Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Anthony Minghella 1954-2008

I saw on the Met website "In Memoriam: Anthony Minghella 1954-2008" and I thought it couldn't possibly be THE Anthony Minghella. Not the one who directed the amazing Madama Butterfly? No... How could that be?

Sadly, it's true. The indisputably talented and admired director died today of a brain hemorrhage after surgery for tonsil cancer, says the New York Times. It's so tragic because 54 is so young to die.

My only consolation is that he made such beautiful art while he was here. From "The English Patient" to "Truly Madly Deeply" to Madama Butterfly everything he did was effecting and beautiful. The production of Madama Butterfly was enough to bring me to tears. The whole stage was like a canvas and Anthony Minghella just spread beautiful paint all over it. Whether it was the wall of flower petals or the little puppet people every aspect was graceful and (allow me to use it again) beautiful!

Anthony Minghella

Rest in Peace

1 comment:

Crazy Daisy said...

So Sad.....:( but he left this world more beautiful and thats important to remember like yo did( Have no idea what or who you are talkng about but its still sad and I will belive you when you say these things were beautiful) Unfortunate.......:'(