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Meshach Taylor, best known for his Emmy-nominated role as eccentric assistant Anthony Bouvier on Designing Women, died Saturday evening after battling a terminal illness, his agent confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 67.
The actor’s family took to Facebook earlier on Saturday to say, “It is with love and gratitude that we sorrowfully announce that our darling, amazingly brilliant and dynamic, Meshach, the incredible father, husband, son and friend has begun his grand transition,” the family wrote. “Our friends who know and love us, please offer your prayers for his peace and blazing light as he ascends to the heavens. »
Slated Editorial Director Colin Brown is back with the final installment essay in his series on packaging films. You can check out Colin's writing on the filmonomics blog, and you can see this post in its original format here. Hollywood has always fallen hard for films about scam artists and their clever schemes. Even before "American Hustle" and "The Wolf Of Wall Street," there was "Catch Me If You Can," "House of Games," "The Spanish Prisoner," The Grifters, "The Sting," "Paper Moon" and seductive confidence artists stretching all the way back to "The Lady Eve" in 1941. The cons vary but the tricks remain much the same: victims are fooled into trusting in a stranger's good faith through greed, vanity, opportunism, desire, compassion, desperation and any other basic urge you can name. It is easy to see the greenlight appeal of such stories. Not so much because of Hollywood’s own history with charismatic charlatans, »
- Colin Brown
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