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    Obit: Tom Clancy, Author of Jack Ryan Thrillers 'Hunt for Red October,' 'Patriot Games' and More, Has Died at 66 (FILM CLIPS)

    Tom Clancy, bestselling author of many a thriller that would find an even wider audience with the help of Hollywood adaptations, has died at age 66. Check out clips below from his four books turned into films, "The Hunt for Red October," "Patriot Games," "Clear and Present Danger" and "The Sum of Al...

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    Obit: Paramount Stalwart A.C. Lyles Bows Out at Age 95

    A.C. Lyles – producer, publicist and one of the last links to Hollywood’s early years – has died at the age of 95. He was 10 years old in 1928 when he handed out fliers at a Paramount owned theater in Jacksonville, Florida and 20 when he had saved enough money working as an usher to take the train ...

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    R.I.P. Elmore Leonard: 1925-2013

    When the late Elmore Leonard began writing fiction in the early Nineteen-Fifties, Westerns ruled the roost, so most of his early heroes wore cowboy hats. When this great American writer, who died today at 87, went with the flow in 1969, and switched to writing urban thrillers (with the twice-filmed ...

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    'Get Shorty,' 'Out of Sight' Author Elmore Leonard Dead at 87

    Elmore Leonard, the author best known in the film world for the feature adaptations of his works "Get Shorty," "Out of Sight," and "Rum Punch" (which was filmed as "Jackie Brown"), has passed away at 87, three weeks after suffering a stoke.

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    R.I.P. Karen Black (1939-2013), New Hollywood Screen Queen of 'Easy Rider,' 'Nashville,' 'Five Easy Pieces' and More

    Karen Black was in the right movies at the right time to guarantee herself at least a footnote in film history. But wait: There was more.

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    Obit: Dennis Farina, Chicago Cop Turned Character Actor, Dies at Age 69 (1988 INTERVIEW)

    Between his early career as a Chicago cop and his recent gig as Xfinity Internet pitchman, Dennis Farina, character actor par excellence, amassed an impressive resume of distinctive performances in movies (including "Get Shorty," "Out of Sight" and the under-appreciated "Sidewalks of New York") and ...

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    Obit: Elias Querejeta Was Spain's Producer of Producers

    The death of Elias Querejeta, “producer of producers” according to the leading lights of Spanish cinema, did not cause a Gandolfini-size wake in the world of film. But film lovers should note the accomplishments of a man who, as much as anyone, moved his country’s cinema into a post-Franco landscape...

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    OBIT: Martial Master Lau Kar-leung (1936 - 2013) (TRAILER)

    The pioneering martial arts choreographer and director Lau Kar-leung, who died this week at age 77, was a kung fu purist. Lau had a vivid imagination and great skill when it came to devising and staging fight sequences. In fact, Lau was a key figure in every phase of Hong Kong martial arts movie mak...

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    James Gandolfini the Movie Actor, Tributes and Clips

    James Gandolfini left us far too soon at age 51 on June 20; he died of cardiac arrest in an ambulance on the way to a Rome hospital after suffering a severe heart attack. The actor was scheduled to receive the City of Taormina award on Saturday during his stay in Italy; the Taormina Film Festival in...

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    Obit: Documentary Filmmaker Dennis O'Rourke (1945-2013)

    The great Australian documentary filmmaker Dennis O'Rourke has died at 67. His often controversial documentaries on the human condition and/or and decolonization include "Half Life: A Parable for the Nuclear Age" (1985) "Cannibal Tours" (1988), "The Good Woman of Bangkok" (1991) and "Cunnamulla" (20...

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