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#7526 Post by colinr0380 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:58 am

Aunt Peg wrote:
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Kirin Kiki just passed away.

EDIT: In the west, she is probably most famous for playing many mother/grandmother roles in Hirokazu Kore-eda's films.
I like her performance (and everyone else's of course) in Still Walking (which I've watched frequently). It's sad to know that we will not be seeing her in any more film.
And a lead role in Naomi Kawase's Sweet Bean.
Here's a nice tribute video to the actress from the Japan Society in New York

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#7527 Post by Aunt Peg » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:31 pm

Milena Dravić, Serbian actress best known for The Battle of Neretva, Special Treatment (which won her a prize at Cannes) & W.R.: Mysteries of the Organsim.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milena_Dravić

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#7528 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:03 pm

Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and owner of the Trail Blazers, Seahawks, and Sounders

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#7531 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:11 pm

Film critic Vincent Canby

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#7532 Post by hearthesilence » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:18 pm

colinr0380 wrote:
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Film critic Vincent Canby
I did a double take on this because I thought he was already dead, and he was indeed already dead - died back in 2000.

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#7533 Post by Big Ben » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:42 pm

He came back to trash Heaven's Gate one more time.

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#7534 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:47 pm

Oh sorry, my mistake. I had been wondering when I saw that report why I'd not read anything by him recently!


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#7537 Post by dadaistnun » Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:17 pm

James Karen

His performance in Return of the Living Dead is both flat out hilarious and, in the end, sad. I had forgotten about his Beckett connection until watching Film for the first time earlier this year. Also loved his brief role as Naomi Watts's warm, supportive agent in Mulholland Drive

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#7538 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:30 pm

He's great as part of the trio of bumbling mortuary technicians in Return of the Living Dead, which is perhaps the only film in which people screaming at each other in escalating levels of panic sets the tone even more than the zombies do! (He's also in a memorable role in Tobe Hooper's remake of Invaders From Mars, another film that calls for larger than life feats of acting, as a rather gung ho military general!)

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#7542 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:46 pm

Man, those guys let nothing slide.

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#7544 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:43 pm

Louis Cha/Jin Yong, author of much-adapted wuxia novels like Legend of the Condor Heroes, The Deer and the Cauldron, The Smiling, Proud Wanderer, etc.

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#7547 Post by Brian C » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:21 pm

Dr Z was a true great. Wasn’t afraid to ruffle feathers while also quick to praise when deserved. Worked to describe what really happened in football games instead of trying to advance inane narratives. By all accounts, would frequently go to war to advocate for overlooked Hall of Fame candidates.

I’ve missed his columns since they ended abruptly mid-season over a decade ago when he had a major stroke. His weekly in-season power rankings were always great, but I find myself missing his annual broadcaster rankings more than anything.

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#7549 Post by Polybius » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:40 am

Brian C wrote:
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By all accounts, would frequently go to war to advocate for overlooked Hall of Fame candidates.
Or against ones that he didn't like.

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#7550 Post by Lemmy Caution » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:12 am

jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove dies at age 49
A very talented musician who had health issues.
He was at the forefront of talented young lions in the 90's, along with Christian McBride (bass) and James Carter (Sax) (and slightly later Sarah Morrow (trombone), who revered the tradition but also could handle avant garde and new directions.

And that leads me to a question that's been on my mind. Is jazz dead?
There was a significant jazz mini-revival in the 90's that Hargrove was part of. Exciting young players with great talent playing and recording genuine jazz. Jazz at Lincoln Center, expensive new jazz clubs like Dizzy's Coca Cola Room.

Then we got a swing revival I think late 90's leaking into the 2000's. Along with a jazz ballad renaissance, with singers like Diana Krall, Stacey King, Jane Monheit, Holly Cole, Nnenna Freelon, plus a surge of older established pop stars like Linda Ronstadt, Sinead O'Connor et al putting out jazz standard recordings. There was also the marketing of so called acid jazz which sometimes did and sometimes didn't have much to do with jazz.

But all that seems more than a decade in the past, and far removed from today. Jazz seems to have receded entirely from the culture. I'm sure it still exists here and there in clubs and record collections and such, but it seems to have faded for evermore. The moribund recording industry certainly hasn't helped music in general, let alone an older style such as jazz. I'm wondering if a film like Whiplash aroused any interest in jazz or just confirms the autopsy.

I'm in China and maybe I've just missed it, but are there any young lions of jazz out there today, is any type of jazz seen as still relevant, is jazz still alive in some form??

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