We received word early this morning of the passing of Mr. Finnerman on April 6.
I decided to post under this thread because if you have ever exclaimed over the beauty of a Moonlighting episode, or marveled over a picture, it can be attributed to the amazing talent of Mr. Finnerman.
I am sure I can speak for all of us in expressing our deepest sympathies over the loss of Mr. Finnerman, and our deepest appreciation of his contributions to Moonlighting, as well as all the other accomplishments of his illustrious career.
His funeral will be at Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Los Angeles on April 10.
Moonlighting could not have been what it was without Mr. Finnerman. When I think about the scenes I love best, so many of them were shaped by the lighting and cinematography: Maddie and David in the doorway in "Every Daughter's"; the hotel scenes in "Big Man"; and the famous trunk scene, just to name a few...
Condolences to his family...he will be missed!
"I don't want you losing any more sleep over me." "Believe me, if and when I ever find myself 'over' you, the last thing I'll be thinking about is sleeping."
Thanks for the link Diane! DOn't know if is saw this interview but will go & watch now! Sorry to hear & my condolances to his family! They don't make shows like Moonlighting anymore & his contribution to the show sure helped make it what it was,still is
When I think of Moonlighting I remember how hard I fell for not just Maddie and David or Bert and Agnes, but it's sheer beauty. How many times have we marveled on this site at how gorgeous Maddie(Cybill) looked in certain scenes, or David's(Bruce) sparkling green eyes in other scenes. Some of the very scenes we have mentioned on the Top Scenes thread touch us so deeply not only because of the words spoken, but because of the atmosphere Finnerman created.
The first thing I said when I saw just his name as a new Thread topic, before I even read the post, was "NO." I was hoping that there was a new interview or award. Magnificent work, Mr. Finnerman. You've left an indelible impression on us, and you go with our immense gratitude.
Diane, you are so right: this is such a great interview. I have watched it many times. His may be the most insightful, informative interview I have ever seen about ML. I loved how he said the show could have gone on for 10 yrs and that they still had wonderful chemistry even at the end.
Thank you Mr. Finnerman for the beauty and class you brought to this wonderful love story.
Yes, that is a terrific interview. I think I've said this elsewhere on this board, but in addition to his phenomenal work, I am forever grateful for his on the record candor and his heartfelt and balanced defense of Cybill. He really shed a lot of light on the behind the scenes mysteries of this show's complex dynamic in that conversation.