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Sept 22, 2006 heroes
September 22nd, 2006

We heard this week of the deaths of two great film artists:

Gerald Brach 1926-2006 was Roman Polanski's regular screenwriter/collaborator. He wrote Repulsion 1965, The Fearless Vampire Killers 1967, Tenant 1976 and Tess 1979. In addition the Frenchman also wrote Jean De Florette and Manon Des Sources 1986, The Name of the Rose 1986 and the Bear, 1987.

Sven Nykvist1922-2006 Called the Master of Light, he was one of the greatest cinematographers to ever squint into a lens. A longtime collaborator with Ingmar Bergman, his credits include Cries and Whispers, Persona, Fanny and Alexander, as well as Crimes and Misdemeanors, and Sleepless in Seattle.

Happy Rosh Hashannah.