R.I.P. Dick Smith 1922-2014

Dick Smith

Makeup artist extraordinaire Dick Smith passed away last week (July 30th) at the age of 92. While not as recognized as the actors and directors he worked with, Dick Smith was a consummate professional. He won the Academy Award for Best Make-Up with Paul LeBlanc for their work on Amadeus (1984) and was nominated for Dad (1989). In 2012, he was presented with an honorary Oscar.

While I am especially aware of make-up because my daughter is a make-up artist, I was a fan of Dick Smith’s work from the moment I saw Dustin Hoffman’s old age makeup in Little Big Man (1970). Netflix does not have a way to look up make-up artists but I looked up individual movies of his (The Godfather, Midnight Cowboy, Taxi Driver, etc.). The only two I found streaming were Stephen King’s Golden Years and Starman.

Rest in Peace Dick Smith – you will be missed.

More Regal Classic Movies – Raiders of the Lost Ark & Godfather Woohoo!

Boy, Regal REALLY doesn’t want you to watch their classic film series. I post on it regularly but it is only lightly advertised. This time I can’t even find the current offerings on their website and one has already been and gone (Back to the Future). They are still listing their Oscar series which has been over for weeks.

Classic films are shown Sundays at 2 p.m. and Wednesdays at 2 and 7 p.m. at select Regal, Edwards, and Cinemark theaters.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

6/1 & 6/4 – Raiders of the Lost Ark

6/8 & 6/11 – Saturday Night Fever

Dirty Dancing

6/15 & 6/18 – Dirty Dancing

The Godfather

6/22 & 6/25 – The Godfather & The Godfather, Part II (I’m not sure how the two will be shown – back to back or The Godfather at 2 and The Godfather, Part II at 7?)