Sunday, August 30, 2015

RIP Mikhail Svetin

Mikhail Svetin passes away

August 30, 2015

The famous actor Mikhail Svetin died this morning in Gatchina at the age of 85.

"The actor Mikhail Svetin died today at about 6:45 am,’’ RIA Novosti cites a representative of the Leningrad region.

A week ago, he was hospitalized with a stroke in Gatchina in the central district hospital. The actor underwent an emergency operation, after which he was placed in a resuscitation department, but all doctors' efforts were in vain.

During his long career Mikhail Svetin starred in such films as ‘It Cannot Be!’ (1975), ‘The Twelve Chairs’ (1977), ‘Beloved Woman of the Mechanic Gavrilov’ (1981), ‘The Magicians’ (1982) and many others.

SVETIN, Mikhail (Michail Solomonovitch Goltsman)
Born: 12/11/1930, Kiev, Russia, U.S.S.R.
Died: 8/30/2015, Gatchina, Leningrad, Russia

Mikhail Svetin’s western – actor:
A Man from the Boulevard Capucines – 1987 (Pharmacist)

Friday, August 28, 2015

RIP T.C. Williams

RIP TC Williams

Hollywood Reporter

He worked on such films as 'Solaris,' 'Ocean's Twelve' and 'The Last Airbender.'

T.C. Williams, an Emmy Award winner for outstanding achievement in makeup, died Aug. 8 of an apparent heart attack at his home in Frazier Park, Calif., his wife, Jodi, said. He was 49.

Williams worked as a plaster foreman or mold maker on such films as My Giant (1998), Solaris (2002), Ocean’s Twelve (2004), The Last Airbender (2010), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) and Fantastic Four (2015). He also contributed effects to Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993).

Williams won his Emmy for Son of the Morning Star, a 1991 telefilm about the battle of Little Bighorn that starred Gary Cole as George Armstrong Custer and aired on ABC.

Born outside Las Vegas, Williams went to Chatsworth High School in Los Angeles and attended makeup school.

 In addition to his wife, survivors include his daughter, Cielle.

Born: 1966, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
Died: 8/8/2015, Frazier Park, California, U.S.A.

T.C. Williams western – make-up artist:
Son of the Morning Star (TV) - 1991

Thursday, August 27, 2015

RIP Peter Kern

RIP Peter Kern

Die Presse
By Andrey Arnold

Peter Kern believed there was hardly any difference ​​between life and art. His passion was Insolence. On Wednesday August 26, he died at the age of 66 years.

Insolence is an underrated quality. Without consideration for losses, it proposes breaches in the walls of the Convention, of good taste, the illusion bastions an oh-so-perfect world. Peter Kern, who was 66 years died after a long illness, actor and director, was one of the last great insolent. Between life and art, they hardly made a difference, because there was clearly none accordingy to his attitude and his loud voice.

In 1949 he was born in Vienna Leopoldstadt, his proletarian origin coined worldview, self-understanding and creativity. He started with the Vienna Boys' Choir, at 19 he was hired for a German version of the musical "Hair" and went on tour, that brought him a role offer for Peter Lilienthal teleplay "Jakob von Gunten" the New German Cinema. In the seventies he was part of a steady movemen workingt in front of the camera, including Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, Wim Wenders and Werner Schroeter. Also in the theater could where he could succeed in Vienna, in the course of his career he was seen in almost all major theaters of German-speaking countries and also worked together with Christoph Schlingensief.

1983 produced roles in the Philippines for Kurt Raab’s Exploitation drama "The Island of the Bloody Plantation", a little later he plunged himself into directing and stayed until his death on 30 cinema projects. His love and passion had always been given to the outsiders, Abgedrängten whether in documentary-inspired game or in stylized documentaries -. About "cuddling, smooching, Jubilieren" about the gay scene in Dusseldorf with his own homosexuality, he never kept vibrant.

Core cinematic oeuvre is unmistakable: Mostly are the independent low to no-budget items, scenically an idiosyncratic hybrid of Arte Povera and opulence, overambitious on principle. Nuclear often occupied amateur actors alongside theater professionals and well-known performers such as Helmut Berger or Josef Hader. In the spirit Fassbinder interested him the friction between the figures and the people behind them. His second great role model was Luchino Visconti - "The Last Summer of the rich" core finale, at this year's Berlinale successfully presented work was clearly inspired by the poetic pathos of the Italian.

