Welfare offer bet365?login_login bonus all gambling sites_free login betbright +1 https://www.google.com//fbe/ Celebrating Films of the 1960s & 1970s en Serendipity 1.5.2 - http://www.s9y.org/ Sun, 27 Jan 2019 02:26:09 GMT /fbe/templates/default/img/s9y_banner_small.png RSS: Cinema Retro - Obituaries - Celebrating Films of the 1960s & 1970s https://www.google.com//fbe/ 100 21 MICHEL LEGRAND, OSCAR-WINNING COMPOSER, DEAD AT 86 https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10382-MICHEL-LEGRAND,-OSCAR-WINNING-COMPOSER,-DEAD-AT-86.html Obituaries /fbe/index.php?/archives/10382-MICHEL-LEGRAND,-OSCAR-WINNING-COMPOSER,-DEAD-AT-86.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10382 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10382 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4hJCqjoJoAM" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe> <p> </p> <p>Michele Legrand, the French composer who won three Academy Awards, has died at age 86. Legrand originally hit the big time as a crooner and pianist with his 1954 album &quot;I Love Paris&quot; which went on to be an international sensation, selling more than 8 million copies. Other hit albums followed and he began to score feature films. With more than 200 films to his credit, Legrand's style of scoring films would is considered &quot;old school&quot; today, employing lush, romantic melodies that have included some of the most memorable film scores of all time. He first gained international attention in film scoring with the 1964 French production &quot;The Umbrellas of Cherbourg&quot;, a romance in which literally every word of dialogue was sung. The film earned him three Oscar nominations and the best known song from the film, &quot;I Will Wait for You&quot; became a major hit that was covered by many artists. He would also create the score for the related 1967 film &quot;The Young Girls of Rochefort&quot;. </p> <p><!-- s9ymdb:10026 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/the_thomas_crown_affair.jpg" width="400" height="400" /> </p> <p>The following year, Legrand won an Oscar for Best Song for &quot;The Windmills of Your Mind&quot;, a puzzling but hypnotic piece with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn that perfectly fit the stylish crime caper &quot;The Thomas Crown Affair&quot;.&#160; Noel Harrison sung the piece in the film but it was covered by many artists and Dusty Springfield had a Top 40 version of it. Other Oscars followed for his haunting score for &quot;Summer of '42&quot; and &quot;Yentl&quot;. For more about his life and career <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/michel-legrand-oscar-winning-composer-of-windmills-of-your-mind-dies-at-86/2019/01/26/14182e42-216b-11e9-9145-3f74070bbdb9_story.html?utm_term=.e0b1613857ff">click here</a>. <br /> </p> Sun, 27 Jan 2019 13:09:00 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10382-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ NICK REDMAN, FILM HISTORIAN AND DOCUMENTARY MAKER, HAS PASSED AWAY https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10373-NICK-REDMAN,-FILM-HISTORIAN-AND-DOCUMENTARY-MAKER,-HAS-PASSED-AWAY.html Obituaries /fbe/index.php?/archives/10373-NICK-REDMAN,-FILM-HISTORIAN-AND-DOCUMENTARY-MAKER,-HAS-PASSED-AWAY.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10373 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10373 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <p><!-- s9ymdb:10016 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/nickredman1.jpg" width="450" height="450" /> </p> <p>Cinema Retro mourns the passing of our friend and colleague Nick Redman, film historian and Oscar-nominated documentary maker as well as recognized scholar of the works of Sam Peckinpah. Nick passed away after a long illness we all had hoped he would prevail over. The film industry has lost a major champion of classic cinema. Nick, his wife Julie Kirgo, a fellow film historian, and Brian Jamieson were the founders of <a href="https://www.twilighttimemovies.com/">Twilight Time</a>, the boutique video label that puts out first rate limited editions of retro movie classics. Nick and Paul Seydor were nominated for documentary Oscars for their 1996 film &quot;The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage&quot;.&#160;</p> <p> The world is a sadder place today.</p> Sun, 20 Jan 2019 00:53:41 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10373-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ CAROL CHANNNING DEAD AT 97 https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10366-CAROL-CHANNNING-DEAD-AT-97.html Obituaries /fbe/index.php?