“Hooked to the silver screen...”
David Bowie’s film director son, Duncan Jones, paid tribute on Twitter today to the visionary Nicolas Roeg.
Roeg’s family broke the news earlier today that the 90-year-old director had died.
Bowie fans will know him best for being the man behind The Man Who Fell To Earth, Bowie’s first leading role proper.
Reflecting on his relationship with Roeg, Bowie had this to say in 1992:
“We got on rather well. I think I was fulfilling what he needed from me for that role. I wasn't disrupting...I wasn't disrupted. In fact, I was very eager to please. And amazingly enough, I was able to carry out everything I was asked to do. I was quite willing to stay up as long as anybody.”
Roeg leaves a remarkable canon of work and you’re in for an absolute treat if you’ve yet to discover it.
We’ll leave you with Duncan’s Tweet:
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.