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Obits 2008
Topic by: Cinenaut
Posted: January 16, 2008 - 9:55 AM PST
Last Reply: January 14, 2009 - 9:20 AM PST

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author topic: Obits 2008
hamano
post #41  on April 7, 2008 - 5:37 AM PDT  
> On April 6, 2008 - 8:41 PM PDT manuelvillanueva wrote:
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> The NRA lost a great spokesman.
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Actually that happened a few years ago as his Alzheimer's progressed. Before his mind began to deteriorate he used to be a great liberal Democrat....
underdog
post #42  on April 7, 2008 - 9:56 AM PDT  
> On April 7, 2008 - 5:37 AM PDT hamano wrote:
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> > On April 6, 2008 - 8:41 PM PDT manuelvillanueva wrote:
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> >
> > The NRA lost a great spokesman.
> > ---------------------------------
>
> Actually that happened a few years ago as his Alzheimer's progressed. Before his mind began to deteriorate he used to be a great liberal Democrat....
> ---------------------------------

Indeed, Heston's interesting political arc over time is something a lot of people don't know about it. In fact, I wondered aloud about that very thing this weekend upon hearing the news. (And I also link to a good story in the Guardian UK about that, too.)

He was once an Adlai Stevenson supporter!

But I think he was basically a libertarian who became more right wing in his later years...

Anyway, he was in many fine movies, regardless.
NLee
post #43  on April 7, 2008 - 11:06 AM PDT  
> On April 7, 2008 - 5:37 AM PDT hamano wrote:
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> > On April 6, 2008 - 8:41 PM PDT manuelvillanueva wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > The NRA lost a great spokesman.
> > ---------------------------------

> Actually that happened a few years ago as his Alzheimer's progressed. Before his mind began to deteriorate he used to be a great liberal Democrat....
> ---------------------------------

Alzheimer has nothing to do with it. As Winston Churchill said:

"If you're not a liberal when you're 25, you have no heart.
If you're not a conservative by the time you're 35, you have no brain.
"
KKelleman
post #44  on April 7, 2008 - 5:38 PM PDT  
> On January 16, 2008 - 11:03 AM PST underdog wrote:
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> I still can't believe Renfro - though on the other hand, given his long running battles with drug addiction, it's no surprise at all. Certainly tragic, though.
>
> More here at GC Daily.
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Yeah,I know...I was a big fan of his work.
:(
Cinenaut
post #45  on April 17, 2008 - 9:40 AM PDT  
Hazel Court, 82. She starred in lots of Roger Corman and Hammer films, including The Raven, The Premature Burial, The Masque of the Red Death and The Curse of Frankenstein.

Hazel Court on GC

underdog
post #46  on April 18, 2008 - 12:06 AM PDT  
RIP, Ollie Johnston, legendary Disney animator. Nice tributes linked to there on GreenCine Daily.
troublemaker
post #47  on April 18, 2008 - 5:13 PM PDT  
Never fun seeing the obits thread pop-up, though it is a nice little write-up gc has going for Ollie Johnston.
hamano
post #48  on May 27, 2008 - 3:50 AM PDT  
Oh, my, all-round cinema superman Sydney Pollack passed away from cancer at age 73.

Tootsie: I don't believe in hell. I believe in UNEMPLOYMENT, but not hell.
underdog
post #49  on May 27, 2008 - 2:50 PM PDT  
> On May 27, 2008 - 3:50 AM PDT hamano wrote:
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> Oh, my, all-round cinema superman Sydney Pollack passed away from cancer at age 73.
>
> Tootsie: I don't believe in hell. I believe in UNEMPLOYMENT, but not hell.
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I had no idea Pollack was battling cancer. How sad. He was not only a successful director and producer, but had a nifty little side career going as an actor (including as Hoffman's agent in the aforementioned Tootsie. "I begged you to get some therapy.")

More tributes for Pollack here.

Cinenaut
post #50  on May 27, 2008 - 4:38 PM PDT  
It's always a pleasure to have Sydney Pollack show up in a film (like Michael Clayton), and he directed some great movies:

Jeremiah Johnson

Three Days of the Condor

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
troublemaker
post #51  on June 16, 2008 - 6:28 PM PDT  
This makes me incredibly sad.

R.I.P. Stan Winston :(
doozer
post #52  on June 16, 2008 - 8:08 PM PDT  
> On June 16, 2008 - 6:28 PM PDT troublemaker wrote:
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> This makes me incredibly sad.
>
> R.I.P. Stan Winston :(
> ---------------------------------


That is heartbreaking. He's always been one of my makeup/effects idols.
hamano
post #53  on June 17, 2008 - 3:22 PM PDT  
Actress/dancer Cyd Charisse left to dance again with Fred and Gene today, at age 87. She passed Gene a hat in this sequence from Singin' in the Rain.
underdog
post #54  on June 17, 2008 - 5:57 PM PDT  
> On June 17, 2008 - 3:22 PM PDT hamano wrote:
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> Actress/dancer Cyd Charisse left to dance again with Fred and Gene today, at age 87. She passed Gene a hat in this sequence from Singin' in the Rain.
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Yep, we honored Ms. Charisse a bit in today's Dispatch newsletter. One of the great cinematic dancers.
hamano
post #55  on June 23, 2008 - 3:40 AM PDT  
Counterculture comedic iconoclast George Carlin died of a heart attack at age 71.

His Seven Words
NLee
post #56  on June 23, 2008 - 10:02 AM PDT  
> On June 23, 2008 - 3:40 AM PDT hamano wrote:
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> Counterculture comedic iconoclast George Carlin died of a heart attack at age 71.
>
> His Seven Words
> ---------------------------------

"Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?"

Thanks to George, I final know why our highways are packed with idiots and maniacs.
Vanamonde
post #57  on June 23, 2008 - 5:56 PM PDT  
George Carlin! The funniest angry old man in the world. And one of the smartest.

His "Modern Man" rap from that last HBO special is one of my favorites.

I am so sure his life was one long strange trip. And I am so glad he found love in the end.

I bet Mark Twain and him are having a beer together tonight!
underdog
post #58  on August 9, 2008 - 10:10 AM PDT  
Rest in peace, Bernie Mac.

:-( Too young!
doozer
post #59  on August 10, 2008 - 1:44 AM PDT  
> On August 9, 2008 - 10:10 AM PDT underdog wrote:
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> Rest in peace, Bernie Mac.
>
> :-( Too young!
> ---------------------------------

Much too young :( You know, honestly I never thought pneumonia was that big of a deal unless you were a baby, quite old, or have a compromised immune system. I never caught it before this past January - ironically at a funeral for a loved one who died from complications from pneumonia as well. I consider my upper respiratory system to be quite healthy but I was hospitalized for a few days just the same. It seems like I know a handful of otherwise healthy people who either succumbed to it, or just aren't quite the same after recovering from it this year. I wonder if there's some funky super mutant strain, or I just never noticed before.
hamano
post #60  on August 10, 2008 - 12:52 PM PDT  
> On August 10, 2008 - 1:44 AM PDT doozer wrote:
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> I wonder if there's some funky super mutant strain, or I just never noticed before.

Apparently Bernie Mac suffered from sarcoidosis so in his case pneumonia proved fatal...
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