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Nicolas Roeg is dead / Farewell to the director of "The man who fell to earth", the film debut of David Bowie

He died at the age of 90 Nicolas Roeg, British director (but even more Londoner), known to the general public especially for directing the film debut of David Bowie in the movie "The man who fell to the earth"(1976) in which the Duke White played the role of the alien protagonist. The announcement was made by his son, Nicolas Roeg Jr., who wrote on Twitter: "He was a real father, he was 90 years old in August". Born to London in 1928 Roeg had gained fame in the English film world and he played the role of director of the second unit of photography of the wondrous Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean (1962): his career was then continued in the 1960s with roles as director of photography for films of some importance, such as Farhenheit 451 by Francois Truffaut (1966) and via the crazy crowd by John Schlesinger (1967). Roeg was already retired in 2010.


It can be said that the popularity of director of Nicolas Roeg is linked to two world-famous singers instead of professional actors. Besides directing the debut in the cinema of David Bowie ne "The man who fell to the earth", Roeg is actually known for the debut of Mick Jagger on the big screen. The movie in question is "sadism", In 1968, in which the historic frontman of the Rolling Stones plays the role of a singer with two bisexual lovers." The film, for the time scabious content, was against the point of turning into theaters only two years after the end of filming. to go, and with different cuts, despite the success of the period, sadism has become a real sect over the years, as well as for his visionary atmosphere in particular for the presence of Jagger, then at the height of fame. Whatever the time, Roeg could also enjoy a revaluation by movie critics: in 1999 the British Film Institute took sadism to the list of the best 100 British films of the twentieth century.

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