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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I don't know if there already is a general in-memoriam thread here, but sadly there are a whole bunch
of names that recently passed away that are worth remembering for all the entertainment they brought
to us over the years.. so i thought a thread dedicated to these people (whether from movies, music,
or whatever) would be in place here.

Just last week actor / producer / director Zalman King passed away at age 69.
King was probably best known for directing stylish soft-erotica in the 80s such as Two Moon Junction
and Wild Orchid, and producing 9 1/2 Weeks. In the early days of his career, he also acted in many movies
such as the beloved cult items Trip With The Teacher and Blue Sunshine.

Passed away on the same day is veteran actor Ben Gazzara who we probably best remember for playing
the main villain in Road House (1989). He was in way too many movies to mention here.

Renowned Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos died two weeks ago after being run over by a motor-cycle
when crossing the street. He was 76.

At the end of last year, controversial British filmmaker Ken Russel passed away at age 84.
He was the director of Women in Love, The Who's movie adaptation of their rock opera Tommy, Altered States,
Crimes of Passion and Gothic. Shortly before he died he did an audio-commentary for an upcomming
UK dvd-release of his movie The Devils (1971).

In october of last year, actor Wyatt Knight committed suicide, but he also had cancer.
He is best known for playing the role of Tommy in all three Porky's movies.
He was 56 years old.

Actor Cliff Robertson passed away last september at age 88. In more recent years he played the part
of Ben Parker in all three Spider-Man movies.

May they all rest in peace.
 
Posted by The Noms with no name... (Member # 2688) on :
 
Hi my name is Noms.

Chuck and I approve this thread!


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Noms [Cool]

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Always good to see Chuck around every now and then. [Smile]

I just took a quick look on the internet, and while Chuck isn't one of the youngest around anymore
(he will be 72 in march) , i'm pretty sure he isn't dead yet ! [Smile]

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Who actually did pass away and who i forgot to mention in my original post, is Jimmy Sangster.

He was a British writer / filmmaker. The Imdb describes him as 'one of the creative, driving forces
behind the legendary Hammer Studios'.

As a director he made Horror of Frankenstein, Lust for a Vampire and Fear of the Night.

Jimmy Sangster died last august and was 83 years old.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Sad to see that so many talented people have passed away recently.

Chuck is alive and well and we can see him soon in Expendables 2.

He has lost some of his edge though:

"Action star Chuck Norris declared the script for "The Expendables 2" too vulgar,
and was upset by the idea that "many young people" would miss out.
"I said I won't be a part of that if the hardcore language is not erased," he told the Polish paper Gazeta, (via First Showing).
"Producers accepted my conditions and the movie will be rated PG-13."
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Bill Hinzman, the cemetary zombie in the original "Night of the Living Dead," recently passed away.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
Bill Hinzman, the cemetary zombie in the original "Night of the Living Dead," recently passed away.

Wow.. i didn't know that. Apparently he died of cancer.

Hinzman is well represented in the bonus-features on the US dvd releases of his movies
The Majorettes and Flesh Eater.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
Bill Hinzman, the cemetary zombie in the original "Night of the Living Dead," recently passed away.

Just saw this on the local news this morning. He worked behind the camera in the re-make.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
The death of Whitney Houston is all over the news this morning.
It's sad, but the news of her death didn't really come as a surprise, to be honest.
Reportedly her ex-husband Bobby Brown collapsed just hours after the Whitney Houston tragedy.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I found another obscure one that you probably won't be hearing in the news.

Kandi Barbour, actress during 'the golden age of adult cinema' and star of genre classics
The Budding of Brie (1980) and Neon Nights (1981), was found dead late january in San Francisco.
She was reportedly homeless at the time of her death. She was 55.

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
As a fan of European cult cinema, i am shocked to hear about the death of Lina Romay.
She was the life-partner and muse of Spanish filmmaker Jess Franco for about 40 years, and
starred in over 100 movies.
Reportedly she passed away on february 15th after losing her battle with cancer.
Lina Romay was 57.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Linda Romay a/k/a Candy Coster, RIP. Franco's had a lot of tragedy with the sad deaths of his muses Soledad Miranda and Romay. He keeps on going, year after year, adding to his filmography though.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Still feeling sad about Lina's death.. and i wonder if Jess will ever recover, or that this
may be the end of his career.

Someone made this fantastic little tribute to Lina whose real name was Rosa Maria Almirall Martinez :

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUcPvnvPGg8

Never forget
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Adam Yauch from The Beastie Boys died of cancer at age 47, was just in the news here. [Frown]

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
On monday june 25th, my cat died of cancer from which he initially recovered after an operation
on december 30th.

He passed away in our backyard while i was there right beside him.

I'm very proud and happy that we have spent 13 years of our lifes together.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Oh, poor kitty. I love cats. Funny thing is when I went to Amsterdam there were cats everywhere. Every shop seemed to be inhabited by at least one cat. One of my mates has a cat that he got in 1992. I have not spoke to him in a bout a year but last time I did his cat was still kicking.

Sorry, for your loss but like you said I am sure you shared some good times.

They are marvelous creatures.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Thanks Bernie !

Coming from the nest of a straycat, he was barely old enough to be taken away from the
mothercat when i got him.

Throughout his life he always retained that agressive, predatory edge to his character..
and i have the scars to prove it !

It certainly wasn't a tame little kitty you could pick up bare-handed and get away with it unharmed.
That's for sure ! [Smile]
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Oscar-nominated writer/director Nora Ephron ("When Harry Met Sally", "Sleepless in Seattle") has died earlier today from leukemia at age 71, with her husband, fellow screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi by her side.
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
Ronnie James Dio.

Return If Possible.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Ernest Borgnine passed away at the respectable high age of 95.

He starred in countless movies and tv series. Highlights include From Here to Eternity,
The Dirty Dozen, The Wild Bunch (arguably the greatest American western) and The Poseidon Adventure.

Ernest Borgnine won an Oscar in 1956 for his role as the title character in Marty.

Most of us who grew up in the 80s will fondly remember him as Dominic Santini in tv-series Airwolf.

Here's an interview with mr. Borgnine recorded less than 3 months ago :
www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTzYJLAiO_E
(keep in mind that the guy was 95 at the time of this interview!)

Besides the talent of playing both comedic as well as dramatic roles, he always seemed to be
one of the kindest people you could ever meet.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Just heard this myself.

I remember him best from The Dirty Dozen, The Wild Bunch, Emperor of the North Pole (another classic),
Convoy, Escape from New York (the fun Cabbie) and he also had a cool role in Wes Craven´s Deadly Blessing.
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
Frank Frazetta (1928-2010)

R.I.P genius.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Sage Stallone (son of Sylvester Stallone) was found dead on july 13th.

Sage acted in movies such as Rocky V and Daylight alongside his father.
But more interestingly, he was co-founder of Grindhouse Releasing, a company dedicated to the
restoration and preservation of exploitation films. They worked on the dvd releases of
Italian gore classics such as The Beyond, Cannibal Holocaust and Cannibal Ferox.
If i remember correctly, there were some photos of Sage together with Italian director Umberto Lenzi
to be found in the special features of the Cannibal Ferox dvd.

Sage was only 36 years old.

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Deep Purple's Jon Lord has lost his fight against cancer.
He sadly passed away today at the age of 71.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
My friend e-mailed me the sad news earlier today.
Jon Lord will be missed.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
On friday the 10th of august, renowned special effects maestro Carlo Rambaldi passed away at the age of 86.
His work includes Dario Argento's Profondo Rosso, King Kong ('76), Close Encounters of the Third Kind,
David Lynch's Dune, but his most famous creation was E.T. for which he won an Oscar.
 
Posted by Chris the CandyFanMan (Member # 3197) on :
 
We've also lost yesterday original Wonka director Mel Stuart to cancer at 83. In a long career, Stuart showed a wide range of talent, with several well-received documentaries to his credit as well, but it is the 1971 film (suggested to him by his daughter, who loved the book and appears in a cameo, as does his son) that remains his magnum opus; I would highly recommend his behind the scenes book Pure Imagination, which goes into every detail of production.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Richard Lynch, best known to most of us as the villain in many, many 80's movies, was found dead
on june 19th. He was 72.

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Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
RIP Ron Palillo (aka Horshack) [Frown]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Shocking news!

Tony Scott dead
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I saw it on the news here when i woke up this morning.

It's indeed a sad ending to a great career. [Frown]
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Not movie related, however, RIP Neil Armstrong. Even though you have gone, every person in the world, from July 1969 onwards, will know your name.
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
^ Yes RIP Neil Armstrong.
 
Posted by Chris the CandyFanMan (Member # 3197) on :
 
And also Muppeteer Jerry Nelson, who brought such characters as the Count, Gobo, Floyd Pepper, and Emmett Otter to life over the years.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Michael Clarke Duncan (1957 - 2012)
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
So sad about Michael Clarke Duncan. I had read about him being hospitalized last month and I was hoping he'd pull through. I really liked him on the Fox tv show The Finder which aired this past season, but was not renewed. He was like the voice of reason to Geoff Stultz's character's kookiness. RIP.
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
6'5" and 315lb. The coffin must be cast iron.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Andy Williams has today passed away after a career spanning 6 decades and more.

Penning the song Moon River, which Chevy Chase sung so meaningfully in Fletch, Williams died at his home after a long battle with bladder cancer. He was 84.

RIP Andy, you will be missed.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Note to all : No jokes on this thread please.

Any posts saying someone has died when they haven't will be immediately deleted, and the poster will be warned.

Thanks.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Pink Panther actor Herbert Lom has passed away, aged 95.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19745910
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
No room for humour? This place is getting ultra rigid.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Not on this thread. So leave it, please. There are plenty of other threads where humour is appropriate. Not on an 'In Memoriam' thread.

I really shouldn't need to be explaining why.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
This is very bizarre and sad. Johnny Lewis, who played Half Sack on Sons of Anarchy has died.
http://www.imdb.com/news/ni37173373/
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Also RIP Andy Williams. One of my Mother's favorite singers ever. I remember watching his Christmas specials every year. What a wonderful voice he had.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by P_a_u_l:
Not on this thread. So leave it, please. There are plenty of other threads where humour is appropriate. Not on an 'In Memoriam' thread.

I really shouldn't need to be explaining why.

Cool Paul. I thought it was funny at the time and believed it would get a few laughs but I guess your right. Accept my apologies [Smile]

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Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I know this happened a few years back but I only just found out about it recently. Brad Delp of Boston committed suicide in 2007.

How could someone who wrote such a beautiful song end up like that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4QK8RxCAwo

It always bugged the hell out of me that this Australian band completely ripped off the main groove to the song too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4QK8RxCAwo

My brother absolutely hates the below song too.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Last june, actress Susan Tyrrell died at the age of 67.

She starred in Forbidden Zone, Night Warning, Angel, Avenging Angel, Flesh + Blood and Cry Baby.
Earlier in her career she was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress in Fat City (1972),
and also appeared in numerous 70's tv-series such as Baretta, Starsky & Hutch and Kojak.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Joe Lewis,

kickboxing- and karate champion passed away on august 31 after losing his battle against cancer.

Joe was the star of the highly entertaining 1979 action flick Jaguar Lives.
The movie also featured Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasence, Barbara Bach and Woody Strode.

In 2010 Jaguar Lives got the special edition treatment courtesy of Arrow Films UK.
Joe was very enthusiastic talking about the movie and his career in an interview segment
featured on the disc and seemed to be in good shape.

Joe Lewis was 68 years old.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Sylvia Kristel died last week. She´s a legend, RIP.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Yes, very sad news indeed.

This was big news here in Holland last week.

She was still very famous here.. not only as an actress, but also as a writer and painter.

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Sylvia Kristel was fighting cancer which had returned earlier this year after succesful battling
the disease in 2003.
Last june she suffered a cerebral haemorrhage which caused her chemo-therapy to be put on hold.

Sylvia Kristel passed away late at night on october 17th at age 60.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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On december 24th, veteran actor Charles Durning passed away at the respectable age of 89.

Durning mostly played key supporting roles throughout his career. Highlights include The Sting,
Dog Day Afternoon, The Muppet Movie, The Final Countdown, True Confessions, Tootsie, Tough Guys,
and Brenda Starr.
He also teamed up with Burt Reynolds on several occasions including Stick, Sharky's Machine, and
The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas for which he received an Oscar nomination.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Nice guy who acted in many great films during the 70s and 80s.

You mentioned lots of good ones and i also like him in North Dallas Forty (1979),
Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) and Tiger´s Tale (1987).
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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On november 23rd, Larry Hagman died due to cancer related complications.
Hagman will forever be known as J.R. Ewing from tv-series Dallas, but also played bit parts in
feature-films such as Mother, Jugs & Speed, The Eagle Has Landed, Superman, and Oliver Stone's Nixon,
as well as countless tv-movies and series for over 6 decades ! Larry Hagman was 81 years old.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
One of the most important actors for me.
I love original Dallas and Hagman still shines in the new Dallas episodes.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
On january 7th, filmmaker David R. Ellis was found dead in a hotelroom in South-Africa.

