R.I.P. Lauren Bacall; Iconic Actress Dead at 89

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A second iconic actor passing away in as many days, screen legend Lauren Bacall passed away at her home in Manhattan today at the age of 89.  She starred in dozens of landmark films including To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Key Largo and Murder on the Orient Express.  More recent films included a brief appearance as James Caan‘s publisher in Misery and a role in Lars Von Trier‘s Manderlay.  She married Humphrey Bogart even though he was 25 years her senior and they remained wed until his death in 1957.  The Bogart estate tweeted the following statement, “with deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall.”

While Bacall’s work had slowed and her passing is perhaps less surprising than that of Robin Williams yesterday, she (and women like her) will be equally missed in our cinemas. Head below for a clip of one of her most famous lines.

THE COLLISION: Episode 27 – Crime Films and KILLING THEM SOFTLY

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This week on The Collision, we talk about crime dramas, their appeal, The American Dream, notions of justice, rationalization, social contracts, and other topics way above our paygrade.  We then move on to talk about the new crime drama Killing Them Softly before moving on to our recommendations.

Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode (“The Past, Present, and Future of Star Wars), click here to add the podcast to your RSS, and click here to find us on iTunes. To keep up to date with The Collision, you can follow us on Twitter at @MattGoldberg, @AdamChitwood, and @DrClawMD (Dave Trumbore). Hit the jump to check out the trailers for this week’s recommendations.

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