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Post by Popcorn Reviews » Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:32 pm

RIP

I mainly remember him in Do the Right Thing, but he was excellent in that film.
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Post by topherH » Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:37 pm

That radio guy who told Howard Stern to fuck off in Private Parts died. He was 79.
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That radio guy who told Howard Stern to fuck off in Private Parts died. He was 79.

Imus was a racist prick. Not sorry to see him go.
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Sue Lyon, 73, star of Kubrick's Lolita. She had been in failing health for several years.

Her other credits included The Night of the Iguana, Fantasy Island, and Night Gallery. Her final role was in Alligator.

She was married five times and had one daughter.
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plus this flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/db742/set ... 600757436/
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Post by crumbsroom » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:14 pm

I see the death of Neil Innes seems to be overlooked.

Oh well...
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crumbsroom wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:14 pm
I see the death of Neil Innes seems to be overlooked.

Oh well...
If you mean overlooked by the media, I've come across a couple of pieces. If you mean overlooked by Corrie, I just didn't think anyone else cared. But yeah, I've had a medley of Rutles songs stuck in my head since I heard the news.
Never got into the Bonzo Band, but I've got the Rutles film memorized.
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Post by Torgo » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:13 pm

I too love Neil Innes' songs, particularly this one:

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Post by Jinnistan » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:02 pm

This Lennon parody is so good it showed up Beatle bootlegs for awhile as an unreleased demo.





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This might be his magnum opus though.


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Post by Death Proof » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:34 am

Writer/Actor/Director Buck Henry at the age of 89 from a heart attack.

Henry's father was a stockbroker and his mother was silent film actress Ruth Taylor.

He appeared on numerous television shows such as the New Steve Allen Show, Get Smart, Murphy Brown, Will and Grace and 30 Rock. Henry hosted Saturday Night Live ten times over its first five years, setting a record that lasted nearly a decade.

Henry also appeared in numerous films including The Graduate, Catch-22, Eating Raoul, Defending Your Life, and Grumpy Old Men. His screenwriting credits included The Graduate, Catch-22, The Owl and the Pussycat, What's Up Doc? and To Die For. He was nominated for two Oscars: the screenplay for The Graduate and best director for Heaven Can Wait.
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NYT wrote:Ivan Passer, a director who joined Milos Forman and others in ushering in the filmmaking movement known as the Czech New Wave in the 1960s, then went on to direct American features, including “Born to Win,” “Cutter’s Way” and “Creator,” died on Thursday at his home in Reno, Nev. He was 86.

Rodney Sumpter, a lawyer and spokesman for Mr. Passer’s family, said the cause was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Mr. Passer’s debut feature, “Intimate Lighting,” released in Czechoslovakia in 1965, was widely hailed as helping to establish a new level of cinema in that country, where Mr. Forman’s early success, “Loves of a Blonde,” had been released the same year.

“Intimate Lighting” was a sparse, elegantly told tale of a cellist from Prague who visits a country town for a concert and reunites with an old friend. The film drew acclaim when it played at the New York Film Festival in 1966 and again when it was given a theatrical release in the United States in 1969.

“It is one of those very special movies that does not so much reveal new secrets each time you see it as confirm a justness and good humor that was never hidden,” Roger Greenspun wrote in The New York Times.

Early that same year, Mr. Passer had left his homeland for good, the Soviet-led invasion of 1968 having squelched the liberalization and artistic flowering of Czechoslovakia earlier in the decade.

In 1971, two years after he had emigrated to the United States, he directed his second feature, a New York story with American actors. It was “Born to Win,” a comic drama about a middle-aged drug addict played by George Segal. Critics didn’t like Mr. Passer’s attempt to wring comedy out of drug addiction.

After two more comedies — “Law and Disorder” (1974) and “Silver Bears” (1977) — he had one of his biggest successes in 1981 with “Cutter’s Way,” a dark mystery that starred John Heard and Jeff Bridges.

“‘Cutter’s Way’ grabs you by the throat and pulls you, kicking and screaming, into an America gone mad,” Michael Blowen wrote in his review in The Boston Globe.

The movie, Mr. Blowen wrote, showed Mr. Passer’s ability to imbue even seemingly throwaway scenes with meaning.