/archives/10366-CAROL-CHANNNING-DEAD-AT-97.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10366 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10366 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <p><!-- s9ymdb:10005 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/carolchanning.jpg" width="450" height="528" /> </p> <p><strong>BY LEE PFEIFFER</strong> <br /></p> <p>Broadway legend Carol Channing has passed away from natural causes at age 97. To call her inimitable would be a misstatement as Ms. Channing was one of the most impersonated stars of all time. With her shocking white hairdo, expansive smile and gravelly voice, she endeared audiences and inspired careers for countless entertainers on the drag queen circuit. Channing became a Broadway star in 1949 with &quot;Gentlemen Prefer Blondes&quot; and later became inextricably linked to the title role in the 1964 Broadway smash &quot;Hello, Dolly!&quot;, for which she received the Tony Award. She was frustrated however, when she was not cast in the film versions of either musical, losing the roles to Marilyn Monroe and Barbra Streisand respectively. Ms. Channing also starred in her own television variety series in the 1960s. Surprisingly, she appeared in only a handful of feature films. She earned a Golden Globe and a Best Supporting Actress nomination for the 1967 movie musical &quot;Thoroughly Modern Millie&quot; and was among the all star cast in director Otto Preminger's bizarre 1968 comedy flop &quot;Skidoo&quot;. Seemingly ageless, Channing performed on stage for decades often in revivals or road productions of &quot;Hello, Dolly!&quot; in which she starred over 4500 times. For more <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/15/obituaries/carol-channing-dead.html">click here</a>. <br /> </p> Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:36:32 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10366-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ACTRESS VERNA BLOOM DEAD AT AGE 80 https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10362-ACTRESS-VERNA-BLOOM-DEAD-AT-AGE-80.html Obituaries /fbe/index.php?/archives/10362-ACTRESS-VERNA-BLOOM-DEAD-AT-AGE-80.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10362 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10362 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <p> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_center" style="width: 442px;"> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_img"><!-- s9ymdb:9993 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/drifterbloomeastwood.jpg" width="442" height="337" /></div> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_txt">Bloom with Clint Eastwood in &quot;High Plains Drifter&quot;. </div> </div> </p> <p>Veteran actress Verna Bloom has died at age 80. Bloom made her screen debut as the female lead in Haskell Wexler's acclaimed 1969 film &quot;Medium Cool&quot;. Her performance gained her much traction in the film industry and she went on to star opposite Clint Eastwood in &quot;High Plains Drifter&quot; and &quot;Honkytonk Man&quot;. She also memorably appeared in director John Landis's &quot;National Lampoon's Animal House&quot; playing the dean's wife who had a penchant for bedding college students. Her other film credits include &quot;Badge 373&quot;, &quot;The Hired Hand&quot;, &quot;The Last Temptation of Christ&quot; and the Frank Sinatra TV movie &quot;Pickup on Cherry Street&quot;. <a href="https://variety.com/2019/film/news/verna-bloom-dead-dies-animal-house-1203104909/?fbclid=IwAR35tGsJm4vs2SZ_i5hewdcWLrcNZIsbf32_55jYowbLa_5ypk1LGWHoI20">Click here</a> for more.<br /> </p> Fri, 11 Jan 2019 16:40:43 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10362-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES REMEMBERS THOSE WE LOST IN 2018 https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10354-TURNER-CLASSIC-MOVIES-REMEMBERS-THOSE-WE-LOST-IN-2018.html Obituaries /fbe/index.php?/archives/10354-TURNER-CLASSIC-MOVIES-REMEMBERS-THOSE-WE-LOST-IN-2018.