LONDON – Nicolas Roeg, the prominent British film director known for making provocative films and working with rock stars Mick Jagger and David Bowie during a six-decade career, has passed away. I was 90 years old.
The director of "Do not look now" and many other movies died on Friday night, his son, Nicolas Roeg Jr., told the British Press Association.
"He was a genuine father," said Roeg Jr. "I just turned 90 in August."
He did not provide details about his father's death during a brief telephone call.
Roeg worked with Jagger on "Performance" and David Bowie on "The Man Who Fell to Earth."
The last important Roeg movie was "The Witches", in 1990, starring Anjelica Huston.
He made his way in the direction after winning the acclaim as director of photography. He began his career as an editing apprentice in 1947. He said he could not understand how anyone could become a director without working first in cinematography.
Roeg did not believe in meticulous planning when it came to scripts and filming programs, preferring to give space to maneuver and improvise as necessary. He liked to say that God laughed at people who made too many elaborate plans.
"I shoot many things," he said. "I think that's probably because I did not go to film school, things work by themselves." You have lost the theme of the show, the amusement park vendor, the interior aspect of the cinema when you try to plan everything for the audience. "
Roeg, who was born in London, worked on several famous films, including "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Fahrenheit 451", before joining the ranks of directors in 1970.