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#7251 Post by dx23 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:36 pm

Apparently he had been ill for the past 2 months. I'm shocked too as he was lucid, healthy and still doing thing with WWE for the network. Sad day for the business indeed.

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#7253 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:34 am

UK gameshow host (of Supermarket Sweep) Dale Winton at 62. A Criterion connection here is that his mother, Sheree Winton, appeared as a nurse and first victim of the monstrous mutated spaceman in First Man Into Space.

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#7254 Post by Mr. Deltoid » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:59 am

colinr0380 wrote:UK gameshow host (of Supermarket Sweep) Dale Winton at 62. A Criterion connection here is that his mother, Sheree Winton, appeared as a nurse and first victim of the monstrous mutated spaceman in First Man Into Space.
Let's not forget that he actually appears in Trainspotting (which Criterion originally issued on LaserDisc) as himself (asking game-show-like questions regarding HIV infection!) during Renton's cold-turkey-induced nightmare sequence!

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#7255 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:07 am

I had forgotten about that Mr Deltoid! That reminds me that Ewan McGregor's character in one scene of Shallow Grave is also shown watching the Lose a Million gameshow (presented by Chris Tarrant with Honor Blackman voiceover). It seems that Danny Boyle had a thing for rather cheesy gameshows and their hosts even before Slumdog Millionaire fully expressed that interest!

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#7256 Post by Polybius » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:10 am

Lots of fun when he teamed with Wahoo McDaniel. His subsequent betrayal of tag team partner Rickey Steamboat after a battle royal was my introduction to the venerable concept of a heel turn.

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#7257 Post by domino harvey » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:35 pm

Avicii, at just 28

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#7258 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:20 pm

Mr. Deltoid wrote:
colinr0380 wrote:UK gameshow host (of Supermarket Sweep) Dale Winton at 62. A Criterion connection here is that his mother, Sheree Winton, appeared as a nurse and first victim of the monstrous mutated spaceman in First Man Into Space.
Let's not forget that he actually appears in Trainspotting (which Criterion originally issued on LaserDisc) as himself (asking game-show-like questions regarding HIV infection!) during Renton's cold-turkey-induced nightmare sequence!
He was also in the video to Inbetweener by Britpoppers Sleeper.

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#7262 Post by MichaelB » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:25 pm

Philip d'Antoni, producer of Bullitt and The French Connection and director of The Seven-Ups, who took early retirement in the mid-1970s after deciding that he'd probably hit his career peak already.

Interestingly, one of his last feature projects was Cruising back in the days when it was planned as Steven Spielberg's theatrical debut circa 1973/4. It fell through, but d'Antoni was so impressed with Spielberg that he recommended him to fellow producer Richard D. Zanuck - and the rest is history.

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#7263 Post by Kirkinson » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:45 am

Arthur B. Rubinstein, who composed the scores for WarGames, Lost in America, several other films and lots of TV.

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#7265 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:12 pm

John Cope wrote:Pamela Gidley.
I'm very sorry to hear that, and I think that we might be some of the few defenders of Liebestraum as one of the best films of the 90s!

She's also great in one of her earliest roles in Permanent Record.

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#7266 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:33 am

CSM126 wrote:Bruno Sammartino
Died of organ failure, resulting from heart issues related to catching rheumatic fever when he was 12 years old. People with those issues are not expected to live past 60. That puts his death in a whole new light, considering both the tremendous physical shape he kept himself in and the accumulative damage done to his body (including a broken neck, in 1976) from over 30 years of wrestling.

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#7267 Post by GaryC » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:25 pm

Cyril Frankel, died 7 June 2017, aged 95 - but seemingly no obituaries before now.

His film Never Take Sweets from a Stranger was in Indicator's second Hammer box set, released last month.

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#7269 Post by MichaelB » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:13 pm

British director Michael Anderson (The Dam Busters, Around the World in 80 Days, Logan's Run) who, like his almost exact contemporary Lewis Gilbert, only just missed his century.

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#7270 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:58 pm

Here's the Moviedrome introduction to Logan's Run by Mark Cousins

(Logan's Run also got audio sampled in a nice way a couple of years back for The Look of Being Old)

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#7271 Post by Lemmy Caution » Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:29 pm

Charles Neville, 79, sax player for the Neville Brothers and dating back to playing with Johnny Ace, Larry Williams, etc.

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#7273 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed May 02, 2018 3:35 pm

Taiwanese actor Sun Yueh, who played General Han in Legend of the Mountain (as well as Esquire Wen in Raining in the Mountain) but was probably best known abroad as Inspector Kwong in City on Fire.

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