Look Now – The Significance of Nicolas Roeg

  • Man Who Fell to Earth’ director Nicolas Roeg on sci-fi without ‘buzzes, beeps and bullets’

  • The World is Ever Changing: Nicolas Roeg on Film-making (youtube)

  • Nicolas Roeg began as a cameraman, working for such masters as Francois Truffaut and David Lean. His explosive debut as a director with Performance established an approach to film-making that was unconventional and ever-changing, creating works such as Don’t Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Bad Timing, Insignificance, and, more recently, Puffball.

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    “I’m doing installation pieces and I don’t even want to be credited.” Roeg said.

    D. S in Venice

    Don’t Look Now – based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier.

    Julie Christie

  • Don’t Look Now – a review + interviews here.

  • In all of his films Nicolas Roeg shows what happens when characters from different cultures intersect. From Performance (gangster meets rock star) to Walkabout (abandoned white children saved by Aborigine on his walkabout) to The Man Who Fell to Earth (alien crashing on Earth needs to return to his home planet) this intersection forms the core dramatic element of his films.