Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bill Forsyth


I found myself thinking recently about the Scottish director Bill Forsyth, who for a brief time in the 1980s seemed to be well on his way to becoming one of the great directors. Gregory's Girl, Local Hero, Housekeeping--these were all great films. His decline--after coming to America to work--and eventual disappearance from the scene is one of movie art's saddest stories.

I gave a paper about him twenty years ago. Senses of Cinema has a good piece on him here.

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