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The 2018 Memorial Thread

Iconics, yes... but the majority at respectable or downright impressive ages. Many of these seem to hurt less than many of the young bloods from previous years.

English director Nicolas Roeg died two days ago, aged 90.

Roeg entered the film industry at the bottom as the ladder, first a tea boy, then a clapper-loader, then a camera operator, then a cinematographer on a number of movies including Lawrence of Arabia, Fahrenheit 451 and Far From the Madding Crowd. He eventually started his career as a director in the late 60s.

His first movie, Performance, starring Mick Jagger, was initially X-Rated and poorly received, but with time became a cult film of sort. Later movies include Australia-located survival movie Walkabout, horror movie Don't Look Back with Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie, science fiction movie The Man Who Fell to Earth starring David Bowie, psychological thriller Bad Timing with Art Garfunkel and Harvey Keitel, Jim Henson's produced Roald Dahl's adaptation The Witches with Angelica Huston, and a TV adaptation of Heart of Darkness with Tim Roth and John Malkovitch.

Roeg's films are known for their visual mastery and complex storytelling, with a taste for deconstructed narrative, making him a major admitted influence on filmmakers like Steven Soderbergh or Christopher Nolan, among others.

... And it's a bad week for international cinema as Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci (The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor, Little Buddha, The Dreamers... not to mention his participaton to the screenplay of Once Upon a Time in the West), died today, too, aged 77.

Penny Marshall, US TV actress.

Edit: link fixed.

I hadn't heard about her! She was also a movie director and producer I believe.

Edit: Your link is broken.


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