This morning brought sad news, British filmmaker Nicolas Roeg, who just celebrated his 90th birthday a few months back, passed away yesterday, November 23rd. The news was confirmed earlier today by his son, Nicolas Roeg Jr..
The three-time BAFTA Award nominee was best known in the horror community for directing the 1973 film Don’t Look Now and 1990's The Witches.
Roeg also directed the David Bowie-starring sci-fi film, The Man Who Fell To Earth, as well as Cold Heaven, Eureka, Walkabout, and Bad Timing. Outside of directing, Roeg served as cinematographer for Lawrence of Arabia, Roger Corman's The Masque of the Red Death, and François Truffaut's Fahrenheit 451.
Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright tweeted, “Farewell to the extraordinary cinematic talent, director Nicolas Roeg. His films hypnotized me for years and still continue to intrigue. Along with classics like Performance & Walkabout, I could watch Don’t Look Now on a loop & never tire of its intricacies. A master of the art.”
The Criterion Collection also paid tribute, "RIP to the brilliant Nicolas Roeg—a director who fractured time and space to create a singular cinematic style and language, with a body of masterpieces that are as exquisitely crafted & psychologically acute as they are utterly glorious to get lost in. He’ll be dearly missed."
We here at CryptTeaze send our deepest condolences to Roeg's family and friends.