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#7451 Post by Big Ben » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:48 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:
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Obama's statement on him
As vapid and as empty an utterance as one would expect.
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#7452 Post by mfunk9786 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:49 am

Neil Simon

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#7454 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:46 pm

All these Sid Caesar writers lived a long life and some still going. Must be something to laughter being the best medicine.

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#7456 Post by GaryC » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:18 am

Ian Jones, producer, scriptwriter and director, largely on TV but his cinema credits include the scripts for Ned Kelly (1970) and The Lighthorsemen (1987).

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#7458 Post by Forrest Taft » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:29 am

Conway Savage, member of The Bad Seeds.

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#7459 Post by reaky » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:56 pm

Forrest Taft wrote:Conway Savage, member of The Bad Seeds.
So sad. His vocals on When I First Came to Town (on Henry’s Dream) are beautiful.

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#7460 Post by Dylan » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:35 pm

Jacqueline Pearce, who did a lot of British television but is perhaps best known for appearing in a pair of Hammer films, The Reptile and The Plague of the Zombies.

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#7461 Post by MichaelB » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:21 pm

Dylan wrote:
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Jacqueline Pearce, who did a lot of British television but is perhaps best known for appearing in a pair of Hammer films, The Reptile and The Plague of the Zombies.
I suspect on her side of the Atlantic she's more famous for Blake's 7 than anything else.

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#7462 Post by colinr0380 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:33 pm

Wonderfully this episode of the Jonathan Ross presented Mondo Rosso series from 1995 has recently appeared on YouTube, which features a very brief (and NSFW!) segment on Jacqueline Pearce and her role in The Reptile! (Stick around for the interview with Ken Russell!)

As that clip (a bit crudely) suggests, she is in two great Hammer films, the main role of The Reptile and arguably the best sequence of any Hammer film, the resurrection into nightmare scene of The Plague of the Zombies. She is also a great villainous teacher in the early 90s BBC children's series Dark Season, which is a fun, light but memorably horrific series in itself but also has the distinction of featuring one of Kate Winslet's earliest roles!
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#7463 Post by Forrest Taft » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:03 pm

reaky wrote:
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Forrest Taft wrote:Conway Savage, member of The Bad Seeds.
So sad. His vocals on When I First Came to Town (on Henry’s Dream) are beautiful.
As are his vocals on "The Willow Garden", a great Nick Cave B-side. His album Nothing Broken is worth checking out, too.

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#7464 Post by PillowRock » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:48 am

MichaelB wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:21 pm
Dylan wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:35 pm
Jacqueline Pearce, who did a lot of British television but is perhaps best known for appearing in a pair of Hammer films, The Reptile and The Plague of the Zombies.
I suspect on her side of the Atlantic she's more famous for Blake's 7 than anything else.
Also among SF fans, even beyond the UK. The four season boxes of Blake's 7 were among the first things that I imported after I got my first multi-region DVD player. In fact, the fact that Blake's 7 was (and is) in an intractable rights conflict hell in the US was one (among a good number) of the reasons why I took the leap.

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#7466 Post by Lemmy Caution » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:12 am

I was saw Randy Weston perform at the St. Michael's the Jazz Church in NYC (under the Citicorp Bldg) at a memorial service for Sun Ra.
When I went to Morocco about 5 years back, I looked to see if Weston, a long-time Moroccan resident, might be performing, but it turned out he was in NYC that week playing.
Woody Allen was a fan, and a couple times slipped some Weston records in the background in his films.

For anyone interested, I'd rec:
Niger Mambo -- a great bouyant, joyous tune
Zulu -- Not far off from a Sun Ra exploration.
Off the same Africa Highlife album as Niger Mambo.
Tanjah -- a lot of Morocco in there.
Little Niles -- probably Weston's best known composition. Has a rather Monkish feel to it.
Congolese Children -- short and with vocals. Sweet.
African Cookbook -- long and atmospheric.
Actually a lot of Weston's music is low-key and introspective, though I'm more drawn to his upbeat forays.

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#7467 Post by domino harvey » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:13 pm


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#7468 Post by Craig Wallace » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:20 pm

Liz Fraser, veteran of British cinema, at the age of 88

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#7469 Post by Feego » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:33 pm

Lydia Clarke Heston, wife of Charlton Heston.

Christopher Lawford, son of Peter Lawford.

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#7470 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:12 pm

Craig Wallace wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:20 pm
Liz Fraser, veteran of British cinema, at the age of 88
She turns up in a lot of Peter Sellers films early on: Two-Way Stretch, I'm All Right Jack and The Smallest Show On Earth but I guess she is most famous for being a part of the large ensemble casts of the Carry On... films, usually brought in to play the attractive blonde. She is there for a few of the best films around the mid-point of the series with Carry On Regardless, Cruising, and Cabby and then appears again in the penultimate film, 1975's Carry On Behind. It seems that she avoided the nadir of the series, 1978's Carry on Emmanuelle, but only because she seemed busy with the other 1970s sex comedy series, the Adventures of... and Confessions of... films. Not to mention Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse!

She also appears in much the same function around the same time of the early 1960s in a few of the films that felt influenced by or offshoots of the Carry On series - Raising The Wind (directed by Gerald Thomas, who did all of the Carry Ons), A Pair of Briefs (directed by Ralph Thomas, Gerald's brother and co-director of Carry on Regardless and Cruising, as well as director of the Dirk Bogarde Doctor... series of films) and Double Bunk, with Sid James.

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#7472 Post by bearcuborg » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:06 am

The wonderful Bill Daily

Bob Newhart reruns airs on Sundance Channel, and is still hilarious.

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#7473 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:51 am

And another Carry On actress, Fenella Fielding, who only starred in a major role in one of the films but made quite the impact as the goth femme fatale in Carry On Screaming!

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#7474 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:32 pm

colinr0380 wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:51 am
And another Carry On actress, Fenella Fielding, who only starred in a major role in one of the films but made quite the impact as the goth femme fatale in Carry On Screaming!
Indeed. She was a crazy old dear; dressed in that elaborate get-up even in her eighties. One of a kind. In COS, I like how she purrs "I should be ever so grateful" when Harry H Corbett refuses to save Kenneth Williams from Rubbatiti.

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#7475 Post by tojoed » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:25 pm

It's a bit strange to remember Fenella Fielding for a bit in a "Carry On" film, when she was one of our finest actresses in Ibsen and Wilde.

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