Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A Darkened Cinema

Writer and film director Anthony Minghella died today in London. He was 54 years old, and my favorite living filmmaker. His movies, all made from Minghella-authored scripts, are:

Truly, Madly, Deeply
The English Patient
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Cold Mountain
Breaking & Entering

Minghella was also an accomplished playwright.

This man's work has been a primary and enduring source of inspiration to me since I first viewed The English Patient on the big screen in 1996.

Today the storytelling world has lost a great light, and young writers have lost a great teacher.

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