Friday, September 30, 2016

RIP Pablo Núñez

Pablo Nunez dies


Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematograficas de Espana



Pioneer in Spain animated drawing and the most important creator of credit in this country, was a founding member of the Academy, which in 2007 was awarded the Gold Medal


Director, animator, cartoonist and technical visual effects, Pablo Nunez, one of the pioneers in the lively in Spain drawing and the most important creator of credit in this country, died Wednesday in Madrid, at 86 years old.


founding member of the Film Academy, which in 2007 was awarded the Gold Medal, Nunez worked in more than 2400 films; directed 32 short films entertainment and cultural both cartoon and real image with effects, which won numerous awards at national and international festivals; and he was responsible for the credits of masterpieces such as Chimes at Midnight, Tristana and Placido - appropriations latter are a benchmark of modernity and are considered pioneers in the panorama of Spanish- cinema.


Orson Welles, Luis Bunuel, Luis Garcia Berlanga, Jose Maria Forqué, Fernando Fernan Gomez, Carlos Saura, Gonzalo Suarez, Pilar Miró, Antonio Mercero, Mario Camus, Fernando Trueba, Victor Erice, José Luis Borau, Julio Medem, are only a small sample filmmakers with whom he worked veteran coach, who collaborated with Pedro Almodóvar in dark Habits, law of desire, tO tame!, Heels, the flower of my secret and all about my mother.


The spinnaker Spirit of the Beehive, The National Shotgun, The Hive and the south were some of the tapes had the headboard designed by Pablo Nunez, who also signed the credits Barrio, Others, Beach greyhounds and visionaries.


Goya Awards nominated five times (by special effects of A King in Havana Keys of independence and the south of Granada, and directed the short films A ... Praying Mantis and TV), Pablo Nunez he founded the production company Story Film, with which both cartoon and real image, made credits for feature films and TV shows, trailers, optical and digital special effects and commercials for film and television.


Pablo Nunez (Madrid, 1930) studied Fine Arts at the School of Arts and Crafts, published his first cartoon in the children 's magazine "Wonderland" and always alternated his collaborations in various magazines and publications as an artist with his work of director-director and screenwriter animation film advertising and entertainment. His drawings were easily recognizable by their prominent noses and spot color overlays Cubist type, influenced by the style of American animation studio UPA Pictures.


His funeral chapel has been installed in the Morgue of the M-30.


NUNEZ, Pablo

Born: 1930 Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Died: 9/28/2016, Madrid, Madrid, Spain


Pablo Nunez’s western – title designer:

Hands of a Gunman - 1965

RIP Laura Troschel

Farewell to the actress Laura Troschel
The funeral tomorrow in Rome, Basilica of St. Lawrence Outside the Walls

Il Velino
September 29, 2016

Will be held tomorrow, Saturday, October 1 the funeral of Laura Troschel the Basilica of Saint Lawrence Outside the Walls at 12:00. The actress of cinema, theater and television in spite of its great vitality, energy and the infinite love of life and his family has not been able to win this last challenge with the disease. Lands young cabaret with Castellacci and Pingitore on the stage of Bagaglino in the historic setting of the Salone Margherita collecting from audiences and critics and becoming First Lady. Then appears on the scene of the Brancaccio theater in Rome to star in two brilliant musical comedies. Hence his innumerable film holdings as the protagonist and actress of the '70s and' 80s comedies to name a few: A Blind Man's Bluff (1966) - 4 Flies on Grey Velvet (1971), directed by Dario Argento - That damn day of surrender of Auditors (1971) - Nero (1976) - the first night of marriage (1976) - Seriously priest (1978) - All in squola (1979) - the bumbling (1979) - the cage (1985) - mercenaries tell (1985) - Crimes (1987) - Right to kill (2005).

For television he led in '79 "Once upon a time Rome" and in the fall of 80 the prime time program "Checkmate" combined with the Lottery Italy. Among the many investments that also in the series "The boys in the wall" and the soap opera "A place in the sun." But the theater has always been his true love where she performed comedies but also of great depth roles whose purpose was to express emotions and feelings he believed in strongly, especially related to the themes of family and love. Among its most important holdings "the coffee shop" by C. Goldoni with Arnoldo Foa national tour, "the Barzotte" with Martufello, Max Tortora and Lorenza Guerrieri written by Pingitore for Troschel, "last Minute" with Sandra Milo Guido Polito and his last performance as the protagonist in "Christmas Enchantment" by Paola Nicoletti. Great sympathy and affection towards the family by part of all the friends and colleagues, especially his son Simone, his wife Gaia and her beloved grandchildren. Tomorrow Saturday, October 1 the funeral home will be open from 8:30 to 11:00, at the hospital Policlinico Gemelli in Rome. The funeral will be held at the Basilica of San Lorenzo al Verano Outside the Walls to 12 hours.

