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Marty Pasetta dies in bizarre car accident

Fri May 22, 2015 11:41 pm

http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/marty-pasetta-dead-car-accident-oscarcast-director-1201503832/

Re: Marty Pasetta dies in bizarre car accident

Fri May 22, 2015 11:47 pm

Wow, R.I.P.
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Re: Marty Pasetta dies in bizarre car accident

Sat May 23, 2015 12:39 am

Robbo wrote:http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/marty-pasetta-dead-car-accident-oscarcast-director-1201503832/


Very sad. The driver of the vehicle was under the influence and exited his car with the transmission in drive, and hit his friend.

May Marty R.I.P.

Re: Marty Pasetta dies in bizarre car accident

Sat May 23, 2015 2:08 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:


Very sad. The driver of the vehicle was under the influence and exited his car with the transmission in drive, and hit his friend.

May Marty R.I.P.

Very sad. What is your source for the driver being impaired? The variety story doesn't mention that.

Re: Marty Pasetta dies in bizarre car accident

Sat May 23, 2015 2:10 am

Sorry to hear this sad news.

I wonder if there will be a statement from EPE?

Re: Marty Pasetta dies in bizarre car accident

Sat May 23, 2015 2:36 am

stevelecher wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:


Very sad. The driver of the vehicle was under the influence and exited his car with the transmission in drive, and hit his friend.

May Marty R.I.P.

Very sad. What is your source for the driver being impaired? The variety story doesn't mention that.


http://www.thewrap.com/marty-pasetta-longtime-academy-awards-director-killed-in-bizarre-car-accident/

Re: Marty Pasetta dies in bizarre car accident

Sat May 23, 2015 3:05 am

This is horrible news! I did not hear about it until reading these posts. Marty was one of the nicest people I spoke to during my interviews for the Elvis book. He was very patient and spent a lot of time with me, for which I remain very grateful. Although I was critical of the way he shot and edited the "Aloha" special, I realize that this was the way he envisioned it and a way that he felt he could liven up the concert and make it more contemporary for late 1970s television. And, as Marty himself said, Elvis loved the special and apparently viewed it many times over the years.

R.I.P. indeed -- and thanks for the memories.

Here is a lengthy filmed interview with Marty from the Archive of American Television's website, which is a goldmine for anyone researching television history. There is also an excellent interview there with Steve Binder.

http://www.emmytvlegends.org/interviews/people/marty-pasetta#

Re: Marty Pasetta dies in bizarre car accident

Sat May 23, 2015 3:15 am

RIP, but I want to be frank. I never liked his attitude vis a vis Elvis, AFTER HE PASSED AWAY. He had that look, the "I didn't bow to Presley" look, probably the result of his being one of the people who worked with Elvis who actually thought his OTHER achievements, in his case, directing Oscars, etc, would relegate the fact he directed him in Aloha to, say, the last paragraph in his obituary. Fine with me, but, just read his obituary. Incidentally, he missed a great opportunity to really figure out how big Presley was,in spite of Aloha, by visiting Graceland,which he never did...
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Re: Marty Pasetta dies in bizarre car accident

Sat May 23, 2015 3:25 am

Huh?

Re: Marty Pasetta dies in bizarre car accident

Sat May 23, 2015 5:17 am

Jaime1234 wrote:RIP, but I want to be frank. I never liked his attitude vis a vis Elvis, AFTER HE PASSED AWAY. He had that look, the "I didn't bow to Presley" look, probably the result of his being one of the people who worked with Elvis who actually thought his OTHER achievements, in his case, directing Oscars, etc, would relegate the fact he directed him in Aloha to, say, the last paragraph in his obituary. Fine with me, but, just read his obituary. Incidentally, he missed a great opportunity to really figure out how big Presley was,in spite of Aloha, by visiting Graceland,which he never did...

The obit Doc linked to did relegate Aloha to the last paragraph. He did have other accomplishments. This is a tragedy.

Re: Marty Pasetta dies in bizarre car accident

Sat May 23, 2015 7:04 am

R.I.P. Marty Pasetta.

Re: Marty Pasetta dies in bizarre car accident

Sat May 23, 2015 7:21 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
stevelecher wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:


Very sad. The driver of the vehicle was under the influence and exited his car with the transmission in drive, and hit his friend.

May Marty R.I.P.

Very sad. What is your source for the driver being impaired? The variety story doesn't mention that.


http://www.thewrap.com/marty-pasetta-longtime-academy-awards-director-killed-in-bizarre-car-accident/


Yes, he was arrested for suspicion of DUI, but theses new cars today with the computers! The doggone things are hard to turn off, and they often go seemingly by themselves. We've had a lot of problems with the 2013 Caddy going bonkers and just starting up on the driveway at 11 PM at night. Neighbors will knock on the door "your car just started and it won't turn off, and we saw you go inside hours ago."

I would wait and see what kind of car it is before declaring the guy a . . . murderer. But if he failed the test, he failed the test - the breathalizer. Doesn't matter what actually caused it; he's guilty then. But I would like to know about the mechanics of that car going without anyone behind the wheel, or even sitting in the seat! That should not happen under any circumstances, and know they can do that.

rjm

Re: Marty Pasetta dies in bizarre car accident

Sat May 23, 2015 7:24 am

Bizzare. RIP, Mr. Pasetta.

Re: Marty Pasetta dies in bizarre car accident

Sat May 23, 2015 10:15 am

Very sad news. What a stupid death. R.I.P., Marty Pasetta.

