Letters: Derek Malcolm obituary


In recent times Derek Malcolm contributed to 2 sequence on Sky Arts: Discovering Movie, profiling particular person stars, and The Administrators. Within the latter he described Akira Kurosawa as “able to probably the most extraordinary visible feats and probably the most extraordinary characters”. The Japanese director’s Samurai-style remake of Macbeth introduced the remark: “Of all of the Shakespearean variations finished everywhere in the world, I feel Throne of Blood is probably the most gorgeous. It’s virtually expressionist in type.”
Tom Stubbs

I had the pleasure of occurring Derek Malcolm’s Guardian cricket workforce excursions to India in 1974 and to California 4 years later. One in every of his tales that stayed with me involved his days dealing with modifying the letters web page on the Gloucestershire Echo.

The paper’s editor admired Jack Crapp, an impressive Gloucestershire batsman of the interval, and any letter about Crapp needed to be the lead. When this directive got here as soon as too typically for Derek’s liking, he adopted it, however headlined the merchandise: “We should all take off our hats to Crapp”.
Paul Fitzpatrick


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