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Nicolas Roeg

Highest Rated:   100% The Witches (1990)
Lowest Rated:   0% Puffball (2008)
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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).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
100% The Witches
  • Director
1990
57% Without You I'm Nothing
  • Producer
1990
No Score Yet Sweet Bird of Youth
  • Director
1989
67% Track 29
  • Director
1988
50% Aria
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1988
100% Castaway
  • Director
1987
73% Insignificance
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet Eureka
  • Director
1984
60% Bad Timing
  • Director
1980
82% The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • Director
1976
96% Don't Look Now
  • Director
1973
93% Walkabout
  • Director
1971
84% Performance
  • Director
1970

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