There are certain people whose passing you just feel the need to mark somehow, and today I feel like I did when Gene Roddenberry, Jim Henson, Leonard Nimoy, Stanley Kubrick, Kirby Puckett, Roger Ebert, and most recently David Bowie died. I’ve got to pause for a bit and reflect, you know? Judging by my Facebook and Twitter feeds this afternoon, a lot of people feel the same way.
As it happens, my old friend Ed Peters (long of the wonderful Sue Procko PR in Hollywood) and I had already planned to see a 70mm screening of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey tonight up at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, because how can any self-respecting cinephile pass up that opportunity? Now, we’ve decided to make that a double feature with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story over at the Chinese. Just because. Maybe we’ll see you there.
Anyway, we’ll be back tomorrow with a big post and lots of stuff. But for now...
Rest in peace, Carrie... and thank you.
- Bill Hunt (@BillHuntBits)