Tag Archives: American cinema

RIP Wolfgang Petersen (1941 – 2022)

Wolfgang Petersen is a German film director known for films such as Das Boot (1981) and Troy (2004).

I want to remember him for The NeverEnding Story (1984), a fantasy film based on the German novel of the same name by Michael Ende.

The book describes the fantasy world of Fantasia slowly being devoured by a malevolent force called “The Nothing“.

RIP Bob Rafelson (1933 – 2022)

Chicken salad scene from Five Easy Pieces.

Bob Rafelson was an American film director. I remember him for Head (1968) and Five Easy Pieces (1970).

Five Easy Pieces is famous for its chicken salad scene.

Head, full film.

Head is known for being a hippie film in the style of The Trip (1967), Medium Cool (1969) and Putney Swope (1969).

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).