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New Wave Director Eric Rohmer Passes Away

One of the last surviving directors of the French New Wave movement, Eric Rohmer, passed away today in Paris. Rohmer was 89 and his death was announced by his producer, Margaret Menegoz. His family says that he had been hospitalized for a week, but no other details about the cause of death have emerged. I […]

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TCM Remembers Those Who Passed in 2009

Turner Classic Movies has posted their annual tribute video for the people involved in the film industry who passed away in 2009. TCM often does a better job than the Oscars’ In Memoriam piece and this year’s is fantastic. The music chosen is Steve Earle’s rendition of “To Live is to Fly.” The video is […]

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Brittany Murphy Dies at the Age of 32

In a year that has been just packed with high profile celebrity deaths, one more comes before year’s end. Brittany Murphy, the young actress who starred in such films as Clueless, 8 Mile, Just Married, and Sin City, passed away today at the age of 32. As per usual with celebrity deaths, rumors and scandals […]

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RIP Edward Woodward – 1930-2009

Edward Woodward, the star of such films as The Wicker Man and Callan and the television show “Equalizer” has passed away at the age of 79. He had been ill for several months, suffering from pneumonia and several other illnesses. I couldn’t think of any actor who could have fit the role of the uptight […]

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