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« on: May 27, 2008, 03:22:43 AM »

Director Sydney Pollack has passed away at age 73. He directed films such as 'Three Days Of The Condor','Tootsie','The Firm' and 'Out Of Africa'. In recent years, he was actually acting more and had a recurring role on the sitcom 'Will And Grace'. He was also recently seen in 'Michael Clayton' as one of the firm lawyers George Clooney's character works for. R.I.P., Mr Pollack.
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008, 05:34:25 AM »

Going through his IMDB list nothing really jumps out at me as the cat's meow. A couple of interesting films maybe, but that's it.

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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2008, 06:06:23 AM »

Quote from: Moliere on May 27, 2008, 05:34:25 AM

Going through his IMDB list nothing really jumps out at me as the cat's meow. A couple of interesting films maybe, but that's it.

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Hmmm Out of Africa was one of my favourites for a long time and Tootsie was a huge hit. He didn't do badly smile
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2008, 10:16:51 AM »

Can't say I ever heard of the guy, but R.I.P.
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2008, 12:17:51 PM »

He was amazing in Michael Clayton.
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2008, 12:49:58 PM »

"Sliding Doors (1998) (producer) "

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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2008, 05:36:59 PM »

I always liked him as an actor, he was the best part of Eyes Wide Shut, and he was definitely a great director. Sad news. 73 seems really young nowadays.
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2008, 07:19:40 PM »

Quote from: Simon on May 27, 2008, 05:36:59 PM

I always liked him as an actor, he was the best part of Eyes Wide Shut, and he was definitely a great director. Sad news. 73 seems really young nowadays.

Certainly hope so - 32 years left to live sounds sad frown
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2008, 07:42:44 PM »

MHS told me about this last night, and I admitted I'd never heard of a Sydney Pollack, but I'm familiar with one Sam Pollock (already dead).
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2008, 07:48:13 PM »

Very sad news.  I really liked him.
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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2008, 08:05:57 PM »

I remember him mostly for a great rant he had that was an extra on The Interpreter DVD.  I loved that a director would go off on networks/studios that would butcher his film to fit a 4:3 aspect ratio.   All of the people who couldn't understand why letterbox on a 4:3 tv showed more of the movie needed to watch that extra, he didn't just explain it but got pissed at the cropping of movies saying the director wanted that information in there if he didn't he would have shot it in 4:3 in the first place.

I think this is the video on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEPAgNrvZaw
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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2008, 04:56:04 AM »

None of Pollack movies are in my fav top 10 but he's made some great films.

I guess my fav's would have been Jerimiah Johnson, The Way We Were, 3 days of the Condor and Tootsie

It seems recently, he returned to his acting roots and I've seen him in a number of films - they were all small parts but he was effective

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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2008, 11:07:13 AM »

Quote from: Rich on May 27, 2008, 08:05:57 PM

I remember him mostly for a great rant he had that was an extra on The Interpreter DVD.  I loved that a director would go off on networks/studios that would butcher his film to fit a 4:3 aspect ratio.   All of the people who couldn't understand why letterbox on a 4:3 tv showed more of the movie needed to watch that extra, he didn't just explain it but got pissed at the cropping of movies saying the director wanted that information in there if he didn't he would have shot it in 4:3 in the first place.

I think this is the video on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEPAgNrvZaw

This is what I loved him for most too, though he was indeed excellent in Michael Clayton. That rant just screamed of something I needed to show my mother, who hates widescreen DVD's with a passion.
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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2008, 03:30:40 PM »

Quote from: Thin_J on May 28, 2008, 11:07:13 AM

This is what I loved him for most too, though he was indeed excellent in Michael Clayton. That rant just screamed of something I needed to show my mother, who hates widescreen DVD's with a passion.

I've seen that as well. Though the fellas on these boards convinced me of the importance of widescreen long before I did, I've used his arguments a lot to try to convince other peopele.
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