Nicolas Roeg

Nicolas Roeg

  • Highest Rated: 100% Castaway (1987)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Puffball (2008)
  • Birthday: Aug 15, 1928
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • London-born Nicolas Roeg served in the military as a projectionist, and entered the movie industry immediately after World War II as a gofer and apprentice editor. He joined MGM's British studios in 1950, and eventually became a cinematographer in 1959, working on a multitude of films of all types, from second unit work on Lawrence of Arabia (1962) to primary photography on the rock & roll exploitation films Just for Fun (1963), Every Day's a Holiday (1965), and The System (1966). He moved into the director's chair with Performance (1970), which he co-directed with Donald Cammell, and made a major impression with the low-keyed, eerily compelling drama Walkabout (1971). By the mid-'70s, Roeg was one of England's most respected filmmakers, responsible for the unsettling thriller Don't Look Now (1973), and the sci-fi drama The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976). With the possible exception Insignificance (1985) and the compellingly obscure Track 29 (1988) Roeg's output throughout the 1980s unfortunately failed to maintain the inspired creativity of his output in the previous decade.In 1990 Roeg showed promise for the new decade with what was perhaps his most successful film to date, the visually lavish family fantasy The Witches. A wonderfully creative take on acclaimed author Roald Dahl's beloved children's book, the film showcased Roeg's remarkable visual flair in a format suitable for the whole family. Unfortunately the film wasn't a true indicator for his output in the remainder of the decade. Despite the fact that his pace lagged somewhat after The Witches, 1994's Heart of Darkness did offer an interesting take on Joseph Conrad's novel, and those who suspected Full Body Massage was nothing more than made-for-cable softcore were actually treated to a thoughtful meditation on intimacy and human relations. In 2004 Roeg was set to make a return to the horror genre with the philosophical chiller Adina. Nicolas Roeg's son has gained fame in the film industry in his own right as the producer of such efforts as The Matchmaker (1997) and Spider (2002).

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0% Puffball Director 2008
No Score Yet The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Demons of Deception Director 2007
No Score Yet Samson and Delilah Director 1996
No Score Yet Full Body Massage Director 1995
38% Two Deaths Director 1995
40% Heart of Darkness Director 1994
No Score Yet Cold Heaven Director 1992
No Score Yet Company Business Screenwriter 1991
97% The Witches Director 1990
57% Without You I'm Nothing Producer 1990
No Score Yet Sweet Bird of Youth Director 1989
57% Track 29 Director 1988
50% Aria Director Screenwriter 1988
100% Castaway Director 1987
69% Insignificance Director 1985
40% Eureka Director 1984
50% Bad Timing Director 1980
83% The Man Who Fell to Earth Director 1976
97% Don't Look Now Director 1973
84% Walkabout Director 1971
85% Performance Director 1970


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