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"I read for Sam"

In light of recent events I've been re-watching the Paley Festival last night and what was true when I first watched it, still holds true: Kim Manners was the most rocking dude on that panel.

His comment "I read for Sam", his little gesture/grimace when someone mentioned Bugs. I fully believe that without him, not just as a director but as a mentor to the Krip, SPN wouldn't have been half the show it is. Which goes for the X-Files, too. I can't believe that there will be a Season Finale this year that won't say "director: Kim Manners". Doesn't feel right. And I'm sure working is a sad state of affairs this week for all the SPN crew. :/

But today I want to toast to the (latest) legacy Kim left behind: Dead in the Water, Bugs, Scarecrow, Shadow, Devil's Trap, In my time of Dying, Children shouldn't play with dead things, No Exit, Houses of the Holy, Heart, All Hell Breaks loose II, The Magnificent Seven, Fresh Blood, Mystery Spot, Jus in Bello, No Rest for the Wicked, Lazarus Rising, Metamorphosis

Not all my favourites, some really not, but then again my most favourites are in there as well. But for tonight, I shall watch DitW, an eppie that has always been beloved by me, and think fondly about how it all started...

Comments

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leelust
Jan. 27th, 2009 09:17 am (UTC)
Who told the story about Kim there? Jensen or not? Where was that line - 'Kim? You'll love him' Thats the feeling i always had about him - Kim is Love...

It's a greeat idea to rewatch DitW tonight count me in.

But i believe Family remains wasn't Kim's ep.
astri13
Jan. 27th, 2009 09:33 am (UTC)
Who told the story about Kim there? Jensen or not?

It was Jared and Jensen in tandem.

Where was that line - 'Kim? You'll love him' Thats the feeling i always had about him - Kim is Love...

Very true. And the boys spoke so fondly about their prank wars with him.

But i believe Family remains wasn't Kim's ep.

You're right. Imdb credits him for it but the episode lists Phil Sgriccia. I guess it's possible that Kim was scheduled to direct but couldn't because of his illness. :(
leelust
Jan. 31st, 2009 01:03 pm (UTC)
I thought that too - maybe he was scheduled to do it but by that time they knew he wasn't be able... it's so sad...
legoline
Jan. 27th, 2009 09:24 am (UTC)
I feel like Kim Manners was the only person still left on set who actually knew what he was doing, and knew how to make a good tv show.
astri13
Jan. 27th, 2009 09:34 am (UTC)
I'm certainly apprehensive about how things are going now. Kim was just a person I "trusted" with the show. This is a crushing loss, indeed.
legoline
Jan. 27th, 2009 09:44 am (UTC)
Yes. Kripke has no idea what he's doing, so...I'm very apprehensive of things to come. Another reason NOT to continue the show. I might actually watch 4x12 now, I am--curiously--in the mood for a new episode. Still haven't seen 4x11 though.
astri13
Jan. 27th, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
I might actually watch 4x12 now, I am--curiously--in the mood for a new episode. Still haven't seen 4x11 though.

4.11 wasn't at all bad if you ignore the clumsily tagged on Impala speech but 4.12 was really good. However, it was also very sad. I fear it would seriously tear me up if I watched it now.

nachekana
Jan. 27th, 2009 11:36 am (UTC)
*toasts with you*
astri13
Jan. 27th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
He did so many of my favourites, I think I'm gonna rewatch them all over time.
lovis
Jan. 27th, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
When I clicked on my livejournal link this really wasn't the kind of news I expected.

I'm heartbroken remembering the Paley interview and how much and how obviously they all loved and adored him.

:(
astri13
Jan. 27th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
I'm heartbroken remembering the Paley interview and how much and how obviously they all loved and adored him.

Me too. And all the gag reel stuff and how J2 told stories at conventions about their prank wars with him.

When the first posts popped up last night, I thought - hoped - it was a crazy rumour but sadly no. I never met the man but I was crushed to hear it. :(
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