Thursday, 1 October 2015

RIP John Guillermin

Another sad passing in the world of entertainment; veteran director John Guillermin has died at the age of 89.

Ironically I decided to revisit The Towering Inferno, the film he is perhaps most famous for, only last week so to hear of his passing today was quite a sad shock.

The British born director was also responsible for classics such as war films such as The Bridge at Remagen, Guns at Batasi, I Was Monty's Double and The Blue Max, the Peter Sellers movies Never Let Go and Waltz of the Toreadors, the all star Agatha Christie adaptation Death on the Nile, blaxploitation thriller Shaft in Africa, the disaster movie Skyjacked and the disastrous 1976 remake of King Kong.


1 comment:

  1. I love his 1959 Tarzan movie: TARZAN'S GREATEST ADVENTURE, a sweaty nasty little thriller with several sadistic touches, with Anthony Quayle as the main bad guy, with a young Sean Connery, and italian eurobabe Scilla Gabel .... and DEATH ON THE NILE is still vastly enjoyable too.