Not sprouts! I hate sprouts.
- Jul 30, 2005
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https://variety.com/2021/film/news/larry-mcmurtry-dead-brokeback-mountain-writer-1234938867/Larry McMurtry, Oscar Winner for ‘Brokeback Mountain’ and Author of ‘Lonesome Dove,’ Dies at 84
Larry McMurtry, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer whose novels, such as “The Last Picture Show,” “Terms of Endearment” and “Lonesome Dove,” were turned into award-winning films and who won an Oscar for co-adapting “Brokeback Mountain,” has died, according to The New York Times. He was 84.
A spokesperson for McMurtry’s family confirmed his death to The New York Times. No cause of death was given.
McMurtry and his frequent collaborator Diana Ossana penned “Brokeback Mountain” based on Annie Proulx’s short story, taking the Western genre in which McMurtry so frequently worked in a new direction: a gay love story. The film saw this theme welcomed by large mainstream audiences for the first time and also won the Oscar for best director and was nominated for best picture.
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/richard-...acy-burglary-101174daad34d6cdc92f850c53ff5595G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate mastermind, dead at 90
G. Gordon Liddy, a mastermind of the Watergate burglary and a radio talk show host after emerging from prison, died Tuesday at age 90.
His son, Thomas Liddy, confirmed the death but did not reveal the cause, other than to say it was not related to COVID-19.
Liddy, a former FBI agent and Army veteran, was convicted of conspiracy, burglary and illegal wiretapping for his role in the Watergate burglary, which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. He spent four years and four months in prison, including more than 100 days in solitary confinement. ...
Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, George Gordon Battle Liddy was a frail boy who grew up in a neighborhood populated mostly by German-Americans. From friends and a maid who was a German national, Liddy developed a curiosity about German leader Adolf Hitler and was inspired by listening to Hitler’s radio speeches in the 1930s. ...
As a boy Liddy decided it was critical to face his fears and overcome them. At age 11, he roasted a rat and ate it to overcome his fear of rats. “From now on, rats could fear me as they feared cats,” he wrote. ...
Liddy was head of a team of Republican operatives known as “the plumbers,” whose mission was to find leakers of information embarrassing to the Nixon administration. Among Liddy’s specialties were gathering political intelligence and organizing activities to disrupt or discredit Nixon’s Democratic opponents.
While recruiting a woman to help carry out one of his schemes, Liddy tried to convince her that no one could force him to reveal her identity or anything else against his will. To convince her, He held his hand over a flaming cigarette lighter. His hand was badly burned. The woman turned down the job.
Liddy became known for such offbeat suggestions as kidnapping war protest organizers and taking them to Mexico during the Republican National Convention; assassinating investigative journalist Jack Anderson; and firebombing the Brookings Institution ...
After the failed break-in attempt, Liddy recalled telling White House counsel John Dean, “If someone wants to shoot me, just tell me what corner to stand on, and I’ll be there, OK?” Dean reportedly responded, “I don’t think we’ve gotten there yet, Gordon.” ...
Now that he's Irish they're worth even more! I always knew he was never really a Sassenach!A few months ago I gave away my unsigned John Le Carre novels to the local Oxfam bookshop (I'm getting more brutal in my book ownership as I get older) but these are my signed Le Carre first editions. And they are not going anywhere. Looks like the 50th anniversary edition of The Spy Who Came In From The Cold is now expensive to buy – and the film, with Richard Burton and Claire Bloom, is excellent.
The bloke in the middle is passing him a baton, I thought Arsenal were a football team?Claude Callegari.
(Pictured on right)
I guess most people here will not have heard of him, but his "Wenger out" arguments versus Ty on Arsenal Fan TV became part of the football culture of the UK.
Controversial, because some fans thought that channel actively sought out people with eccentric personalities.
And his comment about Son was predjudiced and crass, though a simple apology would have sufficed.
He has passed in what seem to be tragic circumstances.
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Headline includes: 'designer turned hoarder'.Emmy winning art & scenic designer Evelyn Sakash (MERMAIDS, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK). Found mummified under a pile of garbage on her kitchen floor.
Not so much a career move, as a career over. It's possible that she had no work leading up to the Covid lockdowns and then there was suddenly no work at all available. Also, she may not have been able to retire. All very sad.Headline includes: 'designer turned hoarder'.
As if it was a career move?
Damn...agree, loved him, such a warm, compelling presence. Only 54. Shit on it!Gutted, love this man and every role I have seen him in. RIP Mr Ritter. Younger than me
Gone way too soon. She always brightened up Top Gear when she appeared. RIP
Skilled, talented and very fast. Such a shame she’s no longer with us.
There was banter at the time that maybe Top Gear should swap Richard Hammond for Sabine - meant as a wind-up, but everyone including me gave it some thought.
Just saw this this morning.
What a sad loss.
Not only was she a talented driver, who was devastatingly fast, she was a huge personality with comedy and entertainment talent too.
Her example will hopefully be an inspiration to attract other women into the industry, as well as the sport.
RIP, fast lady.
I don't suppose the producers of Top Gear read this thread, but they did indeed create a fitting tribute to the late Ms Schmitz (on BBC iPlayer):Loved her since her first TG appearance. How sad someone full of joy and enthusiasm for her work should die so young. I hope the 3 current TG idiots stand back and they do a proper tribute to her.
Martin Goodman was a great comedy creation, but Ritter was such a fine actor all round. He was brilliant as the repressed but ambitious Bobby Waterhouse in the BBC series The Game - which I thought was good, but maybe not quite at the le Carré level it clearly aspired to (or, at least, that it was bound to be compared to) - aside, that is, from Ritter.Really didn't like that sitcom he was in apart from him in it. Would never have watched it otherwise. Totally blew away the rest of the cast and that's including Tamsin Greig.
There was a great clip in the show were Sabine was taking a fighter pilot around a track, she had to stop because he was on the verge of throwing up
Shit on it!Gutted, love this man and every role I have seen him in. RIP Mr Ritter. Younger than me