Sunday, October 18, 2009

Happy 83rd Birthday Klaus!

The other day an old buddy and I were lamenting the fact that Klaus Kinski left us far too early.

The German Olivier was only 65 when he died in November 1991. Imagine all the things he never got to experience. And we never got to experience him experiencing... the internet, reality TV, additional volumes of his autobiography, an obscene talk show on satellite radio, countless roles in Full Moon direct-to-video flicks that would taint his cinematic legacy, podcasts, a comeback role in a Tarantino movie, quickie divorces, a series on HBO (or maybe USA) and, of course, DVD commentary tracks.


But rather than wax nostalgic at what could have been let us instead raise a glass and toast what was.

While you're at it be sure to check out Kimberly Lindberg's tales of stalking Klaus over at her excellent blog Cinebeats.

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