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RIP: Anthony Minghella

03.19.2008
It's another sad day for movie fans (it seems like we've had a lot lately) as the movie world has lost one of its premiere storytellers. British director Anthony Minghella has passed away at the age of 54. MSNBC has revealed that Minghella died from a hemorrage after surgery to remove a growth on his neck, meaning that days ago he was more or less healthy.

Minghella emerged as a playwright on the London theatre scene to become one of Hollywood’s most respected and revered directors. In 1996 he adapted the novel The English Patient into a film which he directed, and which won nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Minghella.

A pro at adapting acclaimed novels into equally acclaimed films, he went on to write and direct THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY and COLD MOUNTAIN, both multiple Oscar nominees. Most recently, Minghella directed THE NO. 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY, about a Botswanan woman who starts the country’s first female-owned private eye biz. It will air as a thirteen-part series on British television and HBO. Also, Minghella was one of the directors set to work on the anthology film NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU. No word on the status of his segment and how far into production it is.

Extra Tidbit: Anthony Minghella's son Max is the star of ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL.
Source: MSNBC

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6:21PM on 03/19/2008

DAMN!

Well, I'm just gonna say this because it is sad news.

Having said that, my heart is not so heavy for the fact that this guy died of natural health complications. He didn't destroy himself either on purpose or by accident. He just passed away, though it's fair to say the man died still too young.

But I'm happy this man has left so many indelible images in my mind, from films that some might call true classics. He had a way with bringing literature to life, though at times he did overdo
Well, I'm just gonna say this because it is sad news.

Having said that, my heart is not so heavy for the fact that this guy died of natural health complications. He didn't destroy himself either on purpose or by accident. He just passed away, though it's fair to say the man died still too young.

But I'm happy this man has left so many indelible images in my mind, from films that some might call true classics. He had a way with bringing literature to life, though at times he did overdo things just a bit.

RIP Mr. Minghella, you'll be remembered dearly here!
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4:47AM on 03/19/2008

The best way to say RIP...

PLAY UP POMPEY! POMPEY PLAY UP!
PLAY UP POMPEY! POMPEY PLAY UP!
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3:30AM on 03/19/2008
*sigh*

I'm completely serious on rebooting 2008. This is getting to be too f&cking much.

I personally thought TEP was boring as hell, but it was a pretty piece of boring, that's for sure. One man's devil's food cake with cream cheese icing is another woman's diabetes. Still sucks to have accidental deaths to keep happening.
*sigh*

I'm completely serious on rebooting 2008. This is getting to be too f&cking much.

I personally thought TEP was boring as hell, but it was a pretty piece of boring, that's for sure. One man's devil's food cake with cream cheese icing is another woman's diabetes. Still sucks to have accidental deaths to keep happening.
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1:08AM on 03/19/2008
Whoa. That's definitely a shocker. COLD MOUNTAIN was probably my favorite of all of his films. He seemed to know how to handle "epic" better than most directors. Lots of prayers to his son and his family and friends.
Whoa. That's definitely a shocker. COLD MOUNTAIN was probably my favorite of all of his films. He seemed to know how to handle "epic" better than most directors. Lots of prayers to his son and his family and friends.
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12:46AM on 03/19/2008

Damn...

Sad loss really...even if I'm not a big fan of the films he did, I respect his work, he was a good filmmaker. R.I.P.
Sad loss really...even if I'm not a big fan of the films he did, I respect his work, he was a good filmmaker. R.I.P.
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