Category Archives: Those We Lost in 2018

Milos Forman, A Rebel

Director Milos Forman fought oppression. In the clip above, he’s talking to Charlie Rose in 1997 about his movie The People vs. Larry Flynt, released the previous year. He’s asked why make a movie about a man who published a magazine with such objectionable content and Forman’s reply is simple – and utterly relevant today. He … Continue reading Milos Forman, A Rebel

The Loss of a TV Giant

In the clip above, an interview for the Archive of American Television, Steven Bochco talks about the casting of L.A. Law, one of the seminal TV shows of the 1980s, and one of my personal favorites. Bochco was also the revolutionary guy behind Hill Street Blues, one of my earliest TV memories. He was probably the first … Continue reading The Loss of a TV Giant

A Farewell to Two Supporting Stars

This past week, two highly talented actors who shone in supporting parts passed away.  Emma Chambers, born in 1964 in Doncaster, England, was best known to some people for Notting Hill (1999) as the kooky younger sister of Hugh Grant’s character. But to me, she’ll always be the lovably dense Alice Tinker on The Vicar of Dibley (1994-2007). In … Continue reading A Farewell to Two Supporting Stars

Lewis Gilbert 1920–2018

A hopelessly chopped up interview, but this is a talk with Lewis Gilbert, the director behind The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Roger Moore’s finest effort as James Bond. It was also one of Gilbert’s best films. We lost him last week at the age of 97. Born in Hackney, London, Lewis Gilbert grew up behind … Continue reading Lewis Gilbert 1920–2018

Jóhann Jóhannsson 1969–2018

He had a meteoric rise as a composer, and now suddenly, shockingly, he’s passed away. Jóhann Jóhannsson had a unique sound, which isn’t something you can say about many composers working in Hollywood. In the clip above from Hollywood Resume TV, Jóhannsson talks about his work on Prisoners in 2013. Born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1969, … Continue reading Jóhann Jóhannsson 1969–2018