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« Reply #1460 on: June 11, 2017, 11:47:40 AM »

The Adam West Batman was my introduction into the character, and I think that might be the case for a lot of people. I can remember when Tim Burton's Batman came out in 1989 (I was six), and I was surprised that Batman's uniform was black and Robin wasn't in it.
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« Reply #1461 on: June 13, 2017, 12:12:18 PM »

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"I never had to say 'I'm Batman'.  I showed up, people knew I was Batman."  ;D

R.I.P. Adam West.
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« Reply #1462 on: June 13, 2017, 01:27:18 PM »

 ;D Funny clip!
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« Reply #1463 on: June 16, 2017, 05:09:39 PM »

John G. Avildsen, director of Rocky and The Karate Kid, has died at 81. Both of those movies are favorites of mine.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-me-john-avildsen-obituary-20170616-story.html
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« Reply #1464 on: June 17, 2017, 01:14:48 AM »

Weird. Cause I just got thru watching the three karate kid movies over this past week. And I watched karate kid 3 last night. I remember seeing his name on the screen as the director. I remember saying to myself that's guy who also directed rocky. Rocky is my favorite movie. And karate kid 1 is my fourth favorite movie behind rocky, Unforgiven, and the natural. I talked with my brother just last night about rocky and the karate kid being my two favorite movie series. I'm a huge fan of all the rocky movies. And a huge fan of the three karate kid movies. The last one with swank didn't do it for me but there were some funny parts in that one. Very sad news.
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« Reply #1465 on: July 16, 2017, 03:10:21 PM »

George A. Romero has died at 77. I started a Romero thread some years back--he's always been a favorite.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-me-george-romero-20170716-story.html
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« Reply #1466 on: July 16, 2017, 04:55:56 PM »

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« Reply #1468 on: July 23, 2017, 04:10:21 AM »

John Heard best known from the Home Alone films and also appeared in In The Line Of Fire has passed away aged 72.

news.com.au

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« Reply #1469 on: July 23, 2017, 12:24:03 PM »

Sad to hear of John Heard's passing.. I always thought him an underated actor..

I first saw him in the excellent "Cutters Way" His finest moment I think. He was also great as Jack Kerouac in Heart Beat along with Nick Nolte.. I've watched this many times. Also great in a small part in Martin Scorcese's After Hours..
 Bit sad he'll mainly be remembered for the Home Alone movies..

R.I.P Mr Heard..
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« Reply #1470 on: July 23, 2017, 04:19:40 PM »

Here's a link to the New York Times obituary:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/22/us/john-heard-dead-home-alone.html

R.I.P., John Heard.
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« Reply #1471 on: July 23, 2017, 04:55:43 PM »

John Heard best known from the Home Alone films and also appeared in In The Line Of Fire has passed away aged 72.

news.com.au

What was his role in "In the Line of Fire?" Did he play the man in the wheelchair who brandished a gun if Leary ever comes back?

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« Reply #1472 on: July 23, 2017, 05:19:06 PM »

What was his role in "In the Line of Fire?" Did he play the man in the wheelchair who brandished a gun if Leary ever comes back?

Yes ... Professor Riger:
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« Reply #1473 on: July 24, 2017, 10:46:34 PM »

I never watched The Sopranos but a lot of people are saying he was very good in that as a corrupt cop..
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« Reply #1474 on: August 20, 2017, 11:28:37 AM »

So sad. God Bless & Rest In Peace, sir.

Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies at age 91 in Las Vegas




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« Reply #1475 on: August 27, 2017, 07:53:50 AM »

Tobe Hooper, director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, has died at 74.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/tobe-hooper-texas-chain-saw-massacre-director-dead-at-74-w499714
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« Reply #1476 on: September 15, 2017, 07:21:25 PM »

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« Reply #1477 on: September 15, 2017, 07:41:21 PM »

Stanton appeared in one Eastwood film, Kelly's Heroes, as well as a few episodes of Rawhide.

He also appeared in the unauthorized expository prologue to A Fistful of Dollars that was shown on US TV in 1975, and can be seen (if you really must) as an extra on some DVD/BluRay versions of the film. Or on YouTube:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/ppZuqec9lq0" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/ppZuqec9lq0</a>

We discussed it in this thread:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=6765.0

R.I.P.
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« Reply #1478 on: September 19, 2017, 09:36:25 AM »

 Frank Vincent, ‘Sopranos’ and ‘Goodfellas’ Actor, Dies at 78



God Bless.  Rest In Peace.


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« Reply #1479 on: September 19, 2017, 08:05:19 PM »

Harry Dean Stanton has died at the age of 91.

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/harry-dean-stanton-dead-dies-big-love-twin-peaks-1202560703/

A nice tribute to Stanton in today's New York Times:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/17/movies/harry-dean-stanton.html

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... Mr. Stanton seems authentic. Time and again, this sense of genuineness served as a kind of guarantee, proof that he was offering us what seemed like truth rather than something manufactured and plastic, something like Hollywood. Mr. Stanton studied acting, including with Martin Landau who had studied with Lee Strasberg and knew the strength of screen stealth. Mr. Landau once said that “how a character hides his feelings tells us who he is.” Whether Mr. Stanton absorbed this observation into his methodology or just followed his own inclinations, he often did his finest work by tunneling into moments rather than inflating them.

As the years tugged at Mr. Stanton’s face, pulling down the corners of his mouth and further hollowing out his cheeks, his face became a fantastic landscape. Mr. Wenders understood its power beautifully. When Mr. Stanton first appears in “Paris, Texas,” Travis looks as emptied out and stunned as you would expect of a man tramping in the desert with too little water. Gradually, though, as the story opens up, Mr. Stanton fills Travis with tremors of feeling and fugitive smiles. By the end, this shadow has become a man who is as substantial as the rocky land through which he once staggered and, much like Mr. Stanton himself, a kind of monument.
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