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Obits II (from Aug. 20, 2004)
Topic by: hamano
Posted: August 20, 2004 - 10:05 AM PDT
Last Reply: December 28, 2005 - 11:00 PM PST

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author topic: Obits II (from Aug. 20, 2004)
artifex
post #21  on October 11, 2004 - 4:30 AM PDT  
> On October 11, 2004 - 2:00 AM PDT oldkingcole wrote:
> I'm not sure why, exactly, but I just saw this headline on Google News and was completely stunned. Reeve spelled his name with no "S" at the end, by the way -- that's always confusing because in the 1950s TV series, Superman was played by George Reeves, whose name does have the trailing "S".
>
> Weird that we should be talking about an "S" in the context of "Superman"...

Both men came to difficult ends, as well.

woozy
post #22  on October 11, 2004 - 10:30 AM PDT  

>
> I'm not sure why, exactly, but I just saw this headline on Google News and was completely stunned.

It stunned me because "I had no idea he was sick". He made a point of appearing alive and kicking that I saw no reason to expect him to die at 52.

Which doesn't explain why I'd be anymore stunned than hearing John Ritter, for example, died. I guess, it's mostly surprissing because he made such a show of severe spinal chord injury not ending him that when a health problem *does* cut him down at an early age it's all that more shocking.
Bowwow
post #23  on October 11, 2004 - 10:59 AM PDT  
> On October 11, 2004 - 10:30 AM PDT woozy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> >
> > I'm not sure why, exactly, but I just saw this headline on Google News and was completely stunned.
>
> It stunned me because "I had no idea he was sick". He made a point of appearing alive and kicking that I saw no reason to expect him to die at 52.
>
> Which doesn't explain why I'd be anymore stunned than hearing John Ritter, for example, died. I guess, it's mostly surprissing because he made such a show of severe spinal chord injury not ending him that when a health problem *does* cut him down at an early age it's all that more shocking.
> ---------------------------------

It stunned me too and really bummed me out. Which is silly, I suppose since I never met the guy or anything.



hamano
post #24  on October 11, 2004 - 1:58 PM PDT  
Apparently he died from complications from a massive infection stemming from open pressure sores (like bedsores?) which is a common problem for paralyzed people. Did he grow complacent about checking on these because he thought he was making excellent progress? Did he recently grow depressed and neglectful because he had stopped improving? I suppose the bacterial growth in his bloodstream caused sepsis...

Remember when Jim Henson died quite suddenly from complications from pneumonia? The human body seems so fragile sometimes...
hamano
post #25  on October 12, 2004 - 2:11 PM PDT  
woozy's attempts to deconstruct anime kills French philosopher Jacques Derrida, Friday Oct. 8.

Derrida's ideas of course were a major influence in modern film criticism.

Derrida also appeared as himself in three films.

Derrida's Elsewhere

Derrida, The Movie

Oh, that last one is available right here at GreenCine!
woozy
post #26  on October 12, 2004 - 3:59 PM PDT  
> On October 12, 2004 - 2:11 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> woozy's attempts to deconstruct anime kills French philosopher Jacques Derrida, Friday Oct. 8.
>
Man, talk about taking a joke too far. The only people whom my deconstruction ever killed sat next to me on transpacific flights. And they were all ruled suicides.
SonjaBlue
post #27  on October 13, 2004 - 9:41 PM PDT  
Dear hamano and woozy,

Thank you for making me laugh at these last posts. :)
artifex
post #28  on October 26, 2004 - 9:27 AM PDT  
I know he wasn't an actor or theatrical star, but the British broadcaster John Peel died Monday night. Peel was very influential in the British music scene and abroad, in a career spanning several decades. Chances are you even have music in your collection labelled as being from the "Peel Sessions." He didn't make what we watch, but as someone who introduced a lot of new talent like Jimi Hendrix to the airwaves, he sure helped make what we listen to.

Click here to consider renting a documentary of him revisiting the background of The Undertones.
Eoliano
post #29  on October 31, 2004 - 7:37 AM PST  
11 years without Fellini...

Viva Fellini!
Gradalis
post #30  on November 2, 2004 - 10:49 AM PST  
Theo Van Gogh was (according to the Associated Press) "shot dead Tuesday outside a city government office in Amsterdam." He recently received death threats related to his recent work Submission, a short film reportedly critical of "some elements of Islamic culture." At this point, it is not clear whether there is any connection to these threats and his death.
underdog
post #31  on November 8, 2004 - 2:01 PM PST  

Howard Keel, star of many classic musicals and later of the TV series Dallas, passed away from cancer on Sunday.


Obituary.
artifex
post #32  on November 12, 2004 - 2:46 PM PST  
Theo van Gogh's Submission, apparently the controversial work over which he was murdered, is currently being hosted at ifilm.
Eoliano
post #33  on December 3, 2004 - 1:03 PM PST  
Philippe de Broca 1933-2004

IMDb Filmography
hamano
post #34  on December 30, 2004 - 5:38 AM PST  
RIP Jerry Orbach... He played Lumiere the Candelabrum in Beauty and the Beast... his light was snuffed out by prostate cancer. He was 69.
Eoliano
post #35  on January 2, 2005 - 4:50 PM PST  
> RIP Jerry Orbach... He played Lumiere the Candelabrum in Beauty and the Beast... his light was snuffed out by prostate cancer. He was 69.

...not forgeting his performances in Prince of the City and Crimes and Misdemeanors, and once upon a time long, long ago, Off Broadway as El Gallo in The Fantastiks...

Try to remember when life was so tender
that no one wept except the willow.
hamano
post #36  on January 23, 2005 - 3:39 PM PST  
RIP Johnny Carson... his spirit goes up in smoke at age 79, from emphysema.
Eoliano
post #37  on January 26, 2005 - 6:40 PM PST  
Architect Philip Johnson 1906-2005
manfarang
post #38  on February 4, 2005 - 6:02 AM PST  
John Vernon 1932-2005

"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son."
Eoliano
post #39  on February 4, 2005 - 10:46 AM PST  
Actor/Playwrite Ossie Davis 1917-2005
underdog
post #40  on February 4, 2005 - 6:49 PM PST  
> On February 4, 2005 - 10:46 AM PST Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Actor/Playwrite Ossie Davis 1917-2005
> ---------------------------------

:-( I always liked him, both on and off-screen, as he was a constant civil rights activist. Remember him most from a couple of Spike Lee films, but he was memorable in many roles...

An obit.
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