Ellis had a long and prolific career in Hollywood where he started out as a stuntman,
quickly moving up the ladder to stunt-coordinator on an incredible amount of 70's, 80's and 90's movies
we all know and love, including Smokey And The Bandit, Hooper, Invasion Of The Bodysnatchers, Taps,
Fast Times At Ridgemont High, The Beastmaster, V (television-series), National Lampoon's Vacation,
Private School, Gorky Park, Scarface, To Live And Die In L.A., Out Of Bounds, The Wraith, Lethal Weapon,
Burglar, Fatal Attraction, Remo Williams, Roadhouse, Misery, Patriot Games, and The Addams Family.. wow !

In more recent years he worked as second-unit director and assisant-director on big Hollywood movies
such as The Negotiator, The Perfect Storm, The Matrix Reloaded, and Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone.
He was also the director of Final Destination 2, The Final Destination (the fourth entry in that series),
and Snakes On A Plane.

The cause of death has yet to be determined. David R. Ellis was 60 years old.

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Japanese filmmaker Nagisa Oshima passed away on january 15th at the age of 80.

Oshima was director of the controversial In The Realm Of The Senses (1976), and more familiar
to western audiences as the director of Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983).

Reportedly he died of pneumonia.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Heard of this yesterday.
Bought In The Realm Of The Senses/Empire of Passion (1978) 2-disc dvd couple of weeks ago.

Need to watch Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence again sometime soon.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Legendary director Michael Winner (Death Wish movie series etc. ) died yesterday at the age of 77.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Oh.. for some reason this wasn't in the news here. I'm sad to hear this. [Frown]

The movies he did with Charles Bronson were the movies i grew up with.
I have fond memories of watching them over and over again.

I came across this old photo of a young Michael Winner which i really like.

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Excellent films indeed!
Great photo, he really looks like he´s a man on a mission in that one.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
The one thing that frustrates me is that they never did a special edition of Death Wish.
I know there's a UK dvd version of The Sentinel for which he did a commentary,
but i would have loved to hear his thoughts about Death Wish and working with Bronson.
I really think it's a missed opportunity. They should have done a Death Wish special edition
a long time ago. Just imagine how great it would have been to have both Winner as well as Bronson participate.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
There´s a book called Winner Takes All: A Life of Sorts (2005).
There must be few comments about working with Bronson in that one.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Thanks, i didn't know that. I'll keep an eye out for that one.
I do have a book called Bronson's Loose : The Making Of The Death Wish Films, which came out a couple of years back.
I think this book is the closest thing to a retrospective-documentary as we're ever going to get when it comes to
the Death Wish series.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Oh yeah, that book looks cool!
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Patty Shepard, star of many Spanish and Italian horror movies passed away earlier this month.
She died of a heart-attack at the age of 67.

Her most memorable role was in the Spanish Werewolf Shadow (see pic above) where she acted alongside Paul Naschy.
She can also been seen in The Stranger And The Gunfighter with Lee Van Cleef, the giallo My Dear Killer,
alongside Bud Spencer and Terence Hill in Watch Out, We're Mad, and in the 80's horror / trash classics
Edge Of The Axe and Slugs.

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Cecil Womack (who formed popular hit-duo Womack and Womack with his wife Linda) passed away on february 1st.
Cecil Womack was 65.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Hard to believe, but on february 1st it was exactly 25 years ago that Heather O'Rourke,
star of the Poltergeist trilogy, passed away at the age of only 12.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Director Damiano Damiani (Amityville 2) died earlier this month
and legendary XXX star Harry Reems (Deep Throat etc.) passed away last tuesday.

RIP.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I hadn't heard either of these yet.

I just took a quick look on the internet, and apparently Italian director Damiani was already 90 years old.
Now that's a respectable age. Unfortunately the same can't be said about Reems. He was only 65.
He sure has been an instantly recognizable person in adult features for many, many years.
In more recent years, he didn't have his trademark mustache anymore though. He actually looked
somewhat like Steve Martin lately.

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Here's Reems as most of us will remember him :

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
It is with great sadness that i can add one of my all-time favorite filmmakers here to the In Memorian thread.

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Jesus Franco Manera, better known as Jess Franco passed away yesterday at the age of 82.
The news is still fresh, but first reports state that he suffered a stroke.

Chris Alexander, the chief-editor of Fangoria magazine wrote the following on the Fangoria website just hours ago :

,..To me, Jess Franco was and remains the most important figure in cinema, a fascinating individual who ate, slept
and breathed movie-making, who lived to point his lens at anything that caught his eye, who was too arty for
the horror crowd and too macabre and lowbrow for the art crowd. He existed in a world of his own, a class of his own,
and he is of the handful of true auteur filmmakers in which the key to understanding and embracing his style,
aesthetic and sensibility lay in viewing and analyzing his entire body of work..'

As for myself, i have been obsessively collecting Jess Franco movies since the 90's,
and those who've frequently read my posts in the 70's section of this site already know about my adoration
for everything that has to do with Franco.

It was only last year that his beloved muse Lina Romay lost her battle against cancer.
After being inseperable for over 40 years, Jess Franco continued making movies, and it was just two weeks ago
that his latest movie premiered in his native Spain.

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Jess and Lina, after being seperated for just over a year, are together once again..
probably making movies, living the good life, and causing some controversy in the beyond.

Jess Franco, enfant-terrible and true maverick in movie-making history.. may he rest in peace.

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
RIP, Jess. While not one of my favorite filmmakers, you left a large body of work, some great films, and a career that will be debated and analyzed for as along as people talk about movies. How many directors can claim that? Gone but never forgotten.
 
Posted by Chris the CandyFanMan (Member # 3197) on :
 
Also, today we bid farewell to Jane Henson, who succumbed to cancer after a lengthy battle at age 78. While she'd stepped out of performing with the Muppets by the time the 80s rolled around to raise their children, her importance with Jim's body of work cannot be understated, as she was his very first performing partner back in the 50s and 60s.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
I have just read on the IMDb that long-standing film critic Roger Ebert has died as a result of complications of cancer.

He was 70. R.I.P. [Frown]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Spanish filmmaker Bigas Luna passed away last weekend after losing his battle against cancer. He was 67.

Both Penélope Cruz as well as Javier Bardem started their careers in Luna's critically acclaimed Jamón, Jamón (1992).
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Yeah, sad news.
I watched Jamón, Jamón couple of months ago.
Nice and steamy film, a must see for Penélope Cruz fans.

I´m going to watch Luna´s ´81 movie Reborn next weekend.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
He also did the 1987 horror movie Anguish starring Michael Lerner and Zelda Rubinstein.
I have this one on Anchor Bay dvd, which they released in 2000. Pretty cool stuff !
 
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It has just been announced Margaret Thatcher died this morning after suffering a stroke at age 87.

I don't know much about British politics, but what i understood is that Thatcher wasn't really a big fan
of any kind of youth-culture, and also played a part in the strict rules of British censorship during the 80's.

So i guess i better keep my opinion to myself and leave it to people from the UK to comment on this one.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Oh, I forgot to mop the bathroom!
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I feel your sorrow. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
How did The Young Ones get past her screening process? [Smile]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Nigel Wingrove, founder of Redemption Films, wrote an interesting piece about UK censorship
as an introduction to his excellent book The Art Of The Nasty.
The book quickly became outdated though, because it was originally published in 1998, just before
the dvd boom. Movies that had been unavailable for many years were easily available within years
after the book came out. A completely revised and updated version of the book was published in 2009.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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richard brooker who was in my oppinion the best ever jason vorhees (friday the 13th part 3) sadly passed away yesterday at the age of 59,richard was the first actor in the long running horror series to don the infamous hockey mask.

http://youtu.be/yIHGGsH6Las - richard brooker in action in friday the 13th part 3.

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r.i.p - richard brooker.

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Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
RIP Andy Johns, famous music producer who worked with the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/legendary-producer-andy-johns-dead-62-article-1.1312024
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Richard LeParmentier, best-known for playing admiral Motti in the original Star Wars passed away at the age of 66.
He also played supporting roles in Superman 2 and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and had been married to
actress Sarah Douglas (Ursa in Superman 1 and 2, and Queen Taramis in Conan The Destroyer).
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
As today was Margaret Thatcher's funeral, it's probably a good time for my personal $0.02...

I'm slightly confused that the establishment of the Video Recordings Act has been mentioned above, as if this is something that was a bad thing. Prior to her time as PM, video home movies were barely invented, and nobody needed such legislation. As it was, the immense surge in availability of movie tapes meant that this new industry NEEDED to be legislated, and that's what was done. The banning of a very very small number of movies was decided by the censors, not by the government. And in most cases, rightly so.

In the wider world, Mrs Thatcher did a lot of things that were hailed as brilliant or vilified as heinous, depending on the colour of your vote. She acted as she needed to to retake the Falklands from the invading forces from Argentina, she took on the Trade Unions that had strangled the economy of the country, she allowed social housing tenants the right to buy the home they had lived in for years, and gave people th opportunity to aspire to success if they were prepared to put in the graft - something that just wasn't possible before she came to power.

She stood with Reagan and worked with Gorbachev to end the cold war, and the sight of the Berlin Wall being demolished by millions of joyful German people is an image that will stay with me forever. The result of this is that my kids are growing up in a world far safer than the one I grew up in.

Above all, she did what she thought was right and stood by her convictions - instead of doing what she thought was popular and standing by her spin-doctors.

IMO, we could do with a little of her leadership spirit today...
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Two things :

quote:
Originally posted by P_a_u_l:
The banning of a very very small number of movies was decided by the censors, not by the government. And in most cases, rightly so.

Do you mean the banning of certain movies was justified, or did i misunderstand ?
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
And second :

quote:
Originally posted by P_a_u_l:
The result of this is that my kids are growing up in a world far safer than the one I grew up in.

I honestly doubt this can be true.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless:
Two things :

quote:
Originally posted by P_a_u_l:
The banning of a very very small number of movies was decided by the censors, not by the government. And in most cases, rightly so.

Do you mean the banning of certain movies was justified, or did i misunderstand ?
In my opinion, yes - the banning of some movies
is justified, where the material warrants such action.

Just because you can make a movie where the sole purpose appears to be to see how many gratuitous violence scenes of dismemberment and torture can be graphically shown in 90 minutes, doesn't mean that you should. The BBFC have been refusing movies certificates for decades, and this legislation merely extended their powers to the new media of the time.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless:
And second :

quote:
Originally posted by P_a_u_l:
The result of this is that my kids are growing up in a world far safer than the one I grew up in.

I honestly doubt this can be true.
Doubt all you like, but they are not in danger from nuclear war, as I was, because the leaders of the worlds most powerful nations couldn't sit round a table together. The current issues with terrorism are different, and global 24-7 media places this in our faces so much these days that it appears to be a much more dangerous world than I believe it actually is.

Or are you doubting that this is my opinion, in which case you are, again, wrong.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
What would Clint Eastwood say about censorship?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9xpkiHiwwo
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
The censoring of something that's solely created for entertainment purposes (whether it be movies, books or music)
can NEVER, under NO circumstances, be a good thing !

Movies getting banned for none other reason than being distasteful ?? Come on.. personal tastes differ, you know !

I am perfectly capable of deciding myself whether if i want to watch something that's bound to offend or shock.
I don't need any government interfering or deciding for me what i can or can't watch, read, or listen to.

As for those movies 'where the sole purpose appears to be to see how many gratuitous violent scenes
of dismemberment and torture can be graphically shown in 90 minutes' : Such movies do NOT exist !
All of these so-called video nasties actually contain very few scenes of graphic gore and splatter.
In the most extreme cases it would be somewhere around 10 minutes, tops. Most of the banned movies
only had about 1 - 4 minutes of material that was deemed unsuitable for people to watch.
And most surprisingly, many of these scenes were rather cheesy or fake looking, so it's anyone's guess
who could actually feel offended !

On the other issue, Paul and i seem to disagree. I just said i doubt today's world is a safer place for kids
to grow up in than it was 30 years ago. I never said Paul's opinion was wrong.
I just disagreed, whereas Paul seemed to dismiss my opinion as being wrong, for some reason.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
At least i seem to have Clint on my side though ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
My point was that the banning of certain video movies for sale in this country had nothing to do with a clampdown on 'video nasties' - these movies were very likely already refused a license in movie theatres (or in the case of straight-to-video titles, would never get a certificate) and as such were banned due to pre-existing legislation. Whereas the post above seemed to imply that the Video recordings Act (1984) was the cause of the bans - which it wasn't.

However, we will need to disagree whether or not ALL censorship is wrong, or whether some censorship contimues to be justified.

However, this is an In Memoriam thread, and so please, let's get the thread back on track and end this sidebar here.

Thanks
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
As I suggested - let's get this back on track.

Any other discussions about censorship etc are more properly undertaken on the Say Almost Anything thread.....
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Paul I know censorship has been around for hundreds of years and long before the video recordings act was ever brought in but I just always presumed it was because of the video recordings act and these new guide lines the BBfC had to adhere to that all these so called video nasties were originally banned because it was at about at this time that they all started dissapearing from the shelves.

You are right in my original post I had it in my head and made it sound like it was the government of the time that would of had these films banned but in reality it would have been nothing of the sought,they just passed the bill in the houses of parliament,it would have been the likes of the BBfC that would have deemed these movies not fit for home viewing,silly me I should think a bit more before I put things down as fact.

