Thursday, April 05, 2007

Bob Clark 1941-2007

Bob Clark, Canada's most influential film-maker and his son were killed by a drunk driver yesterday.

That he was our most influential film-maker is really almost beyond debate; he was responsible for jump starting the slasher genre (the original Black Christmas) and the modern horror film on a budget in general, the r-rated teen sex comedy (Porky's) and the child-hood remembrance film narrated by the adult version of the protagonist (A Christmas Story). If you haven't all seen multiple versions of each of these movies since he set the molds - it must have taken effort.

He was working on new films and a remake of one his older ones, Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things, when he died.

1 comment:

Matthew The Astrologer said...

Bob Clark's influence? Huge. Nickleback's influence? Nil, other than on my lunch. Do I have to buy this man a star on the Canadian Walk Of Fame MYSELF?

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