Wednesday, April 16, 2003
RIP Jean-Yves Escoffier.
Jean-Yves Escoffier, a French cinematographer who shot the original "Three Men and a Cradle" for Coline Serreau, has died of a heart seizure in Los Angeles. He was 52.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena. He died April 1.
A graduate of the Ecole Louis Lumiere in Paris, Escoffier was known in Europe for his collaboration with director Leos Carax, with whom he made three films: "Les Amants du Pont-Neuf" (The Lovers on the Bridge), for which he won a European Academy Felix Award; "Mauvais sang" (Bad Blood); and "Boy Meets Girl." He received a Cesar Award for his work on 1985's "Trois Hommes et un couffin," as the "Cradle" film was titled in French.
Can't say I've actually heard of the fellow, I must admit, but it looks like he had an interesting career.