RIP Sam Shepard - dead at 73

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RIP Sam Shepard - dead at 73

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Re: RIP Sam Shepard - dead at 73

Postby Sneehosifatz » 31 Jul 2017, 18:11

Holy shit! I'm getting old. Not as old as Sam Shepard but old. I remember seeing his movies and having the ladies in attendance get a little swooney. I always found him a very capable actor - old fashioned in a good way. Reviewers seemed to reference guys like Gary Cooper when talking about him. He maybe didn't have a twinkle in his eye like Gary Cooper often did but he had that rock-solid quality. "The Right Stuff" should get him into movie heaven if there is such a place. if there isn't, maybe there should be. R.I.P.
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Re: RIP Sam Shepard - dead at 73

Postby Charlie O. » 31 Jul 2017, 20:43

Shame on the Times for not mentioning his stint as drummer with The Holy Modal Rounders! No wonder they're failing.

R.I.P., sir.
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Re: RIP Sam Shepard - dead at 73

Postby algroth » 31 Jul 2017, 21:00

Damn. R.I.P.

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Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 01 Aug 2017, 00:19

Classic Rock Sneelock wrote:"The Right Stuff" should get him into movie heaven if there is such a place. if there isn't, maybe there should be. R.I.P.


Days of Heaven even more so.

Having been an actor in the 80s (when his influence was greatest) - I'll always think of him as a playwright first.
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Re: RIP Sam Shepard - dead at 73

Postby sloopjohnc » 01 Aug 2017, 23:26

He wrote and produced his best plays during a 10 year run in San Francisco at the Magic Theater. Probably why I remember reading about him so much as a young teenager just getting interested in literature.
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Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 02 Aug 2017, 10:27

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Re: RIP Sam Shepard - dead at 73

Postby Geezee » 02 Aug 2017, 17:25

Bride Of Sea Of Tunes wrote:Patti Smith on Sam Shepard:

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultur ... am-shepard


Just came here to post that. For sure there's a bit of a conflicted portrayal of him in Just Kids, and this is a very nice post-script. Loved him in Frances, the first movie i saw him in and a favourite of mine growing up.
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