Gallery: The departed, 2015

A visual homage to some of the key figures in film who passed away in 2015, to accompany the roll call in our March 2016 issue.

Art by Naiel Ibarrola, words by Ehsan Khoshbakht.

☞ The departed: the filmmakers we lost in 2016

Naiel Ibarrola , Ehsan Khoshbakht
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Left to right: <strong>Hara Setsuko</strong>, <strong>Wes Craven</strong>, <strong>Rod Taylor</strong>, <strong>Leonard Nimoy</strong>, <strong>Lizabeth Scott. </strong>Citations: Portrait of a Young Woman (Amedeo Modigliani, 1918); The Pilgrimage to San Isidro [detail] (Francisco de Goya, 1819-23); Rubáiyát (Omar Khayyam, 11th-12th centuries)

Left to right: Hara Setsuko, Wes Craven, Rod Taylor, Leonard Nimoy, Lizabeth Scott. Citations: Portrait of a Young Woman (Amedeo Modigliani, 1918); The Pilgrimage to San Isidro [detail] (Francisco de Goya, 1819-23); Rubáiyát (Omar Khayyam, 11th-12th centuries)

☞ Read Alexander Jacoby’s obituary of Hara Setsuko and Anne Billson’s obituary of Wes Craven in our March 2016 isssue

 

<strong>Christopher Lee</strong>. Citations: The Aesthetic Inferno (Karl Rosenkrantz, 1852); Saturn Devouring His Son (Francisco de Goya, c.1819-23)

Christopher Lee. Citations: The Aesthetic Inferno (Karl Rosenkrantz, 1852); Saturn Devouring His Son (Francisco de Goya, c.1819-23)

Christopher Lee, 1922-2015: ‘one of the cinema’s world-class villains’ 

 

<strong>Anita Ekberg</strong>. Citations: La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini, 1960); Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio (Federico Fellini, 1962); Quotation by painter Caspar David Friedrich (1830)

Anita Ekberg. Citations: La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini, 1960); Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio (Federico Fellini, 1962); Quotation by painter Caspar David Friedrich (1830)

 

<strong>Omar Shariff</strong> and <strong>Faten Hamama</strong>. Citations: David Garrick <span class="amp">&</span> Eva-Maria Veigel (William Hogarth, circa 1757-64)

Omar Shariff and Faten Hamama. Citations: David Garrick & Eva-Maria Veigel (William Hogarth, circa 1757-64)

 

<strong>Chantal Akerman</strong>. Citations: Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958); La Captive (Chantal Akerman, 1999); Suicide room (Naiel Ibrrola and Ehsan Khoshbakht, 2015); Chantal Akerman par Chantal Akerman (Akerman, 1997); Quotation by Chantal Akerman (1997)

Chantal Akerman. Citations: Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958); La Captive (Chantal Akerman, 1999); Suicide room (Naiel Ibrrola and Ehsan Khoshbakht, 2015); Chantal Akerman par Chantal Akerman (Akerman, 1997); Quotation by Chantal Akerman (1997)

Chantal Akerman: a primer

Chantal Akerman, guiding light

Rendezvous with Chantal Akerman

Keeping a distance: Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman

☞ Read Laura Mulvey’s obituary of Chantal Akerman in our March 2016 isssue

 

<strong>Francesco Rosi</strong> and <strong>Albert Maysles</strong>. Citations: Città ideale (attributed to Luciano Laurana or Melozzo da Forlì, 15th century); Quotation by Francesco Rosi from an interview with Gideon Bachmann (1965)

Francesco Rosi and Albert Maysles. Citations: Città ideale (attributed to Luciano Laurana or Melozzo da Forlì, 15th century); Quotation by Francesco Rosi from an interview with Gideon Bachmann (1965)

Francesco Rosi, 1922-2015

In memoriam Albert Maysles, 1926-2015

 

<strong>Manoel de Oliveira</strong>. Citations: Mona Lisa (Leonardo da Vinci, 1503-17); Visita ou Memórias e Confissões (Manoel de Oliveira, 1982/2015); Quotation by Oliveira (1982). [According to the Oxford Dictionary, <em>saudade</em>, ‘especially with reference to songs or poetry,’ is ‘a feeling of longing, melancholy, or nostalgia that is supposedly characteristic of the Portuguese or Brazilian temperament.’]

Manoel de Oliveira. Citations: Mona Lisa (Leonardo da Vinci, 1503-17); Visita ou Memórias e Confissões (Manoel de Oliveira, 1982/2015); Quotation by Oliveira (1982). [According to the Oxford Dictionary, saudade, ‘especially with reference to songs or poetry,’ is ‘a feeling of longing, melancholy, or nostalgia that is supposedly characteristic of the Portuguese or Brazilian temperament.’]

 

<strong>Maureen O’Hara</strong> and <strong>Haskell Wexler</strong>. Citations: The Quiet Man (John Ford, 1952); Ophelia (Sir John Everett Millais, 1851-52); Medium Cool (Haskell Wexler, 1969); Quotation by John Wayne (date unknown)

Maureen O’Hara and Haskell Wexler. Citations: The Quiet Man (John Ford, 1952); Ophelia (Sir John Everett Millais, 1851-52); Medium Cool (Haskell Wexler, 1969); Quotation by John Wayne (date unknown)

Maureen O’Hara, 1920-2015

☞ Read Tom Charity’s obituary of Haskell Wexler in our March 2016 isssue

 

<strong>Penelope Houston</strong>. Citations: Quotation by Erich von Stroheim, after a visit to the Sight <span class="amp">&</span> Sound office, circa 1949-50 [source: Houston in interview with Christophe Dupin and Geoffrey Nowell-Smith – see below]; L’Eclisse on the cover of Sight <span class="amp">&</span> Sound (Winter 1961-62); The Kiss (Gustav Klimt, 1908-9)

Penelope Houston. Citations: Quotation by Erich von Stroheim, after a visit to the Sight & Sound office, circa 1949-50 [source: Houston in interview with Christophe Dupin and Geoffrey Nowell-Smith – see below]; L’Eclisse on the cover of Sight & Sound (Winter 1961-62); The Kiss (Gustav Klimt, 1908-9)

Penelope Houston: viewer at the top

Remembering Penelope Houston

Penelope Houston’s journals

Penelope Houston on Penelope Houston

 

Citations: Francofonia (Alexander Sokurov, 2015); Repérages (various photographs by Alain Resnais)

Citations: Francofonia (Alexander Sokurov, 2015); Repérages (various photographs by Alain Resnais)

☞ See all our online obituaries.

 

In the March 2016 issue of Sight & Sound

Obituaries 2015

Bob Mastrangelo’s roll-call of the key figures in film who departed in 2015, plus Alexander Jacoby on Hara Setsuko, Anne Billson on Wes Craven, Tom Charity on Haskell Wexler and Laura Mulvey on Chantal Akerman.

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