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#7301 Post by Lemmy Caution » Tue May 15, 2018 1:23 pm

Perkins Cobb wrote:Bill Gibron, perhaps best known around these parts as skuhn8's longtime avatar.
Not to be disrespectful or sidetrack too much, but:
"Bill held a Juris Doctor degree in Constitutional Law from Stetson University College of Law" sounds so much more impressive than Bill graduated from Stetson University Law School.
(also I doubt that there is such a thing as a J.D. in a particular legal field, as it's a generalist degree -- but there's an always an outside chance that the school named after a hat possibly offers such a thing).

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#7302 Post by Gregor Samsa » Tue May 15, 2018 3:04 pm

antnield wrote:Glenn Branca.
Damn. The Ascension is a great, great album.

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#7303 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Tue May 15, 2018 3:30 pm

Kidder was in De Palma's Sisters too of course, which is a great pre-Superman role.

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#7306 Post by Feego » Sun May 20, 2018 8:43 pm

Patricia Morison, star of the original stage production of Kiss Me, Kate, and whose film credits include The Song of Bernadette and Lady on a Train, at age 103.

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#7307 Post by max_cherry » Mon May 21, 2018 6:22 am

Aleksandr Askoldov, director of war drama Komissar (1967)

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#7308 Post by DarkImbecile » Mon May 21, 2018 3:49 pm

Bill Gold, legendary creator of film posters ranging from Casablanca to The Searchers to Cool Hand Luke to A Clockwork Orange to Platoon to Unforgiven to Mystic River, among many dozens of others.

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#7309 Post by colinr0380 » Tue May 22, 2018 3:33 pm

djproject wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 1:20 pm
Margot Kidder
Mondo Digital just put out this review of The Reincarnation of Peter Proud, which sounds as if it has another interesting Margot Kidder performance in it.

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#7310 Post by Fiery Angel » Tue May 22, 2018 3:48 pm

Kidder is definitely the best thing about the movie.

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#7312 Post by Ribs » Tue May 22, 2018 11:10 pm

Philip Roth

When I saw Indignation, the trailer for American Pastoral came on beforehand, and the old man sitting behind me said to his wife, "Philip Roth - we gotta see that." At the end of the movie, as soon as it cut to credits and James Schamus' directorial credit, he again said to her, impossibly quickly, "Philip Roth is a genius." Suffice it to say - it was probably Philip Roth.

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#7313 Post by colinr0380 » Fri May 25, 2018 1:14 pm

John Bain aka TotalBiscuit, a PC Gaming YouTube critic and podcaster, at 33 from cancer. Sadly not unexpected as he had been struggling with it for many years (and recently spoke about it), but it has been a really big blow for the gaming community. The video podcast he ran weekly was invaluable for giving a weekly runthrough of the gaming news each week, as well as the new releases. Plus all the various guests introduced a whole range of talented people with their own channels over the weeks.

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#7314 Post by colinr0380 » Sat May 26, 2018 5:26 am

StevenJ0001 wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:07 pm
Michael Kerpan wrote:
Saturnome wrote:Isao Takahata
Devastated...

Variety

Japan Times
Just found about this and am utterly heartbroken. An incomparable giant of the art form.
There is an excellent lengthy tribute to Takahata in this months issue of Neo (number 176) by Andrew Osmond, who makes a number of interesting points such as pointing out Takahata's study of French literature and poetry at university and that it was therefore fitting that his last credit was as producer on the French animation The Red Turtle; that while a lot of Takahata's features have made it to the West, much of his long form TV work (series of Heidi and Anne of Green Gables, as well as 300 Leagues In Search of Mother and Chie the Brat. I love Chie the Brat in particular, even the silly and buffonish father, who has a habit of messing everything up and gambling, but seems kindhearted too, almost to a fault! I also love that perhaps Chie's annoyed attitude towards him is not just for his character faults, but perhaps more being upset at having messed up the marriage to leave her without her mother) remain unreleased on disc and show a more comedic side that only really appears in the features as an undercurrent (aside from Pom Poko perhaps, which Osmond relates to Animal Farm); the 'experimental' art styles of My Neighbours The Yamadas and Princess Kaguya. And Clements ends with this nice comment about the partnership with Takahata and Miyazaki:
Andrew Osmond in Neo wrote:Hilda [in Little Norse Prince] turns out to be an alienated, conflicted spirit, who gradually questions her malign role in a story she's been parachuted into. She's an early case of what is often described as Takahata's "objective" approach to character. In Takahata's films, characters may not understand themselves or their actions, their contradications presented without overt comment. In Grave of the Fireflies, the boy Seita loves his sister but is catastrophically blind to how his decisions are killing her. The father in Princess Kaguya is pompous, greedy and selfish - and loving towards his daughter at the same time...

...And yet there were artistic exchanges to the end. Kaguya's were relatively superficial; Takahata's film has a Miyazaki-esque fantasy flight scene and a score by Joe Hisaishi. Wind Rises though, could almost be a Takahata film. Abandoning his crowd-pleasing heroines, Miyazaki finally depicted a protagonist - a myopically driven aircraft designer - with Takahata's objectivity.

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