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10354 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10354 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7ewT7_NrGwM" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe> <p> </p> <p>Once again TCM has created a hauntingly beautiful video tribute to the artists from the film world who passed away in 2018. Inevitably, we find ourselves shocked that some names from the past had left us without getting any attention or fanfare. You will probably be surprised, as well. It's always sobering to recognize how many irreplaceable talents have left us in any given year and 2018 was no exception. The TCM tributes are truly wonderful and makes one wonder why the Academy can't expand their memorial segment on the Oscars broadcast to include the wealth of talents that are represented here. Inevitably, the Oscars tribute, while sensitively done, causes controversy because of the prominent names who are not deemed worthy of mention, including people who were once nominated for Academy Awards. Thanks, TCM, for doing it right. <br /> </p> Wed, 09 Jan 2019 13:28:00 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10354-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ PENNY MARSHALL, ACTRESS AND DIRECTOR, DEAD AT 75 https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10342-PENNY-MARSHALL,-ACTRESS-AND-DIRECTOR,-DEAD-AT-75.html Obituaries /fbe/index.php?/archives/10342-PENNY-MARSHALL,-ACTRESS-AND-DIRECTOR,-DEAD-AT-75.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10342 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10342 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ojT__vt0kMU" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe> <p> </p> <p><strong>BY LEE PFEIFFER</strong> <br /></p> <p>Actress, producer and director Penny Marshall has died at age 75 from complications with diabetes. In addition to starring in the iconic 1970s sitcom &quot;Laverne and Shirley&quot;, Marshall was a trailblazer as a female director who broke barriers by helming big studio productions that became major boxoffice hits. Among them: &quot;Big&quot;, &quot;A League of Their Own&quot; and &quot;Awakenings&quot;. Comedy played a major element in Marshall's life. Her career was jump-started when she was cast as Oscar Madison's secretary in &quot;The Odd Couple&quot; television series. She and Cindy Williams introduced the characters of Laverne and Shirley on the &quot;Happy Days&quot; TV series. The lovable but unsophisticated blue collar ladies became so popular that a spin-off series was created for them to star in. The show proved to be a ratings smash, running for eight seasons. It was the brainchild of Marshall's brother Gary Marshall, who was a major force in the entertainment industry. Marshall gradually fulfilled her dream of becoming a director at a time when doors were largely closed to females who wanted to enter the profession. However, she proved she could bring in big budget productions on time and her direction was instrumental in making them major boxoffice hits. Marshall was once married to Rob Reiner, himself an actor and director who had become popular on an iconic 1970s sitcom, &quot;All in the Family&quot;. For more on her life and career, <a href="https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/penny-marshall-dead-laverne-shirley-star-75-686405">click here</a>. <br /> </p> Wed, 19 Dec 2018 17:09:38 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10342-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ACTRESS SONDRA LOCKE HAS DIED AT AGE 74 https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10337-ACTRESS-SONDRA-LOCKE-HAS-DIED-AT-AGE-74.html Obituaries /fbe/index.php?/archives/10337-ACTRESS-SONDRA-LOCKE-HAS-DIED-AT-AGE-74.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10337 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10337 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <p><!-- s9ymdb:9978 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/LOBBIES470.jpg" width="450" height="359" /> </p> <p><strong>BY LEE PFEIFFER</strong> <br /></p> <p>Actress and director Sondra Locke has died at age 74. She passed away in November but for reasons unknown, her death wasn't reported until six weeks later. Locke first gained attention in the film industry when she received a Best Supporting Actress nomination for the 1968 film &quot;The Heart is a Lonely Hunter&quot;. She worked steadily in films and television in supporting roles until 1976 when she co-starred with Clint Eastwood in &quot;The Outlaw Josey Wales&quot;. The film formed the basis of a long-time working and personal relationship between Locke and Eastwood. They would go on to co-star in five more films together but their relationship was an increasingly tumultuous one, complicated by the fact that although Locke was living with Eastwood, she was married to another man in what she described as a platonic marriage. Ultimately, the couple's personal troubles resulted in their breakup and a high profile palimony suit against Eastwood by Locke. It all became fodder for the gossip columns with Locke publicly accusing Eastwood of mistreating her both emotionally and