It is with profound regret and deep sadness that we announce the passing of Nick Maylor, one of our original writers and the producer of our podcast at Foote and Friends on Film.
Nick passed away last week.
Nick encountered John H. Foote as a student at the Toronto Film School, where Nick was often seen in John’s office talking film. When John started this site with Alan and Craig, Nick was the first hire, bringing his youthful and unique perspective to the site. He and John became very good friends through the years.
He loved superhero films, celebrating The Avengers series and the Marvel Universe in his work.
An accomplished musician, his guitar was never far from his grip. Nick was frequently on stage in Hamilton as an actor, but film seemed to be his first love.
He will be missed by his mother, stepfather, brother, many family members and friends.
John, Alan, Craig and Marie Renée offer deep condolences to his mother.
He has hopefully found his place among the Marvel Universe.
John H. Foote is a well-recognized Canadian film critic/historian who has been an active critic for 30 years. His deep love for the movies began at a very young age. He began his career as co-host of the popular TV show Reel to Real where he remained for nine years. While on TV he began dabbling in education, eventually ascending to Director of the Toronto Film School, where he also taught film history. After leaving the college to care for his wife, he returned to teaching at Humber College where he taught both Film History and Method Acting Theory. John has written two books: “Clint Eastwood – Evolution of a Filmmaker” and the upcoming “Spielberg – American Film Visionary”. He is currently working on two books, one about the films of the seventies and another on the films of Martin Scorsese. Through his career he has worked in TV, radio, print and the web. John has interviewed everyone in the industry (more than 300 interviews) except Jack Nicholson, he says sadly. Highlights include Martin Scorsese, Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep Robert Duvall, Jane Fonda, Francis Ford Coppola and Kathryn Bigelow.