Guy Green 1913-2005

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  1. Bill Huelbig

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    Apr 9, 2000
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    In an eerie coincidence so soon after the death of Robert Wise, director-writer-cinematographer Guy Green died yesterday at age 91, the same age as Wise. His beautiful "A Patch of Blue" (1965) was one of the most memorable of all '60's films for me. Here is his obituary from Variety:

    Guy Green



    Oscar-winning cinematographer Guy Green, who also wrote, produced and directed, died Thursday in Los Angeles. He was 91.
    Green's black-and-white filming of "Great Expectations" nabbed him the 1947 Academy Award and made him the first British d.p. honored by the Acad.

    Born in Somerset, England, Green started his career as a portrait photographer in London. He worked his way up through the ranks and became a prominent d.p.

    After lensing many films, including "Oliver Twist," "The Way Ahead" and "Captain Hornblower," Green expanded his career to directing, screenwriting and producing.

    Green helmed the 1958 British "Sea of Sand," which earned an Intl. Crix Award at the Berlin Film Festival. In 1961, Green directed Stuart Whitman to an Academy Award nomination in "The Mark." His directing credits include "Light in the Piazza," "Diamond Head" and "The Devil's Advocate."

    Green's 1965 adapted screenplay "A Patch of Blue" earned him a Writers Guild nomination. He also produced and directed the pic that won Shelley Winters an Oscar for supporting actress and earned a lead actress nomination for Elizabeth Hartman.

    The Hollywood Foreign Press recognized the film with nominations for picture -- drama; director; screenplay; actor in a leading role --- drama for Sidney Poitier; actress in a leading role -- drama for Hartman; and a win for Hartman as new star of the year.

    The British government awarded Green an Officer of the British Empire in 2004 for his distinctive style and creativity in the film industry, and he received a special lifetime achievement kudo from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

    "Guy was a leading figure in cinema both in the U.K. and the United States for over 40 years. I had a great respect for his remarkable talent," said director Richard Attenborough, former president of BAFTA. "He was a great friend and will be sorely missed on both sides of the Atlantic."

    He is survived by wife Jo, a daughter, a son-in-law and grandchildren.
  2. JohnRice

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    Jun 20, 2000
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    There is something eerie about Star Wars threads having 5,000 posts and this one, after 8 days, not having a single one.

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