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Things We Saw Today: Don’t Look Now Director Nicolas Roeg Passed Away

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British director Nicolas Roeg has passed away at 90. The highly influential filmmaker directed many cult classics of cinema, including the The Man Who Fell to Earth which starred David Bowie as an alien who crash landed on earth and occult thriller Don’t Look Now starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie. Roeg also directed the 1990 adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, which entralled/traumatized a generation of kids.

Roeg became known as an auteur for his striking visual style, thanks to his years as a cinematographer. He was also an early innovator of disjointed, out-of-sequence editing, which he used to great effect in Don’t Look Now‘s infamous sex scene. His work has been credited as a major influence for filmmakers such as Christopher Nolan, Edgar Wright and Steven Soderbergh. The film community took to Twitter to commemorate the director’s passing.

(via BBC, image: Eldorado Films)

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