Monday, January 11, 2010

Eric Rohmer 1920-2010

One of the last nouvelle vague auteurs to gain his position as an extraordinary filmmaker, Eric Rohmer has passed away today at the age of 89.
He leaves behind a legacy of two dozen films which include "Chloe in the Afternoon", "My Night at Maud's", "A Tale of Summer" and his famous moral tales.
He served as editor in the influential Cahiers du Cinema during the early 1960s and took his name from his admiration towards Eric von Stroheim and Sax Rohmer (the creator of the "Fu Manchu" serials).
Never one to shy away from the advancing times almost ten years ago he directed "The Lady and the Duke" a breathtaking French Revolution tale notorious because it was made mostly using CGI sets (eat your heart out James Cameron!).
A true icon of cinema, Rohmer will be greatly missed.

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