Born: 11/3/1944, Varese, Lombardy, Italy
Died: 9/29/2016, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Laura Troschel’s western actress:
Vendetta at Dawn – 1971 (Lory Baxter Benson)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

RIP Shepard Sanders

The Desert Sun
September 29, 2016

Shepard "Shep" Sanders passed away on September 14th, 2016 in Palm Springs, CA at the age of 88. He was born in Chicago, Illinois to parents Edward Seltzer and Rose Seltzer, and had two brothers, Michael and Dan. At the early age of 15, he forged his birth certificate so he could join the Navy during WW2. After the War, he used the money from his G.I. Bill to move to Los Angeles and begin his acting career, but due to the blacklist during the McCarthy Era, he had to change his name from Sherwin Seltzer to Shepard Sanders.

After traveling the world and shooting films, including Kelly's Heroes and The Sand Pebbles, he and his wife Tianne Sanders bought a home in Palm Springs in the early 60's, where they settled down and started a family. In his later years, Shep worked at Michael's House, where he found comfort in healing and helping people up until shortly before his death. Proceeded in death by his daughter Kim Sanders, and grandson Christopher Finkle. He is survived by honorable friends and close family, including his wife Tianne Sanders, daughter Trinza Sanders, son-in-law John Trad, and grandchildren Taylor Ann Trad, Jarrod Michael Trad, and Jonathan Bashar Trad. We will be holding a memorial on Saturday, October 1st from 12:00-2:30PM at Insight Community of the Desert (1111 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262). Anyone is welcome.

SANDERS, Shepard (Sherwin Seltzer)
Born: 1928, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Died:  9/14/2016, Palm Spring, California, U.S.A.

Shepard Sander’s westerns – actor:
U.S. Marshal (TV) – 1960 (Joey Curtis)
Here Come the Brides (TV) – 1970 (Petrus)
Cade’s County (TV) – 1971 (officer)
Bret Maverick (TV) – 1982 (Jackson)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

RIP Yvan Chiffre

Death of former stuntman Yvan Chiffre

Le Figaro

Yvan Chiffre, a former director and stuntman in many films, including being Alain Delon’s double, died this morning at the age of 80, in Adissan Hérault, his grandson son César Chiffre told AFP.

Born in Paris on March 3, 1936, Yvan Chiffre had specialized in fighting with knives and tumbling over waterfalls. He participated in "La Grande Vadrouille", "La Tulipe Noire", "Fantomas","Z", "Zorro" and the series "Thierry La Fronde".

He also staged several films stunts for Les Charlots and made a film with them, "Bons baisers de Hong Kong". He is also the director of a film with Coluche,"Le fou du roi".

Besides his film career, he set up a company of mounted knights for medieval shows. He published an autobiography in 1992 Denoël, "À l'ombre des stars : 30 ans d'action dans le cinéma" (In the Shadow of Stars: 30 years of action in the cinema).

Chiffre is the father of actor Philippe Chiffre and the grandfather of producer, director, actor  César Chiffre.

Born: 3/3/1936, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Died: 9/27/2016, Adissan, Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées, France

Yvan Chiffre’s westerns – actor, stunt coordinator, master of arms:
Zorro – 1975 (thug)

RIP Peter Collingwood

Sydney Morning Herald
September 28, 2016

Peter Trevor
Aged 96 years


The family wishes to advise that Peter died peacefully on 23 September, 2016. A memorial service will be held later in the year.

COLLINGWOOD, Peter (Peter Trevor Collingwood)
Born: 1920, Kent, England, U.K.
Died: 9/23/2016, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Peter Collingwood’s westerns – actor:
Mad Dog Morgan – 1976 (Judge Barry)
Outback – 1989 (banker)

Monday, September 26, 2016

RIP Herschell Gordon Lewis

Herschell Gordon Lewis, ‘The Godfather of Gore,’ Dies at 87

By Pat Saperstein
September 26, 2016

Horror filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis, known as the “Godfather of Gore” for his bloody exploitation movies that launched the splatter genre in the 1960s with films such as “Blood Feast” and “Two Thousand Maniacs,” died Monday at 87.

The Something Weird Video site announced his death.

“Blood Feast,” made in 1963 in Miami, was considered to be the horror genre’s first splatter film. Variety called it a “totally inept shocker” that was “an insult even to the most puerile and salacious of audiences,” with a “senseless” screenplay and “amateurish” acting.

His films supplied grindhouse cinemas and drive-ins with titles including “A Taste of Blood,” “The Wizard of Gore,” “The Gruesome Twosome,” “Scum of the Earth!” and “She-Devils on Wheels.”

Beginning in the 1960s, his early films with the late producer David F. Friedman were skewed toward soft-core erotica. Lewis’s other films also took on subjects that were taboo at the time including the birth control pill “(The Girl, The Body, and The Pill”) and wife-swapping (“Suburban Roulette”).

He took a lengthy break from directing after 1972’s “The Gore Gore Girls” to work in direct marketing but returned in 2002 with “Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat,” which included a cameo from a longtime fan, John Waters.

In addition to being a filmmaker, Lewis taught college literature, worked in radio and produced and directed TV commercials. He wrote several books on marketing and copywriting.

LEWIS, Herschell Gordon
Born: 2/15/1929, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Died: 9/26/2016, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A.

Herschell Gordon Lewis’s westerns – director, writer, sound:
Linda and Abilene – 1969 [director]
Bridger (TV) – 1976 [writer]
Wanted: The Sundance Woman (TV) – 1976 [writer]
The Shadow of Chikara – 1977 [sound]