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Blutarsky
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#7926 Post by Blutarsky » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:07 pm

Feego wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:44 am
As a kid in the 90s, I was more familiar with Perot as a subject of sketch-comedy ridicule than as a political candidate. The impersonation on Nickelodeon's All That is particularly bizarre and memorable.
Most of those All That sketches teeter on surrealism at a point. For me though, I was born in the heat of SNL election coverage. Having Carvey playing Perot and the late great Phil Hartman as James Stockdale will forever be ingrained in my memory.

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#7928 Post by Lemmy Caution » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:30 am

What was interesting to me was how Perot aired half-hour info programs explaining the debt using charts, and people tuned in for these policy discussions.

I'd think that social media (youtube? something streamy?) could support such discussions today.
The Dems really need to figure out to get issues across to the public. Since their policies, especially economic policies, tend to be way more popular than those on the right.

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#7930 Post by JSC » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:54 am

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by MichaelB » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:29 am
Freddie Jones.
A great character actor. He was excellent as Sweeney Todd in the series Mystery and Imagination,
as well as his roles in The Man who Haunted Himself, Juggernaut, and The Elephant Man.

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#7931 Post by Aunt Peg » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:56 am


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#7932 Post by Randall Maysin » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:28 am

A great actress and a very entertaining, unique presence. Rest in peace!!

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#7934 Post by swo17 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:42 am

lacritfan wrote:
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Rip Torn
He gets his own thread

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#7935 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:57 am

Aunt Peg wrote:
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Valentina Cortese

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/vale ... 203263208/
Absolutely memorable in Thieves' Highway. Surprised it's not streaming on Criterion's service even though it's still in their DVD collection.

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#7936 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:53 am

EDIT: Never mind
Last edited by hearthesilence on Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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#7937 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:06 pm

Everyone, please consider reading this thread and the subforum it appears in before posting announcements

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#7938 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:11 pm


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#7939 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:51 pm

JSC wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:54 am
MichaelB wrote:Freddie Jones.
A great character actor. He was excellent as Sweeney Todd in the series Mystery and Imagination, as well as his roles in The Man who Haunted Himself, Juggernaut, and The Elephant Man.
Freddie Jones had a couple of great Hammer roles late in the cycle of both the Frankenstein and Dracula series, with the Professorial brain donor in Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed and another Professor in The Satanic Rites of Dracula.

He has an amazing run in the early 1980s with not just The Elephant Man but the performance I'll always remember him for as Thufir Hawat, with the amazing eyebrows and getting forcefully heart-plugged in Dune. He has a number of deleted scenes from the theatrical version. (He's also briefly in Wild At Heart)

In non-Lynch roles of that time he is a voice in the darkest Disney animation, The Black Cauldron. And he turns up as the narrator having a touchingly tenative romance in Federico Fellini's stage-bound cruise trip And The Ship Sails On.

Apparently a couple of years ago he did a voice for the English langauage version of Dragon Quest XI!

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#7940 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:14 pm

Denise Nickerson, aka Violet in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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#7941 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:52 pm

Blutarsky wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:07 pm
Feego wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:44 am
As a kid in the 90s, I was more familiar with Perot as a subject of sketch-comedy ridicule than as a political candidate. The impersonation on Nickelodeon's All That is particularly bizarre and memorable.
Most of those All That sketches teeter on surrealism at a point. For me though, I was born in the heat of SNL election coverage. Having Carvey playing Perot and the late great Phil Hartman as James Stockdale will forever be ingrained in my memory.
Cheri Oteri did an okay version herself later on.

I was of age to be watching All That, but back then I even knew a lot of their skits were SNL material remade for the Nickelodeon audience. Some of it was pretty obvious, Lorne either gave them their blessing or just didn't care if it was ever brought up.

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#7942 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:58 pm

Yankee pitcher Jim Bouton, best known for his book Ball Four and who also had a prominent role in Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye

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#7943 Post by Cameron Swift » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:36 pm

colinr0380 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:51 pm
JSC wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:54 am
MichaelB wrote:Freddie Jones.
A great character actor. He was excellent as Sweeney Todd in the series Mystery and Imagination, as well as his roles in The Man who Haunted Himself, Juggernaut, and The Elephant Man.
Freddie Jones had a couple of great Hammer roles late in the cycle of both the Frankenstein and Dracula series, with the Professorial brain donor in Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed and another Professor in The Satanic Rites of Dracula.

He has an amazing run in the early 1980s with not just The Elephant Man but the performance I'll always remember him for as Thufir Hawat, with the amazing eyebrows and getting forcefully heart-plugged in Dune. He has a number of deleted scenes from the theatrical version. (He's also briefly in Wild At Heart)

In non-Lynch roles of that time he is a voice in the darkest Disney animation, The Black Cauldron. And he turns up as the narrator having a touchingly tenative romance in Federico Fellini's stage-bound cruise trip And The Ship Sails On.

Apparently a couple of years ago he did a voice for the English langauage version of Dragon Quest XI!
He also played a Fagin-like character to a bunch of street urchins in the Emmanuel Lewis vehicle (!) Lost in London. It's not by any stretch a good film, but it was a childhood favourite of mine and we rewatched the VHS many times. I watched it again recently for the first time in 25 years and as with many childhood experiences it didn't hold up.

I had no idea he was the father of Toby Jones!

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#7944 Post by Caligula » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:16 pm

Local news sites are reporting that Johnny Clegg has just died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer

Edit: here's a link: https://ewn.co.za/2019/07/16/sa-music-l ... clegg-dies

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#7945 Post by Oedipax » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:12 pm

A belated mention: Yannick Bellon, who passed away in June.

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#7948 Post by Aunt Peg » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:39 am

Writer/director best known for The Lords of Flatbush, Stephen Verona

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