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The_Masked_Claw
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(Date Posted:11/29/2010 11:12 AM)

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Choconado
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Reply To The%5FMasked%5FClaw
(Date Posted:11/29/2010 8:30 PM)

I think the best thing I ever saw him in was an episode of "Playhouse 90" called "The Velvet Alley". In the semi-autobiographical story written by Rod Serling, Art Carney is a middle aged screenwriter in New York wanting to hit it big. When he finally does with a teleplay that is described as fantastic, he starts sliding down the Hollywood corruption path. Nielsen plays his producer that is far enough down that same path that he can't turn back, yet can clearly see he's there. He gives a magnificent performance of a man defeated, and helpless to fix it; from the perspective of someone repeating the same mistakes.
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The_Masked_Claw
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RE:Leslie Neilsen, RIP
(Date Posted:11/29/2010 10:34 PM)

I like that, at least judging by the IMDb stats, he was still active in entertainment right up to the last.  I'm gonna miss that distinctive voice of his.
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Mayzshon
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Re:Leslie Neilsen, RIP
(Date Posted:11/30/2010 5:48 AM)

Forbidden Planet, Airplane, The Naked Gun series(no to mention Police Squad), he's been in several of my favoorite movies. 
Good Bye Mr. Neilson, you'll be missed.

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The_Masked_Claw
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RE:Leslie Neilsen, RIP
(Date Posted:11/30/2010 12:14 PM)

Airplane is quite possibly my favorite comedy movie.  Period.
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Chadzilla
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R.I.P. Blake Edwards, 88
(Date Posted:12/16/2010 6:30 PM)

The man that, back in the Days of Wine and Roses, served us Breakfast at Tiffany's with The Pink Panther, has died.

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Mayzshon
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Re:R.I.P. Blake Edwards, 88
(Date Posted:12/16/2010 7:02 PM)

Yeah, I just read this elsewhere.  Good bye Mr. Edwards. may the world remember you for The Pink Panther, and  A Shot in the Dark, and kindly erase all memories of Trail of the Pink Panther.
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Bergerjacques
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Re:R.I.P. Blake Edwards, 88
(Date Posted:12/17/2010 1:28 PM)

Even unto his days when he wasn't generating big box office, I thought most of his movies were kinda funny as hell. Especially the glow-in-the-dark condom sceve from Skin Deep and John Larroquette as the despicable boyfriend in Blind Date. Hell, I even thought Kim Basinger was funny in that.

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Choconado
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RIP Jean Rollin
(Date Posted:12/17/2010 6:10 PM)

Apparently it's not very big news in the US, but the director that Jess Franco always wanted to be (and often collaborated with) died the 15th. Rest in piece Mosseur Rollin, may your afterlife be filled with naked existentialist vampires.
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Chadzilla
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Re:RIP Jean Rollin
(Date Posted:12/17/2010 6:39 PM)

Sad but not unexpected news.  His movies really had something about them that no other movies seem to have.  Only David Lynch comes close to Rollin's level of surreal weirdness. 

And the genre needs all the naked existentialist vampires it can get.

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Lemmy_Caution
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RIP Don Van Vliet
(Date Posted:12/17/2010 7:40 PM)

A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast 'n bulbous, got me?
Deeply saddened to learn that a great talent of the musical and visual arts has passed.



(Message edited by Lemmy_Caution On 12/17/2010 7:41 PM)
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Marxo_Grouch
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RE:R.I.P. Blake Edwards, 88
(Date Posted:12/17/2010 8:00 PM)

The man had a keen sense for a particular aspect of slapstick, specifically the juxtaposition of sophistication and buffonery. That was, of course, the driving force behind Inspector Clouseau. It also reared its head in a scene that, while hardly among his best work, does hold a special place in my heart, in which a large room of the royal palace of a small nation is enveloped in a maelstrom of pastry involving the tipsy prince regent, a number of his aides, some world travelers and, best of all, Natalie Wood in a corset.