I've got nothing against Margaret thatcher as such even though reading my original post you'd probably think otherwise,she done somethings I wouldn't have agreed with but she also done many things I would have definitely been behind her with,enabling people to buy there own council house being one.

I'm not a strong believer in censoring material that's aimed at adults but I do believe that we should try and protect our kids from seeing these types of images as best we can.

Anyhow sorry to bring up the topic of censorship again just that I wanted to go some way towards correcting the mistakes I made in my original post.

[ 21. April 2013, 05:25: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Guys, when I said that this thread was off topic, I meant it. All comments after that reauest have now been deleted. This thread is for memories of people that have dies, not an attack on those people or discussions on movie censorship.

No more.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Guys, if you want a discussion on the rights or wrongs of censorship, start a dediocated thread.

Keep it non-political as well, otherwise I'll need to close it, because political arguments online ALWAYS get out of hand.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Chrissie Amphlett, frontwoman as well as singer for Australian rock band Divinyls, best known for such songs as "Boys In Town," "Pleasure And Pain" and "I Touch Myself," died yesterday from breast cancer.

She was 53.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Wow, never saw that coming! She was hot back in the day.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Folksinger Richie Havens passed away at the age of 72 after suffering a stroke.

Havens was the opening act at the legendary Woodstock festival in 1969, and his song Freedom
became one of the best-known anthems for the love-generation.

Richie Havens performing Freedom at Woodstock '69 : www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf1B9ktRCkg
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Aww [Frown]
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Slayer guitarist Jeff Hannerman died on the 3rd of May from liver failure.

He had never recovered from a spider bite that he had recieved two years earlier and contracted necrotising fasciitis or flesh-eating disease.

He was 49.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
While not a big Slayer fan, this was a very sad news.
I have some kind of arachnophobia and thinking that you can get
that horrible disease from them makes it even worse.
Luckily we don´t have dangerous ones in nature here in Finland.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Speak for yourself [Frown]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Legendary special-effects creator and master of stop-motion effects Ray Harryhausen passed away
yesterday at the respectable age of 92.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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British actor / writer / director Bryan Forbes passed away yesterday at age 86.

Forbes had supporting roles in Quatermass 2 (1957), The League Of Gentlemen (1960), and The Guns Of Navarone (1961),
was a succesful screenwriter, and directed Seance On A Wet Afternoon (1964), The Raging Moon (1971),
and The Stepford Wives (1975).

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
RIP Bryan.
I like The Stepford Wives very much.
I think that i´m gonna check out his ´84 movie The Naked Face tonight.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
The Naked Face is dreadful, even by the low standards of Cannon Films.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Fred J. Lincoln (1936 - 2013)

Director of hundreds of X-rated features from the late 70's to well into the new millenium,
but probably best known for his sole acting job outside of adult cinema : as violent psychopath Fred Podowski
a.k.a. Weasel from Wes Craven's Last House On The Left !

Two of Lincoln's early directorial features, Serena ; An Adult Fairytale (1980) and Same Time Every Year (1981),
were released on dvd in the US a couple of months ago by Synapse Films' subdivision Impulse Pictures.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Unforgettable role!
It seems that he also had a small part in Defiance (1980).
Don´t remember him though, must´ve been a very small role.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
May be he was in the background holding the beers for Jan Michael vincent [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Yeah, i noticed that too that he has been given an acting credit for Defiance (1980) on the Imdb.
However, i must admit i have some doubts he was actually in that movie. I think they might have made an error
and mixed up Defiance (1980) with The Defiance Of Good (1975) a.k.a. 'Defiance!',
a fairly well-known adult feature in which he starred.

I'm not really 100% sure though.

Here's the 1975 Defiance :

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Definitely made for a convincing bunch of psychopaths in the original,i'm not really into remakes but i will watch them more out of curiosity than anything else but I did watch the remake of last house at the cinema when it first came out and as remakes go i didn't think it was to bad.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Hey, i´ve seen the Defiance ´75 poster somewhere!

I liked The Last House remake too but original was slightly better.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Ray Manzarek, founding member of classic rockgroup The Doors passed away yesterday at the age of 74.

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Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
You're kidding!

Oh man, so so sad. Ray was an absolute legend.

His keyboard skills were second to none.

So sad to hear of this, but he lived what many of

us could only imagine.

I thought Ray would live forever.

One of the greatest rock n' rollers ever and one

of the best story tellers too.

Still can't believe it.

Love you Ray.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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B-action film actor Bruce Baron died April 13, 2013.
I remember him best from great films like Dragon Force and Atlantis Interceptors.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Joey Covington, drummer of legendary psychedelic rockgroup Jefferson Airplane in the period '69 - '72,
died in a car-accident last tuesday, possibly after suffering a stroke behind the wheel. He was 67.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Francoise Blanchard, best known for playing 'the living dead girl' in Jean Rollin's The Living Dead Girl (1982),
passed away on may 29th, one week before her 59th birthday.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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James Gandolfini passed away yesterday after suffering a heart-attack while on vacation in Italy.

After playing supporting roles since the early 90's in such movies as True Romance, Get Shorty and 8mm,
Gandolfini reached major success and received critical acclaim for playing the lead in HBO tv series The Sopranos.

James Gandolfini was only 51 years old when he died.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Wow [Frown]
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Ya this was such horrible news. In my book, Sopranos is the best series of all time. It was just so perfect and he made the show. He was too good. He became Tony Soprano and that hurt his career. Nobody could look at him and not think of him as anything else. It is one of the best acting performances I've witnessed. Really a sad sad day for me.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Richard Matheson, famous author of science-fiction, horror and fantasy novels, passed away yesterday at the age of 87.
Matheson also wrote dozens of screenplays, including The Raven, The Devil Rides Out, Duel, The Legend Of Hell House,
Dead Of Night, and several classic episodes of The Twilight Zone.
His novel I Am Legend (1954) was the source for three movie adaptations : The Last Man On Earth (1964),
The Omega Man (1971) starring Charlton Heston, and more recently the big-budget I Am Legend (2007) starring Will Smith.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Aww [Frown]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Chia-Liang Liu, one of the most productive kung-fu filmmakers, passed away yesterday after losing his battle against cancer.
Some sources claim he was 76, while others say he was 78.

Maybe his name doesn't immediately ring a bell with everyone, but growing up at the height of videostores popularity
in the mid-80's, it was impossible not to come across some of his movies.
He was the director of such martial-arts classics as The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin, Return To The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin,
Disciples Of The 36th Chamber, The Eight-Diagram Pole Fighter, Executioners From Shaolin, and Legendary Weapons Of Kung-Fu.
Together with legendary filmmaker Chang Cheh, he was one of the driving forces behind the Shaw Brothers production company.
He was also a fight-choreographer, stuntman, and actor.

I found this clip of the Annual Hong Kong Film Awards from 2010 where he was awarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AiK9PCvDCw

[ 26. June 2013, 05:06: Message edited by: Johnny Roarke is reckless ]
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless:
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Joey Covington, drummer of legendary psychedelic rockgroup Jefferson Airplane in the period '69 - '72,
died in a car-accident last tuesday, possibly after suffering a stroke behind the wheel. He was 67.

JohnnyRoarke:

For what it's worth, one of Joey's early girlfriends was Kay Rebecca Taylor. Kay was living in the San Francisco Bay Area at the time.

After they split up, Kay later became adult movie actress, Kay Parker. [Cool]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Steven,

i'm always very interested in just about anything that has to do with 'golden age' adult cinema.

I didn't know Joey and Kay were involved at some point. Thanks for this bit of interesting trivia !
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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British comedian / actor / producer / director Mel Smith passed away at age 60 after suffering a heart-attack.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Hey Roarke. isn't that the guy from European Vacation. He checked the Grizzles in at the hotel?
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
That's him.. you are absolutely correct !

You may also know him from The Princess Bride : www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBaDcOBoHFk

and the sci-fi spoof Morons From Outer Space : www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3hJQbJbHbs
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Character-actor Dennis Farina passed away today after suffering a blood clot in his lung.

Farina started acting in the early 80's after having been a Chicago police officer for nearly 20 years.
He had a recurring role in Michael Mann's TV hit series Miami Vice, and played the lead in Crime Story.
Further movie credits include Manhunter (again for Michael Mann), Midnight Run, Get Shorty, and Saving Private Ryan.

Dennis Farina was 69.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I liked Dennis farina he was great,I also liked Mel smith,we're losing some really great talents as of late. Not good!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
On January 20th, Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese suddenly and unexpectedly passed away from the effects of a pulmonary embolism. He was 70.

I love most of the TD´s late 70s and 80s soundtrack albums and also their studio albums are fantastic. Although i have to say that Goblin´s Club (1996) is the last one i´ve heard.
Anyway, this is very sad news indeed.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Steven Harrington, also known as Steve Strange, lead singer and frontman of synth-pop band Visage
(best known for hitsingle Fade To Grey), suffered a heart attack on february 12th. He was 55.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Lesley Gore, singer / songwriter best known for 60's hitsingles It's My Party (And I'll Cry If I Want To)
and You Don't Own Me passed away on february 16th at the age of 68.

Gore also received an Oscar nomination for the song Out Here On My Own from the movie Fame in 1980.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Leonard Nimoy (1931 - 2015)
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Sir Terry Pratchett (1948 – 2015)

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One of my all-time favourite authors. He has left behind a wonderful legacy, and will always be remembered.

RIP.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Luciano Ercoli (1929 - 2015)

Italian filmmaker whose directorial credits include Forbidden Photos Of A Lady Above Suspicion (1970),
Death Walks On High Heels (1971), and Death Walks At Midnight (1972).

He passed away earlier this month at the age of 85.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I don't know if had been mentioned already that Elizabeth Pena passed away last October of alcoholic liver disease, which was a total surprise to everyone I know. I just watched Lone Star starring Chris Cooper and Elizabeth, and I remembered she had passed away recently.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Maniac Cop dead, R.I.P. Robert Z´Dar.

http://www.pnj.com/story/entertainment/events/pensacon/2015/03/31/cult-actor-robert-zdar-dies-pensacola/70745990/
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Aww.. [Frown]

Easily one of the most recognizable faces in movie history.. no denying in that !
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Robert Burns, one of the original members of southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, died in a car crash on april 3rd.

Burns was the drummer on such hits as Sweet Home Alabama and Free Bird, but left the band in 1974. He was 64.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
Maniac Cop dead, R.I.P. Robert Z´Dar.

http://www.pnj.com/story/entertainment/events/pensacon/2015/03/31/cult-actor-robert-zdar-dies-pensacola/70745990/

I thought that he might have died from injecting too much steroids into his chin [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
James Best, probably best-known as sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in TV series The Dukes Of Hazzard, passed away at age 88.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Excellent actor Geoffrey Lewis dies at 79. So many unforgettable roles...

http://variety.com/2015/film/news/geoffrey-lewis-dead-clint-eastwood-juliette-lewis-1201467979/
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Richard Dysart, best-known for playing the lead-role in TV series L.A. Law, passed away at age 86.

Besides his work for TV, Dysart also played numerous supporting roles in major Hollywood productions,
including Meteor, The Thing, The Falcon And The Snowman, Mask, Pale Rider, and Wall Street.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Tom Towles, best known for playing Otis in Henry ; Portrait Of A Serial Killer (1986), passed away on april 5th.

He also had supporting roles in Rob Zombie's House Of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, and Halloween.

Some reports claim he was 71, while others say he was 65.. ironically the Imdb doesn't even mention he died.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
He appeared in few interesting genre films. I remember him best from The Borrower, great movie!
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Betsy Palmer (1926-2015)

"Palmer died on May 29, 2015, of natural causes at a hospice care center in Danbury, Connecticut."

RIP.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/11666316/christopher-lee-dies-live.html

Well, this friggin' stings.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Wow, he was a brilliant actor! I loved him in The Wicker Man.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Even Dracula has to die eventually. What a great icon and what a career! RIP Christopher Lee.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
The Man With the Golden Gun. One of my favorite Bond films. What a career. RIP CL.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Ron Moody (1924 - 2015)

RIP Sir Christopher Lee & Ron Moody.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
They are playing The Wicker Man here in OZ at 1:30 in the morning. That's only 45 minutes a way. Gonna have to stay up for it. It's such a brilliant/disturbing film. Anyone who has not seen it needs to check it out!
 
Posted by Chloe (Member # 37365) on :
 
What's The Wicker Man about?

Rest in peace, Christopher Lee.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Chloe, the premise of The Wicker Man is a detective is sent to an island to investigate the disappearance of a young girl, and he runs into strange goings on. I think you'll like it. I love Edward Woodward, who is the detective.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
OK, I stayed up for it last night/this morning. Man it's a messed up movie. But so clever.

Great description there Pittsburghgirl [Smile] A perfect amount of information to get someone interested in watching it.

Chloe, please do check it out. It's a bit disturbing but it's not going to give you nightmares or anything.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Thank you for the complement Bernie. You're right, it is kind of a disturbing movie, but shouldn't give you nightmares.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
[Wink]
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Richard "Rick" Ducommun (1952-2015)

RIP
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Really? Damn.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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James Horner(1953 - 2015)

The world has lost a great composer.

