Nicolas Roeg
British film director
Nicolas Roeg
Nicolas Jack Roeg, CBE, BSC is an English film director and cinematographer. Early in his career Roeg was a second-unit cinematographer on Lawrence of Arabia, then cinematographer on Roger Corman's The Masque of the Red Death and Fahrenheit 451. He co-directed and photographed Performance in 1970. He later directed such films as Walkabout, Don't Look Now and The Man Who Fell to Earth.
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British DP Tony Richmond talks 'The Man Who Fell to Earth,' 'Don't Look Now' and more
LATimes - 18 days
The American Cinematheque presents “Do Look Now: The Cinematography of Tony Richmond” a four-film retrospective at the Aero this weekend. Richmond, best known for his work with director Nicolas Roeg in the 1970s, continues to work in television and film, including the upcoming “Diary of a Wimpy...
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What David Bowie's Turn As A Sci-Fi Star Can Teach Us About Grief
Huffington Post - about 1 year
In 1976, British filmmaker Nicolas Roeg directed the cult science-fiction film "The Man Who Fell to Earth." The movie, based on Walter Tevis' 1963 novel of the same name, tells the story of Thomas Jerome Newton, a human-like extraterrestrial who, in a search for water for his drought-riddled home planet, finds himself tragically marooned on Earth. In one of the most fated casting choices in cinematic history, the starring role went to the late David Bowie, the musician who rose to fame on the wings of a song dubbed "Space Oddity" and would go on to adopt the mythic pseudonym, Ziggy Stardust.  "Bowie, slender, elegant, remote, evokes this alien so successfully that one could say, without irony, this was a role he was born to play," Roger Ebert wrote in 2011. As a result, critics like Joshua Rothkopf called the film "the most intellectually provocative genre film of the 1970s." As Newton, Bowie acts out the travails of a hyper-intelligent being transitioning from doomed t ...
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Heave’s Over: Our favorite movies
Heave Media - almost 3 years
Welcome to part three of Heave’s Over, our set of staff list pieces leading up to our final day of publication on Friday. Today, our staff gives lists of their top 10 all-time favorite movies. Remember: these are all-time favorites, not “best film” lists or whatever. Also, titles aren’t italicized because otherwise everything would be in the font you’re reading now. Frank Macarthy 1) The Big Lebowski (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998) 2) Animal House (John Landis, 1978) 3) Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper, 1982) 4) Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg, 1993) 5) Dirty Work (Bob Saget, 1998) 6) The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994) 7) Trading Places (John Landis, 1983) 8 ) The Jerk (Carl Reiner, 1979) 9) The Last Waltz (Martin Scorsese, 1978) 10) Step Brothers (Adam McKay, 2008) —— Marissa Morales 1) Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944) 2) Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959) 3) Submarine (Richard Ayoade, 2010) 4) The Departed (Martin Scorsese, 2006) 5) Moonrise Kingdom ...
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Jay Murphy: A Meeting of Cults: William Burroughs and Scientology
Huffington Post - over 3 years
At least for a certain set, Scientology is not a scandal, but the gift that keeps giving -- actress Elisabeth Moss of Mad Men and Top of the Lake is only the latest of the religion's defenders from inside Tinseltown. A continued matter of fascination, Paul Thomas Anderson's 2012 film The Master put only the barest of fictional veils between Philip Seymour Hoffman's portrayal of a rogue charismatic and the real life idiosyncrasies of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. Rumored to be the cause of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' breakup and divorce, Scientology is long used to controversy -- from nearly being banned in Germany to being raided by the FBI in 1977 -- though characterized as "a shell of its former self" by Village Voice editor Tony Ortega in 2011, Scientology has survived all that and more. From the death of Lisa McPherson in 1995 for which the Church was charged with two felony counts, to the lurid psychopathic disclosures of Hubbard's son Ronald DeWolf in Penthouse in ...
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Film: The Man Who Fell Into Movie Acting
NYTimes - over 3 years
It’s the rare director who can transform the familiar into something brand new. Nicolas Roeg succeeded handsomely with “The Man Who Fell to Earth.”     
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Sex Scenes In 'The Sessions' May Be The Best Of The Year
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Sex scenes in movies—the non-pornographic ones, that is—tend to exist in a few rigidly defined categories: they can be erotic (the scene in "Boogie Nights" when Julianne Moore coaches Mark Wahlberg through his first shoot), comically grotesque (Ben Stiller and Greta Gerwig’s excruciating beer-and-cunnilingus date in "Greenberg") or deliberately repellant (the bone-chilling coupling of Selma Blair and Robert Wisdom in "Storytelling"). Sometimes these categories can overlap—Awkward and sexy! Disturbing and hot!—but rarely will a movie step outside their bounds entirely and try something new. Then there is that very rare sex scene—say, Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie in their Venice hotel room in Nicolas Roeg’s "Don’t Look Now"—that does it all: turns us on, moves us emotionally, advances the story, reveals something about the characters, and showcases the filmmaker’s art.
