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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1635 on: October 06, 2017, 02:15:23 PM »
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https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/oct/05/anne-wiazemsky-french-actor-novelist-and-muse-to-jean-luc-godard-dies-aged-70


Anne Wiazemsky, French actor, novelist and muse to Jean-Luc Godard, dies aged 70

Actor appeared in films by Bresson, Pasolini and Godard, to whom she was married for 12 years and whose memoir of their relationship was adapted into the 2017 film Redoubtable



Anne Wiazemsky, the actor best known for her appearances in films of the French Nouvelle Vague and marriage to director Jean-Luc Godard, has died aged 70 after a battle with cancer. “Anne died this morning. She had been very sick,” her brother Pierre told AFP.

Born in Berlin in 1947, Wiazemsky was the granddaughter of novelist and Nobel literature laureate François Mauriac. At 18, she made her debut in Robert Bresson’s celebrated 1966 film Au Hasard Balthazar, about a farm girl’s relationship with her pet donkey. During the film’s production Bresson became obsessed with Wiazemsky, regularly propositioning her on set. “At first, he would content himself by holding my arm, or stroking my cheek. But then came the disagreeable moment when he would try to kiss me ... I would push him away and he wouldn’t insist, but he looked so unhappy that I always felt guilty,” she recalls in her memoir Jeune Fille.

A year later Wiazemsky met Godard, at the time at the height of his fame, and appeared in his 1967 film La Chinoise, a tale of Maoist revolutionaries living in Paris. The pair married during the film’s production, and Wiazemsky went on to appear in other Godard films, including black comedy Weekend and One Plus One, an agitprop collage that featured scenes of the Rolling Stones recording Sympathy for the Devil interspersed with documentary footage of revolutionary insurrection. Yet, as Godard became more immersed in the social uprising in France and elsewhere in 1968, the marriage became strained. “The further it went on, the more our paths diverged,” she told AFP in an interview earlier this year. The pair divorced in 1979.

Wiazemsky continued to perform in films, most notably alongside Terence Stamp in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Italian arthouse work Theorem. The film was banned for obscenity in Italy in 1968 for its story of a mysterious stranger who seduces a whole family.

In her later years Wiazemsky published more than a dozen novels, including 2015’s Un an après, about her relationship with Godard. The book became the basis for Michel Hazanavicius’s Redoubtable, and one of Wiazemsky’s last public appearances was at the film’s premiere at the Cannes film festival in May. According to Hazanavicius, Wiazemsky was reluctant to allow him to adapt her book but relented when he said that the film would be funny. “She said, ‘I think it was a funny relationship and a funny time,’” Hazanavicius recalled.

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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1636 on: October 09, 2017, 11:28:10 AM »
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Jean Rochefort.

I'm so many people.

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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1637 on: November 16, 2017, 04:08:30 PM »
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i was fully prepared to watch him conquer his personal struggles through a successful music career. i thought maybe we shared some problems but he had a certain unteachable knack. something within him. i was prepared to watch him make tremendous evolutions, and now there's just the past.

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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1638 on: November 20, 2017, 12:24:16 AM »
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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1639 on: November 27, 2017, 06:05:57 PM »
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'Groove Tube' director Ken Shapiro

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The Groove Tube was probably Shapiro’s crowning achievement. Starring Richard Belzer and Chevy Chase, the absurd film was a benchmark for comedy and Shapiro’s career. Playboy magazine said that the movie was the “most stinging assault on television since it was invented.” Not only did the low-budget film receive an X-rating but it satirized media and counterculture of the early ’70s, eventually paving the way for like-minded films like Tunnel Vision and The Kentucky Fried Movie. On the TV side of things, it set the precedence for sketch comedy shows like SCTV and Saturday Night Live.

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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1640 on: November 30, 2017, 02:38:52 PM »
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Jim Nabors

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/obituaries/jim-nabors-87-tvs-gomer-pyle-is-dead.html

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Mr. Nabors’s health had been declining for a year and that his immune system had been suppressed since he underwent a liver transplant in 1994.