RIP.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
D*ck Van Patten from "Eight is Enough" (1928-2015)
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Patrick Macnee (1922-2015)

RIP
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
July 5th marked 2 years since Patrick aka Sir Sammy Hain, a fellow Rewinders, passed away. I still miss his posts here and on FB.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Amanda Peterson from Can't Buy Me Love has passed away at the age of 43. No details on cause of death have been revealed.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
don't think i ever got to talk to sir sammy hain on here pittsburghgirl but i can remember reading through some of his posts and he definitely knew his stuff!

i'm sure he was a great guy.


also very sad news about amanda peterson,only 43 as well. r.i.p
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Sammy was great. I miss his posts too.
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
I miss Sammy's posts too. Didn't know about Rick Ducommon. The 'Burbs is a favorite of mine.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Actors who have recently passed this month include:

Omar Sharif (1932-2015)
Roger Rees (1944-2015)
Alex Rocco (1936-2015)
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Wrestling legend and they live star Roddy Piper has sadly passed away aged 61

http://www.tmz.com/2015/07/31/roddy-piper-dead-dies-wwe-wrestler-cancer/

I liked Roddy Piper and i thought he was seriously ace in john carpenter's 1988 classic - they live.

[ 31. July 2015, 18:38: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Thoughts and Prayers to the family.
Heard that a couple hours ago and it saddened me. Growing up during the wrestling hayday, got to see a lot of Piper . He was usually a bad guy so I did not like him and he got under my skin. As I got older I learned to appreciate his unique personality and eventually liked him. He was actually hilarious at times. I think They Live is around our home somewhere. Needs a watching.

Last I saw him was on the TV show Storage Wars. Barry took some kilts to Piper for an appraisal.
 
Posted by Chris the CandyFanMan (Member # 3197) on :
 
Hot Rod earned his position as one of the WWF's greatest villains multiple times over; he knew exactly how to make the crowds hate him with every ounce of their being. Unlike so many other great villains, he would later work equally well as a heroic figure, but with the bonus of never losing his edge (case in point, his best match in my opinion at WrestleMania VIII where he comes close to nailing Bret Hart with the bell repeatedly before coming to his senses).
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
They Live is a Carpenter classic and Piper gives a legendary performance in it. Very sad news indeed.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick a**, and I'm all out of bubblegum." A friend of mine who works in the film industry in Toronto met him and said that he was by far the nicest guy ever. Gone but never to be forgotten.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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I always enjoyed his "Piper's Pit" segment.

Tonight's viewing:

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RIP
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Carl Lipbaum died last week at summer school after a severe anxiety attack.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Wes Craven died earlier today from cancer! 1939-2015.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The shockmeister is gone... RIP Wes Craven.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Very sad news for horror fanatics and film enthusiasts in general, indeed.

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One of the key figures who modernized the horror-genre, and along the way created
some of the most beloved genre-classics a whole generation grew up with !

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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A nightmare on Elm street (1984)

Gutted,I watched one of his films actually on Saturday night I had the serpent and the rainbow as a blu ray rental,not my favourite of his but still a great horror flick!

The original nightmare on Elm street has still got to be my favourite but I have a soft spot for the likes of deadly friend,shocker,deadly blessing,the people under the stairs etc.

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Deadly friend (1986)

I can always remember watching the original last house on the left and thinking what an unsettling movie that was,a really grimy affair that once seen was hard to get out of your head,the scenes with the 2 cops one of them martin kove from the karate kid i found really strange as they seemed to be played for laughs against the backdrop of the rest of the movie which involved rape and brutality.

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shocker (1989) upcoming blu ray release sept 2015.

I think one of the only wes craven horror movies I didn't really take to was 2005's - cursed starring Christina ricci i just couldn't really get into that one and thought it was a bit of a stinker.

Sad news indeed but he's left us some real horror classics!

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
[Frown]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Actor Dean Jones, probably best known for playing the role of race-car driver Jim Douglas
in two of the original Herbie movies, The Love Bug (1968) and Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo (1977),
passed away last tuesday at the age of 84.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Awww [Frown]
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
That is sad. Watched the Love Bug recently with the commentary by him. Very entertaining.

I'll always remember him for 'Blackbeard's Ghost'.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Frank D. Gilroy

writer / producer / director, best-known for directing the Charles Bronson movie From Noon Till Three (1976),
passed away on september 12th at the respectable age of 89.

Also :

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Italian sword-and-sandal actor Alan Steel, best-known for playing the characters Hercules and Samson
in numerous so-called Peplum movies throughout the sixties, died on september 5th at the age of 79.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Yesterday, Catherine E. Coulson died of cancer aged 71. Catherine is probably best known for playing :

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Twin Peaks' Margaret Lanterman, aka The Log Lady !

She worked behind the scenes on several David Lynch movies, including assistant director on Eraserhead.
The Imdb also lists her as a camera assistant on such diverse movies as The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie and
Opening Night (both directed by John Cassavetes), as well as the original Toolbox Murders, A Force Of One,
and even Star Trek 2 The Wrath Of Khan !
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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British filmmaker John Guillermin passed away on september 27th at age 89.
He's best known for directing Bridge At Remagen, The Towering Inferno, King Kong, and Death On The Nile.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Scottish singer songwriter Jim Diamond passed away at the age of 64.

Anyone who grew up in the 1980's must have a soft spot for PhD's I Won't Let You Down (1982)
and Diamond's most famous solo single I Should Have Known Better (1984).

At this moment i couldn't find anything about the cause of death.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Al Molinaro, TV actor best known for playing Big Al Delvecchio, the owner of Arnold's Diner in TV sitcom Happy Days,
passed away at age 96 !
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I hate coming to this thread [Frown]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless:
Frank D. Gilroy

writer / producer / director, best-known for directing the Charles Bronson movie From Noon Till Three (1976),
passed away on september 12th at the respectable age of 89.

Also :

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Italian sword-and-sandal actor Alan Steel, best-known for playing the characters Hercules and Samson
in numerous so-called Peplum movies throughout the sixties, died on september 5th at the age of 79.

I was looking at this thread at the library the other day and the head librarian (a guy) just happened to walk past and see what I was viewing and gave me a funny look. I had no idea this pic was gonna pop up [Roll Eyes] I almost felt the need to explain myself but I thought that would just make matters worse [Frown]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Hahaha! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
He must think I'm into retro S&M or something [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Haha, that´s funny Bernie. But i know that it doesn´t feel that way when it happens.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Anyone know of any other libraries in town? [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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George Barris, designer and builder of numerous famous custum cars for movies and TV series, passed away yesterday.
He's most famous for designing the original Batmobile in 1966, and also worked on The Munsters, Starsky and Hutch,
The Dukes Of Hazzard, and Knight Rider. Barris was 89 years old.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Gunnar Hansen, original Leatherface from TCM dies at 68: http://abc7.com/entertainment/texas-chainsaw-massacre-actor-gunnar-hansen-dies-at-68/1073907/
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Didn't he get run over by a truck back in 74?
 
Posted by xchazx (Member # 7158) on :
 
RIP Tony Longo. I remember him from 16 Candles and 1st & 10 with Delta Burke and some other flicks.

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Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
REO Speedwagon guitarist passed away Sept. 13. He was 65 and I loved watching him play the guitar.

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Veteran actor Robert Loggia passed away from Alzheimer's disease at the age of 85.

Great yet somewhat underrated actor, in my opinion. Sad to see him go..
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Great actor,very sad news I always liked him in the John Cusack comedy - hot pursuit and also in William lustig's - relentless,like you say johnny he was some what underatted!


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https://youtu.be/4-ohJ6oXGkI - Robert loggia family guy scene.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Yeah, he was awesome at playing bad guys with an intimidating character.

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Mr. Eddy has a temper in David Lynch's Lost Highway : www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDilD3wAxt8

Great stuff ! [Smile]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Wasn't he Meg Ryans dad in Armed and Dangerous also?
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Correct ! [Smile]

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He played mostly supporting roles in many, many movies we all know and love !

According to the Imdb he also directed two episodes of Magnum P.I.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Loggia was a fine character actor, one of the best. He had a long career and life. RIP.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
The last role I remember Robert Loggia in was as Feech La Mancha in The Sopranos. He was so good in that role. He was a naturally gifted actor.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
The last role I remember Robert Loggia in was as Feech La Mancha in The Sopranos. He was so good in that role. He was a naturally gifted actor.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
He was in Landis's Innocent Blood filmed in Pittsburgh. [Smile]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Transgender actress / Andy Warhol superstar Holly Woodlawn passed away last weekend at age 69.

Woodlawn may not be a well-known name to the mainstream crowd.. but i think it's fair to assume
everybody (and i mean EVERYBODY) is familiar with this songtext :

,..Holly came from Miami F.L.A. , hitch-hiked her way across the USA , plucked her eyebrows on the way ,
shaved her legs , and then he was a she , She says "Hey babe , Take A Walk On The Wild Side" ,
said "Hey Honey, Take A Walk On The Wild Side"..'

That's about Woodlawn alright !

Movie credits include the underground classics Trash (1970) and Women In Revolt (1971), both directed by Paul Morrissey.

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Lemmy Kilmister

Roadie for Jimi Hendrix, bassplayer for Hawkwind, and eventually reached superstardom as Motorhead's frontman.

Lemmy can also be seen in several Troma film productions such as Tromeo and Juliet, Terror Firmer,
Toxic Avenger IV, and not too long ago he played the role of the president in Troma's Return To Nuke 'Em High (2013).

In 2010 a feature-length documentary about Lemmy was released.

Lemmy died of cancer, only 4 days after his 70th birthday.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Didn't Lemmy play a part in Waynes World?
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I don't think so. He did make an appearance in Airheads (1994) though.

I always assumed Death was too afraid to take someone like Lemmy [Big Grin] ..but damn, he didn't look very healthy lately.

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Even outside of his work as a musician, he would still be remembered as a cult figure for generations to come !
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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John "Brad" Bradbury, drummer with The Specials, has died at the age of 62.

In a statement, his family said: "It is with deepest regret that we have to announce the very sad news that our much loved husband and father John 'Brad' Bradbury passed away on Monday the 28 of December.

RIP Lemmy & John Bradbury
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Guru Josh

Electronic dance music producer and DJ Paul Walden, better known as Guru Josh, passed away on december 28th.

Guru Josh is best known for the 1990 hit single Infinity. Several reports claim Walden committed suicide. He was 51.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
So sad to hear all those musicians go. I bought Guru Josh´s Infinity lp back in the day and still have it.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Yeah, there seems to be a certain risk factor involved with being a musician i guess.

Hey, i have that album too ! [Smile]

There have been a lot of Infinity remixes over the years though.

One more time for the Guru, here's the original 12" version :

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W5ekabzthU
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Natalie Cole passed away December 31 at age 65.

Wayne Rogers (Trapper John from TV's M*A*S*H) also died New Year's Eve at age 82.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Let's re-do this one :

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Haskell Wexler

Two-time Academy Award winning cinematographer and director of one of the best movies ever made,
Medium Cool (1969), passed away on december 27th, at the age of 93. Wexler also shot such classics as
The Conversation (1972), One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Bound For Glory (1976), and Colors (1988).

In 2015 Wexler was present at the Edinburgh Film Festival and even went on the road with Neil Young.
He also did an interview for the UK blu-ray release of his masterpiece Medium Cool which was released in august.
Sure the guy looked older, but i didn't realise he was in his nineties ! He seemed fit, healthy and eager to talk.

Wexler died quietly in his sleep..
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Vilmos Zsigmond

Only a few days after the death of Haskell Wexler, yet another very influential cinematographer passed away.
Zsigmond's credits include such classics as Deliverance (1972), Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977),
The Deer Hunter (1978), The Rose (1979), Blow Out (1981), and The Witches Of Eastwick (1987).

Vilmos Zsigmond was 85.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I would add superclassic In the Heat of the Night to Wexler´s cv.

Watched Deliverance recently and noticed Zsigmond´s magic. The same magic can also be seen in the Altman classic McCabe & Mrs. Miller
and let´s not forget that he shot Real Genius too!

True giants, RIP.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Robert Stigwood

A name that may not immediately ring a bell with everyone, Stigwood was one of the big names in the entertainment industry.
He was the guy behind succesful stage plays like Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar, but also long-time manager of The Bee Gees.

Stigwood also produced many music-themed movie adaptations such as Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Tommy (1975),
Saturday Night Fever (1977), Grease (1978), Times Square (1980), Staying Alive (1983), and Evita (1996).

He was also founder of the RSO (Robert Stigwood Organisation) record label that signed Eric Clapton and The Bee Gees.

Robert Stigwood died on january 4th, at the age of 81.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Oh my, David Bowie passed away, this year starts with a shock [Frown] What a legendary artist, RIP.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3393470/David-Bowie-dies-18-month-battle-cancer.html
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I woke up this morning, and this was the first thing i heard.. and it left me kinda speechless really.

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I just happened to come across this photo of The Thin White Duke, and for some reason it just felt
like the right picture to post..
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
"I woke up this morning, and this was the first thing i heard.. and it left me kinda speechless really."

This. I was hoping for a good day....

