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The last words said by Black youth murdered by policemen. Rest in peace. 

RIP, Robin Williams

Actor and comedian Robin Williams has died. There are many obituaries and remembrances out there, so we’re just choosing a few.  The AV Club, RogerEbert.com and Boing Boing have obituaries. The writers of RogerEbert.com offer tributes. Terry Gilliam talks about directing Williams in The Fisher King. Penny Marshall talks about working with Williams on Laverne & Shirley and directing him in Awakeni…

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RIP, Ann B. Davis

RIP, Ann B. Davis

Actor Ann B. Davis has died. Davis got her start in television on The Bob Cummings Show (1955-9) was best known for her role Alice on The Brady Bunch (1969-74). Mark Hinson shares his memories of Davis and her twin sister, Harriet, at the Tallahassee Democrat. The Los Angeles Times, Variety and The New York Times have obituaries. Here’s Davis’ cameo in The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) and Davis in Lo…

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RIP, Ultimate Warrior

Professional wrestler the Ultimate Warrior (née, James Brian Hellwig) has died. The WWE shares reactions to Warrior’s death. The Masked Man has an obituary at Grantland. SBNation, ABC News and Newsday remember Warrior. Time shares Warrior’s best mic work.

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RIP, Television Without Pity

RIP, Television Without Pity

NBC-Universal is closing Television Without Pity and the archives of episode recaps from the 1990s on will no longer be available. At The Vulture, Margaret Lyons writes, “How Television Without Pity Shaped Pop Culture.” Caitlin Kelly writes about being “Raised on Television Without Pity” at The New Yorker. At USA Today, Jayme Deerwester writes a “Requiem for Television Without Pity.”And at…

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RIP, Dave Brockie

Gwar lead singer Dave Brockie has died. Rolling Stone, LA Weekly, and NPR have obituaries. Metal Insider has an excerpt from No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes about one Gwar’s performances at Grey Gardens. Friend of the Gutter, Robert Mitchell interviewed Brockie in 2008. Oderus Urungus reads Goodnight, Moon.

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RIP, Ida PollockAuthor Ida Pollock has died. Writing under multiple noms de plume, Pollock published 120 books and…View Post

RIP, Ida Pollock

Author Ida Pollock has died. Writing under multiple noms de plume, Pollock published 120 books and…

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RIP, Frederick PohlAuthor and Science Fiction Grandmaster Frederick Pohl has died. The Guardian has an obituary.…View Post

RIP, Frederick Pohl

Author and Science Fiction Grandmaster Frederick Pohl has died. The Guardian has an obituary.…

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James Gandolfini interview & B-roll for The Coen Brothers’ The Man Who Wasn’t There. With a short clip of Joel Coen directing Gandolfini and Frances McDormand.

When we finally up and bust off the beach we found Arnie Bragg, kid missing on recon; the Japs had *eaten* the sonofabitch, if you’ll pardon the, uh… And this was a scrawny, pimply kid too, nothin’ to write home about. I mean, I never would’ve, ya know, so what do I say, honey? When I don’t like dinner, what do I say? I say, Jesus, honey, Arnie Bragg— *again*?!

Big Dave is a smaller part but key to the plot of The Man Who Wasn’t There, and played with panache. Gandolfini says that he appreciates the way the Coen brothers, like the people behind The Sopranos, know what tone they want and how to get it. He cracks up remembering the first time he saw Thornton transformed into a forties character, with waxy brows and shellacked, sculptural hair. “He looked like a young Frank Sinatra,” he says. And he mischievously implies that a crucial fight scene between them was fun to do because Thornton is so thin. As he praises the Coens, one can hear his concern that future movie collaborations drawn up by Hollywood committee might not be so confident and smart and fun. “I’ve been spoiled,” he says again and again. Maybe so. Still, to meet him is to conclude that he hasn’t, and won’t, let it go to his head. —James Gandolfini: Not Just Another Wise Guy

In my mind, James Gandolfini didn’t die. We just cut to black.

With thanks to LoSceicco1976

RIP, Ray Harryhausen. We have a collection of interviews, tributes and obituaries here.

RIP, Ray Harryhausen. We have a collection of interviews, tributes and obituaries here.