Bill Paxton passed away this morning.He injected 80’s and 90’s cinema with a personality and humor that has been recited daily by film fans everywhere.
Update: 12/28/2016: Debbie Reynolds, Carries mother, suffered a stroke and has also passed away.
Carrie Fisher personified the cinematic "Female Heroine" with her immortal portrayal of Princess Leia in the Star Wars film franchise.
I don't know that she ever openly recognized that she was the quintessential female hero to her millions of adoring fans around the world.
She seemed to feel the role was more of a curse then a privilege.
But young girls around the world recognized it.
Women, men, children around the world recognized it.
And the world of cinema recognized it, was altered forever by it...
And she will be immortalized because of it.
To my father
Kurt Cobain ascended the golden ladder, a ladder most will never glimpse.
He he climbed to the very top...and saw a curtain, behind which he always thought would be his salvation.
He reached over the ladder and peaked behind...
And for whatever reason...
After years of imaging the solace he might find....
Whatever Kurt saw back there...
He didn’t want to take another step after that...
He just wanted off the ladder by any means necessary.
"Why was he killed? Who profited? Who had the power to cover it up?"
- Oliver Stones "JFK", 1991
"Let justice be done, though the heavens may fall."
- William Murray,
Somersett's Case, 1772
Justice For Kurt
Mike Nichols . . . In Memoriam.
Including one-sheets and trailers for films of his that I feel best reflected his genius and legacy.
1 year ago today I was working in downtown Manhattan when alerts started popping up on my iPhone.
James Gandolfini had died of a heart attack. I needed to talk to brother Darrin.
Commentary, Images and tribute videos inside.
I want to send out love to the Ramis family, we all lost an immense talent today. He wasn't just funny, he was hard working and brilliant. Ramis wrote and directed many of the quintessential comedy films that would go on to influence and change Hollywood's understanding of the entire comedy movie genre and what potential it could have. The films he made would launch many careers and would inspire the next few generations of Hollywood's a-listers. The news of his passing is sure to devastate many in the film community. Take a look at a few of the films […]
Fuck. Goddamn it man.... what a talent I'm at a loss for words. He was a fine actor. I don't know what he had to do to get those performances out... I don't know how it happened. I just read some trade magazine post that he only had 7 days if filming left on Hunger Games To which I say Fuck off. Who cares about footage. About a film. They will deal with it. Just like the fast and furious movies when Paul Walker passed. I didn't want to hear about the future of those films. These are men. […]
Thoughts and commentary on one of the most important men who ever lived. Includes footage, speeches and the documentary film "KING: FROM MONTGOMERY TO MEMPHIS"
Peter O'Toole In Memoriam, images, videos and interviews with the legendary actor
The world has lost a modern day prophet. One of the strongest, bravest...most important people to ever have walked the face of the earth. Below is a CNBC special on his life:
My deepest sympathys to Paul Walkers Family and Loved ones.
On The Ninth Day Of October In The Year 1940., John Winston Lennon, John Lennon, Was Born In Liverpool, England.
He Would Go On To Be One Of The Strongest And Most Influential Fighters For Love And Peace In History.
On this day in 1955, a month before he would be immortalized in Nicholas Ray's "Rebel Without A Cause"...James Dean was killed in a car accident. 3 months later, he became a Legend.
To The Fallen...
To the Mothers and Fathers...
Brother and Sisters...
Loved ones and friends...
That we lost on this day 12 years ago...