IN MEMORIAM: Anthony Minghella

Anthony Minghella, the brilliant director of The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley and Truly, Madly, Deeply has died at the age of 54. What a great loss. The English Patient remains one of my favorite films, especially Juliette Binoche's performance. He died of a brain hemorrhage after a routine operation on his neck, according to the BBC. His talent will be missed. 

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KATE EVANS said…
Wow, 54. That gets younger and younger to me all the time... Do you know the cause?
ButtonHole said…
oh NOOOOO! I haven't heard this! What a great loss.
realitywrites said…
no no no no!
he's my favorite!
Anonymous said…
That is so weird he died after having an operation on his neck. I bet there will be a lawsuit.

GAV
I've yet to see any of those movies. The lead man in English Patient, though, is one of my favorites!
bookfraud said…
truly terrible. what a waste -- sounds like it was a botched surgery. i've never heard of a hemmorage after surgery on the neck, but i'm no doctor...
M. RuPere said…
the opening small-plane footage of the Sahara in The English Patient, the repeating folds and shadows of dunes, stands as one of the great extended shots in film history
Collin said…
I agree, Gav and BF. Who dies after neck surgery?

M.Ru...yes, that scene is so beautiful. It's just a gorgeous film. One of the best.
I had no idea. What a loss. Major artist.
Lisa Allender said…
The sand dunes scene at the beginning of The English Patient--oddly, and deeply, erotic...

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