Jan 14, 2017
Movie Meltdown - Episode 379
This week we return to our annual
segment People Who Died... Died, as we discuss just some
of the performers we lost in 2016.
And as we are smacked in the face with our own mortality, we also mention... Alec Guinness in drag, in Warsaw when the blitzkrieg occurred, Mitch Miller, Brazil, Good Burger, Scrooge McDuck, The Phil Silvers Show, South Park, fireside chats, Volgograd, in a Santa Claus suit, using anamorphic, what is this land... why are we paying so much, Dick Tracy, buys a horse and cart, unscrupulous... yes, buckets of blood... in vivid color, spend three years in prison, living for nostalgia, The Time Machine, everyone feels like everything personally affects them now, a pioneer in his own right, Sam Peckinpah, it's like we were in a trench in World War I together, perpetual media cover of every horrendous event, dying for 40 years, every time I go to the flea market... I feel like a Coen Brothers casting agent, Paul Bartel, him dying is just... all part of the show, a society of arrested development, Indiana Jones, Johnny Depp, a musical comedy version of Grapes of Wrath, Julian Glover, he was married continually since he was 21, this movie about the devil's daughter, I feel like our generation lives for nostalgia... more then any other one, has two-time Academy Award winner Shelley Winters, you're playing chicken with yourself, creatives who experience a lot of success, Zero Mostel, I was trying to save her with my meme, Bob Kane, United Artists who ultimately ended up buckling because of the enormity of the failure, Mel Brooks, sleeping next to your camera, line group friends and the ethics of CGI performances.
"Once I delved into his past a little bit, I was like 'What a fascinating life this guy had!'"