• Hollis Alpert (1916-2007) - Writer and film critic who co-founded the National Society of Film Critics with Pauline Kael in 1966. He was a critic for Woman's Day and Saturday Review and was editor-in-chief for American Film Magazine. He also wrote on film for Playboy, Esquire and Cosmopolitan and authored several biographies of Hollywood personalities, including The Barrymores and Marlon Brando. He died November 18 in Naples, Florida. (NY Times)
  • Alan Barnard (1928-2007) - Special effects technician who worked on Full Metal Jacket, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Dirty Dozen, Octopussy, Dr. Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia, Superman, Superman II, Superman III, Supergirl, Dragonslayer, Moonraker, Lifeforce and Gandhi. His specialty was the production and operation of machines that simulate wind, fire, rain, smoke and waves. He died in October. (Welwyn & Hatfield Times)
  • Pierre Granier-Deferre (1927-2007) - French filmmaker who co-wrote and directed Le Chat, La Horse, Le Train and La Cage. He also directed Alain Delon in La Race des 'seigneurs' (Creezy), La Veuve Couderc (The Widow Couderc) and Le Toubib (The Medic). He died November 16 in Paris. (Variety)
  • Fernando Fernán-Gómez (1921-2007) - Spanish director and actor (pictured) who is best known here for playing the father of Penelope Cruz' character in All About My Mother. He also co-stars in Fernando Trueba's Belle Epoque (also with Cruz), Victor Erice's The Spirit of the Beehive, José Luis Cuerda's Butterfly, Carlos Saura's Mama Turns 100, Antonio Hernández's The City of No Limits and José Luis Garci's El Abuelo (The Grandfather). He directed The Strange Journey and wrote and directed the comedies Life Goes On, Life Around Us and Life Ahead. He died of heart complications November 21, in Madrid. (Variety)
  • Emily Gamboa (1939-2007) - Production coordinator/secretary for the Mexican shoots for Predator, Romancing the Stone, Men With Guns, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, The Falcon and the Snowman, Missing and Medicine Man. She died of pneumonia November 11, in Mexico City. (IMDb)
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