If the atmosphere was suffocating at film festivals in anesthetic cultured fussiness, core Europe had reliably the antidote. His art could like it or not, they never let get cold. That was apparently the latest in audience discussions after his films: The reactions ranged from enthusiastic to rage, often led to heated arguments in which the director exploded deficient thoughtful questions with gusto. Hostility inspired him. A core of detractors wrote: "Please stop now making more films." His answer? "King Kong's tears", a new work.

In solid belief in a healthy provocation culture he drew upon interviews and appearances before the mallet of the fine blade and fumbled ball with carrot and stick. As corpulent balancing personality with well-kept wardrobe he could flatter in dignified Theater German tender, but as bettors and rumble. The wildest insults sounded gracefully out of his mouth. They were directed against all forms of exclusion and xenophobia, the hypocrisies of the affluent society, time and again against the Austrian cultural policy, of which he felt neglected - 2010, he nevertheless received the Merit Award in Gold of the Province of Vienna.

Actually, he just wanted to be loved, but it was also his followers not always easy. He once said: "If I yell at you, please do not be equal to hurt. If I insult, take it as a token of love. . Remember, I am an Austrian, insane, hysterical, hypocritical and undemocratic "In beautiful documentary portrait" core "by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala he bared himself mentally and physically, talks seemingly openly about fears and desires to someday casually interject:" About the real Peter Kern you will learn nothing, throughout the film. "The truth of this irreplaceable exceptional artist was probably precisely in this contradiction.

KERN, Peter
Born: 2/13/1949, Vienna, Austria
Died: 8/26/2015, Vienna, Austria

Peter Kern’s western – actor:
Karl May 1974 (George Grosz)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

RIP Richard L. Cohen

RIP Richard L. Cohen

August 26, 2015

Richard Lon Cohen Feb. 3, 1952 - Aug. 20, 2015. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Richard Lon Cohen by cardiac arrest on August 20th, 2015. Rich was the cherished husband of Ria Sinnige, beloved son of Muriel (Mitzi) Cohen and the late Julius Cohen.

Rich passionately loved his daughter Mara and his son-in-law Gil Reinin, and was a proud grandfather of Juni and Eitan. He was the dear older brother of Jeff, Gary, Todd, Bob, Adam and their families. After marrying Ria, Rich became a dear member of her Dutch family and they also cared deeply for him.

Rich's love of art and his innate sense of design will live on through his extensive body of work. Starting out as an illustrator, and after hanging out around Ohio State University one of the hotbeds of cgi development, Rich went on to become one of the early contributors to computer animation and digital visual effects.

He worked for Pacific Data Images and later for ILM on films like Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Death Becomes Her. Other work included matte paintings on The Hudsucker Proxy, Starship Troopers and The Santa Claus 2. Rich was part of a team that received an Academy Award nomination for visual effects.

In 1999, Rich and Ria moved to Canada where he taught visual effects at Sheridan College, a collegereknowned for its computer animation program. He also taught painting in the Art Fundamentalsprogram.Rich had amazing taste and a strong sense of design.

He and Ria bought a house on the Niagara Escarpment, that was something out of an architectural magazine. It was the kind of house you'd see pictures of but never expect to see in person. It was also exquisitely furnished, with much of the furniture created by Rich himself.

Rich's woodworking even led to the making of guitars. He was intensely focused when he found something he was interested in and stopped at nothing to get the results he wanted. Everything he created ended up being of professional quality.

In December of 2009, Richard had a stroke which resulted in a weakened left side, loss of balance and losing the use of his left arm. This was a major blow for someone so interested in creating both digital and physical things. In more recent years, as a result of the stroke, he developed chronic pain which no medication seemed to control.

In spite of this pain, he still managed to begin a new interest Â…Â….bonsai treesÂ…Â…Â….which he pursued with his typical vigor!Rich impacted so many lives and we will miss his laughter, his enthusiasm and his love..In memory of Rich, please plant a treeÂ…Â…....and if you'd like to, turn it into a bonsai!Funeral services will be held in San Rafael at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery, 2500 Fifth Avenue (Kol Shalom section), August 28, Friday at 11:00 am.

COHEN, Richard L. (Richard Lon Cohen)
Born: 2/3/1952, U.S.A.
Died: 8/20/2015, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Richard L. Cohen’s western – visual effects
Wagons East - 1994