It could be worse...

by slacek
August 19, 2004 1:49 AM
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Nearly everyone, including Enzian Theater, has power back except for me and Peg (our ED). Peg has been a trooper going to theatre rehearsals (she's an amazing actress in her other life) in the dark, reading by candle light. My 77- year old neighbor has been toughing it out with a generator, which I will have to do for a few more days before my ordeal is over (or stay with friends, but is that really fair to my neighbor or my dog? it is currently 88 degrees in my house). But it could be worse. I could have a tree in my living room or have lost a loved one. We recently found about about another loss completely unrelated to the Hurricane, but no less painful...

MIAMI -- Neal Fredericks, the cinematographer of the low-budget but successful horror film The Blair Witch Project, was killed in a plane crash while filming a movie over the Dry Tortugas, his agent said. Fredericks, 35, was dragged down by the wreckage of a single-engine Cessna as the pilot and three other members of his film crew escaped to be later rescued, the Coast Guard said. A team of U.S. Army Special Forces divers recovered Fredericks' body from the submerged plane on Sunday, a day after the crash about 70 miles west of Key West.

Those in Central Florida and LA who knew him are devestated. We mourn his loss and would like to send best wishes to his family. In honor of Neal, the Haxan boys set up a dialogue page for those who knew him.

As I sit in my air conditioned office, getting ready to show films at Enzian again tonight, I can't help but think, it could be worse.

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