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Posted: Jan 25 2012, 05:30 PM
Member No.: 510
Joined: 14-December 07
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — He was known for his slow and dream-like directing style and had enough stamina at 76 to be working on his latest movie.
But award-winning Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos was killed in a road accident Tuesday after being hit by a motorcycle while walking across a road close to a movie set near Athens' main port of Piraeus.
The driver, who was also injured and hospitalized, was later identified as an off-duty police officer. / The atmosphere, symbolism and historical context of his cinematic storytelling went beyond the art form that he worked in and inspired young filmmakers," Greek President Karolos Papoulias said Wednesday. "(This) occurred at a time when he was extremely creative and the country was in need of his insight, making his absence all the more painful
Posted: Jan 25 2012, 07:08 PM
Member No.: 3,197
Joined: 10-September 10
this is very sad indeed.
i have not heard or seen any of his films but it seems he was very popular.
What makes it more sad is that it was a pure accident.
WHEN THERE IS NO MORE ROOM IN HELL THE DEAD WILL WALK THE EARTH.