“Passer, obviously not satisfied with an outstanding thriller laced with superb performances, digs even deeper into the material,” Mr. Blowen wrote. “In one simple sequence featuring a parade, the Czechoslovakian-born Passer presents a spare view of the American class system. Each decorative float is reserved for one race, religion, nationality or class. There are smiling Mexicans, Indians, blacks and whites — each in their separate, but equal, spaces. America, he implies, is a country where the melting pot is a myth and where integration is impossible.”

Mr. Passer was born on July 10, 1933, in Prague. He and Mr. Forman were students together at the King George boarding school in Podebrady, and again at the Film and Television School of the Academy of the Performing Arts in Prague (although Mr. Passer did not graduate).

He was an assistant director on Mr. Forman’s “Black Peter” in 1964 as well as on “Loves of a Blonde,” for which he was also one of several writers. He was also a writer of another Forman film, “The Firemen’s Ball,” released in 1967. For a time he taught film at the University of Southern California.

If Mr. Passer never achieved the fame of his friend Mr. Forman, a two-time Oscar winner who died in 2018, it was in part because of his laid-back approach to his profession.

“I never wanted to direct,” he told The Boston Globe in 1985. “I didn’t like the hustle. I didn’t like the idea that I was being judged all the time. I would like to be totally invisible.”

Mr. Passer was sometimes frustrated with the processes of Hollywood, especially the tendency of producers to interfere in filmmaking.

“Because they have money, they think they know how to do it,” he told The Globe. “Then they lose all their money, and they blame everyone else.”

One particularly vexing moment came in the early 1980s, when, after the success of “Cutter’s Way,” Mr. Passer planned to make a movie about the later years of Bat Masterson, the gunfighter turned journalist. James Cagney, then in his 80s, was set to star. The film’s backers, though, thought Cagney was too old.

“Finally, the people who were ready to finance it said to me, ‘We’ll do it with Bob Duvall,’” Mr. Passer told The Globe. “I said: ‘You want me to fire James Cagney? You must be out of your mind.’”

The project fell through. Mr. Passer, though, would eventually work with Mr. Duvall. In 1992, in one of his most acclaimed television projects, he directed “Stalin,” an HBO movie about the Soviet leader, with Mr. Duvall in the title role. The film won four Emmy Awards, including outstanding movie made for television.

Mr. Passer’s other films included the comedy “Creator” (1985), with Peter O’Toole and Mariel Hemingway, and the romance “Haunted Summer” (1988), with Eric Stoltz and Laura Dern.

Mr. Passer’s first marriage, to Eva Limanova, ended in divorce. He is survived by his wife, Anne Frances Passer, and a son from his first marriage, Ivan Max Passer.

Mr. Passer shot “Stalin” in Moscow at the very moment when the Soviet Union was collapsing. On the last day of shooting, Dec. 21, 1991, the actors and crew broke out champagne after filming a scene that involved a dinner for Soviet leaders hosted by Stalin at his dacha. Just then, someone interrupted the production team’s wrap party with word that an agreement signed that day had effectively dissolved the Soviet Union.

“I always wanted to see the end of that regime,” Mr. Passer told The San Francisco Chronicle in 1992, adding, “and in this crowd, I saw Stalin, Khrushchev, Molotov and Voroshilov with glasses of champagne. I thought, ‘I’m making this up!’”
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Post by Torgo » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:26 pm

R.I.P. Loves of a Blonde and Firemen's Ball are classics.
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Torgo wrote:
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R.I.P. Loves of a Blonde and Firemen's Ball are classics.
here is Passer's account of his friendship with Forman if you are interested
https://www.latimes.com/la-me-col1-milo ... story.html
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Post by undinum » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:58 pm

Still think about Cutter's Way all the time. One of the best-acted movies of the '80s (Lisa Eichhorn should have been a star) and one of the best ever on alcoholism.
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Neil Peart
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Post by Jinnistan » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:29 am

crumbsroom wrote:
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Neil Peart
In a cruel way, I'm kinda glad that I don't have to hear another "greatest drummer alive" spiel.
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Jinnistan wrote:
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In a cruel way, I'm kinda glad that I don't have to hear another "greatest drummer alive" spiel.
Hopefully you are cursed with "greatest drummer ever" spiels for the remainder of your eternity, dickhead
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Like, who the fuck posts that the day of a RIP? The fuck's wrong with you?
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Post by Thief » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:02 pm

I know there aren't a lot of Rush fans here, but Rush is arguably my favorite band so this... hit close to home. It really caught me off guard 😢
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Post by Torgo » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:09 pm

