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knives
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Re: Passages

#7476 Post by knives » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:45 pm

Which have more people seen though. I doubt Ibsen.

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#7477 Post by tojoed » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:28 am

True, but by the same token, more people have seen Orson Welles in sherry commercials, but that's not what we remember him for.

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#7478 Post by knives » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:44 am

The last part of that sentence is key. We remember him for his movies because that is what available most widely now. Likewise Carry On is pretty widely available.

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#7479 Post by ellipsis7 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:16 am

Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian recounts in his appreciation of Fenella Fielding....
Some time in the late 1960s, Federico Fellini is said to have taken the beautiful young Fenella Fielding out to dinner at Claridge’s in London and offered her a movie that he would direct, featuring her in half a dozen roles: a sensational showcase. But Fielding turned him down, on the grounds that she was booked for a theatrical season at Chichester. It may not have happened quite that way – Fielding had a mischievous way of exaggerating anecdotes for the benefit of saucer-eyed interviewers. But however serious or merely seductive Fellini’s movie idea (did he expansively improvise it over brandies?), the great director was undoubtedly impressed with Fielding’s acting talent. She was a brilliant interpreter of Wilde and Ibsen on stage and had written and performed one-woman revue shows at the time of the Peter Cook satire boom. Perhaps Fellini was also a little in love with her.
Conjuring up the delightful tagline - " F F in a film by F F " ...

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#7480 Post by MichaelB » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:55 am

ellipsis7 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:16 am
It may not have happened quite that way – Fielding had a mischievous way of exaggerating anecdotes for the benefit of saucer-eyed interviewers.
That sentence works just as well if you replace "Fielding" with "Fellini"...

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#7482 Post by andyli » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:35 am

Kirin Kiki just passed away.

EDIT: In the west, she is probably most famous for playing many mother/grandmother roles in Hirokazu Kore-eda's films.

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#7484 Post by artfilmfan » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:25 am

andyli wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:35 am
Kirin Kiki just passed away.

EDIT: In the west, she is probably most famous for playing many mother/grandmother roles in Hirokazu Kore-eda's films.
I like her performance (and everyone else's of course) in Still Walking (which I've watched frequently). It's sad to know that we will not be seeing her in any more film.

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#7485 Post by Aunt Peg » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:13 pm

andyli wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:35 am
Kirin Kiki just passed away.

EDIT: In the west, she is probably most famous for playing many mother/grandmother roles in Hirokazu Kore-eda's films.
And a lead role in Naomi Kawase's Sweet Bean.

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#7489 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:36 pm

Stephen Jeffreys, a playwright probably best known for adapting his play into The Libertine, and perhaps less celebrated for the 2013 adapted screenplay for the Princess Di story, Diana.

He also worked the other way, by teaming up with Iain Softley to turn his previously filmed story about the "fifth Beatle", Backbeat, into a theatrical play in 2010.

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#7491 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:09 am

Denis Norden. Had a long comedy career in the UK, although best known to more modern audiences for It'll Be Alright on the Night, a show about unfortunate events, usually happening to TV presenters and the like, broken up by Denis's witty one-liners.

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#7492 Post by Mr Sausage » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:43 am

I'd no idea, but it seems the great and underread Russian novelist Vladimir Sharov died. Here is a superb obit from his translator, Oliver Ready.

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#7493 Post by Lemmy Caution » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:50 pm

Lazy Lester, a Louisiana-born singer and harmonica player whose rough and rollicking style of swamp blues influenced musicians on both sides of the Atlantic, died Aug. 22 at his home in Paradise, California. He was 85.
Played on lots of Excello blues recordings, backing Slim Harpo, Lightnin' Slim, etc.
Mostly on harmonica, but he also played guitar and piano.

One story is that he was sitting next to Lightning Slim on a bus, who was on his way to a recording session. Lester tagged along to see the process. The harmonica player failed to show, so Lester auditioned, was hired on the spot and cut the records.

Also, seems he was in a recent Geico commercial.

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#7494 Post by GaryC » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:45 pm

Australian actor/writer Damian Hill, aged forty-two, cause of death not yet reported.

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#7496 Post by FigrinDan » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:04 pm

I hold Gary Kurtz in high regards. I believe he was more responsible for the success of Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back as the Producer than George Lucas was as Director. George may have been the idea guy, but without someone willing to tell him "no" we get things like the Prequels.

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#7497 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:28 am

He also got his start with Monte Hellman, as an AD and/or producer on films like The Shooting, Ride in the Whirlwind, and Two-Lane Blacktop. Quite a career.

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#7498 Post by MichaelB » Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:46 pm

Isabel Quigly, primarily a distinguished translator, but she was also the Spectator’s film critic from 1956-66 (a position previously held by Graham Greene).

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#7499 Post by Donald Brown » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:36 pm

Singer Marty Balin.

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