RIP Starman.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Gutted! such a great singer and actor,loved his performance in - merry Christmas Mr Lawrence.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence and the Five Years documentary are on TV here tonight.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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http://www.aintitcool.com/node/74141 - that's sad news I've just read that Angus scrimm who played the tall man in the phantasm movies has passed away at the grand old age of 89.

[ 12. January 2016, 09:16: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Jeez.. people are dropping like flies lately ! [Frown]

Scrimm was a true cult movie icon, who sincerely enjoyed the recognition he got from playing in horror movies.
In every article i ever read about him or any of the movies he starred in, people say he was such a likable guy,
and i believe he has been a very welcome guest at conventions for many years.

Sad to see him go.. but we still have Phantasm Ravager to look forward to. Let's just hope it's a worthy farewell.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
David Margulies dies at 78, we remember him best as the mayor from Ghostbusters.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/david-margulies-dead-ghostbusters-actor-855089

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Now Alan Rickman. What a ******* week [Frown]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Oh boy.... legendary Hans Gruber is dead, RIP Alan.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Easily the best - die hard villain,terrific actor,this has been a pretty bad couple of weeks for high profile celebrity deaths!
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Alan Rickman was one of the best British actors of all time: Hans Gruber, Snape, the Sheriff of Nottingham... So brilliant in every role, I never saw him give a bad performance. Gone but never to be forgotten. It's depressing how folks that I admired have passed on this week. [Frown]
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
[Frown]

RIP

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Posted by Chris the CandyFanMan (Member # 3197) on :
 
Don't forget Dr. Lazarus and Rasputin as well.
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Yes, I agree, bad couple weeks. Bummed to hear this news.
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
Shocked by Bowie and Rickman. Shame shame shame. Who will chew up all the scenery now Rickman is gone?
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Glenn Frey (The Eagles) has passed on at the age of 67.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
This is not fun at all. During the last ten years or so, i became a huge Eagles (+ solo stuff too) fan with my bro so it´s really sad to hear these news.
This january sucks!
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
I can still remember the excitement of the "Hell Freezes Over" tour. I never got to see them at Wembley stadium, but hearing them on the radio at the time made me a big Eagles fan.


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RIP
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Rainbow and Dio bassist Jimmy Bain passed away at 68. He had his demons so this was not a big surprise.
Dio´s Sacred Heart cassette was the first original recording i bought and became a huge fan.
I had many Dio posters on the wall so i saw this guy´s face quite often back in those days. RIP Jimmy.

Classic Dio line-up: Campbell, Appice, Dio, Bain, Schnell.
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Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Wow...crazy...many of these recent deaths were all in their late 60's....
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Abe Vigoda passed away at age 94 this past Tuesday.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
RIP Fish
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Paul Kantner from Jefferson Airplane/Starship dies at 74.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Maurice White, founding member of Earth Wind & Fire, passed away from the effects of Parkinson's disease. He was 74.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
It's certainly sad to hear of all of these great artists passing away in the past few months.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
RIP Maurice White. Earth Wind & Fire is one band i need to get more familiar with.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Frank finlay and sir terry wogan.


A few celebrities that I know off that have passed this last month that I think deserve a mention on here - radio presenter and TV host - sir terry wogan who was a commentator of the Eurovision song contest for many a year who died aged 77 on January 31st 2016.


British actor frank finlay who died aged 89 on January 30th 2016 who had a very long and distinguished career,I personally always remember him from tobe Hopper's terrific - lifeforce .


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Colin vearncombe

Lastly singer and songwriter - Colin vearncombe - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3418256/Singer-Black-best-known-1987-worldwide-hit-Wonderful-Life-dies-aged-54-car-accident.html who was behind the 1987 track - it's a wonderful life amongst others died on the 26th of January 2016.

https://youtu.be/7kE3my5h74I - a great track from 1987 by Colin vearncombe (black) - it's a wonderful life.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Vanity dies at 57, RIP. http://edition.cnn.com/2016/02/16/entertainment/vanity-denise-matthews-dead/
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
That's sad news about - vanity,she was great in - 52 pick up and - action Jackson,looked beautiful at the time as well!
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Awe...sad to hear about Vanity. *I've never seen 52 Pick-up...I'll try to track this down. RIP
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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52 pick is great kevdug I even own the original UK cinema poster to it (above) so I definitely rate it,roy scheider (jaws) is really great in it also!

One last thing is I thought I'd warn you it's pretty sleazy in places ( not that there's anything wrong with that ) just that I didn't want you to watch it in the wrong company,say you invite the in-laws round or something [Big Grin] and then to end up with you wanting to kill me!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Nice little warning there warrior, you definitely want to watch it one alone kev [Cool] 52 Pick-Up just rocks!

Anyone seen the ´91 Vanity film Neon City? I have the vhs tape but i´ve yet to see the movie.

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Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Sweet...thanks warrior and aTomiK. Now I REALLY want to watch it [Eek!] (never actually heard of this one). What year was this movie out guys? Yes...I know I can look it up...I'm engaging in dialogue here!!!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Never seen - neon city atomik but it looks pretty cool,especially with michael ironside in it.

52 pick - up came out in 1986 kevdug,here's the trailer to it - https://youtu.be/7GpvpJ63Dnk - it came out on blu ray last year and I'm not sure how expensive it is but if you see it going cheap it's well worth the - pick up,just don't pay 52 bucks for it or it will be a 52 pick - up
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Great...thanks warrior. A reminder of just how beautiful Vanity is [Frown] *On a side note, man oh man....that voice over in the trailer...great memories just hearing his voice!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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The great George gaynes of - police academy fame has sadly passed away at the great old age of 98.

What was that show like - punky brewster? Seemed to be pretty popular as it run for 4 seasons!

[ 17. February 2016, 15:00: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by Chris the CandyFanMan (Member # 3197) on :
 
And in the early 80s, Gaynes more seriously hunted after Luke and Laura on General Hospital as Frank Smith, showing he could handle dramatic roles as well--but for me, he'll always be the hapless Commandant Lasard above all else, leaving us wondering how the man got his badge in the first place.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Andrzej Zulawski

Controversial Polish filmmaker, best known for writing and directing the masterpiece Possession (1981),
passed away after battling cancer. He was 75.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
RIP Gaynes and Zulawski.

Lassard always makes me smile and George was great in Micki & Maude.

Zulawski´s Possession is one of the scariest and craziest movies i´ve ever seen so i have to thank Andrzej for that.
Perhaps La Femme Publique later this week...
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Actor Tony Burton, best known for playing the role of Duke in no less than 6 entries in the Rocky franchise,
passed away on february 25th at the age of 78.

Burton played lots of supporting roles throughout his career in movies such as Assault On Precinct 13, The Shining,
and Armed And Dangerous, as well as numerous TV series, including The A-Team, Airwolf, The Fall Guy, and Twin Peaks.

Reportedly Burton was offered to play the role of Duke once again in Creed (2015), but his failing health
prevented him from doing so.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
RIP "Duke". A very memorable character in one of my favorite movies...
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35693198 - George Kennedy has sadly passed away aged 91,always liked him and thought he was a really great actor and someone I'd imagine to be a pretty down to earth and cool celebrity!

[ 29. February 2016, 16:51: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by Chris the CandyFanMan (Member # 3197) on :
 
You just had to love him as Captain Ed Hocken, in which he complimented Leslie Nielsen perfectly.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
RIP Burton and Kennedy. I remember Burton very well from Rocky films and Assault.
And who hasn´t heard of George Kennedy. He seemed to be in every other film back in the day.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Sir George Martin, Beatles producer, dies aged 90.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Keith Emerson, one of the founding members of progressive rock group Emerson, Lake and Palmer, has died in what police are treating as a suspected suicide.

The keyboardist died at the age of 71 at his home in Santa Monica, Los Angeles on Thursday night, the band confirmed.

Sergeant Erika Aklufi said an investigation was looking in whether he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Source

[Frown]

R.I.P.

Fanfare for The Common Man
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Magician Paul Daniels has died aged 77, after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.

He was at his Berkshire home with wife Debbie McGee when he died in the early hours of Thursday.

The Paul Daniels Magic Show Christmas 1984


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Sylvia Anderson, best known as the voice of Lady Penelope in the TV show Thunderbirds, has died after a short illness, her family has confirmed.

Anderson co-created the hit science-fiction puppet series, which ran from 1965, with her late husband Gerry.

In a career spanning five decades, she also worked on shows Joe 90 and Captain Scarlet, and for US TV network HBO.

She died at her Berkshire home, aged 88.

R.I.P.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Emerson was a genius and i definitely remember Paul Daniels and his magic show they aired here.

More sad news: Larry Drake dies at 66.
http://variety.com/2016/tv/people-news/larry-drake-dead-la-law-1201733239/

I remember him best from Dark Man (1990) and Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981).
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Oh no! Not Dr Giggles,celebrities seem to be dropping like flies lately!

What is going on?
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Garry Shandling (The Larry Sanders Show) dies at 66.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Patty Duke dies at 69.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Leo Logan:
Patty Duke dies at 69.

To those that didn't know, Patty Duke is Sean Astins mother.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Mom from Willy/Milly! RIP [Frown]
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond) passes away at age 90.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Frank De Felitta

Writer, producer and director, best known for his novels Audrey Rose and The Entity, and director of
the TV movie Dark Night Of The Scarecrow (1981), passed away on march 29th at the age of 94.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Very 80s related, as it was during the 80s that her star rose so highly...

The passing of comedienne, singer, writer and actress Victoria Wood is one that - in a year already marked with so many celebrity deaths - hit me more than any other. I loved Victoria's shows, whether 'As Seen On TV', 'An Audience With...', 'Acorn Antiques', 'Dinnerladies', or her more serious roles in 'Housewife, 49', or 'Pat and Margaret'.

She really was a down-to-earth, humble, and lovely lady for whom the word 'genius' is not an overstatement.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Haven´t read the novel but The Entity film is amazing! I need to see Audrey Rose someday.
I like Dark Night of the Scarecrow and another one i own is Scissors (1991) with Sharon Stone.

Guy Hamilton also passed away: http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/apr/21/james-bond-director-guy-hamilton-dies-aged-93
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Another 80s Icon gone. Prince. [Frown]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Oh man, this is just horrible [Frown]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Jeez, so shortly after Bowie.. [Frown]

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Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Prince. I can't believe it!
 
Posted by April Fool (Member # 37390) on :
 
I can't believe it either, so sad! My son called to tell me.
 
Posted by Chris the CandyFanMan (Member # 3197) on :
 
So now, of course, doves WILL cry in respect....
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Very sad to hear this...Prince was one of my favs. Watched Purple Rain tonight as a tribute. *My wife bought me a signed Purple Rain album for my 40th birthday...displayed proudly in my 80's room....RIP....
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
57..  -

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RIP
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Wow kevdug, what a treasure to own! I couldn't believe it when I saw it online. I know Prince had a hip replacement about 10 years ago, and he was due to have the other hip done. He must have been in serious pain. RIP Prince! He was truly one of a kind. He brought everyone together.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Wayne Crawford

Writer, producer, and actor, started out in exploitation movies under the alias Scott Lawrence,
but eventually became writer and producer of 80's fave Valley Girl (in which he also played a supporting role),
as well as producing Night Of The Comet the following year. Crawford died of cancer at the age of 69.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Jake Speed wasn´t bad either and he was also in 3:15.
I think that i´m going to watch Barracuda tonight. RIP Wayne Crawford.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Burt Kwouk

Actor, best known as sidekick and servant Cato of Peter Sellers' inspector Clouseau in all Pink Panther movies,
passed away on may 24th. He was 85.

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His surprise attacks on Clouseau are legendary and still funny as hell ! [Smile]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Raging Bull, Defiance and The Night Before star Theresa Saldana passed away earlier this week.

http://deadline.com/2016/06/theresa-saldana-dead-commish-raging-bull-stalker-attack-1201768326/
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros

Actor, best known for playing ALF (although not his voice), passed away on june 13th at the age of 76.

Meszaros' other movie credits include Waxwork (1988), Big Top Pee-Wee (1988), and Warlock; The Armageddon (1993).
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Definitely remember him from Waxwork and will check out Big Top Pee-Wee later this week.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Wasn't he in High Plains Drifter also?
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
That was Billy Curtis, great role from him!

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Posted by Chris the CandyFanMan (Member # 3197) on :
 
The voice of Judy Jetson, Janet Waldo, has passed on at 96, the last member of the classic core Jetsons voice cast to pass on.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Star Trek star Anton Yelchin killed in a quite bizarre car accident:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/jun/19/anton-yelchin-star-trek-actor-dies-car-crash
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Joe Fleishaker

Actor, best known as the fat guy in many Troma movies, suffered a heart attack due to his hefty weight
and congestive heart-failure. Troma once pronounced him "Troma's Biggest Star" in their usual bad taste manner.
His credits include Toxic Avenger parts 2, 3, and 4, Troma's War, Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD, Tromeo & Juliet, Terror Firmer,
Poultrygeist, and the upcoming Return To Nuke Em High vol. 2 !

Joe Fleishaker passed away on may 23rd at the age of 62.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Carlo Pedersoli a.k.a. Bud Spencer

Sad news as another icon from my childhood has passed away..

Man, did i love watching Bud Spencer and Terence Hill movies when i was still a kid !
Good ol' Bud, the star of numerous spaghetti westerns and more family friendly action films,
is no longer with us. He passed away today at the age of 86.

