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hearthesilence
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#5176 Post by hearthesilence » Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:05 am

Legendary UNC basketball coach Dean Smith. He has a speaking cameo (with many other coaches) in Spike Lee's He Got Game.

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#5178 Post by beamish13 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:39 pm

Dylan wrote:Stewart Stern, who wrote the screenplays for Rebel Without a Cause and the TV miniseries Sybil, among others. I actually met him a couple times, and he couldn't have been nicer.
He also authored a terrific book on the making of his friend Paul Newman's 1987 adaptation of THE GLASS MENAGERIE

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#5179 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:47 pm

colinr0380 wrote:Yes, it's hard to disentangle Demis Roussos from the mention of him in Mike Leigh's classic TV film Abigail's Party, in which Alison Steadman playing the title character seemingly on a determined quest to create the ultimate 1970s evening party in spite of her guests regularly uses "Do you like Demis Roussos?" as her opening conversational gambit!

The Roussos ballad A Flower Is All You Need also turned up as the slightly incongruous title song to Aldo Lado’s Last House On The Left inspired horror film, Night Train Murders!
Aphrodite's Child's 'Rain and Tears' was well used in Hou Hsiao Hsien's 'Three Times' too!

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#5182 Post by jbeall » Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:54 am

And of course, Simon was actually captured by Iraqis and held for about a month during the first Gulf War. I can't help but think that Simon's untimely passing, right on the heels of the Brian Williams scandal, is the cosmos making an ironic commentary on the state of news in the 21st century.

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#5185 Post by hearthesilence » Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:58 am

All the more shocking that he died right after moderating a live webcast on Citizenfour with Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden. He must have collapsed less than an hour after the live talk ended - they found him in the newsroom shortly before 9 p.m. and got him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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#5186 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:33 pm

I must confess the only thing I'm aware of him from is as a talking head in the Lew Wasserman documentary The Last Mogul, an interesting enough piece if you're interested in the history of the business side of movies.

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#5187 Post by Swift » Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:03 pm

He features prominently in Page One: Inside the New York Times, including this (poor quality) clip where he rips Vice News a new one.

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#5188 Post by Krick » Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:28 am

Rune Ericson 1924-2015. Swedish cinematographer and inventor of Super16. http://www.sfi.se/sv/Nyheter/Nyheter-om ... 1924-2015/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; in swedish.

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#5190 Post by Movie-Brat » Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:45 pm

Admittedly, while technically Swamp Thing was my introduction to him but I unfortunately don't remember much of him in the film but I felt he was actually one of the only thing elements that made Octopussy worth watching actually. He oozed charm, he was a hoot to watch. And I did see some scenes of Year of the Comet but I feel like I should watch his older work like Gigi.

So it's sad to see him pass away. There was a bit of wishful thinking from me that he'd come out of retirement for one more film to be honest.

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#5191 Post by domino harvey » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:32 pm

He was Hollywood's go-to young French thing in the 50s and 60s, blandly charming without being sexually threatening or imposing in the Boyer mode or goofy in the Chevalier mode-- a perfect example of what Hollywood offered to audiences in the last gasps of the studio system

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#5192 Post by kingofthejungle » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:43 pm

Movie-Brat wrote:. And I did see some scenes of Year of the Comet but I feel like I should watch his older work like Gigi.
My advice would be to skip Gigi and watch Max Ophuls' Letter From An Unknown Woman. It isn't exaggeration to call it one of the greatest films ever made, and Jourdan is superb in it.

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#5193 Post by giovannii84 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:06 am

kingofthejungle wrote:
Movie-Brat wrote:. And I did see some scenes of Year of the Comet but I feel like I should watch his older work like Gigi.
My advice would be to skip Gigi and watch Max Ophuls' Letter From An Unknown Woman. It isn't exaggeration to call it one of the greatest films ever made, and Jourdan is superb in it.
I would recommend watching both 'Letters from an unknown woman' & 'Gigi'.
'Gigi' is one of the greatest movie musicals ever made, and deserves to be watched :)

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#5196 Post by Cold Bishop » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:27 pm

Damn. I know ultimately little of her work, but there's no question "You Don't Own Me" is one of the great pop singles

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#5197 Post by dustybooks » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:46 pm

I never knew much about her beyond one or two big hits I heard on oldies stations until I saw her in The TAMI Show. In that film there is so much joy in her performance, in a manner somehow very unlike most pop stars. It made a fan of me. She was a fine singer, the aforementioned "You Don't Own Me" undoubtedly her peak and an important moment in the development of a feminist voice within pop music... and it was nice to learn later on that she was a vocal advocate for LGBT and pro-choice causes as well.

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#5198 Post by GaryC » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:55 pm

Pamela Cundell, aged 95 - character actress most often seen on British TV. She was one of the last three surviving regular castmembers of Dad's Army: thirteen episodes as Mrs Fox, who ended up marrying Corporal Jones in the final episode.

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