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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Scott H, Jul 6, 2002.
He died of a stroke today in LA.
Damn, he was one of my favorite directors of all-time. He was also a great supporter of the dvd format.
He still had many good movies in him, I'm sure.
He will be missed...
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 Gypsy Moths
I Walk the Line
The Iceman Cometh
The French Connection II
52 Pick Up
A great loss, and a sad day for everyone who cares about film.
He will be missed, but his legacy in his movies will go on forever.
The film world is losing so many great people. It's depresisng. May he rest in peace.
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.
I dont know what to say
Terrible, terrible news. RIP.
Very fine filmmaker. He will be missed.
Well they say people die in 3's....Ted Williams, John Frankenheimer, and now who else?
The other two were Jack Buck and Darryl Kyle.
Frankenheimer will be missed.
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.
this is really bad news.
Here is his complete film list
one of his last commentaries was Reindeer Games
Very sad news.
Frankenheimer directed 'Seven Days in May' and 'The Manchurian Candidate', great favorites of mine, fantastic movies.
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.
Here's the Washington Post story:
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
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