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Rohit

about 2 years ago

R.I.P. His cinema was a revelation to me.

Scampi

about 2 years ago

From the Washington Post:

ATHENS, Greece — Theo Angelopoulos, an award-winning Greek filmmaker known for his slow and dreamlike style as a director, was killed in a road accident Tuesday while working on his latest movie. He was 76.

Police and hospital officials said Angelopoulos suffered serious head injuries and died at a hospital after being hit by a motorcycle while walking across a road near a movie set near Athens’ main port of Piraeus.

The driver, also injured and hospitalized, was later identified as an off-duty police officer.

The accident occurred while Angelopoulos was working on his upcoming movie “The Other Sea.”

Kenji

about 2 years ago

Jesse Richard​s

about 2 years ago

Sad, sad news.

Black Irish

about 2 years ago

Matt Parks

about 2 years ago

Terrible news.

ruby stevens

about 2 years ago

terrible. RIP

johnsonisjohnson

about 2 years ago

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTT

Ursulin​o

about 2 years ago

Hero, inspiration… I’m terribly sad. Cinema has become poorer today.

cinemao​fdreams

about 2 years ago

RIP.

Nick Kostopo​ulos

about 2 years ago

Zoi se mas.

Nick Kostopo​ulos

about 2 years ago

Zoi se mas.

Michael Convery

about 2 years ago

Santino

about 2 years ago

Wow. What a terrible way to go. :(

Ari

about 2 years ago

Since they say he was making a film when the accident happened, dying in the act of filmmaking is probably the best way a filmmaker can go, no? (not that I would like to get hit by a motorcycle!).

Ursulin​o

about 2 years ago

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/greek-filmmaker-theo-angelopoulos-killed-in-road-accident/2012/01/24/gIQA4ZBMOQ_story.html More details.

Julia Lesmist​er

about 2 years ago

So terribly upsetting.

Julia Lesmist​er

about 2 years ago

Now Criterion simply MUST find a way to release, at the very least, The Travelling Players.

Ursulin​o

about 2 years ago

In Brazil only TWO of his movies have been released.

House 0f Leaves

-moderator-
about 2 years ago

A big loss. Of course, we should all celebrate his life by watching as many of his films as you can.

Ursulin​o

about 2 years ago

I agree…

Autumn Leaf

about 2 years ago

:(

Michael Convery

about 2 years ago

I was planning on watching The Traveling Players and Megalexandros this week. Now it’s certain.

House 0f Leaves

-moderator-
about 2 years ago

I’m watching The Weeping Meadow tomorrow.

Also sprach Dimitris:

“His career spanned four decades and, in 1995, he won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes for Ulysses’ Gaze.” as a subtitle “comment” is quite uninformative since you don’t even mention his most well-known achievement, the Golden Palm for Eternity and a Day.

A pretty stale article as a whole without a single mention of the Trilogy of History, let alone the 1 film most cinephiles know Greek cinema exists on the map, The Travelling Players. I’m expecting a better, more condensed comment on his overall work."

Jerry Johnson

about 2 years ago

Didn’t know him and wasn’t a big fan, but getting gunned down by a motorcycle is quite the cinematic death. RIP!

Ari

about 2 years ago

^It’s definitely a poetic metaphor for such a slow-moving filmmaker to get killed by a speeding motorcycle.

Santino

about 2 years ago

^lol.

that’s so awful, Ari

Santino

about 2 years ago

The motorcycle driver was a police officer? wtf?