Thursday, November 11, 2010

"When Dino die, everybody cry," - R.I.P. Dino De Laurentiis

Dino De Laurentiis is dead, alas. Yes, the name has a certain infamy among cineastes - but let's be honest here - yes, he produced a lot of crap, but most of it was highly entertaining crap. He also produced a lot of good films, and helped a lot of directors get a leg up - David Lynch, David Cronenberg, Michael Cimino, Richard Fleischer, amongst a very long list.

And most of those films are die-hard favorites of most audiences out there.

The Bible

Danger Diabolik



3 Days of the Condor



Buffalo Bill and the Indians

The White Buffalo

Conan The Barbarian

The Dead Zone


Maximum Overdrive

Blue Velvet

Flash Gordon

We will never see his like again in this world - and woe is us.

1 comment:

Logo Girl said...

I am trying to find some unifying theme of the projects he chose. I guess "International" is the only word that ties them together. I still love the opening sequence to Flash Gordon - I actually saw it 2-3 times when it came out, mostly because my friends were such big Queen fans and "camp" fans. Some of these are new to me.