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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
doozer
post #61  on August 10, 2008 - 2:31 PM PDT  
> On August 10, 2008 - 12:52 PM PDT hamano wrote:
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> Apparently Bernie Mac suffered from sarcoidosis so in his case pneumonia proved fatal...
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I wondered about that but when I looked it up, I read that acccording to his publicist (who no doubt has a medical degree!) the two were unrelated.
doozer
post #62  on August 10, 2008 - 2:42 PM PDT  
RIP Isaac Hayes
hamano
post #63  on August 10, 2008 - 3:18 PM PDT  
> On August 10, 2008 - 2:42 PM PDT doozer wrote:
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> RIP Isaac Hayes
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Should we remember him for Shaft or South Park?

Who's the black private dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks? CHEF! You're damn right...
Catullus
post #64  on August 11, 2008 - 12:03 AM PDT  
> On August 10, 2008 - 3:18 PM PDT hamano wrote:
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> Should we remember him for Shaft or South Park?
>
> Who's the black private dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks? CHEF! You're damn right...
> ---------------------------------

Walk on By is as far as im concerned the best thing he ever did. Although the shaft theme and southpark are great I really love this song.

doozer
post #65  on August 11, 2008 - 1:29 AM PDT  
> On August 11, 2008 - 12:03 AM PDT Catullus wrote:
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> Walk on By is as far as im concerned the best thing he ever did. Although the shaft theme and southpark are great I really love this song.
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>
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Agreed. By far the best, and as if I needed it, I saw it used in a VERY convincing burlesque show a few months ago.

Also, Hooverphonic sampled it, and it's not horrible.
doozer
post #66  on August 11, 2008 - 1:36 AM PDT  
I also think it's fair to say Isaac Hayes did the best version of that song. Sorry Dionne Warwick.
hamano
post #67  on August 11, 2008 - 4:16 PM PDT  
Hmmm.... both Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes are in Soul Men, due to be released in November. Now I'm wondering, maybe it was foul play? Or a CURSE? Samuel L. Jackson better be careful (unless he was the one who arranged it...)
doozer
post #68  on August 11, 2008 - 5:19 PM PDT  
> On August 11, 2008 - 4:16 PM PDT hamano wrote:
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> Hmmm.... both Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes are in Soul Men, due to be released in November. Now I'm wondering, maybe it was foul play? Or a CURSE? Samuel L. Jackson better be careful (unless he was the one who arranged it...)
> ---------------------------------

Maybe the makers of Soul Men took a page out of The Dark Knight's book...

I can see it now. Studio execs, competing for box office smash hits...but that other studio down the road...they have that one movie about that one thing releasing the same weekend - looks pretty strong...but we can't let them win! Oh, but knocking off one of THEIR actors would be too obvious, plus it might improve their ratings...hmm...what to do...*buzz* Sally, can you get that hit man temp agency on the line? Tell them to send two this time.
doozer
post #69  on September 2, 2008 - 12:54 PM PDT  
Don LaFontane (aka movie trailer voice guy) died from complications of a collapsed lung.
http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/09/02/obit.lafontaine/index.html
troublemaker
post #70  on September 2, 2008 - 3:15 PM PDT  
> On September 2, 2008 - 12:54 PM PDT doozer wrote:
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> Don LaFontane (aka movie trailer voice guy) died from complications of a collapsed lung.
> http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/09/02/obit.lafontaine/index.html
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I'm hoping some saavy person compiles a montage of "best-of" lines and trailer moments from this guy and youtubes it. Or the academy this year airs a little tribute to him. It's as though this is a guy who has inadvertently touched us all to some degree but never received any sort of acknowledgment for it. Reminds of that film poster/illustrator who passed away earlier this year to little recognition.
DLeonard
post #71  on September 3, 2008 - 12:13 AM PDT  
Sad to report of the death of Jerry Reed, best known as Burt Reynolds truck driving partner in the Smokey and the Bandit films. But his real claim to fame was his extraordinary guitar playing. The man had a string of hits in the early 70's and if you like listening to some fast guitar-pickin' then be sure to check out some of his stuff.
underdog
post #72  on September 13, 2008 - 11:55 PM PDT  
RIP David Foster Wallace. :-(

