luni, 16 aprilie 2018

R.Lee Ermey RIP

-This not even my desk-
this is the best line of R. Lee  (Ronald Lee , aka The Gunny) -from Seven (1996).
More than his rant in Full Metal Jacket (1987) which made him in-famous.
I put him in my Top Ten of Sargents. He spoofed his part in Peter Jackson¸s The Frighteners (1996) and in Toy Story. Former millitary man he began his film careeer in Apocalypse Now (1979) as a helicopter pilot. He served also as technical advisor. for F.F. Coppola
R. Lee Ermey in Full Metal Jacket (1987)-.....always three they are.:(..now this triangle is Milos Forman, Vittorio Taviani and R. Lee Ermey. He was 74.
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obituary in Rolling Stone 


duminică, 15 aprilie 2018

Vittorio Taviani RIP

 There goes another maestro of European Cinema.
One flew to the east, one flew to the West...
Vittorio Taviani was 88. He is the oldest of the Taviani brothers. Together with his brother Paulo (b.1931), they directed Padre Padrone-1977-Palme dÓr in Cannes), Fiorile, KAOS, Good Morning Babylon (1987) Cesare dove morire (2012-Golden Bear in Berlinale) and Meraviglioso Boccacio (2015).
Vittorio Taviani
Variety obituary here



sâmbătă, 14 aprilie 2018

Milos Forman RIP

Friday 13th 2018. One of the greatests European directors, Master fireman chief Milos Forman taking off :( He has flown in another cuckoo's nest. He ws 86.
Last time I've seen him in the documentary on the making of the Man on the Moon, Jim and Andy, where he had maybe the toughest job of his career. Milos Forman Dead

one of my top films of my teenage age up to alltime best is One Flew Over The Cucoko's Nest. Then Amadeus. Then depends, his Czech films are great, funny, starirucal (Loves of a Blonde-1965, Fireman's Ball-1967). Same with his first American film -Taking Off-1971. One Flew was followed by Hair, Ragtime, Valmont, The People vs. Larry King, Goya's Ghosts-2006. Final film, back in the Czech rep. with his son, the musical comedy Dobre placená procházka/ A Walk Worthwhile, in 2009.
Goodnight, Milos....
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Variety piece here 
-will do a retrospective of his films in may at Cinemateca Patria , Brasov !

marți, 10 aprilie 2018

Cannes 71 poster

from Pierrot Le Fou, another kiss, just like the one between Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in 2013 (Cannes 66)...Belmondo (now 85) and Ana Karina and Godard with a new film on the Croisette !Image may contain: 1 person, sitting and text