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Category Archives: R.I.P.
Aw, first Romero. Now Hooper. Someone protect John Carpenter and Roger Corman! Tobe Hooper, Director of ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,’ Dies at 74 I must confess that The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is one of several well-known movies I’ve … Continue reading
So many laughs. So much inspiration. It is cliché yet true: His kind will never come again. After the break, some must-see video.
Hywel Bennett, star of television and film, dies aged 73 A great loss. I saw him first in The Family Way. He co-starred again with Hayley Mills in Endless Night. He appeared in two Dennis Potter series, Pennies from Heaven and … Continue reading
Martin Landau, Actor Who Won an Oscar for ‘Ed Wood,’ Dies at 89 Mission: Impossible, Space: 1999, and the groundbreaking work overflowing with affection that nabbed him the Oscar.
Remembering George A. Romero, Master of the Undead Romero didn’t invent the zombie movie, but he did reanimate it, using cheap-but-effective effects, patient camerawork, and amateur actors to give the movie an almost documentary-like urgency. As a result, Night went … Continue reading
I’m late with this because of no WiFi on the weekend. Even though it was inevitable, it was still a shock. Purists can harp all they like about the 1960s Batman TV series, but for kids like me who watched … Continue reading
Roger Moore, Who Played James Bond 007 Times, Dies He is with the other saints now.
Jonathan Demme, ‘Silence of the Lambs’ director, dead at 73 Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” and whose Talking Heads documentary “Stop Making Sense” is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, … Continue reading
Don Rickles, Legendary Insult Comic, Dies at 90 Rest in peace.
William Powell, author of counterculture manifesto ‘The Anarchist Cookbook’, dies at 66 The central idea to the book was that violence is an acceptable means to bring about political change. I no longer agree with this. Rest in peace.