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Mardik Martin, screenwriter for Scorsese classics such as Raging Bull and Mean Streets dead at 82

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My first hit of the year.

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5 hours ago, alt obits guy said:

Buck Henry, the screenwriter behind the Graduate and the co-creator of Get Smart, has died.  He was 89.

 

https://deadline.com/2020/01/buck-henry-dead-saturday-night-live-the-graduate-get-smart-1202825337/

 

QO for Buck Henry if needed: https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/1225898/buck-henry-dead-cause-of-death-the-graduate-get-smart-heart-attack-latest-news

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6 hours ago, alt obits guy said:

Buck Henry, the screenwriter behind the Graduate and the co-creator of Get Smart, has died.  He was 89.

 

https://deadline.com/2020/01/buck-henry-dead-saturday-night-live-the-graduate-get-smart-1202825337/

 

 

6 hours ago, Lewd_Squirrel said:

My first hit of the year.

My first miss of the year. After 6 years as a starter, I foolishly relegated him to the sub's bench. :banghead:

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39 minutes ago, TomTomTelekom said:

Screenwriter and producer Harriet Frank Jr., best known for writing Norma Rae, which starred Sally Field, dead at 96 years:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/28/movies/harriet-frank-jr-dead.html

 

One of the best. She wrote Hud & Hombre for Paul Newman, The Cowboys for John Wayne, Murphy's Romance for James Garner...So many of my favorite films. :rip:

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British playwright & screenwriter Charles Wood has died aged 87.

 

His screenwriting credits include The Knack... and how toget it, The Bed-Sitting Room, and Help!, amongst others, while his TV work includes episodes of  Kavanagh QC, Inspector Morse and Sharpe amongst others.

 

His plays included Prisoner and Escort, which was written for TV but was performed on Radio and Stage before TV.

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9 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Roger Marshall, British screenwriter who wrote for The Avengers, The Sweeney, Lovejoy and London's Burning among many other UK shows, reported dead by his son: http://avengersfanforum.s2.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3829

 

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0551139/

 

Oh now that's a shame, he was a very good TV writer as you can see from his career lasting so long. Beyond the Avengers, 3 of his scripts which stick in the mind are:

 

London's Burning S5e3 - the one where they fight against time to save a drowning girl in a silo - nightmarish images from when I was a kid. But its also the one where James Hazeldine tries to save the suicidal teen on the big crane, but can't. A grim memorable episode in a series full of grim moments!

 

Shadows of Fear: Did You Lock Up? - Not the best Shadows of Fears (that's the rather Jamie Bulger like Sugar and Spice you wouldn't get away with these days) but a solid runner up to that tag, as good old Michael Craig (why is not a more popular deadpool name these days, he's 92!) suffers a burglary at his home and slowly starts to go mad from the worry it'll happen again. Mark McManus shows up as a thief in an early role too.

 

Shadows: The Future Ghost - Written for kids, this is a complete 180 on a ghost story, as a Victorian young nurse stays in a bed and breakfast, only to hear the cries of an ill child and to walk into a modern 1970s room. Our main character is one of these good of heart and spirit types which is just as well as the supernatural flip flop winds up saving their life.

 

 

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4 hours ago, TomTomTelekom said:

Oscar nominated american novelist, screenwriter, and actor Bruce Jay Friedman, best known for his novel, "Stern," from 1962, died at 90 years:

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/bruce-jay-freidman-dead-90-splash-woody-allen-1234624764/

I'll know him best for Stir Crazy. Lot of that film now 6 feet under. With one notable exception.

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19 hours ago, TomTomTelekom said:

Oscar nominated american novelist, screenwriter, and actor Bruce Jay Friedman, best known for his novel, "Stern," from 1962, died at 90 years:

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/bruce-jay-freidman-dead-90-splash-woody-allen-1234624764/


His widow: “Is anyone here from Penthouse Forum?  Then we ain’t talkin!”

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On 02/04/2020 at 13:44, YoungWillz said:

Roger Marshall, British screenwriter who wrote for The Avengers, The Sweeney, Lovejoy and London's Burning among many other UK shows, reported dead by his son: http://avengersfanforum.s2.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3829

 

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0551139/

and belatedly gets his obit: Roger Marshall

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