Great piece on him by John Seery here.
shiftless
post #73  on September 14, 2008 - 12:50 AM PDT  
> On September 13, 2008 - 11:55 PM PDT underdog wrote:
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> RIP David Foster Wallace. :-(
>
> Great piece on him by John Seery here.
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I highly recommend Girl With Curious Hair (short story collection). It's one of my favorites and was my introduction to David Foster Wallace. I'm so bummed that he is gone.
Vanamonde
post #74  on September 14, 2008 - 6:41 AM PDT  
> On September 3, 2008 - 12:13 AM PDT DLeonard wrote:
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> Sad to report of the death of Jerry Reed, best known as Burt Reynolds truck driving partner in the Smokey and the Bandit films. But his real claim to fame was his extraordinary guitar playing. The man had a string of hits in the early 70's and if you like listening to some fast guitar-pickin' then be sure to check out some of his stuff.
> ---------------------------------

Amem! It is the first I have heard of this passing. I was a young lad in the early 70's and my mother dragged me to a Glen Campbell concert where he was doing his own version as a crooner with an orchestra. But the treasure of the evening was getting to see Jerry Reed perform as "warm-up". An amazing guitarist with a ton of country blues soul and sooo much better than that commercial "hit", "When You're Hot, You're Hot"

underdog
post #75  on September 19, 2008 - 2:23 PM PDT  
RIP, Japanese director Jun Ichikawa, 59, who:
(From Variety)
"died after collapsing at lunch on Friday and being rushed to a nearby Tokyo hospital.... The morning of his death Ichikawa was editing his last film, buy a suit, which is skedded to preem on October 18 in the Japanese Eyes of the upcoming Tokyo International Film Festival.... His biggest prize winner... was Tony Takitani, a 2004 drama based on a Haruki Murakami short story about an introverted illustrator (Issei Ogata) with a fashion-crazed wife (Rie Miyazawa) that won the Special Jury Prize, Youth Jury Prize and FIPRESCI Prize at the Locarno fest, as well as many honors elsewhere, including a nom for Best Foreign Film at the 2006 Independent Spirit Awards."-- Mark Schilling, Variety.
hamano
post #76  on September 27, 2008 - 8:11 AM PDT  
Cool Hand Luke is released from this mortal coil. His dressings and snacks generated hundreds of millions of dollars for charity. Paul Newman had cancer, he was 83.
hamano
post #77  on September 27, 2008 - 8:22 AM PDT  
> On September 19, 2008 - 2:23 PM PDT underdog wrote:
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> RIP, Japanese director Jun Ichikawa

Sad that you noted the death of Jun Ichikawa, a relatively unimportant Japanese director, while ignoring the death of Kon Ichikawa, a director of much greater stature in Japanese film history. Although Kon did not have as much influence on world cinema as Kurosawa, Ozu or Mizoguchi, he directed many films that were known to fans globally, while Jun (no relation) is basically only known for one film.
underdog
post #78  on September 27, 2008 - 10:12 AM PDT  
> On September 27, 2008 - 8:11 AM PDT hamano wrote:
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> Cool Hand Luke is released from this mortal coil. His dressings and snacks generated hundreds of millions of dollars for charity. Paul Newman had cancer, he was 83.
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I still can't believe he's gone... Only one of my favorite actors of all time. We have an obit up on GC Daily. Also a new poll on Central, vote for your favorite Newman flick.

Btw, Hamano, sorry, but of course while I personally don't post about every important loss here as they happen, we pretty much always do on GC Daily. There was a fine tribute to Kon on the Daily awhile back. A great loss indeed.

I'm going to eat fifty eggs in his honor now.
doozer
post #79  on September 27, 2008 - 3:55 PM PDT  
> On September 27, 2008 - 10:12 AM PDT underdog wrote:
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>
> I still can't believe he's gone... Only one of my favorite actors of all time. We have an obit up on GC Daily. Also a new poll on Central, vote for your favorite Newman flick.
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I know ;_; he was brilliantly multi-talented and seemed like a good person to boot.

Don't know that it would matter to anybody here but he's pretty solid in the world of motorsports as well. He got his last laps in at Lime Rock last month in his GT1 Corvette.


/redneck
underdog
post #80  on October 7, 2008 - 11:33 AM PDT  
We lost another great one from Japan:

Ken Ogata, 1937-2008.

More on GreenCine Daily.

We were just talking about him recently, when Mishima, in which he starred as the title writer, came out in a Criterion DVD. And it's not the lightest film in the world, but he's pretty great in the memorable Vengeance is Mine
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