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Michael Cimino (1939-2016)

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I watched Heaven’s Gate a few years back to see for myself. No amount of re-editing, re-imagining, or explaining can save it from being the trainwreck that it is. It is a Western with a five minute roller-skating sequence in it. It is 325 minutes long (and I mean long). Joe Queenan writes about it here, in what is the funniest movie review I’ve ever read. It bankrupted a studio and ruined several careers, including Cimino’s.

Cimino was, by all accounts, an autocratic, difficult, Ayn-Rand-loving director and human being. And now he’s dead. RIP.

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Have at it.

Abe Vigoda (1921-2016)

Still not sure I believe it.

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John Boehner (2011-2015)

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Boehner says he is leaving “for the good of the institution.”

How is letting the mental patients take over “good” for the “institution?”

Yvonne Craig (1937-2015)

Batgirl? Really?

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Omar Sharif (1932-2015)

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Patrick Macnee (1922 – 2015)

And yes, I saw The Avengers first run:

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