Friday, March 2, 2012

Mark Bourne (1961-2012)

We here at the Monkey are saddened to learn of the passing of one of our favorite fellow bloggers, Mark Bourne of Open the Pod Bay Doors, Hal. Mark and I sometimes exchanged comments, both here and at his site, and I always found him funny and well-informed, open-minded and exceedingly polite, not to mention a great writer, exactly what you're looking for when you want to talk movies with someone, even if you live three thousand miles apart.

Mark was just fifty years old.

I think I first became acquainted with Mark's work a couple of years ago in a fun post about Alfred Hitchcock's aborted War of the Worlds movie project, which was originally to have been the follow-up to the 1935 hit The 39 Steps. You can read that post here.

If you're not familiar with his work, I suggest you stop over at his site and scroll down the list of his "Popular Feature Posts." They're well worth your time.

Our condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed.

1 comment:

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Hemingway would say you write "truly," Myth, and he would be right as he most often was. What a pure blogger's tribute this is. And for that reason anyone who reads this post, including me of course, is now off to learn about Mark Bourne.