Tuesday, April 2, 2013

We Have Lost Jesús Franco Manera

Many of us are more than a little saddened, shook-up and stunned this morning by the loss of the great Jess Franco, one of the great, and absolute, auteur's the world of cinema has ever known.  I am at a loss for words to describe the impact Franco, his life and his films have had on me in the last twenty years since I discovered them thanks to Tim Lucas and Video Watchdog.  I adored this man and his unique cinematic dreams have haunted mine like few others. 
It's a heartbreaking loss but the thought of Jess back together with his two greatest muses, Lina and Soledad, in a sweet distant otherworld should bring us all comfort.  We love and miss you Jess and thank you for your great mad genius and spirit. 


Kevin J. Olson said...

Yup. Sad sad sad. I've got my queue lined up for an all-night Franco Fest when I get home from work. Beautiful eulogy, Jeremy.

Steve Langton said...

Terribly sad news. The first Franco film I saw was Venus In Furs on a grainy 3rd gen video, and this launched me on a wonderful journey that still has many miles to go. RIP a true great.

Blofeld's Cat said...

Maybe Tim Lucas will write a magnum opus book about Franco now