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RIP Milos Forman

Milos Forman © 2018 Ray Pride

The President Of Iceland pokes Milos Forman, White House Of Iceland, 2009 Reykjavík Film Festival. (Photo © 2018 Ray Pride.)

6 Responses to “RIP Milos Forman”

  1. palmtree says:

    Amadeus is easily one of my top 10 favorite films. I can watch it anytime. Thank you, Milos.

  2. Sideshow Bill says:

    RIP. The People Vs. Larry Flynt is so underrated. It’s an amazing balancing act

  3. spassky says:

    Firemen’s Ball and Taking Off… man was a legend and lived a very good life.

  4. movieman says:

    Personal Forman (H’wood) faves are “Hair” and “Ragtime,” both egregiously underrated at the time.
    And “Loves of a Blonde” ranks w/ Truffaut’s “Stolen Kisses” and Rohmer’s “Boyfriends and Girlfriends” as one of the all-time great (subtitled) romantic comedies.

  5. Pete B. says:

    RIP Art Bell too. Used to catch Coast to Coast AM during 3rd shifts.

  6. Pete B. says:

    And now RIP R. Lee Ermey as well. “What is your major malfunction?” is a regular quote in my household thanks to Full Metal Jacket.

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