Tuesday, January 25, 2011
In memoriam Bernd Eichinger
Der deutsche Filmproduzent Bernd Eichinger ist im Alter von 61 Jahren in Los Angeles gestorben. Er erlag beim Abendessen einem Herzinfarkt.
Bernd Eichinger, one of the most influential producers for the modern German film scene died in L.A. aged 61 of a sudden heart attack.
He reformed the German movie industry and led it to new success with movies that put entertainment again in front of message, away from the so called authors cinema of the 70's which mostly produced small movies for a intellectual minority. Eichinger understood that cinema needs artful adaptations of novels like Isabelle Allende's The House of the Spirits just as much as the quick entertainment thrill provided by the Resident Evil series.
We will miss him a lot.