Rest In Peace: Hugh Hudson (86)
Here’s the latest from: Variety
Hugh Hudson, who directed one classic film — Oscar winner “Chariots of Fire” — over a career that spanned only 15 films, died Friday in London. He was 86.
The Guardian said he had died after a short illness. His family released a statement saying, “Hugh Hudson, 86, beloved husband and father, died at Charing Cross hospital on 10 February after a short illness. He is survived by his wife Maryam, his son Thomas and his first wife Sue.”
As a director Hudson could be counted upon to deliver lush, beautifully designed, well-orchestrated scenes.
“Chariots of Fire” was the story of the rivalry between two British runners, one Jewish, the other a devout Christian, culminating in the 1924 Olympics. Hudson was Oscar nominated for best director in 1982, and the movie won four Academy Awards, including best picture and best score for the electronic compositions of Vangelis that somehow worked splendidly in the period film.
Hudson had brought his friend Vangelis onto the project, and it was Hudson who had the idea for an anachronistic, electronic score.
At the Cannes Film Festival the year before, the film had competed for the Palme d’Or…
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