror dream sequence as Fleance, the end of Banquo's line desined to become King in Polanski's version of Macbeth.

He also appears to have had a brief run of almost totally forgotten British films in the early 2000s, none of which I have seen: Whatever Happened To Harold Smith? (directed by Peter Hewitt, continuing his slide from Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey through this into Thunderpants and Zoom with Adam Sandler), House! (one of those post-Full Monty/Little Voice films set in the regions and dealing with 'regional quirky issues' - in this case a bingo hall in Wales run by Kelly MacDonald, periodically getting visited by characters like Keith Chegwin and Bruce Forsyth playing themselves) and perhaps most bizarrely in Tabloid in which UK TV names like Stephen Tomkinson and TV presenters like Gail Porter, Dani Behr and 'Ready, Steady, Cook!' chef Ainsley Harriott(!) apparently rub shoulders with Art Malik, John Hurt, David Soul (!!) and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio(!!?!). Its also a 'comedy/drama/thriller' early on in Danny Dyer's lad-film ascendancy, so its probably one of many UK films following in the footsteps of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (films like Circus, which features a similarly bizarre castlist of names like Famke Jannsen, Fred Ward and Peter Stormare rubbing shoulders with "It's a puppet!" comedian Brian Conley trying to go serious, and Christopher Biggins playing it straight for once)


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:38 pm 
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Paul Taylor, probably best known to the public as a regular critic for Time Out in the 1970s and 80s, notable for his sweeping enthusiasms - he later conceded that maybe he went a bit over the top on Once Upon a Time in the West, but as he put it in the original full-length review "we're talking favourite films here, so only superlatives will do":

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The Western is dead, they tell us, so long live Leone's timeless monument to the death of the West itself, rivalled only by Peckinpah's Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid for the title of best ever made. We're talking favorite films here, so only superlatives will do. Worth starting at the beginning: a stakeout at a deserted station, Jack Elam and a fly - the most audacious credit sequence in film history. A soundtrack never bettered by any Dolby knob-twiddlers - unnatural sounds of 'silence' and Morricone's greatest score, handing Bronson his identity with a plangent, shivery harmonica riff, carrying Leone's crane shots upwards over a railhead township, clip-clopping Robards into the rigorous good/bad/ugly schema. Countercasting (sadist Fonda) and location choice (Monument Valley) that render an iconic base for Leone and collaborators (Bertolucci and Argento, no less) to perform their revisionist/revolutionary critique of the Classic American (i.e., Fordian) Creation Myth. And more, too. Critical tools needed are eyes and ears - this is Cinema.

But people in the industry also knew and loved him for his indefatigable energy and enthusiasm at the ICA and later the BFI, where he had numerous programming-related jobs, culminating with being editor of the BFI Southbank programmes. He also had a famously encyclopaedic knowledge of Leicester City Football Club, claimed never to have missed a match (no matter where it was held) and co-wrote what is generally regarded as the definitive book on the subject.

And, speaking personally, he was also a properly lovely bloke: I'd known him on and off since the late 1980s and he was a colleague for nearly a decade in the early 2000s. To my shame, I hadn't seen him since I went freelance, but before then I loved working with him on all manner of projects, and once alarmed him by referring to an early-80s review that I'd long treasured (it was of the Hungarian anti-Stalinist comedy The Witness) but which he had no conscious memory of ever having written - although it was definitely his: that distinctively chatty style leaped off the page.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:50 pm 
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Kentucky State representative, Dan Johnson. Committed suicide, shortly after being accused of molesting a 17-year old girl.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:53 pm 
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Porn Star Yurizan Beltran. What the hell is going in this industry? Isn't she like the 5th pornstar to die this year?


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:36 am 
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Producer Martin Ransohoff.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:54 am 
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MichaelB wrote:
Paul Taylor, probably best known to the public as a regular critic for Time Out in the 1970s and 80s, notable for his sweeping enthusiasms - he later conceded that maybe he went a bit over the top on Once Upon a Time in the West, but as he put it in the original full-length review "we're talking favourite films here, so only superlatives will do":

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The Western is dead, they tell us, so long live Leone's timeless monument to the death of the West itself, rivalled only by Peckinpah's Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid for the title of best ever made. We're talking favorite films here, so only superlatives will do. Worth starting at the beginning: a stakeout at a deserted station, Jack Elam and a fly - the most audacious credit sequence in film history. A soundtrack never bettered by any Dolby knob-twiddlers - unnatural sounds of 'silence' and Morricone's greatest score, handing Bronson his identity with a plangent, shivery harmonica riff, carrying Leone's crane shots upwards over a railhead township, clip-clopping Robards into the rigorous good/bad/ugly schema. Countercasting (sadist Fonda) and location choice (Monument Valley) that render an iconic base for Leone and collaborators (Bertolucci and Argento, no less) to perform their revisionist/revolutionary critique of the Classic American (i.e., Fordian) Creation Myth. And more, too. Critical tools needed are eyes and ears - this is Cinema.

I used to have some of the TO guides in the late 90s/early 00s. As it was a pretty formative time for me with more serious films let's say, these were brilliant primers. And this was absolutely one of the reviews I remembered so well because it seemed so personal. And to my shame I've never seen OUATITW - it is on Sky On Demand so I will remedy that!


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:53 am 
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I also remember reading that review when I was a teenager - it was before we had the internet, and things like the Time Out film guide were essentially bibles for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:08 pm 
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TCM's annual memorial tribute.

Edit: The link no longer seems to work and the video appears to have been removed from TCM's website. Perhaps they're making some last-minute additions.
Edit 2: The video is back with a new link. The only difference I could perceive is that they changed the clip for actor Robert Hardy.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:58 pm 
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Ralph Carney Worked with so many people, notably Tom Waits (including the tour that generated Big Time) and the David Thomas/CLE scene.


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Singer/Actress Keely Smith


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