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Successful as an athlete at the Olympics in the 1950s, successful as an actor with a career spanning 7 decades,
and later on, also successful as clothing designer, he still enjoyed superstar-status in Italy and especially Germany,
even to this day !

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Bud says farewell ! [Frown]

[ 27. June 2016, 16:36: Message edited by: Johnny Roarke is reckless ]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Not seen many Bud Spencer and Terence Hill movies but I was lucky enough to watch one in the theatres as a youngster and that was Watch Out Were Mad,it was in the early 80s so a few years after it's original release.

A kids matinee at my local cinema and they had the likes of Herbie Goes Bananas,Pete's Dragon,Condorman,Popeye,Watch Out Were Mad etc all of which I watched.

I can remember really enjoying Watch Out Were Mad and would love to watch it again after all these years!


https://youtu.be/4XVTfTmuHi4

Sad news about Big Bud

[Frown]

[ 29. June 2016, 06:31: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The only Hill/Spencer film i saw back in the day was Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure (1981).
It was good silly fun.

So i´m not a big fan but i know that there´s lots of cinemaniacs who dig their stuff. RIP Bud.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Ah yes, it's still easy to see why movies such as Watch Out We're Mad and Who Finds A Friend Finds A Treasure
appealed so much to kids. Back when i was young i used to watch stuff like Odds And Evens (1978), Go For It (1983),
and Double Trouble (1984) over and over again. Unfortunately i don't own any of these on dvd today.
I do have the Flatfoot movies and even an original poster for Spencer's Aladdin (1986).

They Call Me Trinity (1970), Trinity Is Still My Name (1971), and The Five Man Army (1969, written by Dario Argento)
are classic spaghetti westerns, and let's not forget he also played the character nicknamed "God"
in Argento's Four Flies On Grey Velvet (1971) !

Lots of tribute videos already out there on Youtube, most of them originate from Germany (not surprisingly).
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
We rented every Bud Spencer and Terence Hill movie we could get our hands on back in the day. They were an integral part of my childhood. I even remember seeing one of their movies in a Portuguese cinema back in the day! Loved loved loved them. You always got straight up mindless fun. This is sad news indeed.
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
He was one of my childhood idols, so this was a sad loss, but 86 is a good run with a long cinematic legacy behind him.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Bud Spencer, an underrated talent for sure, but still beloved the world over. Gone but not forgotten...
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Michael Cimino, Oscar-winning director of The Deer Hunter and later the infamous Heaven's Gate, passes away at 77.
 
Posted by RetroDaze (Member # 37432) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
Star Trek star Anton Yelchin killed in a quite bizarre car accident:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/jun/19/anton-yelchin-star-trek-actor-dies-car-crash

That was a pretty crazy accident. Sounded like some investigation into a recall on his vehicle may turn up a reason for it.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Leo Logan:
Michael Cimino, Oscar-winning director of The Deer Hunter and later the infamous Heaven's Gate, passes away at 77.

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Sad news indeed. Let's not forget he also did Thunderbolt And Lightfoot, Year Of The Dragon, and The Sicilian.

I like The Deer Hunter, especially those typical "Americana" scenes (most notably the part before they go to Vietnam).
For some reason i always seem to connect those early scenes from The Deer Hunter to certain Bruce Springsteen lyrics.

Another one gone in 2016.. [Frown]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
RIP Michael Cimino. The Deer Hunter is one of my favorite movies.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Robin Hardy

British filmmaker, best known for directing the horror classic The Wicker Man (1973), passed away at age 86.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Garry Marshall, director of Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries, as well as creator of Happy Days and Mork & Mindy, passed away at age 81.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
RIP Garry Marshall. The man who gave us The Flamingo Kid.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Coincidentally i watched Marshall's Overboard (1987) just two days before he passed away. [Frown]
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
I even watched The Other Sister (1999) on Netflix a few hours before I found out about his passing too.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
RIP David Huddleston from The Big Lebowski, Blazing Saddles and Santa Claus: The Movie.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Arthur Hiller, director of Love Story, The Hospital, Silver Streak, The In-Laws and Outrageous Fortune among many others, passes away at 92.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I need to check out Love Story or Hiller´s sidestep to horror, Nightwing soon.

Fyvush Finkel also passed away. Everyone remembers him from Picket Fences. He had small role also in Brighton Beach Memoirs.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Arthur Hiller, while not a master film stylist by any means, did a sturdy, workmanlike job on each of the films you mentioned Leo. I love The Hospital and The In-Laws, which is still one of the funniest movies ever. Silver Streak is very entertaining too.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I have pre-ordered The In-Laws Criterion blu. Already own the dvd and have seen the film, fun stuff indeed and so is Silver Streak. Haven´t seen The Hospital.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Kenneth George "Kenny" Baker
24 August 1934 – 13 August 2016


"I know I'm a bit late with this, but my sadness is profound and no words seemed adequate to convey what we collectively and I personally have lost with the passing of my dear friend Kenny Baker. Kenny and I became fast friends the first time we met and formed a lifelong bond after realizing that we had so much in common. Although people liked to contrast the difference in our heights, we found we shared many of the same struggles, from finding clothes, driving cars, and fitting in airplane seats to health issues and the ever constant stares of strangers; we understood each other on a level that few others can. I am so very glad I got to spend time with him in London earlier this month. His talent and his wicked sense of humor never diminished even as his health did. Ever the showman, Kenny was always eager to meet his fans. In the decades we knew each other, I never met anyone who enjoyed the public more. For all the joy he brought this world on screen and off I give my thanks, and a final farewell to my little friend with the giant heart who's gone to soon. Rest in Peace Kenny."

Peter "Chewbacca" Mayhew (Chewbacca.com)

[Frown]

RIP
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Toots Thielemans

Renowned jazz musician from Belgium, best known for playing the harmonica, passed away at age 94.

Thielemans (who still did live performances up till 2014) also contributed to movie soundtracks, including
Midnight Cowboy (1969), The Getaway (1972), Turks Fruit (1973), The Sugarland Express (1974), Arthur (1981),
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), French Kiss (1995), and How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998).

Theme from Midnight Cowboy : www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOZYT8nX2X4
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Awwwwww...the great jazz harmonica player. He was fantastic. And a good whistler too. He did the the harmonica solo on Billy Joel's Leave a Tender Moment Alone and whistling on Irish Spring soap commercial among other things. RIP to a legend.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Up until today I never realised he did the Sesame Street tune too. It's probably common knowledge, but i honestly didn't know.

Just imagine how many people must have heard his music over the years without even realising it was Toots !
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Now Gene Wilder [Frown]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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https://youtu.be/BLzPRyMmOGY - we're bad! Scene from the hilarious Stir Crazy (1980).warning contains some bad language.


Gutted! I really liked Gene Wilder and I absolutely loved Stir Crazy,See No Evil,Hear No Evil,Silver Streak,etc and didn't dislike the ones that were classed as his duds such as Hanky Panky and Haunted Honeymoon.

I can't believe I've never actually got around to watching Young Frankenstein which by all accounts is an absolute blast!

R.I.P
[Frown]

[ 29. August 2016, 16:23: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I was thinking last weekend that i should rewatch Stir Crazy and now they are both gone.
Blazing Saddles and Stir Crazy are classics and i should rewatch Young Frankenstein too.
He truly is one of the greatest comedians, RIP Gene Wilder.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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I watched "Silver Streak" last night. It's still a great little movie.

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"So long, Steve"

RIP
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Alexis Arquette, sister of Rosanna, Patricia, David and Richmond, dies at 47.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
We have lost many famous drummers recently.

The original Y&T drummer Leonard Haze just died.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/leonard-haze-died/

Yesterday i heard the sad news that legendary finnish heavy metal drummer Pecu Cinnari (Tarot) also passed away.

http://bravewords.com/news/tarot-drummer-pecu-cinnari-passes
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Curtis Hanson, director of L.A. Confidential, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and 8 Mile among many others, passes away at 71.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
RIP Curtis Hanson, there´s lots of good stuff on his resume.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Curtis Hanson was great: screenwriter for The Silent Partner, one of the best thrillers ever made, and director of LA Confidential and Wonder Boys, both brilliant, brilliant films.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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American actor Bill Nunn passed away at age 62.

Nunn's credits include Sharkey's Machine (1981), School Daze (1988), Glory (1989), New Jack City (1991),
The Last Seduction (1994), Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead (1995), and Spiderman 1-3 (2002-2007),
but most memorably he played the character "Radio" Raheem in Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing (1989).

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I always really liked Bad Influence which Hanson directed in 1990 with Rob Lowe and James Spader and I didn't dislike The Bedroom Window which he made prior to it in 1987.

I definitely recognise Bill Nunn from above,Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead was a cool little thriller with quite the cast!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I remembered Bill Nunn from the tv show The Job, where he played a pussy whipped husband and detective in NYC along with Denis Leary. It only aired for one season. It was not renewed due to 9-11 as they did not want to offend anyone (ABC network). The last thing I saw him in was another tv show produced by Leary called Sirens. I didn't k ow his primary residence was in Pittsburgh, in the Shadyside section. My friend said she saw him many times in the local grocery store, Giant Eagle. RIP Bill Nunn 😥
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by the young warrior:
I definitely recognise Bill Nunn from above,Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead was a cool little thriller with quite the cast!

Terrific movie.

RIP
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Always loved Do the Right Thing and Radio Raheem is one of the many key characters in the film. RIP Bill Nunn.

More sad news:

James Westmoreland (Don´t Answer the phone etc.) passed away earlier this month and Herschell Gordon Lewis "the godfather of gore" dies at 87.

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/herschell-gordon-lewis-dead-dies-godfather-of-gore-splatter-movies-1201870397/
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
If this was a promotional stunt for Arrow's upcoming Herschell Gordon Lewis box-set which comes out next month,
it would have been the best, most hilarious way to attract some extra attention ! [Big Grin]

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Unfortunately, Lewis really did pass away.. [Frown]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Italian film director Tonino Valerii has died

http://westernboothill.blogspot.fi/2016/10/rip-tonino-valerii.html

and film maker Ted V. Mikels also passed away

http://www.sagactor.org/2013/05/ted-v-mikelsstoryteller-film-maker-and.html?m=1
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Damn.. [Frown]

A book on the films of Tonino Valerii was released recently :

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Also passed away :

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John Vulich

Special effects & make-up artist whose credits include Friday The 13th 4, Ghoulies, Day Of The Dead, Troll, Crawlspace,
TerrorVision, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, From Beyond, Dolls, The Lost Boys, and TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Vulich died in his sleep, and was only 55.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Pete Burns

Eccentric singer-songwriter and founding member of UK popgroup Dead Or Alive, best known for hit-single
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record), passed away after suffering a heart attack. Burns was 57.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
British comic book artist Steve Dillon passed away earlier this month.

http://www.vulture.com/2016/10/steve-dillon-preacher-obituary.html
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Robert Vaughn (1932-2016)

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Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
RIP Florence Henderson (1934-2016)
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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David Hamilton

British fotographer and filmmaker, best known for softcore erotica such as Bilitis (1977), Tendres Cousines (1980),
and Premiers Désirs (1983), was found dead at his home in Paris. Hamilton was 83.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Joe Dever was born on February 12, 1956, in Chingford and died on November 29, 2016.

He was a British fantasy author and game designer.

Joe was originally a musician, Dever became the first British winner of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Championship of America in 1982.

In 1984, Denver released the first book of the Lone Wolf series of young-adult game books, and the series has since sold over 11.5 million copies worldwide (as of September 2014).

Lone Wolf

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Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs, who played hapless Spanish waiter Manuel in the BBC sitcom, has died aged 86, his family has confirmed.
Sachs, who had been suffering from dementia for four years, died on 23 November and was buried on Thursday.


RIP

[ 04. December 2016, 10:44: Message edited by: J2ME ]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
"QUE"
"Hes from Barcelona"


Thanx for posting J2ME as I wasn't aware.
Sad to hear the news about any of these people passing away but Manuel hit me a little harder.
Grew up watching him on Fawlty Towers back in the 70s and still watch it to this day. I feel fortunate to have been able to see him perform.


RIP
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
"I speak English very good. I learn it from a book."

RIP--great performance in the best, funniest sitcom of all time.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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"British actor Peter Vaughan, best known for roles in Game of Thrones and Porridge, has died at the age of 93.
He played Maester Aemon in the HBO series and Grouty in the TV sitcom.
His many other roles included parts in TV shows Citizen Smith, Chancer and Our Friends in the North."

Not a good couple of weeks for British character actors  -

86 & 93 are great innings though!

RIP
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Margaret Whitton, aka Rachel Phelps from Major League, died Sunday at 67.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Don Calfa

American actor, best known for playing the role of Ernie Kaltenbrunner in The Return Of The Living Dead (1985),
passed away on december 1st, two days before his 77th birthday.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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"London, UK - Legendary Greg Lake sadly passed away on Wed. Dec. 7th. As a founding member of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Greg Lake has been a major force in music for over 40 years.
He has long been considered a legendary voice and musical powerhouse whose impact changed the landscape of rock and roll. Many simply refer to him as 'The Voice'."
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I was floored when I heard about Greg Lake. I read over on Lonn Friend's Instagram acct. that when he saw ELP in the 70's, he was amazed at Lake''s voice. Really sad news.
 