financially and claiming he pressured her into getting two abortions. The palimony suit was eventually settled when Eastwood arranged for Locke to get a deal at Warner Brothers to direct and act in films she would develop. However, this, too, resulted in lawsuit when Locke claimed that the one feature released under the deal, the 1986 film &quot;Ratboy&quot;, was virtually buried by the studio, which never gave the green light to any of her other projects. Locke filed suit accusing Eastwood of concocting a phony production deal with Warner Brothers that was designed to ensure that none of her films went into production. After a high profile trial in which Eastwood was compelled to give testimony, he made an undisclosed financial settlement with Locke. Although Locke claimed to take satisfaction from a woman prevailing over one of the industry's most powerful men, her career never recuperated, though she did present her side of the story in her autobiography titled &quot;The Good, the Bad and the Very Ugly&quot;. In recent years, she had been battling bone and breast cancer. The official cause of death was cardiac arrest related to the illnesses. For more <a href="https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/sondra-locke-dead-769258/">click here</a>. <br /> </p> Sat, 15 Dec 2018 16:32:41 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10337-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ KEN BERRY, STAR OF "F TROOP", DEAD AT AGE 85 https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10318-KEN-BERRY,-STAR-OF-F-TROOP,-DEAD-AT-AGE-85.html Obituaries /fbe/index.php?/archives/10318-KEN-BERRY,-STAR-OF-F-TROOP,-DEAD-AT-AGE-85.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10318 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10318 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <p><!-- s9ymdb:9949 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/FTROOPBERRY.jpg" width="450" height="563" /> </p> <p><strong>BY LEE PFEIFFER</strong> <br /></p> <p>Ken Berry, who rose to fame in the 1960s as one of the stars of the &quot;F Troop&quot; TV series, has died at age 85. Berry entered show business thanks to the efforts of Leonard Nimoy, who was Berry's sergeant in the U.S. Army. After Nimoy left the service and entered the acting profession, he helped find opportunities for Berry, who went on to stardom in the mid-1960s as Captain Parmenter, the likable but inept commanding officer of U.S. Cavalry post in the old West that was populated by con men and incompetents. Forrest Tucker and Larry Storch co-starred with Berry in the show that ran from 1965 to 1967. When Andy Griffith decided to retire from his immensely popular sitcom, he created a spin-off series, &quot;Mayberry R.F.D&quot; that featured Berry as the male lead. The show defied expectations and began a ratings hit, thanks in no small part to Berry's pleasant, &quot;guy next door&quot; persona. Despite this, &quot;Mayberry R.F.D&quot; was a casualty of CBS's infamous cancellation of its most popular sitcoms because they skewed towards older, rural audiences. Berry went on to co-star in a spinoff of &quot;The Carol Burnett Show&quot;, &quot;Mama's Family&quot; in the 1980s. He was also occasionally seen in feature films such as Disney's &quot;The Cat from Outer Space&quot; and &quot;Herbie Rides Again&quot;. For more <a href="https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/ken-berry-dead-dies-f-troop-mayberry-r-f-d-1203071348/">click here</a>. <br /></p> Mon, 03 Dec 2018 13:28:00 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10318-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ DIRECTOR NICOLAS ROEG DEAD AT AGE 90 https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10313-DIRECTOR-NICOLAS-ROEG-DEAD-AT-AGE-90.html Obituaries /fbe/index.php?/archives/10313-DIRECTOR-NICOLAS-ROEG-DEAD-AT-AGE-90.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10313 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10313 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <p><!