Tuesday, 1 July 2014


One of the 1970s' seminal voices in American film, Paul Mazursky, has died. Aged 84, the writer-director born Irwin Mazursky suffered cardiac arrest on Monday the 30th of June. A popular figure in cinema since his breakthrough directorial debut, Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice, he was nominated for several Oscars through his career, and won a career achievement award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association in 2010, and a lifetime achievement award from the Writers Guild of America earlier this year. He'll be remembered for classic features such as Blume in Love, Harry and Tonto, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Enemies: A Love Story, and, his most popular, An Unmarried Woman, with Jill Clayburgh in her most memorable screen performance. He is survived by his wife Betsy and his daughter Jill.