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John Hurt 01/22/1940-01/25/2017

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I am very sad to learn that the great British actor John Hurt has died. It is all the more upsetting because I just saw Jackie last night and he gave his customary performance – authentic, technically perfect, emotive, affecting. I had the great good pleasure of interviewing him some years ago and he couldn’t have been a more perfect subject:  witty, erudite, gentlemanly, thoughtful,  insightful about his own approach to work and his contribution to cinema – and all delivered in one of the greatest voices you could ever hear. Vaya con dios.

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An occasional movie-watching diary.

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