-- s9ymdb:9945 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/roeg.jpg" width="450" height="253" /> </p> <p><strong>BY LEE PFEIFFER</strong> <br /></p> <p>Nicolas Roeg, the supremely talented British cinematographer who ultimately became an acclaimed director, has died at age 90. Roeg's unique eye for filming scenes in a creative manner gained him a reputation in the movie industry&#160; in the 1960s. He was a second-unit photographer on David Lean's &quot;Lawrence of Arabia&quot; and contributed to Lean's &quot;Doctor Zhivago&quot;. By 1964, he was credited as Director of Photography on Roger Corman's &quot;The Masque of the Red Death&quot;, one of the most stylishly filmed Corman horror productions. Soon, he found himself constantly in demand. Other films he photographed included &quot;A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum&quot;, &quot;Far from the Madding Crowd&quot; and &quot;Petulia&quot;. He also contributed to the 1967 spoof version of &quot;Casino Royale&quot;. </p> <p> </p> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/AUWB-Kw4FiM" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe> <p> </p> <p>Roeg next moved into the Director's chair with the bizarre and controversial 1970 crime film &quot;Performance&quot; that has since become a cult classic. Better received was &quot;Walkabout&quot;, which- as with &quot;Performance&quot;- he both directed and served as DP. In 1973, Roeg directed his most acclaimed film, the horror thriller &quot;Don't Look Now&quot; which maintains its reputation as one of the most terrifying films ever made. His other notable movies include &quot;The Man Who Fell to Earth&quot;, &quot;Bad Timing&quot; and &quot;Castaway&quot;. Most of his films made since the 1980s were quirky in content and made little impact. Roeg's sometimes crusty nature also put him out of favor with major studios and he turned to the television industry where he occasionally directed TV movies. However, his best films are still revered by movie scholars worldwide. <a href="https://variety.com/2018/film/news/nicolas-roeg-dead-dies-the-man-who-fell-to-earth-1203035729/">Click here</a> for more.<br /> </p> Mon, 26 Nov 2018 19:00:25 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10313-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI, OSCAR-WINNING DIRECTOR, DEAD AT AGE 77 https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10312-BERNARDO-BERTOLUCCI,-OSCAR-WINNING-DIRECTOR,-DEAD-AT-AGE-77.html Obituaries /fbe/index.php?/archives/10312-BERNARDO-BERTOLUCCI,-OSCAR-WINNING-DIRECTOR,-DEAD-AT-AGE-77.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10312 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10312 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <p> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_center" style="width: 450px;"> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_img"><!-- s9ymdb:9451 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/lasttangobrandoset.jpg" width="450" height="300" /></div> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_txt">Bertolucci on location for &quot;Last Tango in Paris&quot; with Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider in 1972. </div> </div> </p> <p><strong>BY LEE PFEIFFER</strong> <br /></p> <p>Bernardo Bertolucci, the acclaimed Italian director, has died in Rome at age 77. The cause of death was not immediately revealed. Bertolucci won an Oscar for his direction of the 1987 film &quot;The Last Emperor&quot; and also received acclaim for his earlier films that included &quot;The Spider's Stratagem&quot; and &quot;The Conformist&quot;. A left-wing Marxist through much of his life, Bertolucci also directed the 1976 epic &quot;1900&quot; which was steeped in political overtones. His most famous and notorious film was &quot;Last Tango in Paris&quot; (1972), which was non-political but highly controversial. It's graphic sexual content was the cause of international controversy and resulted in Bertolucci being charged with obscenity in his native Italy. The film starred Marlon Brando in the tale of a depressed, middle-aged American ex-pat who indulges in a series of anonymous sexual encounters with a teenage Parisian girl (Maria Schneider.) The movie was highly praised in some quarters while being denounced as pretentious pornography in others. Largely on the strength of Brando's powerful performance, the movie was an international boxoffice smash despite the fact that it was basically fare for art house cinemas. Both Brando and Bertolucci received Oscar nominations for the film. Bertolucci also directed the 1979 drama &quot;Luna&quot; which was also controversial for its overtones of an incestuous relationship between a mother and her teenage son. He would go on to also direct &quot;The Sheltering Sky&quot;, &quot;The Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man&quot;. &quot;The Sheltering Sky&quot;, &quot;Stealing Beauty&quot;. &quot;The Dreamers&quot; and &quot;Me and You&quot;. For New York Times coverage, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/26/obituaries/bernardo-bertolucci-dead.html">click here</a>. <br /> </p> Mon, 26 Nov 2018 17:16:27 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10312-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ END OF AN ERA: JERRY OHLINGER, FAMED NEW YORK CITY MOVIE MEMORABILIA, DEAD AT AGE 75 https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10299-END-OF-AN-ERA-JERRY-OHLINGER,-FAMED-NEW-YORK-CITY-MOVIE-MEMORABILIA,-DEAD-AT-AGE-75.html Obituaries /fbe/index.php?