F. X. Feeney is confirmed dead at the age of 66.
F. was best known as a American screenwriter (Frankenstein Unbound).
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RT @peeweeherman: My long time friend and someone I admired very much passed away yesterday, F.X. Feeney. He was a talented and passi…
RT @SidGrauman: Rest in peace, F.X. Feeney -- writer, critic, film lover and friend.
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RT @peeweeherman: My long time friend and someone I admired very much passed away yesterday, F.X. Feeney. He was a talented and passi…
RT @ManohlaDargis: F.X. Feeney, film critic and scholar, has died. I had the great privilege of working with him at the LA Weekly, whe…
RT @peeweeherman: My long time friend and someone I admired very much passed away yesterday, F.X. Feeney. He was a talented and passi…
RT @peeweeherman: My long time friend and someone I admired very much passed away yesterday, F.X. Feeney. He was a talented and passi…
RT @Margaretnagle73: My dear friend F.x. Feeney died unexpectedly. His intellect was shimmering. His kindness without end. I am so sa…
RT @Margaretnagle73: My dear friend F.x. Feeney died unexpectedly. His intellect was shimmering. His kindness without end. I am so sa…
RT @Karaszewski: Here’s a way to honor F.X. Feeney - read him. This is his obit/overview of Paddy Chayefsky that was published in th…
RT @peeweeherman: My long time friend and someone I admired very much passed away yesterday, F.X. Feeney. He was a talented and passi…
RT @peeweeherman: My long time friend and someone I admired very much passed away yesterday, F.X. Feeney. He was a talented and passi…
RT @ManohlaDargis: F.X. Feeney, film critic and scholar, has died. I had the great privilege of working with him at the LA Weekly, whe…
RT @ManohlaDargis: F.X. Feeney, film critic and scholar, has died. I had the great privilege of working with him at the LA Weekly, whe…
F. X. Feeney
Born(1953-09-01)September 1, 1953
DiedFebruary 5, 2020(2020-02-05) (aged 66)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationWriter, filmmaker
Years active1968–2020
F. X. Feeney (September 1, 1953 – February 5, 2020) was an American writer and filmmaker.
Contents
1 Education and early career
2 After Z Channel
3 Movies
4 Books
5 References
6 External links
Education and early career
After graduating from the California Institute of the Arts in 1976, Feeney worked for several years as an inker and painter at Hanna-Barbera Studios. By 1980 he became a film and book critic for LA Weekly.
Jerry Harvey, chief programmer for the pay TV service Z Channel, noticed a tribute to Warren Oates that Feeney wrote after the actor's sudden death in 1982. Harvey had been the last person to speak to Oates. This led to Feeney serving as a resident film critic and creative consultant to Z Channel between 1983 and 1989, directing dozens of commercials for the service. The ads promoted a number of premieres of director's cuts and "lost films" that were the trademark of Z Channel, most notably Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in America, John Ford's Up the River, Karel Reisz's The Loves of Isadora, and Sam Peckinpah's Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid.
After Z Channel
After Z Channel folded, Feeney worked alternately as a screenwriter and freelance journalist. His work has continued to appear in L.A. Weekly, as well as in American Film, Movieline, People Magazine, Variety, Vanity Fair, and the magazine of the Writers Guild of America, West.
Feeney published two book-length essays with Taschen in 2006 about film directors Roman Polanski and Michael Mann. In 2006 and 2007, he became a creative consultant to ClickStar, a movie download service founded by Morgan Freeman, constituted on the Z Channel model. He died after a stroke on February 5, 2020.
Movies
His screen credits include Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004), which he co-produced for director Xan Cassavetes, recounts the story with particular attention to the tragic life of Jerry Harvey. Other films include The Big Brass Ring (1999), which he adapted from an unproduced script by Orson Welles for director George Hickenlooper; and Frankenstein Unbound (1989), which he adapted from a novel by Brian Aldiss, for director Roger Corman.
Books
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