Filmmaker Nicolas Roeg has died, the legendary idiosyncratic British director was 90 when he passed.
Roeg was known by his stellar cinematography, stylized performances and compelling stories which had a deep psychological element resulting in some truly memorable features.
Such films included the David Bowie-led “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” the iconic Donald Sutherland-led horror tale “Don’t Look Now,” the popular Roald Dahl adaptation “The Witches,” the cult classic “Walkabout” and the compelling Mick Jagger-led “Performance”.
He has worked on multiple levels in the industry including second unit director on “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago,” and cinematographer on “The Masque of the Red Death,” “Fahrenheit 451” and “Far From the Madding Crowd”. He also helmed the telemovies like the John Malkovich-led Joseph Conrad adaptation “Heart of Darkness” and the Mimi Rogers and Bryan Brown-led erotic thriller “Full Body Massage”.
Roeg’s work influenced filmmakers such as Danny Boyle and Steven Soderbergh, and he is survived by his third wife, actress Harriet Harper, as well as his four children with his first wife, actress Susan Stephen.
Source: BBC News