I used to think that great actors made great films. Now I know it’s great editors and directors that make great films.
Sydney Pollack made one of my favorite films of all times Out of Africa. I never get tired of watching the story unfold.
I didn’t pay that close attention to the films he directed until today. These are the ones I recall and enjoyed.
- Sabrina (1995)
- The Firm (1993)
- Out of Africa (1985)
- Tootsie (1982)
- Absence of Malice (1981)
- The Electric Horseman (1979)
- Three Days of the Condor (1975)
The other cool thing was that he could act – at least carry a smallish part. I’m not really sure what a film producer does, but he was involved as producer or executive producer in a lot of great films too.
Too bad about his death. Damn cancer.