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(CNN)   Malik Bendjelloul, Oscar-winning director of Searching for Sugar Man, dies suddenly at age 36   (cnn.com) divider line 30
    More: Sad, Oscar, Searching for Sugar Man, Malik Bendjelloul  
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2014-05-14 12:17:01 AM  
I'm going to go out on a limb and say it was the heroin.

i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2014-05-14 01:25:50 AM  
pbs.twimg.com

Guess which one will soon be found dead.
 
2014-05-14 02:23:16 AM  
I guess we can forget about the "Finding Sugar Man" sequel, then.
 
2014-05-14 02:28:46 AM  
Four celebrities in one day?? I guess the guy who invented the McNugget doesn't count.
 
2014-05-14 02:44:33 AM  
I'm guessing it's on account of him finding the sugar man too often.
 
2014-05-14 02:52:02 AM  
RIP Mayim Bialik
 
2014-05-14 05:00:28 AM  
Di Uh Beedus....
 
2014-05-14 05:02:43 AM  
It was a great film.
 
2014-05-14 08:00:13 AM  
Makers if the RED camera wanted for questioning?
 
2014-05-14 08:04:16 AM  
Found him.

sp3.yimg.com
 
2014-05-14 09:02:26 AM  
He looked pretty thin.  Heroin or an eating disorder, I'd wager.
 
2014-05-14 09:32:39 AM  
i'm NEVER that guy, but in this case i must say:
who?
never heard of him nor his oscar-winning movie
 
2014-05-14 09:51:44 AM  
Don't take cocaine, kids
 
2014-05-14 09:54:54 AM  
Who and what?
 
2014-05-14 10:01:14 AM  
Watched the documentary for class this winter. Wife was back in the office and walked into the living room about 20 minutes in and said "this is good". It captured her attention across the house.

Sixto's music is incredible and the story that was told is amazing. I encourage all of you to see it.
 
2014-05-14 10:01:37 AM  
A follow-up story says it was a suicide after some depression.
 
2014-05-14 10:09:31 AM  
Great doc, don't care if it was manipulated or left certain facts out.
Sad about the director.
 
2014-05-14 10:17:42 AM  
I cried during that film.

/tough guy
 
2014-05-14 10:17:46 AM  

rbaron71: A follow-up story says it was a suicide after some depression.


Figured that - most countries in that neck of the woods report suicides in as few words as possible to not draw attention to them, so the fact the cops reported it essentially as "he's dead, it's not a crime" made it the likely scenario.
 
2014-05-14 11:06:42 AM  

fusillade762: Four celebrities in one day?? I guess the guy who invented the McNugget doesn't count.


There was a greenlit thread for him too.
 
2014-05-14 11:21:14 AM  

Triumph: [pbs.twimg.com image 600x399]

Guess which one will soon be found dead.


Who is that one on the right?
 
2014-05-14 11:24:55 AM  

mariner314: Watched the documentary for class this winter. Wife was back in the office and walked into the living room about 20 minutes in and said "this is good". It captured her attention across the house.

Sixto's music is incredible and the story that was told is amazing. I encourage all of you to see it.


I enjoyed it for what it was, but as with most documentaries, there was a lot left out that changed the nature of the story. The movie makes it seem like he released his two albums and faded into complete obscurity. In reality, he was fairly successful overseas, especially in Australia, where his album went 5x platinum, and he did two national tours in the late '70s and early '80s. (An early lineup of Midnight Oil opened for him on one of them.) His records were in regular print in places in Europe into the mid-90s. Any private investigator worth his salt could've found the guy within a week.

Now, I grant you, the film was about his reputation in South Africa alone, and the mostly casual efforts of one guy in South Africa to track him down. Strictly confined to that narrative, ok, it's a fine documentary. But the film all but invites you to assume that the difficulties that the South Africa guy had in finding out about him, and then finding him, were kind of universal. In that respect, the film is a healthy dose of B.S.
 
2014-05-14 11:45:00 AM  

Uzzah: mariner314: Watched the documentary for class this winter. Wife was back in the office and walked into the living room about 20 minutes in and said "this is good". It captured her attention across the house.

Sixto's music is incredible and the story that was told is amazing. I encourage all of you to see it.

I enjoyed it for what it was, but as with most documentaries, there was a lot left out that changed the nature of the story. The movie makes it seem like he released his two albums and faded into complete obscurity. In reality, he was fairly successful overseas, especially in Australia, where his album went 5x platinum, and he did two national tours in the late '70s and early '80s. (An early lineup of Midnight Oil opened for him on one of them.) His records were in regular print in places in Europe into the mid-90s. Any private investigator worth his salt could've found the guy within a week.

Now, I grant you, the film was about his reputation in South Africa alone, and the mostly casual efforts of one guy in South Africa to track him down. Strictly confined to that narrative, ok, it's a fine documentary. But the film all but invites you to assume that the difficulties that the South Africa guy had in finding out about him, and then finding him, were kind of universal. In that respect, the film is a healthy dose of B.S.


But the music is great :)
 
2014-05-14 12:16:44 PM  

AeAe: Triumph: [pbs.twimg.com image 600x399]

Guess which one will soon be found dead.

Who is that one on the right?


Rodriguez.
 
2014-05-14 01:25:48 PM  
Yes, suicide would be dying suddenly.
 
2014-05-14 05:16:53 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: fusillade762: Four celebrities in one day?? I guess the guy who invented the McNugget doesn't count.

There was a greenlit thread for him too.


I know. What I meant was usually these things happen in threes.
 
2014-05-14 05:32:47 PM  
Who?
 
2014-05-14 11:28:52 PM  

bungle_jr: i'm NEVER that guy, but in this case i must say:
who?
never heard of him nor his oscar-winning movie


Excellent film, definitely recommended! And I'd highly recommend both of Rodriguez's CDs.
 
2014-05-15 08:16:45 AM  

kling_klang_bed: bungle_jr: i'm NEVER that guy, but in this case i must say:
who?
never heard of him nor his oscar-winning movie

Excellent film, definitely recommended! And I'd highly recommend both of Rodriguez's CDs.


who is this rodriguez fellow?
always interested in checking out new (to me) music!
 
2014-05-15 11:17:20 AM  

bungle_jr: kling_klang_bed: bungle_jr: i'm NEVER that guy, but in this case i must say:
who?
never heard of him nor his oscar-winning movie

Excellent film, definitely recommended! And I'd highly recommend both of Rodriguez's CDs.

who is this rodriguez fellow?
always interested in checking out new (to me) music!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKYEYNX-Eug (Cold Fact album)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u_VsFWPEkQ&list=PLj4KVdwSkHfZJumgtc M3 w1ViiZ0fp1eW_  (Coming From Reality)

He's supposed to have a new out this year. Lol, it only took almost 40 years!
 
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