Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Anthony Minghella dead

This feels like some really way out there news, I can barely believe it as it breaks, but British director Anthony Minghella – director of The English Patient, Cold Mountain and The Talented Mr Ripley – has died at just 54 years of age. I'm still a bit stunned and distracted from the post I had planned on Vantage Point and Death Defying Acts.

The story coming out of the BBC quotes Minghella's agent confirming the news but details beyond that are in short supply. I don't want to write anything more than this until more is known. Either way, the world lost another of its most talented artists today.