TCM’s Tribute To The Departed Of 2008

Besides being the best cable outlet for classic films, Turner Classic Movies has always been conscious of the history surrounding these great movies. Unfortunately, that means taking time out to remember those great moviemakers, be they writers, directors, actors or technicians, who have passed away during the previous twelve months. As they have the past few years, the folks at TCM have given us a tender farewell to those who have left us in 2008. (And I have to add that I chuckled when I saw that Isaac Hayes’ clip was I’m Gonna Git You Sucka of all things.)

While it may sadden us to know that we are denied anything new from them, their contributions will entertain and inspire audiences for generations to come. As far as immortality goes, that ain’t too bad.

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A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty years experience writing about film and pop culture.

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As someone who is STILL feeling cheated of Peter Cushing NOT being included in the Oscar ‘s In Memoriam tribute the year he died, it was nice to see such genre actors as John-Phillip Law, Hazel Court, Ben Chapman , and Vampira (aka Mira Numi) included.