Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Anthony Minghella - RIP
When I think of Anthony Minghella I think of The English Patient, when I think of The English Patient I think of the time I was working as projectionist at the Odeon Middlesbrough, and the time about 15-20 minutes from the end of the show when the film trailed off the platter that held the reels and proceeded to drag the last part of the film all around the platter tower and onto the floor etc... needless to say it took an awful long time to sort out and everybody in the showing got a refund having not seeing the end of the film. I was told by one friend that she was glad as she'd almost fallen asleep by that point anyway.
A sad loss for the film world, a guy who started in UK TV on show's like Magpie, Grange Hill and Inspector Morse and who went on to direct Truly, Madly, Deeply,The Talented Mr. Ripley,The English Patient and Cold Mountain.
Posted by Andrew Glazebrook at 10:54 PM