Roy Ward Baker






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        Roy Ward Baker



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        Tributes to Roy Ward Baker whose death was announced 5th October 2010.

        E-mail your thoughts on one of Britain's best film & TV directors. I won't put up your e-mail address - just your first name and where you are from if you decide to leave that.

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      • (5th October 10)

        Roy Ward Baker

        What a career. I've bet the casual viewer wouldn't even realise that they have watched something Roy directed. His range was staggering. From Morning Departure to episodes of the now iconic British TV Series, Minder.

        Early in his career he was an uncredited assistant director on two Brit movies that are spookily similar - Carol Reed's Night Train to Munich and Hitch's The Lady Vanishes. I remember recently seeing him talking about Hitchcock in a documentary with eloquence and insight though I think the docu was made 10 years ago so.

        For me his greatest achievement was A Night to Remember. When oh when is this film going to get the acclaim it truly deserves? It's a million times better than any other Titanic movie and that is primarily down to Roy's assured directing. No mean feat when you consider the hugeness of the project and subject matter.

        I would love to have met him. Just to listen to him talk about his career.

        But we still have his work.

        Paul, UK


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        Tributes to Roy Ward Baker whose death was announced 5th October 2010.

        E-mail your thoughts on one of Britain's best film & TV directors. I won't put up your e-mail address - just your first name and where you are from if you decide to leave that.


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