Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sad Day In Film

Well, it seems Anthony Minghella is dead at 54. He's the filmmaker behind "The Talented Mr. Ripley," "The English Patient" and much more. It's a loss. Back with more later.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking a moment out to remember this estimable talent.

He was a very good director to be sure, but few knew he was also heavily involved with music, and contributed to some of the soundtracks of his movies.

Not only did he direct in cinema, but I was lucky enough to catch a stage production of "Madame Butterfly" that he helmed. While not a big fan of opera, I have to say it was one of the great theater-going experiences of my life. Fluid, engaging and deeply compelling.

Minghella was a true Renaissance man of considerable gifts. His talents will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Another enjoyable Weekend video preview, but...prop comedy? Were you channeling Gallagher? Stop listening to the camera guy, and just be yourself - that's plenty prop enough!

P.S. - That Cryptasize track sounds like somebody shot the
lead singer of the B52's with an elephant tranquilizer. An acquired taste, I'm guessing?