In a bit of trivia concerning that film (The Great Race, in case there was any doubt), apparently Wood was not shy about acting the star during the production, causing more than a few headaches for Edwards. Subsequently, when the piefight was being shot, Edwards decided at at least one point (and possily more than one), that to get the best shot of Wood, he needed to be the one wielding the edible missile. In other words, the man knew how to enjoy his work, taking lemons and making lemon meringue, if you will.

Photographic evidence:



Whether you were a fan or not (and I personally ran hot and cold), I don't think it can be denied that Edwards had a unique gift for escalating silliness within a Euro-jetset milieu that inevitably pops, letting all of the hot air out of the room.
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Marxo_Grouch
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RE:RIP Jean Rollin
(Date Posted:12/17/2010 8:09 PM)

I regret to state that I don't believe I've ever seen any of Rollin's films. I've always heard Les raisins de la mort recommended as being pretty good, but I have yet to confirm that.
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Marxo_Grouch
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RE:RIP Don Van Vliet
(Date Posted:12/17/2010 8:16 PM)

Coincidentally enough, I only recently acquired a copy of Trout Mask Replica, after many recommendations from my brother. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it. I totally dig the unhinged creativity of it, but I don't know that I see myself listening to it all that frequently. But then, that view may change with repeated listenings. It's entirely possible I haven't achieved the proper wavelength yet.
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portraitinflesh
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Re:RIP Don Van Vliet
(Date Posted:12/17/2010 9:12 PM)

 Jeff said that, now that he and Zappa are gone, he doesn't know where he'll go for his opaque melodies that would bug most people.
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TheOneTrueElSanto
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Re:RIP Jean Rollin
(Date Posted:12/17/2010 9:46 PM)

Meanwhile, the only one of his that I'm completely certain I've seen is the wholly uncharacteristic (and totally awesome for every single one of the possible wrong reasons) Zombie Lake.
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Lemmy_Caution
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Reply To Marxo%5FGrouch
(Date Posted:12/17/2010 10:42 PM)

Reply to Marxo_Grouch (12/17/2010 7:16 PM)

Coincidentally enough, I only recently acquired a copy of Trout Mask Replica, after many recommendations from my brother. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it. I totally dig the unhinged creativity of it, but I don't know that I see myself listening to it all that frequently. But then, that view may change with repeated listenings. It's entirely possible I haven't achieved the proper wavelength yet.

I followed the sequence of his early albums from Safe as Milk to TMR and then to Shiny Beast, which probably bent my brain into the right shape.
I admit I didn't really follow him into some of his later albums and have only heard fragments.

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The_Masked_Claw
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RE:R.I.P. Blake Edwards, 88
(Date Posted:12/17/2010 11:44 PM)

Oh dear.  How embarrassing (especially with a crew of media-savants like you all), but I was unaware that he directed Breakfast at Tiffany's!  There was a certain something to his films that I've managed to see.  The pacing and sensibilities seem different than the average fare (then or now).  Maybe a tad slower, but in a casual manner rather than a tedious feel.  At least with his best works.  RIP, Blake Edwards.

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The_Masked_Claw
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RE:RIP Don Van Vliet
(Date Posted:12/17/2010 11:53 PM)




Crap. 

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Choconado
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Reply To TheOneTrueElSanto
(Date Posted:12/18/2010 1:32 AM)

The only ones I've seen are "Rape of the Vampire" "Zombie Lake", and "Grapes of Death". And I own at least 3 more...
Grapes is okay. Rollin apparentlymodeled his plot after the pacing of a disaster flick. IMHO, probably the most interesting aspect is that thezombies are fully aware and logical, occasionally even attempting to trick and trap the breathers
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Marxo_Grouch
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RE:R.I.P. Blake Edwards, 88
(Date Posted:12/18/2010 2:49 AM)

Fret not, Kobb. I myself had forgotten about Days of Wine and Roses, and I just this minute remembered that Edwards also directed the very effective Experiment in Terror, starring Lee Remick as a woman being stalked by a nutjob and Glenn Ford as the fed who helps her. I don't know that I would even have been aware of that somewhat obscure film if Fantomas hadn't covered the Mancini-penned theme on their Directors Cut album.
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