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  • B.B. King: 1925-2015

    May 15th

    B.B. King may not have had much impact in the world of cinema, but when it comes to popular music, often a driving force in the movies, B.B. was a giant among giants. King’s rags (on the Mississippi plantation fields)… Read more →

  • Manoel de Oliveira 1908-2015

    April 13th

    The oldest living (and active) filmmaker is no longer, as Manoel de Oliveira passed away at the age of 106 on April 2, 2015. Check Fandor for an appreciative obit with links to audio-visual essays (and fine one from… Read more →

  • Albert Maysles, R.I.P., 1926-March 5, 2015

    March 12th

    Another big chunk of cinema history is gone with the death of pioneering cinéma vérité (or direct cinema) filmmaker Albert Maysles, at the age of 88. Albert outlived his brother, who died in 1987 at the young age of 55,… Read more →

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