The R.I.P. Thread

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It's a mystery to me that Greenaway has earned a living from his films. Most of them are really obscure and made no money.
They may
not have made a huge amount of money but he still got paid to make them. And I enjoy him :)
 
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Drowning By Numbers is in my top ten favourite films!

Quite like The Draughtsman's Contract, too.
I like a bit of Peter Greenaway. Then again, in the 1980s Film Studies was my minor subject at university – so I'm allowed to like his oeuvre! I think I saw all his 80s films at the cinema apart from The Falls, and remember liking The Draughtsman's Contract, Drowning by Numbers and The Cook... Michael Nyman's soundtracks always worked well too.

I like pretentious French movies too, with Diva being one of my absolutely all-time faves. In the 80s I was an absolutely obsessive cinema-goer, even going to see real obscurities such as the now-forgotten Shadey (written by fellow UEA graduate Snoo Wilson), Static, which even the director disowns (Bristol Watershed) and Liquid Sky (Little Theatre, Bath), each of which have very Fortean themes: a clairvoyant recruited by British Intelligence; a man who invents a machine that he says shows pictures of heaven; drugs, teeny-tiny aliens, sex, and death through orgasm!
 
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...even going to see real obscurities such as the now-forgotten Shadey (written by fellow UEA graduate Snoo Wilson)...
I seem to recall seeing that on TV. Isn't that the film where Shadey deliberately sits in a sink, hands the evil protagonist a knife and goads them to stab him? Whereupon he gets stabbed in the nads and is hauled off to get a sex change.
 

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I like pretentious movies too, but Greenaway's terrible snobbery and constant harping on about The Death of Cinema puts me right off him. Mind you, the virus may have proved him right, just not in the way he expected.
 

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Ahhhh Peter Green... I'm sad to hear that, he was very talented. I first loved Fleetwood Mac for rumours/tusk/tango in the night etc. However discovering their earlier era with Peter Green was like finding a whole other amazing band to explore, a bit of a revelation really. RIP.
I have been reminiscing since and as happens nowadays, discovered a gold mine of previously unseen, to myself, footage of his artistry, especially blues related.

Although appreciating the original Fleetwood Mac were terrific, it's only within past few days I have realised just how awesome that lineup was.

I have come across so much fabulous, material and wondered if others might likewise and support a separate, devoted, say, 'The Peter Green Thread'?

That aside, a final tribute in our generic RIP thread. Green's performance on, 'Rattlesnake Shake', live in Norway, is spellbinding.

It's followed by another version, from a venue which I suspect might have a few exclaiming as I did, 'Are You Kidding Me!!'...

 

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Wilford Brimley from The Thing, The Firm, Cocoon and a number of westerns on the big and small screen (and much else). If the name doesn't sound familiar, the face will be recalled--and his fantastic voice will likely come into your head.

Unfortunately, He died last night after two months of kidney problems.

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilford_Brimley

RIP
He seems to have been one of those actors who was old forever. RIP
 

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Wilford Brimley from The Thing, The Firm, Cocoon and a number of westerns on the big and small screens (and much else). If the name doesn't sound familiar, the face will be recalled--and his fantastic voice will likely come into your head.

Unfortunately, He died last night after two months of kidney problems.

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...red-Cocoon-Quaker-Oats-pitch-man-dies-84.html

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilford_Brimley

RIP
I very much enjoyed his work. When he was in Cocoon, he was a lot younger than the other actors.
A very good character actor who popped up all over the place.
 

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He was 49 when he made Cocoon! He also thought The Thing was rubbish. And he was a strong advocate of cockfighting. Quite a guy, but he did give us this:


Most epic riding away from an explosion scene evah! RIP.
 

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I saw Cocoon but I only remember him as Doc in The Thing .. and when he touched the alien corpse remains with the end of his pencils then put the pencil to his lips during the autopsy scene .. then he freaked out and had to be put in solitary for everyone's safety ..

Ice Ice Brimley .. NSFW

 
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He was 49 when he made Cocoon! He also thought The Thing was rubbish. And he was a strong advocate of cockfighting. Quite a guy, but he did give us this:


Most epic riding away from an explosion scene evah! RIP.
That's quite sad that he thought The Thing was rubbish. (do you have links?), I think it is the best horror movie ever made. He is excellent in the movie - makes it what it is - when he says he "wants to come in now and he's all better" is amazing. There is real fear in his voice - just brilliant.
 

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That's quite sad that he thought The Thing was rubbish. (do you have links?), I think it is the best horror movie ever made. He is excellent in the movie - makes it what it is - when he says he "wants to come in now and he's all better" is amazing. There is real fear in his voice - just brilliant.
The Thing quote is on his bio page at IMDB. I guess there weren't enough horses in it for him.
 

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Sad to see that John Hume has passed away. He did so much for the Irish peace process and was deservedly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with David Trimble.
Yes, thank goodness for people like him or the Troubles could still be going on at full pelt. RIP.
 

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Inventor of the computer mouse has died:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-53638033
Bill English: Computer mouse co-creator dies at 91
The co-creator of the computer mouse, William English, has died aged 91.

The engineer and inventor was born in 1929 in Kentucky and studied electrical engineering at university before joining the US Navy.

He built the first mouse in 1963, using an idea put forward by his colleague Doug Engelbart while the pair were working on early computing.

It would only become commonplace two decades later, when personal home computers became popular.
 

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Sad to see that John Hume has passed away. He did so much for the Irish peace process and was deservedly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with David Trimble.
Very sad - but what an achievement to have under your belt at the pearly gates. Hume, the late Seamus Mallon, Trimble - politicians in a time and a place when it took genuine heroism to be one, especially if you avowedly despised the way of the gun.
 
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