Bridgeman Footage is the proud home to the exclusive Nicolas Roeg collection – a series of interviews on the art of filmmaking with one of Britain’s most influential directors.
The legendary cinematographer will also be celebrating his 90th birthday on the 15th of August, 2018.
In this rare collection of interviews in his home in West London, Roeg discusses everything from his early work on the set of Lawrence of Arabia, to his sometimes controversial depictions of love and desire. He discusses editing, sound design, scriptwriting and the influence of fine art on his film aesthetic, referencing his own masterpieces such as Don’t Look Now, Walkabout, and The Man Who Fell to Earth, as well as other filmmakers such as Fellini and Woody Allen.
Nicolas Roeg describes the script in a scene in Walkabout / Nicolas Roeg Archive
Roeg honed his extraordinary cinematic eye throughout his early days of working with greats such as David Lean, François Truffaut and John Schlesinger. As a director, Roeg developed into an auteur through his distinctively fragmented storytelling style, creating worlds that were almost claustrophobically atmospheric, where his locations often became characters in their own right. This ability to warp the world as we think we know it was unique to Roeg’s cinematic vision, and set him aside as a genius of British cinema.