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Rest in Peace, Carrie Fisher

December 27, 2016 - 12:00 pm   |   by
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Well... I had a whole plan for today’s post. Sarah and I are both just recovering from this flu that’s going around, and I’ve had a couple days to rest up, so I had a bunch of content I wanted to post here at The Bits today. Then the news that Carrie Fisher has passed away broke.

Now, I’m afraid I can’t bring myself to post any of it this afternoon.

It’s strange the impact that people who you’ve never met can have on your life. I’ve seen Carrie, and all the Star Wars cast, at various conventions, but I’ve never actually met her. Yet it would be difficult to understate the impact her work – not just in Star Wars but The Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally, Under the Rainbow, Postcards from the Edge (which she wrote), and so many other great films and TV appearances – has had on me over the years. [Read on here…]

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There are certain people whose passing you just feel the need to mark somehow, and today I feel like I did when Gene Roddenberry, Jim Henson, Leonard Nimoy, Stanley Kubrick, Kirby Puckett, Roger Ebert, and most recently David Bowie died. I’ve got to pause for a bit and reflect, you know? Judging by my Facebook and Twitter feeds this afternoon, a lot of people feel the same way.

As it happens, my old friend Ed Peters (long of the wonderful Sue Procko PR in Hollywood) and I had already planned to see a 70mm screening of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey tonight up at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, because how can any self-respecting cinephile pass up that opportunity? Now, we’ve decided to make that a double feature with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story over at the Chinese. Just because. Maybe we’ll see you there.

Anyway, we’ll be back tomorrow with a big post and lots of stuff. But for now...

Rest in peace, Carrie... and thank you.

- Bill Hunt (@BillHuntBits)

 

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