Today, Larry Kramer is known as one of the great gay activists and author of The Normal Heart. But forty-five years ago, he was a struggling producer-screenwriter ready to release his adaptation of D. H. Lawrence's classic Women in Love.
Today every classic movie fan mourns the death of Peter O'Toole at 81. The spirit of mischievous exuberance he brought to his life -- and all his roles -- somehow made me believe he could never die, even when you could see the smoking and drinking had taken its toll on his once startling good looks.
Ken Russell is one of the greatest directors of all time, a filmmaker who pushed the envelope both creatively and professionally -- and in many ways changed the face of cinema, inspiring many of my generation both aesthetically and personally.