Staying awake for 31 hours has a funny effect on my mind. I become even more silly than normal, drift off into thoughts of nothingness, and don’t notice extremely important events that have unfolded around me. One such event didn’t register until 11:30 last night. I was scanning the interwebs for stuff that looked funny (or would simply snag my attention) when I stumbled across some terrible news. Legendary Italian film producer Dino De Laurentiis died on Wednesday.
Sure, the guy was in his early 90’s. But, damn it. Most of the movies I watch had his stamp on them. He had like 500 films under his belt. However, these are the ones I find most enjoyable:
BARBARELLA: Queen of the Galaxy
King Kong (1976)
HALLOWEEN II (he also worked on HALLOWEEN III: Season of the Witch. No one on Earth cares about that one)
Conan The Barbarian
Conan The Destroyer
The Dead Zone
Sometimes They Come Back (I guess he had a thing for Seven King)
Evil Dead 2
Army of Darkness
I was planning on seeing New England’s best Guns N Roses tribute (Cocaine Tongue) in Malboro, MA tonight. Not any more. Watching all the De Laurentiis films I have seems more appropriate. My first beer will be sacrificed in his honor.