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A Beautiful Nightmare: Infamous for Its Brutally Honest Take on the Austrailian Outback, Restored Kotcheff Classic Shakes Us Awake
Fay Observer Blogs - over 4 years
Bond in Wake In Fright. Excelsior! The best movie of the week is also the best movie news of the year. Wake in Fright, the long-lost 1971 Australian masterpiece, has been found, restored and redeemed in a sparkling new print available to the public for the first time in 40 years. When I first saw it, shown in competition at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival, with its original title Outback, I was so devastated by its haunting beauty and by the strange, hypnotic power of its overwhelming narrative force, I couldn’t move. The uncompromising story of a civilized schoolteacher trapped for five days in a remote, nightmarish mining town called Bundanyabba showed a primal, terrifying side of Australia—a heart of darkness never before captured on film. It received rave reviews from everyone, including the Aussie critics, but when it was released it was so angrily denounced by the filmgoing public in Sydney that it disappeared forever—well, nearly. They were so aghast at the world of violence, ...
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Adam Yauch: Beastie Boy, Oscilloscope Pictures Founder, Dead At 47
Deadline Hollywood - almost 5 years
Earlier today, Adam Yauch, founding member of the Beastie Boys, passed away from cancer. He was 47. Yet Yauch, who was best known as rapper MCA in the multi-platinum-selling trio, also branched out into film. In 2002, he launched Oscilloscope Pictures, which has since put out acclaimed indie films including "Exit Through the Gift Shop," "Bellflower," "We Need to Talk About Kevin," "Meek's Cutoff" and "The Messenger." They also distributed Yauch's directorial debut, the basketball documentary "Gunnin' For That #1 Spot," in 2008. Prior to Oscilloscope, his group, the Beastie Boys, worked with directors like Spike Jonze, who shot the awesomely retro '70s video for "Sabotage" and the band's 2006 concert film, "Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That!" Yauch displayed the same wacky sensibility when he assumed directorial duties for the group's videos under the pseudonym of Nathanial Hörnblowér. His video for "Body Movin," included clips from '60s cult movie "Danger: Diabolik," and "Intergalac ...
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Comment on DVD Review and Contest: The Innkeepers by Incomplet
Movie Viral - almost 5 years
Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now…
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April 19: Huntington Sports; 'Pippin'
Huntington - almost 5 years
1. St. Anthony's Spring Musical: St. Anthony's High School will present "Pippin" Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. Admission is $10.  2. Townwide Fund 50th Anniversary Gala: The organization celebrates five decades of service with an evening of dance, food and fun. Celebrate Thursday at Oheka Castle from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Open to the public. Admission $200. Details 3. Blue Devils Sports: Boys baseball against Eastport/S. Manor at 4 p.m.; girls softball against Westhampton at 4 p.m.; and girls lacrosse against Kings Park at 4 p.m. All games are at Huntington High School. 4. The Man Who Fell To Earth: David Bowie stars in Nicolas Roeg’s visionary masterpiece about an alien who travels to Earth on a mission to save his dying planet and finds our world to be a very strange place. This new and uncut 35mm film version will be shown at the Cinema Arts Centre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Admission $13. Details 5. Did You Know? Today is National High Five Day. Started by group of studen ...
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Film4 FrightFest 2011 – Diary: Day 3 - Little White Lies (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
It may be hard to believe now, but back in 1973, two of the greatest British horror films ever made – Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now and Robin Hardy's The Wicker Man – were released together as a double bill. Good times, however, are not always so
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The Man Who Fell to Earth - The Portland Mercury
Google News - over 5 years
ALIENATION—David Bowie stars in one of the best cult science-fiction flicks of the last century, the 1976 Nicolas Roeg-directed The Man Who Fell to Earth. Bowie is perfectly cast as an alien sent to Earth to retrieve water, and his downward spiral at
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'The Man Who Fell to Earth' at Cinema 21 - OregonLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
By Marc Mohan, Special to The Oregonian View full sizeRialto Pictures/StudioCanalCandy Clark and David Bowie in Nicolas Roeg's THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (1976). "The Man Who Fell to Earth" is the sort of science fiction film they don't much make
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New This Week - Baltimore City Paper
Google News - over 5 years
25 at 9 pm THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH Then mega rock star David Bowie plays the titular extra-terrestrial in director Nicolas Roeg's 1976 instant cult classic, but how about a hand for Candy Clark? As the small-town waitress who takes up with Bowie's
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Strike: Remastered Edition - DVD Talk
Google News - over 5 years
At the film's powerful climax, the metaphorical butchery of the workers by the Tsarist authorities is staccato-cut with images of actual butchers at work (a conceit later ripped off in both Nicolas Roeg's Walkabout and Coppola's Apocalypse Now)
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Shock value - Buffalo News
Google News - over 5 years
This is science fiction in premise, but powerful, intimate drama in effect — like Duncan Jones' “Moon” or Jones' father David Bowie's extraordinary film with Nicolas Roeg, “The Man Who Fell to Earth.” It was written by the team of Brit Marling and
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'Earth' to Bowie: Take me to your theater - Boston Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Nicolas Roeg certainly did, and he turned it way up in “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” his 1976 adaptation of Walter Tevis' sci-fi novel. Roeg held a funhouse mirror up to a decadent, listless society in the form of rock god David Bowie
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Review: The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) - The Phoenix
Google News - over 5 years
Star Wars came out the year after Nicolas Roeg's enigmatic sci-fi film (re-released now in an uncut version), and after that no studio was likely to make anything similar again, nor would many audiences have the
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