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Topic - Mark Romanek
Harris Savides, the acclaimed cinematographer who worked frequently with Gus Van Sant and David Fincher, has died at 55.
"When asked recently about the essential difference between his original U.K. version of 'The Office' and its American remake, series creator/star Ricky Gervais stated that while Americans are brought up to believe in their boundless potential for success, British children are more often reminded of their social standing and limitations," writes Paul Clark at his Opal Films screening blog.
The London Film Festival opened Wednesday with the European premiere of "Never Let Me Go," a movie with a hauntingly off-kilter setting and a universal emotional punch.
In an age of austerity, the London Film Festival is hoping that uncertainty will be good for creativity, and that Hollywood glamour and plucky British filmmaking can be a balm for economic woes.
A showcase for potential Academy Awards contenders and big fall releases, September's Toronto International Film Festival will feature titles starring Nicole Kidman, Ben Affleck, Robert De Niro, Natalie Portman, Keanu Reeves, Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan.
"A beautiful and incredibly amusing man, Harris taught me so much about the meaning of real beauty and the power of simplicity," said Romanek, director of "One Hour Photo" and "Never Let Me Go" who'd known Savides for 22 years. "He expressed these essential notions in his life and in his work. I was blessed to know him. Today, I feel a great emptiness."