“You should make films for the future,” muses Nicolas Roeg in his sorta-memoir. “If you do that, the audience will catch up with you, eventually.” That second comma is instructive, for while the audience has caught up, recognition for his innovations in editing and storytelling have come late. Here Roeg’s reflections tackle each in turn and open an often unknowable mind to an appreciative public. A warm, wise and touching read.
Reviewed by Phil De Semlyen