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« #255 : August 05, 2020, 01:51:58 AM »

R.I.P. Wilford Brimley, September 27, 1934 ? August 1, 2020

A memorable character actor, with a memorable mustache

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/01/obituaries/wilford-brimley-dead.html

https://time.com/5874712/wilford-brimley-obituary/

https://www.gazettenet.com/Wilford-Brimley--Cocoon-and-Natural-actor-dies-at-85-35526524

Don't forget, he played the Postmaster General in a Seinfeld episode!!!

Here is a cute, short article about him from New Yorker in 2018 https://www.newyorker.com/culture/rabbit-holes/the-wilford-brimley-meme-that-helps-measure-tom-cruises-agelessness

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« #256 : August 05, 2020, 02:28:52 AM »

The most memorable Wilford Brimley character for me is Dr Blair in 'The Thing' (1982). Before and after he was assimilated.


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« #257 : August 29, 2020, 10:04:59 AM »

Linda Manz, 58, of cancer and pneumonia, the sister in Days of Heaven with the great unaffected voice-over.

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« #258 : November 08, 2020, 04:22:51 PM »

Who is.... the one person in show business beloved by everybody?

Alex Trebek, who passed away at the age of 80.

https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-alex-trebek-los-angeles-06ff0c1422fdc5db11b125082dbc8b1d

R.I.P.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/08/arts/television/alex-trebek-dead.html

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« #259 : November 09, 2020, 02:14:36 PM »

Who is.... the one person in show business beloved by everybody?
Beloved by everybody in the US (and maybe Canada). He's completely unknown abroad.



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« #260 : March 23, 2021, 07:03:40 PM »

RIP George Segal

https://deadline.com/2021/03/george-segal-dead-the-goldbergs-1234720483/

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« #261 : March 24, 2021, 09:32:22 AM »

And now that he's dead, I guess, California Split can finally be released on Blu.

Here's a hint that it's coming to The Criterion Channel in April: https://twitter.com/boittyboo/status/1374711485583228928?s=21

And if it plays there, my guess is that a Criterion blu will soon follow.



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« #262 : March 25, 2021, 08:42:59 AM »

Bertrand Tavernier (1941-2021)
A lot of his films are on the French Netflix these days.

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« #263 : March 25, 2021, 01:19:54 PM »

Bertrand Tavernier (1941-2021)
A lot of his films are on the French Netflix these days.

Not sure if I have seen any of his films, but I have seen him on the bonus features of French movies I've watched, as he talks about the films and filmmakers. I guess he was like a French film historian, particularly of the occupation era. I remember at least one piece he did on the people who worked in the French film industry during the occupation, and the criticism they received and the effect on their careers.


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« #264 : March 25, 2021, 01:23:18 PM »

RIP Jessica Walter, the star of "Arrested Development" who also played the stalker on the first film Eastwood directed, Play Misty for Me. (IMO, that film seems to be an inspiration for Fatal Attraction.) She passed away in her sleep at the age of 80.

https://deadline.com/2021/03/jessica-walter-dead-actress-arrested-development-1234721873/

https://apnews.com/article/jessica-walter-arrested-development-lucille-bluth-7e50cffa8169709466bec94260103032

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/25/entertainment/jessica-walter-obit/index.html

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a35940343/jessica-walter-death-twitter-reactions-lucille-bluth-lines/

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/25/arts/television/jessica-walter-dead.html



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« #265 : March 25, 2021, 01:37:45 PM »

Not sure if I have seen any of his films, but I have seen him on the bonus features of French movies I've watched, as he talks about the films and filmmakers. I guess he was like a French film historian, particularly of the occupation era. I remember at least one piece he did on the people who worked in the French film industry during the occupation, and the criticism they received and the effect on their careers.

Maybe you've seen his 2009 american movie In the Electric Mist starring Tommy Lee Jones?

I'm gonna say something that I shouldn't say on the day he died: I've always enjoyed much more listening to him talk about movies (or read his books about movies, including a great one in which he interviews a lot of american filmmakers) than watching his films. But his movies weren't bad, they were even quite unique. They just aren't that enjoyable to me. He was very knowledgeable and had a contagious passion about classical american movies.


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« #266 : March 25, 2021, 01:40:39 PM »

RIP Jessica Walter, the star of "Arrested Development" who also played the stalker on the first film Eastwood directed, Play Misty for Me. (IMO, that film seems to be an inspiration for Fatal Attraction.) She passed away in her sleep at the age of 80.

https://deadline.com/2021/03/jessica-walter-dead-actress-arrested-development-1234721873/

https://apnews.com/article/jessica-walter-arrested-development-lucille-bluth-7e50cffa8169709466bec94260103032

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/25/entertainment/jessica-walter-obit/index.html

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a35940343/jessica-walter-death-twitter-reactions-lucille-bluth-lines/

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/25/arts/television/jessica-walter-dead.html

I just saw that sad piece of news... But I had NEVER noticed she was the one in Play Misty For Me!


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« #267 : March 25, 2021, 02:45:58 PM »

I just saw that sad piece of news... But I had NEVER noticed she was the one in Play Misty For Me!

And I never knew her from anywhere else.

(I only mentioned Arrested Development because that is what the article headlines all said. But I have only seen her in Play Misty for Me.)

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« #268 : March 25, 2021, 03:07:44 PM »

Maybe you've seen his 2009 american movie In the Electric Mist starring Tommy Lee Jones?

I'm gonna say something that I shouldn't say on the day he died: I've always enjoyed much more listening to him talk about movies (or read his books about movies, including a great one in which he interviews a lot of american filmmakers) than watching his films. But his movies weren't bad, they were even quite unique. They just aren't that enjoyable to me. He was very knowledgeable and had a contagious passion about classical american movies.
He had good films, bad films, indifferent ones. I've always loved, loved, loved Coup de torchon. Capitaine Conan is also very good, probably my favorite film set during WWI.



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« #269 : March 26, 2021, 12:40:30 AM »

Tavernier was an interesting director, not one of whom I was interested to watch every film (I've seen about half of his output). So he was one whose films I mostly enjoy, so that I'm constantly watching this or that one when they are on TV, but none of his films are so fascinating that I'm cosidering to buy a disc. Hmm, and I think I probaly never watched one of his in a theatre.

Last films of him I watched were La fille d?Artagnan (1994), an ok adventure film, and La princesse de Montpensier, which had a quite amateurish look, but lived from his interesting characters and their conflicts. Ohh, and The Bait (1995), which is one of his best. 3 very different films in every respect, I never saw much connecting elements between his films.



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