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Mr Sausage
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#8051 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:32 am

The perpetually underrated Stephen Dixon.

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#8053 Post by colinr0380 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:42 pm

James Le Mesurier, whose NGO helped train the Syrian based White Helmets organisation has been found dead in mysterious circumstances in Istanbul only a week after being criticised by name by the Russian government.

The work of the White Helmets has been the subject of a couple of critically acclaimed films - Last Men In Aleppo and winner of 2017's Best Documentary Short Oscar The White Helmets

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Cameron Swift
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#8054 Post by Cameron Swift » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:56 pm


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#8055 Post by yoshimori » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:41 pm

Nothing I can find in English yet, but ...

Vlada Petric

Unparalleled observer/thinker who, like a lot of old-school scholars, rarely wrote.

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Feego
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Re: Passages

#8056 Post by Feego » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:30 pm

Virginia Leith, best known for starring in The Brain That Wouldn't Die. She also starred in A Kiss Before Dying and Kubrick's Fear and Desire.

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MichaelB
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#8057 Post by MichaelB » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:30 am

Croatian producer Branko Lustig, whose forays into the murky waters of international co-production included the not entirely unsuccessful Schindler's List and Gladiator.

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Re: Passages

#8058 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:55 am

Lawrence Paull, production designer for Blade Runner and Back To The Future

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MichaelB
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#8059 Post by MichaelB » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:35 am

Vojtěch Jasný, who like his almost exact contemporary František Vláčil just missed out on being part of the Czechoslovak New Wave generation, and consequently enjoyed much less international attention, although When the Cat Comes (1963) won the Special Jury Prize at Cannes, and All My Good Countrymen (1968) is quite correctly regarded as one of the supreme masterpieces of Czech cinema.

I met him a decade or so ago - he emigrated to the US after the Soviet invasion of 1968 and consequently spoke perfect English - and he was delightful company, albeit with a rather disconcerting resemblance to the protagonist of Pixar's then recently-released Up.

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Dylan
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#8060 Post by Dylan » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:13 am

R.I.P. I've only seen When the Cat Comes, which is a spectacular film and one I'm surprised is still so obscure. I believe it will gain many, many fans if it ever gets a blu-ray release.

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