View Full Version : RIP Anthony Minghella

03-18-2008, 07:15 PM
Oscar Winning Director Dies (http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,2266369,00.html)

Director of, amongst others, English Patient, Cold Mountain and Truly, Madly, Deeply has passed away.

03-18-2008, 08:23 PM
He did?! Wow. Talented man in many facets. He wrote the screenplay for The Talented Mr. Ripley which is one of my favorites. I also loved The English Patient.

03-18-2008, 08:24 PM
That is so sad. He was an amazing artist.

Soccer Mom
03-18-2008, 08:32 PM
How very sad! He was brilliantly talented. Even more, he sounds like a wonderful person. :( What a loss.

03-18-2008, 10:06 PM
Amazing talent -- and from I know, an amazing person. 54 is way too young. Not only was he a great director, he was also a wonderful writer (he wrote the screenplays of many of his movies: English Patient, Cold Mountain, the Talented Mr. Ripley, etc.). When I was reading Ripley, I thought I was actually watching the movie -- that's how good he was.

He also played the interviewer in Atonement, possibly his last on-screen role.

RIP Mr. Minghella.