Bye, Bye, Rocky, the Flying Squirrel. And Natasha, the Russion Spy. And Tweety Bird's "Granny". And Cindy Lou Who from The Grinch Stole Christmas, and Chatty Cathy (and her doppleganger from a Twilight Zone episode). A multi-talented lady, June Foray was 99.
I, too, am done in by the news of the two deaths. Both were also my favorites. There was nothing like a well staged Shepard play. I love the picture Bixa furnished of Jeanne Moreau in white mink . . . .perfection!!!
Yes huckle, agreed. I also found him to be incredibly sexy in a rugged, swarthy, manly kind of way as opposed to the pretty boy types alot of women fall for.
And, Jeanne Moreau certainly in a class all her own. That song from Jules et Jim was on our neighborhood jukebox and one of the female bartenders and I used to play it all the time and attempt to sing along. We almost got it right,especially after the sufficient amount of cocktails....
Giggling, I'm thinking of how I would like to hear your version of the song from Jules and Jim. One of Moreau's identities was the marvelous, classy cocktail voice. The film I especially loved was the made for TV with Lauren Bacall, A Foreign Field, but then again I liked everything she ever did.
He certainly was not a pretty boy. And part of that "manly kind of way" was a brain . . intelligence . . intellect. I especially liked Sam's films with Jessica Lang. Frances to Don't Come Knocking.
During this afternoon's monsoon, you've prompted me to have a Sam Shepard Film Festival. Thanks!!!
Well, you should know that as an homage to The Nutty Professor, Isabelle Huppert just won best actress at the Locarno film festival for her remake Madame Hyde. Well, perhaps not exactly, but Huppert plays a mousy high school teacher, Madame Géquil (French pronunciation of Jekyll), who is struck by lightning and becomes somebody completely different...
But director Tobe Hooper is considered to be an even greater monument of world cinema.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist....
(But Mireille Darc was splendid. For those unfamiliar with her, it should at least be mentioned that she was with Alain Delon for 15 years and he was by her side when she died...along with her husband.)
Oh Wow!!!!!! I was a huge fan of him as well. Two roles that immediately standout in my mind are Paris, Texas, and his role as Molly Ringwald's father in Pretty in Pink. I never would have guessed he was 91 either.
My favourite dates back a long, long time -- 44 years in fact -- and was Salut l'Artiste, in which he co-starred with Marcello Mastroianni. The two of them play struggling actors who run from minor job to minor job -- a bit part in a movie where all they go is get killed within 2 minutes, a crappy cabaret show followed by another crappy cabaret show that they have to run to since they only have about 15 minutes to get to it... It is not Jean Rochefort's best movie, but it was directed by Yves Robert who is the director who used Jean Rochefort the most -- Un Eléphant ça trompe énormement ("Pardon Mon Affaire" in US release), Nous irons tous au paradis, Courage fuyons. I also loved him in Cible Emouvante in which he trained Guillaume Depardieu to be an assassin. Anyway, something about Salut l'Artiste struck a chord with me and I have never forgotten it.
Funny, they're all dead... Guillaume Depardieu at age 37 and Marie Trintignant at age 41.
With Eurovision almost on us once again, time to announce the departure of Katie Boyle (née Caterina Irene Elena Maria Imperiali di Francavilla), the incarnation of 1950s glamour on TV, and the BBC's multilingual queen of the the "Can you hear me, Belgrade?" uncertainties of international TV shows in those days.