Posted by Irwin Fletcher (Member # 37368) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pittsburghgirl:
I was floored when I heard about Greg Lake. I read over on Lonn Friend's Instagram acct. that when he saw ELP in the 70's, he was amazed at Lake''s voice. Really sad news.

In the early 90's I watched Lake perform a solo, acoustic version of " From the Beginning " . Just a guitar and a microphone. The guitar and voice skill made for a unforgettable performance. RIP Greg.

2016 has been a heart breaking reminder that we are all just visitors here.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
That sounds like it was awesome Irwin Fletcher. I never had the opportunity to see ELP or Greg Lake perform live.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
RIP, Alan Thicke (1947-2016).
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
RIP Zsa Zsa Gabor.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
George Michael (1963-2016) has died on Christmas day.
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Leo Logan:
George Michael (1963-2016) has died on Christmas day.

[Frown]
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
RIP Carrie Fisher (1956-2016)
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
and let's not forget Rick Parfitt either..

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longtime guitarist, singer / songwriter of Status Quo, who passed away the day before Christmas at the age of 68.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
RIP Debbie Reynolds (1932-2016).
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Lots of celebrities have passed away recently.

Another one was Malice guitarist Mick Zane who died on december 23.
The band made two very good albums back in the 80s and you can also see them performing on stage in the 1988 movie Vice Versa.

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/malice-guitarist-mick-zane-dies-after-battle-with-cancer/
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
So, Debbie Reynolds was Carrie Fisher's mom.. right ?

That's a pretty terrible way to end the year for that family. [Frown]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Salon Kitty and Caligula star Teresa Ann Savoy died of cancer on 9 January 2017 in Milan.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
William Peter Blatty, RIP [Frown]

http://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3421108/exorcist-writer-william-peter-blatty-passed-away-last-night/
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
RIP Miguel Ferrer (1955-2017)
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Mary Tyler Moore passes away at age 80.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Mike Connors passed away at age 91. He was the star of Mannix.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
John Hurt has died at age 77.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Great actor.. sad to see him go. [Frown]

He starred in a whole bunch of movies most of us grew up with, including Midnight Express, Alien, and The Elephant Man.

He was also in a personal favorite of mine : The Hit (1984), co-starring a sublime Terence Stamp and a young Tim Roth.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
RIP John Hurt. Night Crossing tonight.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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One of the greats. RIP.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Great musician John Wetton, RIP. Love his U.K., Asia and solo stuff.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/asia-co-founder-king-crimson-member-john-wetton-dead-at-67-w464089
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Richard Hatch dies at 71 [Frown]

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/richard-hatch-dead-battlestar-galactica-star-captain-apollo-dies-1201980779/
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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American actor Warren Frost, best known for playing Dr. Hayward (father of Laura Palmer's best friend Donna) in TV series Twin Peaks,
passed away february 17th at age 91. Frost was also the real-life father of the series' co-creator Mark Frost.

[ 24. February 2017, 08:59: Message edited by: Johnny Roarke is reckless ]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Awww
 
Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
 
This is a real shock: I just read that actor Bill Paxton recently passed away:

https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/emmy-winning-actor-bill-paxton-153013951.html

The film Aliens (1986) is one of my top five all-time favorite films; and, BP's role as Private Hudson is one of the most iconic roles in film. I remember I & some friends trying to get into the theater to see Aliens back in Summer '86, but since we were under 17 they wouldn't let us in. I saw the film a while later on VHS tape, and was extremely impressed - it's one of those rare sequels that's actually better than the original.

BP also starred in Twister, the HBO series Big Love, and had a bit role in the original Terminator (1984) among many other roles.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Chet´s gone! This is heavy... RIP Bill Paxton.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Bummer. He will always be Chet to me
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
Another one that I didn't believe was real until doing some more digging online. Very sad news. I really enjoyed him in movies like Weird Science (of course), Aliens, Predator 2, Tombstone, Frailty, Apollo 13....the list goes on. He was a great actor/director. R.I.P. [Frown]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I loved him in Weird Science, and the tv series Big Love.
 
Posted by Nomster V2.0 (Member # 2688) on :
 
One of only 2 actors to be killed by an Alien, a Terminator and a Predator.

RIP Bill Paxton

Game Over Noms, Game over [Cool]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Rock & Roll music legend Chuck Berry (1926-2017) sadly passed away today. [Frown]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Loved him on the Gong Show. Cracked me up as a kid.
Chuck Barris passed away
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Skilled filmmaker Radley Metzger, king of "porno-chic", passed away last friday. He was 88. [Frown]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I remember when I was in school going through my Radley Metzger phase. This small over-the-air pay service in Philadelphia showed his films in the wee hours. He was a very interesting filmmaker with quite a bit of talent. His films always looked great. He actually directed a mainstream film later in his career, a remake of The Cat and the Canary, but his work outside of erotica was rare. RIP.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
At least he lived long enough for his movies to have found a new appreciative audience in the digital age.

Still sad to see him go though..
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
It is sad to see him go. His films were associated with a certain time in my life, and I really liked them. It's nice to see guys like Metzger and Joe Sarno, filmmakers who deserve wider recognition, getting a broader cult following.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
RIP Radley [Frown]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
There's some more bad news here..

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Tomás Milian

Cuban born veteran actor, star of many Italian westerns and poliziotteschi, passed away after suffering a stroke.

There are so many of his movies that come to mind that i want to mention, but.. well, i'm just sad right now.
For some reason the news of his passing hit hard with me personally.

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Tomás Milian was 84
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I heard. What a Fantastic actor! He was so memorable in so many films. My favorites have to be Face to Face with Gian Maria Volonte, a brilliant western, and Keoma, another great Western.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Don Rickles passes at age 90.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Don Rickles wasn't a complete shocker, but it did seem like he would live forever. Last I saw him was I think late last year on The Jimmy Kimmel Show. Heard he was a kind man offstage.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Kelly´s Heroes comes to mind when we are talking about Don Rickles, great movie. RIP Don.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Erin Moran

Actress, best known for playing Joanie on sitcom Happy Days, as well as a memorable role in Galaxy Of Terror (1981), passed away.

She was only 56.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
56..  -

RIP
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Jonathan Demme passes at 73... [Frown]

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2017/04/26/hollywood_stars_and_directors_for_mourn_jonathan_demme.html
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Usually i try to find a more recent photo, or something really characteristic or recognizable to post here,
but in all honesty i was kinda shocked to see recent photo's of Demme. I didn't know he had cancer..
so let's remember him in better times, and for all the great stuff he brought us over the course of five decades,
from Caged Heat to The Silence Of The Lambs, and from Something Wild to his documentaries on Neil Young !
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
A terrific director. Gone but never forgotten. Here's some trivia: Gene Hackman was originally going to direct The Silence of the Lambs but had second thoughts because of the violence, so he backed out. Demme got the job, and the rest is history. He had learned his directing lessons so well at the Roger Corman school. It's sad that we are losing filmmakers of that generation.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Mario Maglieri, owner of the Rainbow Bar &a Grill and the Whiskey a Go Go has passed away at the age of 93.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Boy, I haven't heard those place names in ages!
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
This already happened in January, but i only found out this week..

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Butch Trucks

drummer and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

He was 69.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Daliah Lavi

stunningly beautiful Israeli actress / singer / model, best known for playing the role of Nevenka in Mario Bava's
gothic horror classic The Whip And The Body (1963) opposite Christopher Lee, as well as supporting roles in
The Silencers (1966), Casino Royale (1967), and Catlow (1971), passed away last week. Following her career
as an actress, she was also quite succesful as a singer and TV personality in Germany.

She was 74.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
A Euro-babe from my childhood. For some of us of a certain age, it's that scene with Woody Allen in Casino Royale where Daliah got us through puberty. RIP.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
She was on the cover of an Israeli magazine and they used it in an episode of Mad Men. They were trying to get the Israeli Tourism account. She was very beautiful.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Michael Parks, well known character actor, has passed away at age 77. One of his later projects was playing one role in Kill Bill, and a completely different role in Kill Bill 2.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Michael Parks was so good. I was so happy to see him finally get his due late in life. He's wonderful in not only Tarantino's films but also Kevin Smith's Red State and Tusk. Gone but never forgotten.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
William Hjortsberg, who wrote the screenplays for Legend and Angel Heart, passed away in April, but it was just publicly announced yesterday. He was mainly a writer of novels, but I think had 4 screenplays made into movies.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Powers Boothe dies at 68 [Frown]

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/powers-boothe-dead-at-68-sin-city-agents-of-shield-1202426655/

So many good roles but loved him especially in 80s classics Southern Comfort, The Emerald Forest and Extreme Prejudice.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Damn it! Not Powers Boothe and Michael Parks they were both awesome,only really familiar with Parks through his work in Chuck Norris's Hitman and Charlie Bronson's Death Wish 5 but God he was great in them!

Powers Boothe I've seen a ton of his work and he was really memorable in his Walter Hill collaborations​ like Atomik mentions Southern Comfort and Extreme Predjudice,then there's Red Dawn,Emerald Forest (Great Movie),Tombstone in which I thought he was terrific but for me still to be outdone by Val Kilmer in what I believe to be his best ever performance!

Both really great actors that will definitely be missed!
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Both were wonderful character actors who always gave good performances. Boothe was really great in John Boorman's Emerald Forest (You are right YW, it's a great, underrated movie) and the stuff he did for Walter Hill, as well as playing cult leader Jim Jones on TV and being the villain in Van Damme's Sudden Impact. RIP.

Parks also had a long career. I remember him way back in the 1969-70 TV series Then Came Bronson, a well-regarded show which only lasted one season. He had a long career in all kinds of films--horror, action (with Norris and Bronson), and westerns. Tarantino rejuvenated his career, and Parks was really great in every role. Kevin Smith cast him in two movies, saying that he was the best actor he had ever worked with. Red State isn't bad and Tusk is dreadful, but Parks is fantastic in both, as a crazy evangelical preacher and a guy who loves walruses so much that he wants to create a human walrus. LOL RIP.

[ 17. May 2017, 20:03: Message edited by: Crash ]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Powers Boothe was a shocker. A great and well respected character actor.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I'd love to see that Guyana / Jim Jones movie with Powers Boothe.. I've never seen it, but judging from a couple of
Youtube clips, he really did look like the real Jim Jones.

Like the previous posters already mentioned, i have fond memories of watching Red Dawn, The Emerald Forest,
and Extreme Prejudice on home video as a kid.. but most of all i vividly remember the nail-biting tension of the last
15 minutes or so from Southern Comfort. I will never ever forget that ! What a movie !

Farewell Powers Boothe.. rest in peace !
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Audioslave / Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell has dies suddenly aged 52. At present, cause of death is unknown.

As someone who hit that age this week, it's far too young.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Didn´t like his music but this was a shocker. RIP.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I read on Gothamist it was suicide. He hung himself in his hotel room. So so sad. One of the best singers ever.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
More sad, sad news.

Sir Roger Moore - loved by many as Bond, Simon Templar, and Brett Sinclair - has passed away at the age of 89 after a short battle with cancer.

RIP, 007
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Awwwww. I really liked him. He was so underrated. His favorite performance--and mine--was in the obscure thriller The Man Who Haunted Himself, a film that has been very slowly gathering a cult over the years. Moore plays a successful London businessman whose life becomes a disaster when he is shadowed by his much wilder doppelganger. The movie gave Moore a chance to play two very different parts, sometimes very subtly, to great effect. Helen here on the Rewind recommended it to me, and I, must confess, I thought that I'd seen ever great UK horror film/thriller over the years. Yet somehow this little masterpiece had eluded me. Check it out. And RIP, Sir Roger. Gone but never forgotten.

[ 23. May 2017, 10:45: Message edited by: Crash ]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I agree Roger Moore was really great,not the biggest Bond fan but I do really like his outings with Live And Let Die and Octopussy amongst my favourites,also loved his character in the 1978s Wild Geese.

Infact one of the very first movies I ever watched in the theatres starred Sir Roger and that was 1980s WW2 Acton adventure Sea Wolves in which he teamed up with screen greats Gregory Peck and David Niven.

Will be missed!

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
He was great indeed, YW. He used to joke in interviews that he was always cast as a soldier. Little wonder. With those leading-man looks, his intelligence, and that voice, he's Central Casting and everybody's idea of a British military officer. He was memorable in every part, no matter how large or small. And for a certain generation he will always be James Bond. And for an earlier generation Simon Templar--and Maverick too. But best of all, he was a decent, classy guy.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
He was the best Bond ever! Suave, sophisticated and great sense of humor!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Moore was THE Bond to me when i was a kid. RIP Roger [Frown]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Moore was my favorite too since he was what I grew up seeing. If I knew how to make a martini, I would have one in his honor.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Put some ice and vodka in a shaker. Shake, but don't stir. And then pour into one of those cool martini glasses. [Smile]
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Don't forget a tiny splash of dry vermouth too! You're all set then.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
ROFL! Definitely. You'd be set in a few ways!
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Gregg Allman dies at 69.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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No need to comment.. it's just that 2017 is turning out to be a pretty lousy year for fans of the Allman Brothers Band. [Frown]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Thanx guys but what's dry vermouth :-P
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Dallas tv-series and Lucio Fulci films Rome 2033 - The Fighter Centurions and Aenigma star Jared Martin passed away last week.

