R.I.P. Sydney Pollack. The 73 year old filmmaker died at his home yesterday. He was one of the most respected directors in Hollywood. He was nominated for three best director Oscars winning only for Tootsie. He’ll likely be most remebered for Tootsie and Out of Africa, but They Shoot Horsesm Don’t They? should be on everyone’s must-see list as far as I’m concerned. I’ve always been a big fan of his acting work as well. The roles he chose didn’t always stand out, intentionally I imagine, but he always gave the films a grounding and realism not often seen.
Shooting has wrapped on The Road. Based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men, All The Pretty Horses) and directed by John Hillcoat (director of The Proposition) leaves me with high expectations. The New York Times reports.