I know his producing partner, director/actor Sydney Pollack is sick with cancer but I am stunned. Mighella was only 54. He just directed Jill Scott in the movie "The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency" based on the popular books by Alexander McCall Smith. The movie will be on British televsion this week and turned into a series for HBO here in the Sates.
Last year Minghella and Pollack spoke to this small group of female Hollywood execs I belong to. It was an amaizing evening. They are passionate about life, the arts and it shows in their work. They are filmmakers not hack directors. I am just so sad to hear this news. I know two execs at his company. They were dealing with Sydney illness and now this.
Last week several of my friends went to the funeral of a women (she used to be an assistant to a studio head) who died suddenly of a brain aneurysm at 40. If there is something you want to accomplish in live...don't wait, do it now. If there is someone you love and don't say it to them often enough, start. In the last couple of weeks I have heard of so many deaths. A colleague's boyfriend died in a car accident, my dad's best friend from a stroke. A friend's wife died of cancer. She was only in her 30s.
You don't know when something like this can happen to you. It's a joke to think we can somehow control these things.
Hereis an article about the Oscar's
The trailer for The Talented Mr. Ripley.
R.I.P. Mr. Minghella