Famous People Who Died

Jan Libourel

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^What do you have against David Hasselhoff? He seems pretty innocuous to me--no particularly abrasive political opinions or social views, no egregious personal scandals or whatever...at least as far as I know.
 

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^What do you have against David Hasselhoff? He seems pretty innocuous to me--no particularly abrasive political opinions or social views, no egregious personal scandals or whatever...at least as far as I know.
He was quite a darling of the UK television media in the 1990s, as he fitted in with the Brits (as we were then) with his self-deprecating humour. He seemed a decent enough sort for a jobbing actor made the big time.
 

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He was quite a darling of the UK television media in the 1990s, as he fitted in with the Brits (as we were then) with his self-deprecating humour. He seemed a decent enough sort for a jobbing actor made the big time.
Big star in Germany in the late 80's and in the 90's as well. Still has a lot of fans today. This was in the charts for ages back then:

 

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Watched Performance the other month. Absolute shit.
I've seen very few of the films he's directed, missed the above one and the David Bowie film. I seem to remember Performance, like The Graduate, only making it to UK terrestrial television 20 years later and the BBC making a big deal about showing it. I missed it then too.

Walkabout and Castaway were good as I remember them. Haven't seen them since the 80s.
 

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I've seen very few of the films he's directed, missed the above one and the David Bowie film. I seem to remember Performance, like The Graduate, only making it to UK terrestrial television 20 years later and the BBC making a big deal about showing it. I missed it then too.

Walkabout and Castaway were good as I remember them. Haven't seen them since the 80s.
Aye, but that's down to the actresses spending a large part of the film in the buff, not Roeg's auteurism
 

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Performance and Man Who Fell are brilliant, though very dated now.
There's a lot of British films that are good exactly because they are fixed in a period and dated/very much of the common culture of the time, excluding historical romances and period pieces: The Jokers with Oliver Reed and Michael Crawford; The Knowledge about learning to be a London cabbie; Get Carter; Kes; Gregory's Girl with the simply delish Clare Crogan in; Local Hero I would include as well. Lots of others.

Another obvious one: The Long Good Friday and not forgetting the banned in the USA Letter to Brezhnev.
 
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Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci has just died from lung cancer. Not seen that many of his films either: The Last Emperor and 1900. Not even seen Last Tango in Paris.
 
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