Just watched Dallas season five and he had a pretty big role as Sue Ellen´s lover Dusty.
Martin also knew Brian De Palma very well. RIP.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jared-martin-dead-dusty-farlow-dallas-was-75-1007947
 
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No need to comment.. it's just that 2017 is turning out to be a pretty lousy year for fans of the Allman Brothers Band. [Frown]

Thanks for posting. All time great. Really bummed to hear that news.
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by TerdNthePoolGGB:
Thanx guys but what's dry vermouth :-P

It's a type of liquor. It's a very unique flavor. I'm guessing some people actually drink it as the main part of a cocktail, but it's not for me. I actually just put a teaspoon in the shaker first, roll it around to coat the shaker and then dump the rest out. I then add crushed ice and two or three shots of vodka. I then go two ways from there. If I'm drinking with olives or blue cheese stuffed olives (awesome!) I add a spoonful of olive juice. My new favorite is with the cocktail onions. So with that I add three spoonfuls of the juice. I stir but you can shake as well. Then poor through the strainer and garnish with the olives or onions (depending on the juice). So good!
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Actor Peter Sallis passed away this week, at the age of 96. A popular and very recognisable face from movies and TV shows such as Last Of The Summer Wine in the UK, he was probably best known worldwide as the voice of Wallace in the Aardmann Animation classics Wallace and Gromit.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Glenne Headly has died at age 62. She's known for her appearances in films like "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", "D*ck Tracy" and "Mr. Holland's Opus" among many others.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
She was an excellent, underrated actress and always a pleasure to see on screen. Age 62 is way too young. RIP
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Adam West dies at 88.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
John G. Avildsen, director of Rocky and The Karate Kid, dies at 81.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
RIP John G. Avildsen. Rewatched The Karate Kid last night, still a classic.

More bad news, Stephen Furst dies at 63 [Frown]

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/stephen-furst-dead-animal-house-st-actor-was-81-1014483
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
What a bad couple of weeks it's been as we've lost some greats there!

I agree Atomik The Karate Kid is such a classic and I wouldn't like to guess the amount of times I watched it whilst growing up during the 80s i reckon it's got to be way into double figures!
 
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Anita Pallenberg

Italian born style icon of the 1960s and 1970s passed away last week at the age of 75.

One-time girlfriend of Rolling Stone Brian Jones later had three children with Keith Richards. Pallenberg also sang backing vocals
on Sympathy For The Devil, and was Mick Jagger's co-star in Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg's Performance (1970).
As an actress she also played bit parts in camp classics Candy and Barbarella (both 1968).
 
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Michael Bond.

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Author of the 'Paddington Bear' series of books.
 
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Barry Norman

21st August 1933 – 30th June 2017

Film...theme
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Barry Norman was ace I used to love watching BBC One's Film review programme especially during the 80s,here's an entire episode video of the Film 88 Christmas edition - https://youtu.be/J1-Oemf4-ZE

Never agreed with him much over his reviews but the guy had such a pleasant nature about him you couldn't really help but like him and he will be sadly missed!

R.I.P

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Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
Iconic for any film fans of the 70's, 80's and 90's.
 
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R.I.P the great George A Romero who has sadly passed away at the age of 77.


http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/george-romero-zombie-director-dead-10811715
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Martin Landau has passed away at 89.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by the young warrior:
R.I.P the great George A Romero who has sadly passed away at the age of 77.

Oh man, this was the first thing i heard after i woke up this morning.. Very sad news indeed ! [Frown]

It's hard to deny the influence of his zombie films, but my favourite will always be Martin (1976).
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Martin is a masterpiece, one of so many Romero masterpieces: Night of the Living Dead, The Crazies, Martin, Dawn of the Dead, Knightriders, Creepshow...Tales from the Darkside... So many great films. The best quote I read honoring Romero was "How many people have created a genre? Romero did."
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I love all of those Crash. I have never seen Martin.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
David Zablidowsky (David Z Rock), bass player for Adreniline Mob passed away on Friday in a horrific accident. The Adreniline Mob tour RV had pulled over because of a flat tire, and a tractor trailer crashed into the RV. It then caught fire, injuring 3 band members and their tour manager, and killing David. He also played for Trans Siberian Orchestra for 17 years, and in Z02, the band he formed with his brother Paul and drummer Joey Cassatta. Z02 also had their own semi autobiographical television show for two seasons in 2008-2009 which was quite comical. A great talent lost.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, committed suicide at age 41.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
John Heard has died at age 72.
 
Posted by Chris the CandyFanMan (Member # 3197) on :
 
"KEVIN!!!! YOU SPENT NINE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN DOLLARS ON ROOM SERVICE!!!???" Though the role of Peter McCallister wasn't a huge one, Heard definitely helped add a lot to the core Home Alone films. He always did well in his other roles as well.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Very true !

However, for me personally, it's two other films that immediately come to mind : Cat People (1982) and especially C.H.U.D. (1984),
in which Heard co-starred along with actor and personal friend Daniel Stern, who eventually played Marv in the Home Alone films.

RIP
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Chris the CandyFanMan:
"KEVIN!!!! YOU SPENT NINE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN DOLLARS ON ROOM SERVICE!!!???" Though the role of Peter McCallister wasn't a huge one, Heard definitely helped add a lot to the core Home Alone films. He always did well in his other roles as well.

Man seems like he was too young! He had been looking pretty rough for awhile now. I think part of that may have been my perception of him from his character in Sopranos. I know he was just acting but for some reason, I associated him with that role. Huge fan of Home Alone and will definitely think about him this Christmas.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Heard was a solid actor, quietly amassing many credits without much fanfare. In looking over his long filmography, he did six or seven things a year for years. He was really productive later in his career as a character actor or TV guest star. He's great in Cat People, probably his best leading role, and he had nice turns in a couple of films that I like, DePalma's Snake Eyes and Heaven Help Us.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I also remember that he did a good role as one of the Brothers in Heaven Help Us.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Yeah I really liked John Heard and would say he was especially great in Cat People,C.H.U.D and Heaven Help Us but also thought he was good in smaller roles such as the awesome 90s boxing flick Gladiator.

Infact for me he never disappointed in whatever he appeared and was a rather fine actor who was probably not as highly regarded as he should have been!

A couple of his earlier outings I would to get the chance to check out are Best Revenge (1984) and On The Yard from 1978.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Sam Shepard has died at 73 after battling ALS.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Glen Campbell has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
If you are a fan of Glen Campbell. watch I'll Be Me on Netflix, It is a 2011 documentary about his diagnosis with Alzheimer's, and his final tour.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Joseph Bologna has died at 82.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Never actually watched the movie My Favourite Year (1982) for which he seems to receive most plaudits but I did like Joseph Bologna in both Blame It On Rio and The Woman In Red alongside Gene Wilder and Charles Grodin.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
He was also hilarious in Transylvania 6-5000 as Dr Malavaqua. RIP.
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
So sad about all of these. Bologna was underrated. He was great in 'My Favourite Year' parodying Sid Ceasar.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Sonny Landham passed away at age 76. I remember him best as Billy Bear in 48 Hours. He was also in Predator.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Jerry Lewis passed away at 91.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Sonny Landham´s cv is one of the strongest ever! RIP.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Bologna was indeed terrific in My Favorite Year, doing Sid Caesar.

Landham was one of those guys who was always recognizable and welcome in any hard-bitten action role.

And divisive as he was, Jerry Lewis was a true comedic legend. When he was funny, he was really, really funny, few better.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Jay Thomas has died at 69.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Tobe Hooper [Frown]

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/tobe-hooper-dead-dies-texas-chain-saw-massacre-poltergeist-director-dies-1202539868/
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
[Frown]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Possibly the most infuriating career of any director ever... Not counting the porn films that he did, he directed one of the greatest first mainstream films of any director in history, putting him in the same league as guys like Welles, Romero, Lynch, Kasdan, Lumet, and Jonze. And he did Salem's Lot and Poltergeist...and then, except perhaps for the pilot episode of Nowhere Man, nothing truly worthy for over most of his career, abysmal junk like Crocodile, Djinn, The Mangler, and his horrid contributions to Masters of Horror. He will forever be regarded as one of the greats, at least between 1974 and 1985.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Didn't realize he had directed the miniseries Salems' Lot. I remember watching it as a little girl. I didn't read the book until a few years later. The book really scared me combined with my memories of the movie. RIP Tobe.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
The book and mini-series are both excellent.

Tobe Hooper, gone but never forgotten.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Harry Dean Stanton has died at 91.
 
Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
 
Sad news, but not unexpected. HDS played a great "everyman" and was in a ton of great films.

Some memories:

Seeing the original "Alien" sometime in the '80's on VHS tape. Creepy as he$$, and my favorite characters were HDS & Yaphet Kotto.

Seeing "Paris, Texas" for the first time in college (circa 1993) during a film class. That film is sublime, and one of my favorites of the '80's. I saw this on Blu a while back and it was even better than I remembered.

Seeing "Pretty in Pink" for the first time in the 200X's (on DVD). It took me forever to finally see the film, and one of my favorite roles was HDS as Molly Ringwald's father. He wasn't in the movie much, but I found his scenes very significant. He obviously cared for his daughter, even though he had been having a difficult time ever since his wife left the family years before. The scene when MR had the conversation with HDS about her mother was quite poignant. Very deep for an '80's John Hughes teen film.

[ 15. September 2017, 18:57: Message edited by: Nostalgic for the '80's ]
 
Posted by Chris the CandyFanMan (Member # 3197) on :
 
In Hollywood's world where fathers seemingly get bashed mercilessly, Jack Walsh definitely stands out as a brighter spot. Sure, he's not terribly good at being a provider, but it's clear to see he nonetheless genuinely cares for his child, which elevates him above so many other screen fathers who are shown to be better off financially. Stanton's career is as noted, filled with lots of other great performances--certainly, as said above, a great turn in Alien being a prime example. He will of course be missed.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
RIP Harry [Frown] Paris, Texas tonight.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
My wife was watching Pretty In Pink yesterday and before I went off to bed I had a quick browse online just to be confronted with the sad news about Harry Dean Stanton's sad passing and when I told her she was like "bloody hell I was just watching one of his movies as well" I think she was surprised actually when I told her he was now 91 years of age!

Great actor and he had a good innings,at 91 that's not bad going!
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
He was one of the greatest character actors of all time. He made every one of his appearances memorable, like those that he did for David Lynch. Gone but never forgotten.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
So true, Crash! I am finishing up Twin Peaks:The Return. I have one last episode to watch. HDS is such a good man in this. And my other most memorable part was in Pretty in Pink. I am glad he lived a long and prosperous life, and had many great parts.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
And Twin Peaks: The Return was brilliant. David Lynch collaborates with all the best people, including HDS.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Bernie Casey dies aged 78, RIP.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bernie-casey-dead-actor-nfl-910749
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Hugh Hefner has died at 91.
 
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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
[Frown]
 
Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
 
Terrible news! Petty was way too young @ 66 to pass. Very sad.

I first became a TP fan in the late '80's, not long after "Full Moon Fever" hit stores. There were a lot of singles from that album, but "Free Fallin'" was probably my favorite. Though I had never been to CA when I first heard the song, the mention of several land-marks/areas made me really long to visit the area, and the song itself was very poignant as well.

Being a fan of this album led me to his previous albums with The Heartbreakers, as well as to the great music videos he came out with in the '80's. "Don't Come 'Round here no more" was an extremely trippy song, and the video - with the bizarre Alice in Wonderland imagery - gave an added dimension to the music. Well-done.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
I've noticed that actors who worked on the same film passed away this year. Here are the connections.

Alien: John Hurt and Harry Dean Stanton
Red Dawn: Stanton and Powers Boothe
Tombstone: Boothe and Bill Paxton
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Benson's Robert Guillaume has died at 89.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
John Hillerman (Higgins from Magnum PI) has died at 84.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
RIP John Hillerman [Frown] Great actor, i think i´m gonna check out few Magnum episodes this weekend. Perhaps even Paper Moon which i´ve never seen.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Infamous Italian filmmaker Umberto Lenzi, perhaps best known for creating the cannibal subgenre
with Deep River Savages (1972) a.k.a. Man From Deep River, passed away last month at age 86. [Frown]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Awwwwww [Frown]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Paper Moon is a wonderful film, aTomiK. Peter Bogdanovich was a heckuva great director in his early films.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Sad to hear of the passing of Lenzi, who created a subgenre, and Hillerman, an outstanding character actor. Gone but never forgotten.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
AC/DC's Malcolm Young has died at 64.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Country singer-songwriter Mel Tillis passed away today, aged 85.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Not sure if he deserves to be included in this thread.. but for what it's worth :

Countercultural hypocrit (among many other things) Charles Manson has died, finally ! Manson was 83.

Well, at least he provided inspiration for countless books and films throughout the past 5 decades or so.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
RIP Malcolm "the riffmeister" Young [Frown]
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Touched by an Angel's Della Reese has died at 86.
 


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