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#7426 Post by L.A. » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:04 pm


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#7427 Post by Dylan » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:15 pm

Cinematographer Richard H. Cline, who did brilliant work on The Fury, Body Heat, and others.

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#7428 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:54 pm

It is interesting that Kline worked on both The Boston Strangler and The Andromeda Strain, which both have sequences in which the action splits apart into multiple frames, which seemed to be a technique that was briefly in vogue from the mid 60s into the mid 70s.

It is also interesting to note that post-Andromeda Strain Kline was also the cinematographer on the rather overlooked adaptation of a Michael Critchton novel, 1974's The Terminal Man

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#7429 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:08 pm

colinr0380 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:54 pm
It is interesting that Kline worked on both The Boston Strangler and The Andromeda Strain, which both have sequences in which the action splits apart into multiple frames, which seemed to be a technique that was briefly in vogue from the mid 60s into the mid 70s.
It's because of Expo 67, which is hard to recreate or imagine now but the YouTube clip I linked shows enough to get the idea and how influential it was

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#7430 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:34 pm

That's amazing! It almost seems as if this kind of technique was in opposition to Cinerama, in the sense that Cinerama was trying to make a seamless all-encompassing experience, whilst this technique of highlighting aspects of a frame within boxes celebrates that lack of matching between frames (which makes the moments when the frames do present a unified image more powerful too) in order to allow it to use juxtaposition instead of editing to provide a shot and countershot reaction. Here you do not have to cut away but show both participants inside their own frame simultaneously. I especially like the use of 'above' and 'below' boxes in that video as Heaven and Earth, with life taking place on the parnorama of screens in the middle!

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#7431 Post by Aunt Peg » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:49 am

Actor Richard Dix has passed away.

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#7432 Post by mteller » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:09 am

Aunt Peg wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:49 am
Actor Richard Dix has passed away.
Yes, 70 years ago.

His son Robert died 2 days ago.

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#7437 Post by dadaistnun » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:13 am

Publisher John Calder
“Among the many great writers he championed were Samuel Beckett, Heinrich Böll, Wolfgang Borchert, William Burroughs, Marguerite Duras, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Sadegh Hedayat, Aidan Higgins, Henry Miller, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Nathalie Sarraute, Hubert Selby, Jr, and Claude Simon… In short, John Calder was the right publisher at the right time who introduced international post-war literature music and theatre to a country not always sure it wanted to make those discoveries, but when you look at his list 50 to 60 years later you realise just how far ahead of his time he was."

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#7438 Post by Feego » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:54 pm

Morgana King, jazz singer and actress who played Mama Corleone

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#7439 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:51 am

Aretha Franklin discussion moved here

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#7440 Post by Michael Kerpan » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:07 am

Masaki TAMURA, cinematographer. Noted for his work in Ogawa Pro films, Himatsuri, Tampopo, Eureka, and Suzaku (among others).

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#7441 Post by Mungo » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:38 pm

Jill Janus, of an apparent suicide

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