89th Oscars: In Memoriam

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Postby Mister Tee » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:46 pm

I've added last-on-the-in-memoriam-list as a tie-breaker in my Oscar party pool, and, since I can't expect my friends to be quite as up-to-speed on exactly who died last year, I gave them a list from which to work. People I included on our list who didn't make the roll:

Richard Davalos
Garry Shandling
Anne Jackson
Madeleine Sherwood
Peter Shaffer (particularly notable omittee, since he's an Oscar winner)
David Huddleston (on the basis of The Big Lebowski)
Steven Hill
Jon Polito
Robert Vaughn
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Re: 89th Oscars: In Memoriam

Postby nightwingnova » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:32 pm

Yes, Reynolds should have gotten a clip of her singing and dancing from Singing in the Rain played.

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anonymous1980 wrote:But that one film of note got her an Oscar nomination. And I think Flirting with Disaster qualifies as a film of note as well.


Yes. But seriously it was really odd that the scene from Ordinary People seemed to go on and on and poor Debbie Reynolds, who starred in one of the most iconic films of all time, just had her photo shown. Still they can't please all of the people all of the time. And let's face it if you had 50 different takes on In Memoriam you would have 50 different versions.

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Re: 89th Oscars: In Memoriam

Postby Uri » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:12 pm

nightwingnova wrote:Vaughn was a TV actor with not much of a mark in movies.


Still, he was nominated for an Oscar as best supporting actor for The Young Philadelphians (1959).

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Re: 89th Oscars: In Memoriam

Postby OscarGuy » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:18 am

Producer Jan Chapman's image was used instead of Janet Patterson's is what I read.
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Postby Big Magilla » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:44 am

I forgot both the name and the source, but I just read that the segment featured a live person - a friend of Janet Patterson, the reclusive Australian costume designer who died last year, instead of Patterson herself.
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Re: 89th Oscars: In Memoriam

Postby Eenusch » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:29 am

Someone on Twitter wrote that next year's In Memoriam will feature the guys from Price Waterhouse.

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Postby Precious Doll » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:19 am

anonymous1980 wrote:But that one film of note got her an Oscar nomination. And I think Flirting with Disaster qualifies as a film of note as well.


Yes. But seriously it was really odd that the scene from Ordinary People seemed to go on and on and poor Debbie Reynolds, who starred in one of the most iconic films of all time, just had her photo shown. Still they can't please all of the people all of the time. And let's face it if you had 50 different takes on In Memoriam you would have 50 different versions.
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Postby anonymous1980 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:11 am

But that one film of note got her an Oscar nomination. And I think Flirting with Disaster qualifies as a film of note as well.

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Re: 89th Oscars: In Memoriam

Postby Precious Doll » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:59 am

nightwingnova wrote:Vaughn was a TV actor with not much of a mark in movies. I'm not sure Arquette's movie footprint warrants mention either.


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anonymous1980 wrote:Anyone major they missed? I'm impressed they got Abbas Kiarostami and Raoul Coutard in.


Only Robert Vaughn & Alexis Arquette (you don't get anymore diverse the Alexis) absence is somewhat surprising.


Robert Vaughn worked between cinema and TV with some roles in popular memorable films even if they were a lifetime ago .He was certainly way more prolific than Mary Tyler Moore (a giant of the small screen) who really only has one film of note. I checked out the In Memoriam segment on YouTube and was surprised to see that Mary Tyler Moore had more 'screen time' than anyone else.
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Re: 89th Oscars: In Memoriam

Postby nightwingnova » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:42 am

Vaughn was a TV actor with not much of a mark in movies. I'm not sure Arquette's movie footprint warrants mention either.


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anonymous1980 wrote:Anyone major they missed? I'm impressed they got Abbas Kiarostami and Raoul Coutard in.


Only Robert Vaughn & Alexis Arquette (you don't get anymore diverse the Alexis) absence is somewhat surprising.

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Re: 89th Oscars: In Memoriam

Postby anonymous1980 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:02 am

The envelope wasn't the only screw up at this year's Oscars.

The picture they showed during the In Memoriam segment acknowledging costume designer Janet Patterson was actually that of Jan Chapman who's still alive.

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Postby Precious Doll » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:33 am

anonymous1980 wrote:Anyone major they missed? I'm impressed they got Abbas Kiarostami and Raoul Coutard in.


Only Robert Vaughn & Alexis Arquette (you don't get anymore diverse the Alexis) absence is somewhat surprising.
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Postby anonymous1980 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:13 am

Anyone major they missed? I'm impressed they got Abbas Kiarostami and Raoul Coutard in.

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89th Oscars: In Memoriam

Postby OscarGuy » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:24 pm

Arthur Hiller
Ken Adam
Tracy Scott
Bill Nunn
Alice Arlen
George Kennedy
Gene Wilder
Donald P Harris
Paul Sylbert
Michael Cimino
Andrzej Wajda
Patty Duke
Garry Marshall
Wilma Baker
Emmanuelle Riva
Janet Patterson
Anton Yelchin
Mary Tyler Moore
Prince
Kenny Baker
John Hurt
Jim Clark
Norma Moriceau
Fern Buchner
Kit West
Lupita Tovar
Manlio Rocchetti
Pat Conroy
Nancy Davis Reagan
Abbas Kiarostami
William Peter Blatty
Ken Howard
Tyrus Wong
Hector Babenco
Curtis Hanson
Marni Nixon
George "Ray" West
Raoul Coutard
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Antony Gibbs
Om Puri
Andrea Jaffe
Richard Portman
Debbie Reynolds
Carrie Fisher
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