Thursday, May 13, 2010

R.I.P. Round-up

There have been a lot of deaths in the film world recently, here's a round-up of some notable names if you missed them (click on their names for obits):

Lena Horne - American jazz singer, actress and prominent Civil Rights icon who broke many racial barriers in Tinseltown. Here's her legendary performance of her signature tune 'Stormy Weather' from the 1943 film of the same name (which alas we don't stock; we do have The Wiz though):

Frank Frazetta - if you are a sci-fi or fantasy fan chances are you'll have come across Frazetta's instantly recognisable artwork for comic books, paintings and book covers. He also produced some great movie posters, like this one below for Clint Eastwood's The Gauntlet.

Lynn Redgrave - younger sister of Vanessa Redgrave, best known for her Oscar-nominated role in the 1966 film Georgy Girl:

Joe Sarno - one of the best sexploitation directors of the '60s. Trailer for his most famous film, Inga:

David E. Durston - not a well-known name but the guy left us with an incredible '70s drive-in classic called I Drink Your Blood. My review here. Trailer:

William Lubtchansky - cinematographer who's worked with many top European directors like Francois Truffaut and Jacques Rivette. A shot from Claude Lanzmann's 1985 holocaust doco Shoah:

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