Saturday, May 31, 2008

Tribute: Sydney Pollack (1934-2008)

Sydney Pollack died on Monday, May 26th. He was 73. The cause was cancer.

Sydney Pollack was a unique director in his own right, as he often starred in his own films. Also, unique was his ability to craft film with creativity and warmth. Some managed to be both humorous and emotional. Others were tense and thrilling. With films like Tootsie, Out of Africa, and The Firm, Sydney Pollack made films that were loved by both the people and critics. It's a shame that cancer took away his life as he was destined to pump out a few more films till he was 80. What a shame. He will be missed.

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