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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Seventh Stage

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:01 PM

Robin Williams at Bunker Hill Community College

Robin Williams and the Stages of Math

i)   shock & denial
ii)  anger
iii) bargaining
iv) depression
v)  acceptance

And then…

vi)  checking
vii) Joan Rivers

See also

Friday, December 7, 2012

Bach Gate

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:00 PM

In today's New York Times :

The late film executive Steven Bach on
the late literary agent Robert Lescher —

Mr. Bach’s 1985 book about film, “Final Cut:
Dreams and Disaster in the Making of ‘Heaven’s Gate’ ”—
a crow’s-nest view of the cultural and personal tensions
on the set— became a best seller and a Hollywood-insider
classic. In his acknowledgments, Mr. Bach said Mr. Lescher
“was the spiritual father to the book and to its author as well.”

See also "The rest is the madness of art" and Eight Gate.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Saturday March 28, 2009

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM
In memory of
film producer
Steven Bach:

Heaven's Gate (a link in memory of Steven Bach)
 
Xanga footprint from Denmark 3/28/09 7:49 AM leading to Rohatsu Venus entry of 12/8/03
 

Images of time and eternity in memory of Michelangelo

“Time: the moving
  image of eternity.”
Plato   

Happy birthday,
Reba McEntire

Thursday, December 19, 2002

Thursday December 19, 2002

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:07 AM

ART WARS:

Bach at Heaven’s Gate

From a weblog entry of Friday, December 13, 2002:

Divine Comedy

Joan Didion and her husband
John Gregory Dunne
(author of
The Studio and Monster
wrote the screenplays for
the 1976 version of “A Star is Born”
and the similarly plotted 1996 film
Up Close and Personal.”

If the incomparable Max Bialystock 
were to remake the latter, he might retitle it
Distant and Impersonal.”
A Google search on this phrase suggests
a plot outline for Mel Brooks & Co.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Producer Sidney Glazier dies
Dec. 18, 2002

Academy Award-winning producer
Sidney Glazier died early Saturday morning
[Dec. 14, 2002] of natural causes
at his home in Bennington, Vt. He was 86.
Glazier… is best known for producing
the 1968 film “The Producers.”
That film, which has since become a
Tony Award-winning Broadway play,
also marked comedian Mel Brooks’
directing debut.

In addition to “The Producers,”
Glazier produced…
the 1973 television drama “Catholics.”
[Based on a novel by Brian Moore]

His nephew is “Scrooged” screenwriter
Mitch Glazer.

(Josh Spector)

Recommended reading —

FINAL CUT:

Art, Money, and Ego in the Making of
“Heaven’s Gate,”
the Film that Sank United Artists,

Second Edition,
by Steven Bach

From Newmarket Press:

Steven Bach was the senior vice-president and head of worldwide production for United Artists at the time of the filming of Heaven’s Gate…. Apart from the director and the producer, Bach was the only person to witness the evolution of Heaven’s Gate from beginning to end.”

See also my journal entry
“Back to Bach”
of 1:44 a.m. EST
Saturday, December 14, 2002.

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