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Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies who have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Michel Brault (1928-2013) - Pioneer of the Direct Cinema style in Canada, specifically Quebec, who codirected the classic documentaries Les Raquetteurs [watch below], Pour la Suite de Monde and L'acadie, l'Acadie as well as the historical drama Les Ordres, for which he was named Best Director at Cannes in 1975. As a cinematographer, he also shot Jean Rouch's landmark documentary Chronicles of a Summer and the dramas Mon Oncle Antoine and No Mercy. He appears in the documentary...
- Christopher Campbell
He could have had it all, yet he never quite lost it all either. The mysterious and rather annoying case of Richard Gere
I've been rolling my eyes at Richard Gere for 30 years, alternately alienated and charmed by his good looks and his shockingly evident narcissism and self-regard; his abidingly terrible taste in projects, and the fact that somehow, no matter how many movies like Intersection he makes (or like King David, or Mr Jones) sooner or later there will come an end to his lengthy career-drought and, like a flailing magician, he will somehow revive his good name and box office rep with a blockbuster comeback like Pretty Woman, or an intelligent movie like Internal Affairs. Or, Nicholas Jarecki's very watchable new thriller Arbitrage.
As Robert Miller, a 60-year-old investment-fund billionaire, Gere has it all: a full head of silver hair, a good name on Wall Street and »
- John Patterson
2 items from 2013
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