Academy Award winning director Anthony Minghella died this past week after he hemorrhaged following an operation to remove a growth in his neck.
Minghella was a truly talented and, dare I say, brilliant director. He became interested in cinema at an early age and was overwhelmed with excitment by the Italian films he saw. He was working on yet another film at the time of his death; as of this posting, there's no word on what will happen with that film.
Some highlights of Minghella's to definitely check out: Truly, Madly, Deeply; The English Patient; The Talented Mr. Ripley.
Some other ones that might be worth your while are Cold Mountain and Breaking And Entering.
A brilliant director who will be missed.