/archives/10299-END-OF-AN-ERA-JERRY-OHLINGER,-FAMED-NEW-YORK-CITY-MOVIE-MEMORABILIA,-DEAD-AT-AGE-75.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10299 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10299 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <p> </p> <p><!-- s9ymdb:7365 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/ohlinger2.jpg" width="450" height="299" /> </p> <p>(Photo: Dollie Banner. All rights reserved.)&#160; <br /></p> <p><strong>BY LEE PFEIFFER</strong> <br /></p> <p>Kudos to the New York Times for recognizing the passing of Jerry Ohlinger, the famed Gotham movie memorabilia dealer who passed away this week at age 75. Collectors would travel far and wide, especially in the pre-internet age, to rummage through Ohlinger's early shops that boasted a wealth of vintage movie stills, magazines and rare posters. Over the years, he moved locations several times and his shops, by necessity, became better staffed and more organized. Ohlinger seemed to be omnipresent, holding court at the shop, chatting with customers, shouting out orders to staffers who were in search of that illusive something that a customer required. He was quite the character: eccentric, engaging and always seen with a soggy cigar in his mouth that, ironically, was never lit because he didn't like smoking cigars. Go figure. Jerry Ohlinger's Movie Memorabilia Shop went through some hard times in recent years due to the skyrocketing rents that have wreaked havoc on small businesses in major cities. With Jerry's passing, it truly is an end of an era for collectors of vintage movie memorabilia, though&#160; his presence will be felt due to the fact that the last location of his shop will remain in operation. For more <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/16/obituaries/jerry-ohlinger-dead.html?fbclid=IwAR2x-Xvm8ke301zbi-pOvPUEpc4dDctjjSpVk1tXFduNYT4o7e9M8c9um-s">click here</a>.&#160; <br /></p> Sun, 18 Nov 2018 13:01:00 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10299-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ WILLIAM GOLDMAN, LEGENDARY SCREENWRITER, DEAD AT AGE 87 https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10298-WILLIAM-GOLDMAN,-LEGENDARY-SCREENWRITER,-DEAD-AT-AGE-87.html Obituaries /fbe/index.php?/archives/10298-WILLIAM-GOLDMAN,-LEGENDARY-SCREENWRITER,-DEAD-AT-AGE-87.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10298 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10298 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <p><!-- s9ymdb:9934 --><!-- s9ymdb:9934 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/goldmancaanbridge.jpg" width="450" height="473" /> <br /></p> <p>(Goldman with James Caan on the set of &quot;A Bridge Too Far&quot;- 1976) <br /></p> <p><strong>BY LEE PFEIFFER</strong> <br /></p> <p>There's an old joke among writers about the naive young starlet who thought she could make it in Hollywood by sleeping with screenwriters. Indeed, the people who made it possible for hit films to exist by writing the scenarios the actors carried out on screen were often regarded as being very low on the industry totem pole- and relatively low-paid as well. Not so with novelist and screenwriter William Goldman, who elevated regard for screenwriters while demanding- and receiving- the kind of breakthrough salaries that revolutionized the film industry's respect for writers. Goldman has died from cancer in Manhattan at age 87. He was known to be opinionated, abrasive and demanding, but no one questioned his talents. He won Oscars for &quot;Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid&quot; and &quot;All the President's Men&quot;. Among his other screenplays: &quot;Harper&quot; (aka &quot;The Moving Target&quot;), &quot;Marathon Man&quot; (adapted from his own novel), &quot;A Bridge Too Far&quot;, &quot;The Princess Bride&quot;, &quot;No Way to Treat a Lady&quot;, &quot;The Hot Rock&quot;, &quot;The Stepford Wives&quot;, &quot;The Great Waldo Pepper&quot;, &quot;Magic&quot;, &quot;The Princess Bride&quot; (adapted from his own novel), &quot;Misery&quot;, &quot;Year of the Comet&quot;, &quot;Chaplin&quot;, &quot;Maverick&quot; and &quot;The Ghost and the Darkness&quot;. Goldman was inspired to take up screenwriting after buying a book about the profession in an all-night Times Square book shop. His first novel to be adapted for the screen was &quot;Soldier in the Rain&quot;, though the screenplay was written by Blake Edwards and Maurice Richlin.