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Influential Film Director Known for His Weird Classics Dies

Nov 26, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Two famed movie directors have died within days of each other. On the same day that news broke about the death of Oscar winner Bernardo Bertolucci, news has been circulating about the death of Nicolas Roeg.

Roeg died Friday in London of natural causes, according to media reports. He was 90.

Roeg’s influential and notably offbeat filmography includes “Performance” (1970), “Walkabout” (1971), “Don’t Look Now” (1973), “The Man Who Fell to Earth” (1976), “Bad Timing” (1980) and “The Witches” (1990).

The London-born Roeg was an accomplished cinematographer early in his career, making his directorial debut 23 years after entering the film business. He became known as a director for his idiosyncratic visual and narrative style, relying heavily on disorienting editing techniques.

He has been cited as an influence on many other film directors, including Steven Soderbergh, Christopher Nolan and Danny Boyle. He was nominated for BAFTAs as a cinematographer for “Nothing But the Best” (1964) and “Far From the Madding Crowd” (1967) and as a director for “Don’t Look Now.”

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