29 March 2013 7:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies who have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Edward Bland (1926-2013) - Composer and filmmaker who wrote, directed and produced the 1959 short documentary The Cry of Jazz, which is on the National Film Registry for historical significance. He was also involved with Herbie Hancock's scoring of Norman Jewison's A Soldier's Story. He died March 14.(Nyt) Hugo Chávez (1954-2013) - Venezuelan president, who recently appeared in Oliver Stone's South of the Border (watch a deleted scene from the DVD below), Emir...

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