John Frankenheimer has died.

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  1. Scott H

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    He died of a stroke today in LA.
     
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    He still had many good movies in him, I'm sure.

    He will be missed...

    -Dennis
     
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    Films directed by John Frankenheimer, ranging from excellent to mediocre at best:
    • The Young Savages
    • All Fall Down
    • Birdman of Alcatraz
    • The Manchurian Candidate
    • Seven Days in May
    • The Train
    • Seconds
    • Grand Prix
    • The Fixer
    • The Gypsy Moths
    • I Walk the Line
    • The Iceman Cometh
    • The French Connection II
    • Black Sunday
    • 52 Pick Up
    • Ronin
    • Reindeer Games
    Crawdaddy
     
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    A great loss, and a sad day for everyone who cares about film.

    M.
     
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    He will be missed, but his legacy in his movies will go on forever.
     
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    [​IMG] The film world is losing so many great people. It's depresisng. May he rest in peace.
    Dan
     
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    This is really a shame. I must have watched "PATH TO WAR", the recent docu-drama on LBJ's presidency, about 5 times. It was incredible...he even brought back Gary Sinese to portray George Wallace for a scene. He is sure to win a posthumous emmy. He will be missed.
     
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    [​IMG] I dont know what to say
     
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    Terrible, terrible news. RIP.
     
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    Very fine filmmaker. He will be missed.

    ~Edwin
     
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    Well they say people die in 3's....Ted Williams, John Frankenheimer, and now who else?
     
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    The other two were Jack Buck and Darryl Kyle.

    Frankenheimer will be missed.
     
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    No matter what one might think of some of the works in his filmography, it seems to me that Frankenheimer always tried to do something interesting. Even if he failed at it, I generally found it to be worth a viewing. I'd much rather see a filmmaker try and fail than just do something designed to avoid any risk-taking.

    He will most certainly be missed.

    DJ
     
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    Very sad news.
    Frankenheimer directed 'Seven Days in May' and 'The Manchurian Candidate', great favorites of mine, fantastic movies.
    RIP John.[​IMG]
     
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    I remember reading that he had to pull out of the upcoming Exorcist prequal at the last minute. I suspected that his health may be the cause.

    RIP.
     
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    Here's the Washington Post story:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...-2002Jul6.html
    Note the unnecessarily abrupt reference to 80's "clunkers." Well, it is what the studios wanted, what they financed. The directorial skill was still there.
    Frankenheimer was a man of ethics, above average talent, intellect and humanity. It is all evident in his work, even in the so-called clunkers. His association with Jerry Goldsmith produced some great scores.
    His was a presence we shall miss in films.
    Sincere condolences to his family and friends
     
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    I love his "paranoia trilogy" - The Manchurian Candidate, Seven Days in May and Seconds. I haven't seen any of his other films except Ronin. I might be picking up The Train soon. It is indeed a sad day for all of us film fans [​IMG]
     

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