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phitzy1
Phitzy1  (Level: 66.4 - Posts: 873)
Mon, 26th May '08 11:54 PM

WOW - SYDNEY POLLACK :(

Man...

that sucks...



too ineloquent to elaborate...just know, it's really sad



really

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Mon, 26th May '08 11:59 PM

I loved so many of his movies - he will be missed!

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Tue, 27th May '08 12:28 AM

Yes....Sad
He made many movies that were very
creative and extraordinary. Some
of them are now Classics

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.3 - Posts: 5315)
Tue, 27th May '08 12:37 AM

If any of you had to say which was your favorite movie he either directed, produced and/or starred in, what would it be?

Sabrina, Tootsie and Out of Africa are three favorites. Each is so different it's hard to say which one is best. I guess if I absolutely had to pick one it would be Out of Africa.

flcyclist
Flcyclist  (Level: 124.2 - Posts: 691)
Tue, 27th May '08 1:32 AM

"The Way We Were" is my ALL-time favorite! And it's a sad thing to say about myself, that I spend so much time here, that here is where I have to find out the news!

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 279.5 - Posts: 6640)
Tue, 27th May '08 11:53 AM

Tootsie was the first movie I went to at the cinemas after a break of about five years; I cant say it brought me back to films but I did enjoy it a lot.

Barry

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 27th May '08 1:17 PM

Tootsie - and mostly because of the theme song.

phitzy1
Phitzy1  (Level: 66.4 - Posts: 873)
Tue, 27th May '08 1:47 PM


easily "Out of Africa". So lovely.

bluegardenia
Bluegardenia  (Level: 48.3 - Posts: 31)
Tue, 27th May '08 2:10 PM

Yes very sad about Sydney Pollack...he was a fabulous director and could act too....favourite film Out of Africa...and of course Tootsie
and there are many many others....bloody cancer when are they ever gonna cure that monster???

bluegardenia
Bluegardenia  (Level: 48.3 - Posts: 31)
Tue, 27th May '08 2:28 PM

I just remembered another Sydney Pollack film...done in the 70's that was fantastic....if you are a fan you must see this one...it's called "They Shoot Horses Don't They?"...and must mention The Way We Were.

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Tue, 27th May '08 3:25 PM

"Absence of Malice" and "Jeremiah Johnson" are two of my favorites.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Tue, 27th May '08 4:18 PM

That song from Tootsie is still one of my all-time favorites.

asdibbens
Asdibbens  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 423)
Tue, 27th May '08 4:25 PM

I met him once in 1987 or so. My partners and I had a film showing at the Music Box Theater for the Chicago Film Festival and he was the featured speaker. My dad took a picture of us together, but bobbled the camera so it is just of us from the chin down.

Don't remember saying much to him other than "Hi", but he seemed very nice.

billkozy
Billkozy  (Level: 279.6 - Posts: 308)
Wed, 28th May '08 3:27 PM

He was one of my very favorite directors, but I'm sure I'm in the same company as many others on that sentiment. But what I think gets terribly overlooked is what a fantastic actor he was. Absolutely brilliant with Dustin Hoffman in the Russian Tea Room scene from the film Tootsie. And the biggest laugh in the film Death Becomes Her was when
pollack was playing the doctor, and his reaction to his "faulty" stethescope when examining the "live" corpses.

Here's my personal encounter with Sydney Pollack story: I have actually eaten his hair. Yes it's true it's not a metaphor, I have physically ingested his hair. Ew. I know.
I was working on the film Random Hearts, assisting the video assist guy. I was sitting down outside (we were in Queens, NY, filming the climactic car scene where Harrison Ford gets shot in the leg) and I was eating dinner with my plate on my lap. Great food by the way as my buddy told me I would expect on a Sydney Pollack film. Anyway, next to me is Mr. Pollack, and he's getting his hair cut by one of the hair stylists on the set. After a while I look down and I can see that there are many tiny hairs on my plate here and there. The wind blew them over. I can only help that along with his hair I might have ingested some of his greatness.

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Wed, 28th May '08 4:29 PM

"Michael Clayton" was one of my favorite films last year.

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Wed, 28th May '08 4:30 PM

Wow, what a great story Bil! And he will be missed.

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Thu, 29th May '08 2:47 AM

Tootsie was my favorite....
It was the best of the movies about man disguised as
woman - and illustrated very well difficulties we face
At the time it was such a revolutionary idea.
Didn't care for Mrs.Doubtfire or the Mel Gibson movie.
Or the classic Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis movie,
because they were pure comedies, mostly about cosmetic
difficulties. Funny but full of cliches....

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.3 - Posts: 7560)
Thu, 29th May '08 11:25 AM

I really liked "The Way We Were".
He directed several great films starring Robert Redford- my other faves were "Three Days of the Condor" and "Jeremiah Johnson."

I also enjoyed his cameo appearance in "Eyes Wide Shut." Working with Kubrick must have been cool.

toledosugar
Toledosugar  (Level: 51.4 - Posts: 281)
Thu, 29th May '08 1:45 PM

Ditto Alvandy, those are my favorites, as well.


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