&#160; Goldman's&#160; book &quot;Adventures in the Screen Trade&quot;, a scathing look at the film industry,&#160; is still widely-read. He famously wrote of his conclusion about competence among studio executives: &quot;Nobody knows anything&quot;. Goldman's brother James, was also an Oscar winner, having written the play &quot;The Lion in Winter&quot; for which he received the award for Adapted Screenplay. Even if you've never heard of Goldman, you're familiar with some of his dialogue which has become ingrained in popular culture. The Washington Post provides examples. <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/william-goldman-oscar-wining-screenwriter-of-butch-cassidy-and-all-the-presidents-men-dies-at-87/2018/11/16/db9afb16-e917-11e8-a939-9469f1166f9d_story.html?utm_term=.c311bd49f9f6">Click here</a> to read. <br /> </p> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:08:08 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10298-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ STAN LEE, MARVEL COMICS TITAN, DEAD AT 95 https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10295-STAN-LEE,-MARVEL-COMICS-TITAN,-DEAD-AT-95.html Obituaries /fbe/index.php?/archives/10295-STAN-LEE,-MARVEL-COMICS-TITAN,-DEAD-AT-95.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10295 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10295 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <p><!-- s9ymdb:4621 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/stanlee2.jpg" width="350" height="255" /> </p> <p><strong>BY LEE PFEIFFER </strong><br /></p> <p>Stan Lee, the man who transformed Marvel Comics into an entertainment phenomenon, has passed away at age 95. Lee, along with superb artists such as Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, introduced a line of super hero characters that were the antithesis of the popular heroes in rival D.C. Comics. Lee's characters, such as Spiderman, the Hulk and the Fantastic Four, were somewhat grounded in reality. They protagonists had plenty of human flaws, insecurities and resentments. In his WWII comic book &quot;Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos&quot; (the main character of which is better known today as Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D), Lee broke new ground by making the commando squad integrated with a black soldier as well as a Jewish member of the unit. The series dealt realistically with matters of racial intolerance and also featured the unthinkable: the deaths of beloved characters. Over the decades, Lee became a guiding force that saw screen adaptations of Marvel characters evolve from low-budget, cheesy productions to major studio blockbusters. <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/obituaries/stan-lee-dead.html">Click here</a> for more. <br /> </p> Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:59:25 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10295-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ BREAKING NEWS: SCREEN LEGEND BURT REYNOLDS DEAD AT AGE 82 https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10207-BREAKING-NEWS-SCREEN-LEGEND-BURT-REYNOLDS-DEAD-AT-AGE-82.html Obituaries /fbe/index.php?/archives/10207-BREAKING-NEWS-SCREEN-LEGEND-BURT-REYNOLDS-DEAD-AT-AGE-82.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10207 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10207 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <p> </p> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_center" style="width: 400px;"> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_img"><!-- s9ymdb:7428 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/reynoldseastwoodtime.jpg" width="400" height="527" /></div> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_txt">Glory days: by the late 1970s, Reynolds and Clint Eastwood were the two most bankable stars in the world. </div> </div> <p> </p> <p><strong>BY LEE PFEIFFER</strong></p> <p>Burt Reynolds has died at age 82 from a heart attack in his home town of Jupiter, Florida. Reynolds had been suffering from poor health in recent years but was still appearing in films. He was announced as one of the stars of Quentin Tarantino's forthcoming &quot;Once Upon a Time in Hollywood&quot;. Reynolds entered acting in the 1950s but his rugged good looks sometimes worked against him as he was told he bore too close a resemblance to Marlon Brando. He made &quot;B&quot; movies before gravitating