Saturday, July 2, 2016

US director Michael Cimino died – The World

Michael Cimino in August 2012.

US director Michael Cimino’s death, announced on Saturday, July 2 Twitter Thierry Fremaux, general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival. Information confirmed by a friend and former lawyer of filmmaker Eric Weissmann, with the New York Times . Aged 77, he was found unconscious in his home in Los Angeles, California, the source said. The causes of death remain unknown for the time.

Michael Cimino was born in New York on February 3, 1939. He began his film career as a screenwriter, including signing scripts Silent Running and Magnum Force , the second installment in the saga of the Inspector Harry. He started directing in 1974 with Lightfoot , a road movie where Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges share the bill.

United Artists Bankruptcy

the consecration came in 1978 with the Deer hunter ( the Deer hunter in English), considered the first film about the war Vietnam. The film received five Oscar, including Best Film and Best Director.

His third film, Heaven’s Gate ( Heaven’s Gate ), released in 1980, will, however, a commercial and critical flop. Following pressure from producers, assembly was reduced to 3 h 39. A new version “director’s cut” was presented in 2012 at the Venice Film Festival and rehabilitates the work of Mr. Cimino. But it will always be marked failure, which led the studio United Artists into bankruptcy, and stuck the label unenviable of auteur cinema killer.

It will take up four both behind the camera, including the Year of the Dragon ( Year of the Dragon ), released in 1985, and Sunchaser , its ultimate implementation, distributed in 1996.


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