The Sid Saga ends
May 17, 2009 11:29 AM   Subscribe

Sid Laverents dead at 100. Indie filmmaking original, prolific mad genius. previously
posted by fungible (13 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

and wow!
posted by Lucubrator at 11:30 AM on May 17, 2009

posted by SmileyChewtrain at 11:36 AM on May 17, 2009

Previously, also.

What a guy. What a century of creativity.
posted by maudlin at 11:40 AM on May 17, 2009

Instead of a . of silence, may I suggest playing through Multiple Sidosis again? Such a pure expression of his spirit.
posted by JHarris at 11:49 AM on May 17, 2009

Multiple .........................................osis
posted by jonp72 at 12:40 PM on May 17, 2009

what is that tune in multiple sidosis?
posted by billybobtoo at 1:01 PM on May 17, 2009

It's Nola, by Felix Arndt. You might know Les Paul's version. And just to bring things (almost) full circle, an amateur's version of Les Paul's arrangement that looks a little like Multiple SIDosis.
posted by maudlin at 1:08 PM on May 17, 2009

Huh. That's funny. I remember when "Multiple Sidosis" seemed to be part of a major internet meme. Guess it isn't, now. Interesting that memes might might not have the legs we once thought they might...
posted by sighmoan at 2:26 PM on May 17, 2009 [1 favorite]

posted by Smart Dalek at 2:35 PM on May 17, 2009 [1 favorite]

That right there was a life with a third act.
posted by hal9k at 3:07 PM on May 17, 2009

It's Nola, by Felix Arndt.

posted by billybobtoo at 5:04 PM on May 17, 2009

I just played this film at a convention in April, mentioning how he was still alive, and how he'd done it all using projection and hand-made cutouts. One of a kind! Definitely an awesome century that had that guy in it.
posted by jscott at 5:38 PM on May 17, 2009

Oh my god. I don't know how I've not seen Multiple Sidosis before, but it's the best thing ever. RIP, Mr. Laverents. You're an inspiration.
posted by ooga_booga at 2:18 PM on May 18, 2009

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