Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Michael Cacoyannis, R. I. P.

Obituaries: Michael Cacoyannis, Linda Christian - latimes.com: "Michael Cacoyannis, 89, the Cyprus-born filmmaker and screenwriter who directed the 1964 film classic 'Zorba the Greek,' starring Anthony Quinn, died Monday at an Athens hospital of complications from a heart attack and chronic respiratory problems.

Cacoyannis won multiple awards and received praise for the film versions of the Greek tragedies 'Electra' (1962), 'The Trojan Women' (1971) and 'Iphigenia' (1977). His final film was 'The Cherry Orchard' (1999)."

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

1 comment:

Dan said...

Y'know I never cared much for ZORBA, but ELECTRA and IPHIGENIA really moved me.