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  1. Actor Max Julien (1933 – 2022) Actor Max Julien, known for his roles in the 1968 drama UPTIGHT and the 1973 blaxploitation film THE MACK, and for co-writing the screenplay of CLEOPATRA JONES (1973), has died. He was 88.
  2. Richard Conway, Oscar-nominated special effects supervisor best-known for his collaborations with Terry Gilliam on THE ADVENTURES OF BARON VON MUNCHAUSEN, BRAZIL and MONTY PYTHON'S MEANING OF LIFE, has died at the age of 79.
  3. Lina Wertmüller, first woman nominated for Oscar in directing, has died at 93
  4. Here's a mistake that's always amused me — Christopher "Wlaken"
  5. Universal Pictures has controlled distribution rights to STATE OF THE UNION since at least 1980, so these errors would probably be on them.
  6. This would be the annual year-end TCM Remembers tribute to actors (or other prominent movie people) who died over the last year but did not receive their own dedicated night of programming on the channel. This year's honourees evidently include Jean-Paul Belmondo (Breathless) and Cloris Leachman (Young Frankenstein).
  7. Blanks can be incredibly dangerous if used improperly / at close range. It's just speculation at this point, but I do wonder whether this production was using a mostly local, New Mexico crew, because it seems highly unlikely to me that something so horrible would have happened if IATSE workers from Hollywood had been on set.
  8. https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-58970326 Leslie Bricusse, songwriter behind the lyrics to classic songs like "Candyman" and "Pure Imagination" from WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, and the James Bond songs "Goldfinger" (co-written with Anthony Newley) and "You Only Live Twice," died on October 19, 2021. He won the Oscar for Best Original Song twice, for "Talk to the Animals" from DOCTOR DOLITTLE (1967) and the title song from VICTOR/VICTORIA (1982), when he shared the award with composer Henry Mancini. Bricusse was 90. Cher, Henry Mancini, Leslie Bricusse and P
  9. Paul Salata, creator of the Mr. Irrelevant Award, honouring the last player chosen in the NFL draft, died yesterday. He would have been 95 today. Salata was a USC wide receiver in 1944, 1946 and 1947 (the war resulted in him missing the 1945 season), and he went on to play in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Colts in the late '40s and early '50s. He also spent two seasons playing in the CFL, for the Calgary Stampeders in 1952 and the Ottawa Roughriders in 1953. He appeared, usually uncredited, in nearly 20 movies throughout the 1950s. One of his few credited acting
  10. He does have a very brief, uncredited voiceover performance in DUNKIRK, as an RAF Spitfire pilot, which apparently was Nolan's nod to Caine's role in BATTLE OF BRITAIN (1969).
  11. Stuntman Bob Herron dead at 97 Founding member and past president of the Stuntmen's Association, his stunt work spanned decades, including hundreds of movie and TV appearances such as: WINCHESTER '73 (1950), SPARTACUS (1960), DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1971), EARTHQUAKE (1974), L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (1997), "Star Trek: The Original Series" and "The Rockford Files." Ernest Borgnine with his frequent stunt double Bob Herron on the set of CONVOY (1978)
  12. Disney Legend Ruthie Tompson dies at 111 (!) Tompson worked in the paint and ink department on the production of SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) and BAMBI (1942), and as a scene planner for the animated sequences in MARY POPPINS (1964), among many other classics produced by Disney from the 1930s to the '70s.
  13. METEOR (1979), starring: Sean Connery (d. 2020) Natalie Wood (d. 1981) Karl Malden (d. 2009) Brian Keith (d. 1997) Martin Landau (d. 2017) Trevor Howard (d. 1988) Richard Dysart (d. 2015) and Henry Fonda (d. 1982)
  14. https://www.macfound.org/fellows/class-of-2021/jacqueline-stewart "Ensuring that the contributions of overlooked Black filmmakers and communities of spectators have a place in the public imagination."
  15. Melvin Van Peebles, Influential Director, Actor and Writer, Dies at 89
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