Oscar-winning writer, director Hanson sits
Oscar-winning author and director Curtis Hanson has passed away at his home in Hollywood at the age of 71.
According to a police spokesman, his death was a natural cause. One report states that he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and was living a retirement life.
He began his career as a writer in a magazine called “Cinema” and later won an Oscar for the screenplay of the LA Confidential.
He also directed the singer Eminem’s movie ‘8 Miles’.
The Los Angeles Police Department said police visited Hanson’s home to investigate the death and found him dead there.
Hansen was born in Reno, Nevada, and began screenplay and directing in the early 1970s, but only succeeded in the 1992 film ‘The Hand That Rocks the Cradle’.
He directed ‘The River Wild’ in 1994 with Kevin Bacon and Meryl Streep, and again in 2000 with Toby Maguire and Michael Douglas.
In 1997, he wrote a screenplay for the LA Confidential, a contribution to the crime plot of James Ellery’s novel in Los Angeles.
On Twitter, American actor and musician Kevin Bacon wrote: ‘Sad to hear of Curtis Hansen’s death. Great mentor, the great person, crossing this river with them was the greatest journey of our lives. ‘
In his last tour, he directed the HBO movie ‘Too Big Two Fall’ which featured Gerard Butler and Elizabeth Shaw.
Iranian film director Abbas Kearstamy passed away
According to Iranian news agencies, 76-year-old award-winning film director Abbas Kearstamy has died in the French capital of Paris.
Abbas Kiarostami went to Paris for cancer treatment.
Abbas lived in Iran after the revolution in Iran in 1979 and made 40 films and documentaries.
In 1997, he received the highest award at the Bronze Film Festival ‘Palma Door’ for his film Test of Cherry.
He made his last two films outside of Iran.
Abbas was the only Iranian film director to receive the Palma Door Award in Bronze.
His film Test of Cherry is the story of a man who is looking for a person who will bury him after suicide. The film currently discusses Iranian religious practices.
Another of his films, ‘Tan’, was also nominated for a Pam Dee and Award. The film was made by installing two digital cameras in a car. In the film, a woman talks with different travelers while driving in Tehran and social issues are highlighted about the role of women in Iranian society.
In 2005, Abbas teamed up with British director Ken Loch and Italian director Armano Olmo to create a three-part film ticket.
On the death of Abbas, New York’s cinema magazine The Film Stage tweeted, “The world has lost the best director”.
The British Film Institute said in a tweet that he is very sorry for Abbas’s death.