July 07, 2002


FAREWELL TO A GREAT DIRECTOR: Director John Frankenheimer died yesterday at the age of 72. Best known as the director of the 1962 classic "The Manchurian Candidate," Frankenheimer had a career that spanned six decades and also included such pictures as "Seven Days in May," "The Birdman of Alcatraz," and such TV movies as the recent HBO picture "Path to War." And while the other major celebrity who died over the weekend, Ted Williams, had an infamously evil son, Frankenheimer took a blood test recently that conclusively disproved the rumor that "Pearl Harbor" director Michael Bay is his illegitimate son. So John Frankenheimer's legacy is safe: the conception of the Worst Director on Earth is NOT his fault.

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 7, 2002 12:50 PM
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