My friend and mentor #NicholasRoeg has died, which is odd because I thought he was indestructible. #Badtiming was his curse, #Eureka his bastard child, #DontLookNow, #Walkabout & #TheManWhoFellToEarth, the greatest unbroken run in film history. https://t.co/9XOkRsykdS
— Bernard Rose (@BernardJMRose) November 24, 2018
Farewell to the extraordinary cinematic talent, director Nicolas Roeg. His films hypnotized me for years and still continue to intrigue. Along with classics like Performance & Walkabout, I could watch Don't Look Now on a loop & never tire of its intricacies. A master of the art. pic.twitter.com/fXB7GPwOL9
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) November 24, 2018
"Orange is the New Black" star Natasha Lyonne wrote, "Discovering his films was a shot to the heart that woke my teenage mind to the scope of limitless possibility in storytelling."
RIP Nicholas Roeg
You blew my mind, taught me to see & dream in a different way. #DontLookNow will forever inspire legions.
— Ted Hope (@TedHope) November 24, 2018
Director Bernard Rose called "Don't Look Now," "Walkabout" and "The Man Who Fell to Earth" "the greatest unbroken run in film history.
British director Nicolas Roeg, who's 1970s-era films such as "Don't Look Now," "The Man Who Fell to Earth" and "Performance" became touchstones for numerous budding filmmakers and cinephiles, died Friday.
Nicholas Roeg, first as a Cinematographer, then as a Director, saw cinema through a very unique pair of eyes. WALKABOUT, DON’T LOOK NOW, THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, INSIGNIFICANCE, THE WITCHES. May the work live on. And the man…
Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/aa36jHGqLW
— Brad Bird (@BradBirdA113) November 24, 2018
Documentary filmmaker Mark Cousins wrote "Thank you for expanding the movies."
Director Brad Bird said Roeg saw cinema through a "very unique set of eyes."
Legendary inspirational director Nic Roeg rest in a complex structural time travelling visually stunning cinematic peace
— asifkapadia (@asifkapadia) November 24, 2018
"The Incredibles" helmer Brad Bird paid tribute on Twitter. And the man…Rest in Peace." "Nicolas Roeg, first as a Cinematographer, then as a Director, saw cinema through a very unique pair of eyes…May the work live on.
Stop the clocks. Thank you for expanding the movies, Nic Roeg https://t.co/egUG8R17Oe
— mark cousins (@markcousinsfilm) November 24, 2018
"Thank you for making so many brave choices and giving this little lad in pajamas an ongoing love of filmmaking," Jones wrote. Directors including Edgar Wright and Duncan Jones, whose father David Bowie starred in "The Man Who Fell to Earth," were quick to remember Roeg's visual mastery and complex storytelling.
Just heard another great storyteller, the inimitable Nicolas Roeg left us today. What an incredible body of work he’s left us with!
All my love to his family.
Thank you for making so many brave choices, & giving this strange little lad in pajamas an ongoing love of filmmaking. pic.twitter.com/QVg2znq3Rs
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) November 24, 2018
"Amy" director Asif Kapadia worked Roeg's filmmaking style into his tweet, saying "rest in a complex structural time travelling visually stunning cinematic peace."
Amazon Studios' Ted Hope wrote, "You blew my mind, taught me to see and dream in a different way."
Nicolas Roeg was one of the greatest directors that ever lived. R.I.P. https://t.co/ek5W1ebyhW
— Larry Karaszewski (@Karaszewski) November 24, 2018
Edgar Wright said "I could watch Don't Look Now on a loop and never tire of its intricacies." In a follow-up tweet, Wright said his filmography was "dazzling and fascinating."
Screenwriter-producer Larry Karaszewski called him "One of the greatest directors that ever lived."