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gcreptile

Posted Yesterday, 03:51 PM

One of, if not, THE most acclaimed contemporary german directors, Helmut Dietl, is dead at 70:

 

http://www.spiegel.d...-a-1026324.html(link in german)

 

A hit for 2 DDP teams if there's a qualifying orbit. He had lung cancer but in late 2014 he said the tumour had shrunk. I saw him at an awards show and he still looked ok, though it was already suspicious that they gave him a lifetime achievement award.


Sir Creep

Posted Yesterday, 01:48 AM

Czech cinematographer Miroslav Ondricek dead at 80:
 
http://variety.com/2...man-1201462236/
 
A frequent collaborator with Milos Forman, he is probably best-known for his Oscar-nominated work on "Amadeus".


That remains basically my favorite movie of all time; he must have been the one key person NOT to win an Oscar :-(
RIP
SC

Eesti

Posted 29 March 2015 - 10:51 PM

Mayor of Tallinn Edgar Savisaar has been in a hospidal for 10 days now. He had a streptococcus pyogenes so doctors amputate his right leg above the knee. His health has been very fragile over the past 12 years and now it has got even worse. They keep him in a coma and he doesn't know the news yet. He was brought to hospidal with a phenunomia suspection. If he survives then sure hit in the next few years.

 

Sad f*cker. (Estonians hate him).


gcreptile

Posted 29 March 2015 - 07:25 PM

Czech cinematographer Miroslav Ondricek dead at 80:

 

http://variety.com/2...man-1201462236/

 

A frequent collaborator with Milos Forman, he is probably best-known for his Oscar-nominated work on "Amadeus".


gcreptile

Posted 26 March 2015 - 01:27 PM

Two important german deaths in the news today:

 

Karl Moik, the austrian inventor of the most popular "Volksmusik"-TV show in the german-speaking countries is dead at 76:

http://www.bild.de/u...13290.bild.html(german obituary)

It was the kind of show full of yodelling, alpine clothing and faint regret of losing World War II that people aged 60+ loved.

 

Also dead: "Emmely", Germany's most famous cashier. Her multi-billion dollar supermarket chain fired her instantly after 30 years of employment because she payed herself out two unused deposit bottle coupons (do you know what I mean?) worth 1,30€. She sued the company and won and got her job back:

http://www.bild.de/r...04874.bild.html (german obituary)

 

She died at 57 after a heart attack.


themaninblack

Posted 18 March 2015 - 03:24 PM

Well Israel have been in it 37 times....but Australia truly banishes the geography to the dustbin really.

 

Won it a few times as well (1978, 1979, 1998)...


Eesti

Posted 18 March 2015 - 01:15 PM

 

 

 

Eino Baskin dead at 85. One of the most famous theater managers in Estonia.

**checking Baskin's name off my list of 'famous theater managers in Estonia'**
SC

 

The guy was absolute legend in Estonia. Everybody knew him. You don't need to be sarcastic because you don't know anybody outside your little island.

 

Estonia is one of those countries I'd like to visit. I supported Ott Lepland in his 2012 bid for Eurovision, one of the loveliest ballads ever in the competition. Hope you have a good one this year!

 

Here you go. Win a free trip to Estonia: http://quiz.mfa.ee/


Toast

Posted 18 March 2015 - 01:08 PM

 

So should they win, they'd become the first Associate ESC Winners. Nice.

 

It has been said that if they win they will be allowed to defend their title but not to host.

 

 

That gives them a real incentive then!


Bibliogryphon

Posted 18 March 2015 - 12:06 PM

So should they win, they'd become the first Associate ESC Winners. Nice.

 

It has been said that if they win they will be allowed to defend their title but not to host.


Magere Hein

Posted 18 March 2015 - 08:37 AM

So should they win, they'd become the first Associate ESC Winners. Nice.

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