Monday, May 26, 2008

RIP: Sydney Pollack

Sydney Pollack, who won an Academy Award as best director for "Out of Africa," died Monday of cancer at his home in Pacific Palisades. He was 73.

Pollack also was nominated for a best director Oscar for "Tootsie" and "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" Pollack won an Emmy for his direction of "The Game" in 1965, starring Cliff Robertson. Film. In addition to his Oscar for "Out of Africa," which also won best picture, that film also earned Pollack the best director honor from the New York Critics Film Circle for that film.

Among the 100 best American love stories ranked by American Film Institute in June 2002, Pollack is the only director credited with two films near the top of list: "The Way We Were," at No. 6, and "Out of Africa," which is ranked No. 13.

Pollack died only hours after the Saturday night premiere of the HBO film "Recount," which he executive produced. Pollack also was to have directed the movie about the 2000 presidential election, but pulled out in August due to his health.

Our thoughts and condolences to the friends and family of Mr. Pollack.

On a creepy side note, I have a Page-A-Day calendar at my desk at work, 365 movies... and Monday's movie was Tootsie...


  1. In the words of Old Biff from Back To The Future 2....

    "There's something very familiar about all this."

    OH YEAH!

  2. Dude! At least rewrite it a bit instead of straight plagiarizing.

  3. That's the same exact story a hundred other sites are running, word for word. It's an obituary, who gives a shit. I added my own two cents at the end.

  4. I'm the pathetic one, but you just wrote a 5 paragraph diatribe complaining about me copying and pasting.

    What is it you always say?

    OH that's right...


  5. I don't think there has ever been one moment in my life where I have said that word.

  6. If you don't give a shit, then why do you write here?

    And do you seriously get paid to write?

    As for the subject, this is sad news, I love Out Of Africa. Sad to see one of the greats go.

  7. Indeed, people that come here to post real original content, get a little somethin extra. And if it is news off another site, they spend time to rewrite it in their own words.

    Those that just come here and post bullshit, or copy and paste crap off other sites and try to say it's your own, get shit.