sâmbătă, 17 august 2019

Peter Fonda RIP

Mr. Easy Rider went for a last ride, ...:(
Peter Fonda was 79, Easy Rider is 50 this year, and he was in Cannes Classics and at Cinema de la Plage presenting it. It won here when it was presented back in 1969. Missed him by 10 minutes :(
My DVD has Dennis Hopper's autograph on it, the film is still the bastion of counter-culture...-
Peter Fonda, Hollywood royalty as the son of Henry, was against it !  He was  "Born to be Wild". Wyatt (from Earp ?) aka Captain America, who expresses the remains of the American Dream:
"We Blew it"...
Peter Fonda in Easy Rider (1969)
I 1st saw Peter as a kid in the sequel to Westword, Futureworld (1976, in Romania as Evadati din viitor), but later on I had the pleasure of seeing the essential Corman biker picure The Wild Angelas in The Trip, Race with the Devil, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, 92 in the Shade. Comeback with Ulee's Gold, Ocar nominated. The Limey, fun cameo bit on Escape from L.A., Mephistopheles in Ghost Rider
He directed The Hired Hand in 1971, a great and very little seen odd anti-western. He had a bit in The Last Movie, of his friend and sometimes fiend Dennis Hopper. His other friend was Warren Oates and they were in a lot of films together, and of course Jack Nicholson whose career was kickstarted by Easy Rider.

Brother of Hanoi Jane, father of Bridget. One of "the last of the only ones" ....

miercuri, 24 iulie 2019

Rutger Hauer RIP

One of my favourite actors and a personal hero, the Flying Dutchman, android Roy Beatty, The Hitcher, Mr. Rutger Hauer is no more.  Debut in the Dutsch TV series Floris in 1969.. Spetters, Eureka, Nighthawks, La legenda di santo bevitore, Osterman Weekend, Flesh + Blood, Blind Fury,  Split Second, Salute of the Jugger, Ladyhawke, Sin City, Batman Begins, Hobo with a Shotgun....Gone at 75 on July 19th, but just announced now.

                               AND ALL THESE MOMENTS WILL BE LOST
                                 LIKE TEARS IN THE RAIN ???

 I wanted to get him at Dracula film fest for the.last three years :( met him in Bucharest and in Romania more than once , he shot over here a lot, last time 2 years ago as The Commodore in The Sisters Brothers
:( now i am so sad....2019, the year of the blade runner.....

luni, 17 iunie 2019

Franco Zeffirelli RIP

Zeffirelli now :( He was 96. Opera director, formerly a stage designer. In Romania they loved him because his early films were shown in cinemas, Romeo and Juliet -1968, was ahuge hit. so was Taming of the Shrew, He also filmed in Romania, what was to be his last film, Callas Forever, in 1992. Then The Champ-1979 who made me cry as a child, disover Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway and the blond kid Ricky Schroeder. Saw it with my father, cried my eyes out. I was ten. Astra cinema in Brasov.
In the video piracy age Jesus of Nazareth was a huuuuge hit. And Endless Love, with Brooke Shields and a song by Lionel Ritchie :) Then he did Hamlet in 1990 with fucken Mad Max  :)
Young Toscanni, Tea with Mussolini. Will pay a tribute at Cinemateca Patria in July.
Buon viaggio, Maestro....

marți, 28 mai 2019