R.I.P. Milos Forman (1932-2018)


This weekend, the film world lost a giant of a director. At 86 years old, Czech born filmmaker Milos Forman has passed away. A two time Academy Award winning director (and three time Oscar nominee in Best Director), Forman was a master. Taking the Director prize for “Amadeus” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (both of which also won Best Picture too), he wound up with a career that spanned nearly 60 years. From his early days in Czechoslovakia to great success in Hollywood, the man reached the kinds of heights that any filmmaker would take in a heartbeat. He will definitely be missed.

milos forman key dates 620x400Tributes poured in on social media for Forman, who also was nominated in Best Director for “The People vs Larry Flynt.” He was feted despite not having made a film in about a decade, which goes to show how much of an impact he left on the movie world. The above mentioned works, along with things like “Man on the Moon,” all combine to create a hell of a career. The kind words came from all over the spectrum, including a much shared one from fellow filmmaker Edger Wright. He tweeted out the following:

Here are some of the other thoughts shared yesterday by both colleagues and critics:

Ava DuVernay

Mark Harris

M. Night Shyamalan

Bilge Ebiri

Guy Lodge

Joe Dante

Rest in peace…


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Written by Joey Magidson

When he’s not obsessing over new Oscar predictions on a weekly basis, Joey is seeing between 300 and 350 movies a year. He views the best in order to properly analyze the awards race/season each year, but he also watches the worst for reasons he mostly sums up as "so you all don't have to". In his spare time, you can usually find him complaining about the Jets or the Mets. Still, he lives and dies by film. Joey's a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.


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