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Actor Leslie Nielsen, star of a string of spoof movies including Airplane! and The Naked Gun, died of complications from pneumonia in Florida on Sunday, his spokesman said. He was 84.
Nielsen is probably best known for playing the bumbling cop Lieutenant Frank Drebin in the Naked Gun franchise, but enjoyed a movie and television career spanning more than 60 years.
The spokesman said Nielsen died in a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, surrounded by his wife, Barbaree, and friends.
R.I.P. Leslie William Nielsen, actor, born 11 February 1926; died 28 November 2010
What exactly does the term mean and what does it mean when applied to music? Which composers would be considered postmodern?
Where does the distinction lie between modernism and postmodernism? Is this in any way related to modern and contemporary? Where does modern end and contemporary begin? What does contemporary mean anyway? Is contemporary the same as postmodern?
And finally, is postmodern/contemporary related more to the style the composer is working in or to the time period the composer comes from? Would a composer of today still be classified as modern/contemporary even if they write in a very conservative style?
I have no intention of answering any of these questions. Now that is postmodernism.
R.A.D. Stainforth is unwell.