2nd NE Quadrant\The Approval Matrix: Week of March 31, 2008
Anthony Minghella, a British filmmaker who won an Academy Award for his direction of “The English Patient,” died Tuesday morning in London.
Mr. Minghella, 54, died of complications from surgery to treat tonsil cancer, according to Leslee Dart, his publicist.
Mr. Minghella’s films, which also included “Breaking and Entering,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and “Cold Mountain,” used a careful eye for cultural and historical detail to explore how the dynamics of class pushed people into roles and behavior not of their choosing.
-- New York Times