Tag Archives: 1942

RIP Bo Hopkins (1942 – 2022)

“Legalize marijuana”, says the side of the van at the fourth second of this clip of White Lightning (1973). In this film Hopkins is Roy “Rebel Roy” Boone.

Bo Hopkins was an American actor known for secondary roles in films such as The Wild Bunch (1969), American Graffiti (1973) and Midnight Express (1978).

RIP Douglas Trumbull (1942 – 2022)

Brainstorm (1983), death trip, final scene

Silent Running (1972), opening prayer

Douglas Trumbull was an American film director known for directing films such as Silent Running (1972) and Brainstorm (1983).

He also did special effects on 2001: A Space OdysseyBlade Runner and The Tree of Life.

RIP Michael Nesmith (1942 – 2021)

“Mary, Mary” interpreted by The Monkees

Michael Nesmith was an American musician, best known as the songwriter of “Mary, Mary”.

“Mary Mary (1988) by Run-DMC

That song made into a hit by Run-DMC in 1988.

“Change in Speak” (1989) by De La Soul

It was also sampled by De La Soul in 1989 on their debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising.

RIP Lawrence Weiner (1942 – 2021)

“Wind And The Willows” from ‘Monsters from the Deep’ (1997), probably based on the artwork of 1995 of the same title.

Lawrence Weiner is an American artist who made visual poetry and who wrote the art manifesto “Declaration of Intent” (1968).

He designed the Quando Quango and Section 25 poster for Factory Records in 1985.

With Ned Sublette, he released the albums Ships At Sea, Sailors & Shoes (1993) and Monsters from the Deep (1997).

In Antwerp, his poem “Iron and gold in the air, dust and smoke on the ground” is on permanent display at the Middelheim Open Air Sculpture Museum.