At the time, Mr. Nabors announced that he had contracted hepatitis B in India several years earlier when he cut himself shaving with a contaminated straight razor, which he had bought there.

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In various episodes Gomer connected with the movie and TV industries, the music business, the surf scene, the Beverly Hills rich — all the easy symbols of modernity. Everywhere he went he left a trail of fond smiles and innocence — at least temporarily — restored.”

But “one thing Gomer never, ever connected with,” Mr. Jones added, “was the Vietnam War,” which was raging at the time, just as he and his neighbors in Mayberry had remained isolated from the civil rights movement in the South. “He somehow existed in the peacetime military when there was no peace.”
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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1641 on: December 13, 2017, 05:01:43 PM »
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https://www.avclub.com/r-i-p-pat-dinizio-lead-singer-of-the-smithereens-1821269423

One of the great underrated songwriters. Time for a Smithereens listening party:





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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1642 on: December 19, 2017, 12:35:20 AM »
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http://www.animationmagazine.net/people/bugs-bunny-designer-bob-givens-dies-at-99/?doing_wp_cron=1513652256.5439219474792480468750

Bugs Bunny Designer Bob Givens Dies at 99
Mercedes Milligan Dec 15th, 2017

Robert “Bob” Givens, an animator whose long and celebrated career brought him through the gamut of 20th century animation milestones from Walt Disney’s Snow White, to the first Bugs Bunny cartoon, to Hanna-Barbera’s Quick Draw McGraw, died on December 14 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank at age 99. His death was announced by his daughter, Mariana Givens, on Facebook.

Givens graduated high school in southern California in 1936, working as a freelance artist for a year before joining the Walt Disney Studio. He was an animation checker on several shorts before joining the team of Disney’s groundbreaking feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).

Givens then joined Warner Bros., where he worked under legends Chuck Jones and Tex Avery. One of Givens’ biggest career moments came in 1940, when Avery asked him to review designs of a new character — a grey rabbit that was coming across “too cute” for the slapstick cartoons. Givens went on to create the first official design for Bugs Bunny, now the iconic lead character of the Looney Tunes franchise, in the Merrie Melodies short A Wild Hare.

Ironically, after completing WB short The Draft Horse (1942), Givens was drafted into World War II, working on military training films as part of his service. He returned to WB in the ‘50s, working as a layout artist until the studio shuttered in 1954. Givens went on to work at various studios including UPA and Hanna-Barbera, then followed other former WB staff to the newly formed DePatie-Freleng shop. As WB continued evolving, Given cycled through top studios and returned to Bugs’ home base when the studio reformed.

Givens worked with Jones one last time on Chuck’s 2001 direct-to-video feature Timber Wolf; Jones died the following year and Givens afterward mostly retired from the field, although he continued to teach and give talks into his 90s.

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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1643 on: December 24, 2017, 01:48:04 PM »
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Clifford Irving, author of notorious Howard Hughes literary hoax, dies at 87

http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-clifford-irving-20171221-story.html

Later adapted into this film:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0462338/

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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1644 on: January 15, 2018, 11:02:44 PM »
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The singular Joe Frank  :yabbse-cry:

His wife, Michal Story, just posted the news. She's been detailing his battle with illness for the past year. My heart goes out to her.

I had tickets to see him perform a couple years ago at Cinefamily, when the event was cancelled shortly prior...

Thanks for everything, Joe. You were one of a kind.

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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1645 on: January 16, 2018, 01:56:54 AM »
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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1646 on: February 05, 2018, 07:45:22 PM »
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John Mahoney aka....Marty Crane 😢
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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1647 on: February 09, 2018, 09:38:45 PM »
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Reg Cathey




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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1648 on: February 09, 2018, 11:22:40 PM »
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Oh damn, that guy was great. I loved him as a kid. The Mask. "The doctor is about to operate." A reading that's stuck with me for almost 25 years. "Don't fuck with Querns."

Miss him.

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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1649 on: February 10, 2018, 12:42:43 PM »
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Johann Johannsson at 48. This is awful news. His scores were incredible.

http://deadline.com/2018/02/johann-johannsson-dies-obituary-the-theory-of-everything-composer-1202284591/

 

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