Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I see recently deceased people!

I suppose the above title could be appropriate for a post on zombie movies, but that's not the subject of this post, even though Halloween is coming up this weekend. Instead, it's about a couple of real, no fooling, film people who died recently and have films coming up that were previously scheduled well before their deaths.

First is a reminder about Chantal Akerman's film Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, which you can catch overnight at 3:15 AM.

Maureen O'Hara died over the weekend. TCM have already scheduled a 24-hour programming salute to her, but that isn't until November 20. (It'll be replacing a day and night of fairly often-aired musicals, with the exception of A Chorus Line, which doesn't show up on TCM very often.) As far as I can tell there's not much for O'Hara on TCM in the next couple of days, what with Halloween coming up. However, she does show up over on FXM Retro, in Immortal Sergeant, at 6:00 AM tomorrow. O'Hara plays the girl back home for Henry Fonda, who plays the man serving under the titular sergeant (Thomas Mitchell). FXM, if they had half a brain, could do a nice tribute to O'Hara, considering the number of films she made at Fox in the 40s. But that wouldn't be commercial.

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