NEW YORK, August 18. / Corr. Ivan Pil’shchikov TASS /. Canadian director and producer Arthur Hiller, who created the movie “Love Story” (Love Story, 1970), has died in the US city of Los Angeles (CA) on the 93-year life. This is stated in a statement published on Wednesday the president of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Cheryl Boone Isaacs
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend Arthur Hiller”, -. She said. The director himself was director of the Academy from 1993 to 1997. Isaacs noted that Hiller “selflessly worked for the benefit of the academy and a lifelong passion for cinema”.
Hiller served in the Canadian Air Force and participated in World War II. His career in film, he began in the 1950s. Among the most famous works include the comedy directed by “Silver Arrow” (Silver Streak, 1976), a tragicomedy “Hospital” (The Hospital, 1971) and the drama “The Man in the Glass Booth” (The Man in the Glass Booth, 1975). Most of his films were created in the United States.
Of particular success was the melodrama Hiller “Love Story.” She was awarded the prestigious “Oscar” and “Golden Globe” in a number of nominations. The film tells the love story of the prestigious Harvard University student and girls from families with modest incomes. They get married despite the objections of a wealthy young man’s father, however, a few years after this girl seriously ill. Winged was the phrase from the movie “If you love someone, you should never apologize”.
The wife of filmmaker Gwen Hiller, with whom he was married 68 years, died in June.