Stunt people never get enough credit. This is an incredible tale.
“Canadian theatre has lost one of its greatest talents and a guiding light in its development,” said festival artistic director Antoni Cimolino in the press release. “Douglas Rain was that rare artist — an actor deeply admired by other actors. The voice of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey, Douglas shared many of the same qualities as (Stanley) Kubrick’s iconic creation — precision, strength of steel, enigma and infinite intelligence, as well as a wicked sense of humour.
Patten was still a regular contributor to anime magazines when I was getting heavily into the scene in the 90s, and his scholarly yet approachable work was a great gateway to so much information for me.
Roy Clark at 85. Good pickin’, bubba.
One of my favorite memories of Roy Clark:
Damn, he was a very good writer of movies and about writing movies.
Goldman should best be known for The Princess Bride. I read the book a few years back, and it’s a wonderful expansion of the story. Well worth recommending.
Damn, he was maverick screenwriter. From Butch Cassidy to A Bridge Too Far to Misery to Dreamcatcher. And not to mention that his movies cover wide range of topics.
And he also wrote 1986 Heat.
Nicholas Roeg, who made several terrific movies including one of my all-time favorites, “Don’t Look Now,” has passed on.