Saturday, July 1, 2017

A couple of obituaries

Production designers don't get much credit, so we should mention the death of C.O. "Doc" Erickson, who died on Wednesday aged 93. His work spanned 40 years, with notable movies being Chinatown and Groundhog Day. Erickson was also a producer, and started with Alfred Hitchcock back in the 1950s as a production assistant.

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist died on Tuesday at the young age of 56. He played Blomkvist in the Swedish versions of Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and the two following movies, but in Hollywood also appeared in one of the Mission Impossible movies as well as John Wick. Radio Sweden's English-language service devoted part of this week's show to Nyqvist. However, it doesn't seem as if individual reports from the weekly round-up are available on a standalone basis; only the entire broadcast, a ~26MB MP3 file.

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