John Hurt, Rest In Peace


…the Twilight Time Limited Edition┬áBlu-ray of Michael Radford’s adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984— a disc released in December 2015, but experiencing a sales spike for the better part of the week– was the top seller at Screen Archives.

How’s that for an odd piece of movie trivia?

Hurt appeared in some of my favorite films. I’d just finished watching The Disappearance on the morning of the 27th and I’d watched Heaven’s Gate (for the umpteenth time in over 30 years) a few days before that. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve seen The Osterman Weekend and Alien.


Great actor with a wonderful screen presence. He’ll be missed.