More on Rocco

Posted by · 9:25 am · May 26th, 2009

Almost three weeks ago we reported the sad death of director Marc Rocco. The news has finally made its way to the Associated Press, republished by Variety here. Nothing new to add other than an addendum at the end concerning a planned memorial for Rocco. For more info on that or to make a donation […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: Loving ‘Trek,’ reading ‘Chéri,’ awaiting ‘Basterds’

Posted by · 6:00 pm · May 8th, 2009

• In a bumper season for the sci-fi genre, Kris was thoroughly impressed by both “Star Trek” and the lower-profile “Moon.” • Meanwhile, we kicked off this year’s Page to Screen series with a look at the literary origins of “Chéri’.” • In a sad week for the business, we bade farewell to both actor […]

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‘Murder in the First’ director Marc Rocco found dead

Posted by · 1:19 pm · May 6th, 2009

It saddens me to report that filmmaker Marc Rocco, perhaps best known for directing the 1995 film “Murder in the First,” was found dead in his Northridge home over the weekend. I was informed of the news earlier today by a mutual friend, so I called the Devonshire division of the Los Angeles Police Department […]

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