I love Roeg and his films more and more every time I watch one. I’m stunned by the originality of his cinematography and editing. I love how daring he is with his subject matter. He made films that took real chances and I don’t think any of them could be made today.
He is more of a cult director and it is probably unlikely that he will ever really receive the recognition he deserves. But many big name modern directors have cited him as an influence. Maybe he has a chance.
Won’t disagree on this one.
Yeah, that’s all I got to offer.
Roeg deserves it just for his 1970s stuff alone! (From Performance to Bad Timing)
Sure, why not. He’s a great filmmaker and he is 83.
here ya go
Ruby the Oscar presenter. Love your dress!
thanks, it’s an honor to be here xD
I recently watched Insignificance. I was very excited that it finally came out on DVD. Now here’s looking toward a R1 Track 29 release!
There’s a release of Track 29 that just came out in February I think through Image. Would like to get around to that one myself.
I hope Criterion releases another of his films on Blu-Ray soon…
Hrm, let me look it up…
Hrm, I found it. I’m not exactly wanting to buy it at this time so I’m going to have to look-see if someplace rents it. It’s not on Netflix, so time to go local I guess….
Yep. Almost picked it up the other day actually.
AHA! “Watch instantly with Amazon Video: $2.99”
Agreed,and Don’t look now is really underrated,its the type of film u either like or u don’t usually.I was gonna watch Insignificance a nite or 2 ago I got the blu ray of that 1
I Wanna see Fahrenheit 451 also cause he was the cinematographer 4 Truffaut
Yeah, that’s been on my list for a while too. I think it is available and on one queue or another.
^Yes, it’s on Netflix Instant Watch.
By the way, the Amazon reviews of Track 29 are quite amusing.
it’s worth picking up the special edition of Don’t Look Now that came out in the UK a few years back. Better transfer and some good extras.
hell even his bad films are fascinating failures. Eureka has its moments.
Agreed. I especially wonder what was going through the producers’ minds when hiring Roeg for The Witches. Who puts into production a children’s movie and thinks, “How ‘bout the dude that’s made two decades of psychedelic cinema featuring sex, drugs, rape, and David Bowie’s balls? Wait… David Bowie… Labyrinth … Henson company…. That’s it! It makes sense! I don’t remember how I got there but Roeg is perfect for this job!”
Off-hand, Roeg’s fascination with witches and the occult certainly defends his decision in making the movie.