Re: Marty Pasetta dies in bizarre car accident

Sat May 23, 2015 10:23 am

R.I.P. Marty Pasetta

Re: Marty Pasetta dies in bizarre car accident

Sat May 23, 2015 11:20 am

Tragic……..RIP Marty

Re: Marty Pasetta dies in bizarre car accident

Sat May 23, 2015 4:05 pm

This is very sad news. I've always admired and been fond of Marty Pasetta as a producer and a director. He done a fine job with Aloha from Hawaii but also numerous Academy Awards shows and some splendid AFI Tributes, namely those dedicated to Henry Fonda, Frank Capra, Alfred Hitchcock and Fred Astaire. Frank Sinatra's 1973 special, Ol' Blue Eyes is Back, was particularly good, as was Bing Crosby and His Friends from the previous year. He was always reliable and had a great reputation in Hollywood. His family and friends must be devasated by this tragic accident.

Re: Marty Pasetta dies in bizarre car accident

Sat May 23, 2015 4:52 pm

stevelecher wrote:
Jaime1234 wrote:RIP, but I want to be frank. I never liked his attitude vis a vis Elvis, AFTER HE PASSED AWAY. He had that look, the "I didn't bow to Presley" look, probably the result of his being one of the people who worked with Elvis who actually thought his OTHER achievements, in his case, directing Oscars, etc, would relegate the fact he directed him in Aloha to, say, the last paragraph in his obituary. Fine with me, but, just read his obituary. Incidentally, he missed a great opportunity to really figure out how big Presley was,in spite of Aloha, by visiting Graceland,which he never did...

The obit Doc linked to did relegate Aloha to the last paragraph. He did have other accomplishments. This is a tragedy.


Most are in the middle, not last, but the substance in most of them, is about Aloha. Even the Reagan and Carter inaugurals are last, not Elvis.

http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/marty-p ... 201503832/


http://www.tvweek.com/tvbizwire/2015/05 ... he-was-82/


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/m ... ast-797774


http://www.pe.com/articles/pasetta-7679 ... uinta.html

Re: Marty Pasetta dies in bizarre car accident

Sat May 23, 2015 6:28 pm

Jaime1234 wrote:
stevelecher wrote:
Jaime1234 wrote:RIP, but I want to be frank. I never liked his attitude vis a vis Elvis, AFTER HE PASSED AWAY. He had that look, the "I didn't bow to Presley" look, probably the result of his being one of the people who worked with Elvis who actually thought his OTHER achievements, in his case, directing Oscars, etc, would relegate the fact he directed him in Aloha to, say, the last paragraph in his obituary. Fine with me, but, just read his obituary. Incidentally, he missed a great opportunity to really figure out how big Presley was,in spite of Aloha, by visiting Graceland,which he never did...

The obit Doc linked to did relegate Aloha to the last paragraph. He did have other accomplishments. This is a tragedy.


Most are in the middle, not last, but the substance in most of them, is about Aloha. Even the Reagan and Carter inaugurals are last, not Elvis.

http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/marty-p ... 201503832/


http://www.tvweek.com/tvbizwire/2015/05 ... he-was-82/


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/m ... ast-797774


http://www.pe.com/articles/pasetta-7679 ... uinta.html

Uh, OK then. I read the one Doc submitted. I don't think too many people are thinking of Aloha at a tragic time like this.

Re: Marty Pasetta dies in bizarre car accident

Sun May 24, 2015 9:30 am

stevelecher wrote:
Jaime1234 wrote:
stevelecher wrote:
Jaime1234 wrote:RIP, but I want to be frank. I never liked his attitude vis a vis Elvis, AFTER HE PASSED AWAY. He had that look, the "I didn't bow to Presley" look, probably the result of his being one of the people who worked with Elvis who actually thought his OTHER achievements, in his case, directing Oscars, etc, would relegate the fact he directed him in Aloha to, say, the last paragraph in his obituary. Fine with me, but, just read his obituary. Incidentally, he missed a great opportunity to really figure out how big Presley was,in spite of Aloha, by visiting Graceland,which he never did...

The obit Doc linked to did relegate Aloha to the last paragraph. He did have other accomplishments. This is a tragedy.


Most are in the middle, not last, but the substance in most of them, is about Aloha. Even the Reagan and Carter inaugurals are last, not Elvis.

http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/marty-p ... 201503832/


http://www.tvweek.com/tvbizwire/2015/05 ... he-was-82/


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/m ... ast-797774


http://www.pe.com/articles/pasetta-7679 ... uinta.html

Uh, OK then. I read the one Doc submitted. I don't think too many people are thinking of Aloha at a tragic time like this.



read what he says about Elvis here, last paragraph...i am also wondering whether Pasetta knew Presley financed one fifth of the construction cost for the Arizona Memorial (he is obviously the source for the mention madeof Elvis not being able to visit it on 15 january 1973) and that, in spite of NOT having a relative who was killed as a result on the japanese attack...like Ralph Edwards, the largest individual contributor, whose uncle was one of those killed and that was the reason for his involvement in 1959, when he did a special of his This is your life, to get funds, which yielded US$95,000...and to think elvis got US$6 million for the hungarians 2 years earlier. Of course, 49 million were watchingSullivan that 6 january 1957 night, against the 5 million watching this is your life.



http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2 ... i/2151617/

Re: Marty Pasetta dies in bizarre car accident

Sun May 24, 2015 11:40 am

To the poster above.

At a time like this, does it really matter?

Re: Marty Pasetta dies in bizarre car accident

Sun May 24, 2015 11:55 am

The death of every man is sad news ... but above all sad you do if you suddenly and unexpectedly, in a tragic way he meets someone in this way...

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PART HIS MEMORY!

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Re: Marty Pasetta dies in bizarre car accident

Sun May 24, 2015 11:09 pm

RIP Marty. :smt059

Longer Interview of the one posted above by djmaciek.

posted today.

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Tue May 26, 2015 7:18 pm

RIP Mr Pasetta

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Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:32 pm

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