This may have been one or the more cornier titles I've come up with for a post regarding someone that has left us. But it does rather fit given that it actually contains her name. Plus, the phrase itself implies that one has moved on. Yes, I know it's reaching. Still...
I won't try to make it seem like I was familiar with the work Black had done. Like the fact that she was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the 1970 film "Five Easy Pieces". That's the year I was born. Of course I didn't know any movies that year. And it wasn't significant enough for me to go back and check out later on when I would eventually gain an appreciation for old movies.
The one project that I will forever remember Black for was one of the best made-for-tv movies ever. It was a little joint in 1975 called "Trilogy of Terror". Yes, I was only 5-years-old, but it was re-released when I was a preteen or so. That's when I caught it one late night on tv. It instantly became one of the best horror flicks I had ever seen. And that was solely based on the last story in the trilogy. I couldn't even tell you what the other two stories were about without googling it if you paid me.
If there is any way you can locate a copy of this movie because you still haven't seen it for some reason, you need to do so ASAP. That last story featuring the voodoo doll is an absolute classic. Some of it may come off as unintentional comedy now; however, the final scene is so chilling that I STILL have hairs stand up thinking about it. THAT is the way you're supposed to end a horror movie. And Black was the one that sold it.
So forgive me if an Oscar-nominated actress with years of work behind her only strikes a chord with me because of one extremely memorable made-for-tv flick. That one alone was well worth it. So much so that it enabled her to get her own post out here when some don't get mentioned at all.
Rest in peace, Ms. Black.