Tuesday, May 27, 2008

SYDNEY POLLACK R.I.P.

I never worked with him or knew him, but he directed three of my favorite films: THE WAY WE WERE, THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR, and TOOTSIE, all of which not only captured the zeitgeist of an era and its politics (mostly from the perspective of those trying to change things for the better and the resistance they're met with) but did it in a way that was completely entertaining as well as engaging. I can watch any of those three flicks anytime and still enjoy them.

1 comment:

harryn said...

the same for 'sketches of gehry' ...
he seemed to make the ordinary [interview, walk-through, and bytes] more interesting with his unique assemblage of shots and information - as though he was learning of gehry for the first time ...
r.i.p.