My Favorite Nicolas Roeg Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Don’t Look Now (1973)

2.   Bad Timing (1980)

3.   The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

4.   Walkabout (1971)

5.   Performance (1970)
(co-directed with Donald Cammell)

6.   Eureka (1983)

7.   Track 29 (1988)

8.   Insignificance (1985) 

9.   Castaway (1986)
(no relation to the 2000 film with Tom Hanks)
(I watched it online long ago)

10. The Witches (1990)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Short Cinema)

1.   Aria (1987)
(Segment: “Un ballo in maschera”)
(Anthology Film)


11 thoughts on “My Favorite Nicolas Roeg Films

  1. I’ve been unfamiliar with most of the directors you’ve featured the last couple of days. I do know Roeg’s film Don’t Look Now. I watched it for the first time about a year ago, though I knew about it for years–the notorious sex scene and the drowning of the daughter, the imagery of the red coat and the horrific ending is all relatively well known within the film loving community. I appreciate it artistically, it was well crafted, acted and beautifully shot, but i don’t care for the “occult” theme and creepiness. I do appreciate his innovative approach to the narrative –it kept me off guard and guessing until it all fit together at the end. Rather haunting.

  2. I see what you are saying 🙂 Despite all of your adoration or admiration of Don’t Look Now, the “occult” theme comes off as a turnoff for you. I think you said in the past that you are not a fan of that kind of plot device. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  3. I have seen all of these, and would definitely have ‘Walkabout’ as my top choice. It’s a wonderful film that just gets better every time I see it. Unlike Pam, I am a fan of ‘Don’t Look Now’, and have no concerns about the darkness of the theme.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. I love Walkabout as well 🙂 Speaking of which, did you know that the little boy in Walkabout was played by Nicolas Roeg’s real life son Luc Roeg? Interesting isn’t it? 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  5. Why songladder, kicking Bad Timing to the curb is pure blasphemy in my book . Ha ha only kidding ☺️ You are entitled to your own opinion. Bad Timing holds a special place in my heart because it is my number one favorite Theresa Russell performance and yes, I have always had a huge crush on her and still do to this day ☺️ Anyway, thanks for dropping by ☺️

  6. ive tried to watch bad timing at least a half dozen times and find nothing interesting in it, and art garfunkel is terrible. as for roeg, o prefer his earlier work as a cinematographer to his later work as a director, although i did like theresa russell in track 29

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