to television where he landed a recurring role as a blacksmith in the hit series &quot;Gunsmoke&quot;. Reynolds would go on to star in other short-lived TV series that never capitalized on his real life wit and humor. Of playing the title character in the &quot;Dan August&quot; detective series, Reynolds would quip that he had two expressions: &quot;Mad and madder&quot;. Reynolds slogged through undistinguished feature films in the 1960s, some of which were undeniably appealing but none of which resonated with the public. However, he gained considerable attention with his frequent appearances on &quot;The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson&quot; where his self-deprecating sense of humor and racy quips endeared him to Carson's mammoth nightly audience. He agreed to pose nude (well, mostly nude) for Cosmopolitan, which caused a sensation. However, Reynolds said he regretted the decision because it detracted from his ability to be taken seriously as an actor. The release of director John Boorman's &quot;Deliverance&quot; in 1972 changed that. Reynolds gave a terrific performance and the &quot;A&quot;-list roles started pouring in. Most of his films had a considerable element of humor attached to them, combined with Reynolds' ability to do his own stunts. He became popular playing wise-ass characters with a penchant for towel-snapping humor. In 1977, he struck gold by starring in &quot;Smokey and the Bandit&quot;, a film which became a phenomenal success with rural audiences.&#160; The Reynolds persona was often that of a good ol' boy from the south who took on corrupt cops and politicians. For a period of years, Reynolds could do no wrong and became one of the biggest stars in the world. However, his judgment often failed him and turned down major roles in classic films in order to star in forgettable movies. A misguided stunt on the set of &quot;City Heat&quot; in the early 1980s caused him severe injuries and helped spread rumors that was was suffering from AIDS. His career never fully recovered, but in 1998 he earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for &quot;Boogie Nights&quot;. He didn't win and he also squandered the newfound respect he had earned by churning out mediocre films and TV movies. Not helping matters was his messy personal life that saw marriage problems, nasty divorces and bankruptcy issues spread across the pages of tabloids. </p> <p>Still, Burt Reynolds was a genuine superstar at his peak and he never went out of style, as evidenced by the enduring affection for his films- and yes, he certainly <em>could </em>act. </p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/OMjvei1PQeQ" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><strong>FOR MORE <a href="https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/burt-reynolds-dead-deliverance-boogie-nights-star-was-82-831093">CLICK HERE</a></strong><br /><strong></strong></p> Thu, 06 Sep 2018 20:08:02 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10207-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ NEIL SIMON, LEGENDARY PLAYWRIGHT, DEAD AT 91 https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10193-NEIL-SIMON,-LEGENDARY-PLAYWRIGHT,-DEAD-AT-91.html Obituaries /fbe/index.php?/archives/10193-NEIL-SIMON,-LEGENDARY-PLAYWRIGHT,-DEAD-AT-91.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10193 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10193 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <p><!-- s9ymdb:9803 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/neilsimon.jpg" width="300" height="393" /> </p> <p>Neil Simon, the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning playwright, has passed away at age 91. A Broadway legend, the Washington Post points out that he was considered the world's most popular playwright after Shakespeare, with his works adapted to international stage productions, TV series and motion pictures. Perhaps his signature pieces was &quot;The Odd Couple&quot;, which was successful in all three mediums and is still widely-performed today. Simon wrote slice-of-life shows that usually centered on working class people, thus enabling a wide audience to identify with his characters and their humor. <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/neil-simon-broadways-long-reigning-king-of-comedy-dies-at-91/2018/08/26/74a02eba-a7fc-11e8-a656-943eefab5daf_story.html?utm_term=.f5aa47eb9869">Click here</a> for about his remarkable life and legacy. <br /> </p> Sun, 26 Aug 2018 18:03:23 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10193-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/