R.I.P. Incredibly grateful that I got to see them live three times. I love when he threw one of his drumsticks in the air and caught it in the middle of "Closer of the Heart." I bet he caught it every single time.
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Post by undinum » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:42 pm

The Nameless One wrote:
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Like, who the fuck posts that the day of a RIP? The fuck's wrong with you?
Oh no. How ever will you resume your grief?
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undinum wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:42 pm
Oh no. How ever will you resume your grief?
Who the fuck are you, cunt? Go jump in a fire, none of us will grieve for you
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Post by The Nameless One » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:50 pm

Seriously, what the fuck are people's problems? What compels you to post this shit, especially to someone you don't even know? Fuck you, Undinum, go fuck yourself with a tetanus encrusted rod
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Post by The Nameless One » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:55 pm

How will I ever resume my grief!?? Fuck you so fucking hard you wretched scab off a pitbull's ass. Who the fuck are you?
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Post by Torgo » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:01 pm

Don't get mad, get even, and by that, I mean act blasé as hell in this thread when Terrence Malick dies.
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Torgo wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:01 pm
Don't get mad, get even, and by that, I mean act blasé as hell in this thread when Terrence Malick dies.
Man, I can't, because I'm a real human being with real emotions apparently and I can't keep them tucked in. Why are people acting like assholes on the day of a death? Like, I get that grief is subjective but that should be the first thing people consider before opening their mouths, like, yeah, this means a lot to me
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I can just take solace in the fact that people like Undinum and Janson will be forgotten the moment they die, and likely far before then
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I know it's no tetanus-spreading sodomy, but my basement flooded last night if that helps.
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It's a good thing that Peart appreciated sardonic gallows humor. It was one of the kindest back-handed insults I could compose.

We should try to be smarter than the average dead person.
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Jinnistan wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:46 pm
It's a good thing that Peart appreciated sardonic gallows humor. It was one of the kindest back-handed insults I could compose.

We should try to be smarter than the average dead person.
WHAT THE FUCK do you know about Neil Peart you fucking poseur? What, you read some fucking article on an internet and all of a sudden you are the authority? Have you ever picked up sticks in your life? Do you have ANY fucking idea? Go fuck yourself, Janson, you are a pissant. SHUT THE FUCK UP
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Seriously, Janson, who actually do you think you are? To me, specifically. You come into our thread and call me "kid", get a fucking life you loser, get the fuck out of my presence forever you fucking clown.
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"We should try to be smarter than the average dead person." Who is "we"? You speak for yourself and only yourself you pompous prick. Pray tell me what accounts for your personal intelligence. Oh, you are good at writing words on an internet? So is everyone on the fucking planet, you aren't special
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I stand corrected. What I meant is that "we" should all try to be more overtly abusive in our posts. Mere ironic humor has no place on the internet today.
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The Nameless One wrote:
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Undinum and Janson
Who?
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Post by The Nameless One » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:24 pm

Jinnistan wrote:
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I stand corrected. What I meant is that "we" should all try to be more overtly abusive in our posts. Mere ironic humor has no place on the internet today.
Hahahahahaha, you played the "abuse" card. Okay, let's take a step back here, the initiating post in this started with "In a cruel way", and a definition of "abuse" is "treat with cruelty or violence". So, excuse me abuser, you are now stating that you were being "ironic" after the fact as if to cover your lily white ass? No wonder "irony" died a decade ago if all it's being used for is remediation for one's personal fallacy.
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You thought about this all night long, didn't you?
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Post by The Nameless One » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:33 pm

Jinnistan wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:54 pm
You thought about this all night long, didn't you?
So your strategy after baring your ass for all to see is to insult my intelligence? You actually think I have a hard time with this? You are my food, bitch, and I eat when I want
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Post by Jinnistan » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:36 pm

Fine. You win. Eat my ass, if you must.
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Post by The Nameless One » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:15 pm

Jinnistan wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:36 pm
Fine. You win. Eat my ass, if you must.
Aren't you in your 50s? Like, okay, boomer
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Post by Macrology » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:35 pm

Well I'm late to the game but very sad to hear that Ivan Passer died. Cutter's Way is remarkable, and Intimate Lighting is a work of sublime simplicity and one of the greatest films of the Czechoslovak New Wave (or any of the new wave movements, for that matter). Not to mention his excellent collaborations with Forman.

I need to see more of his American work. He had a truly unique sensibility.
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