- Roger Christian (filmmaker)
Roger Christian (born 1944) is an award-winning
set decorator, production designerand feature film director.
Christian was born in London, England. He began his career as an assistant art director on several UK productions including the
Hammer Studiosfilm " And Soon the Darkness" (1970). He won an Academy Awardfor set decoration on the sci-fi classic " Star Wars" (1977). Two years later, Christian received his second Oscar nomination for his work as the production designer on Ridley Scott's "Alien" (1979). Christian maintained his working relationship with George Lucasover the years, having worked on " Return of the Jedi" (1983) and being the second unit director on "" (1999).
Christian began his directing career with the shorts "Black Angel" (1980) and "The Dollar Bottom" (1981). He made his feature film debut with the horror film "
The Sender" (1982). His biggest project to date was the big budget L. Ron Hubbardsci-fi adaptation "Battlefield Earth" (2000) starring John Travoltaand Barry Pepper, which is largely considered a commercial and critical disaster, and as one of the "worst films ever made".cite news | first = Duncan | last = Campbell | author = Duncan Campbell | url = http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4023865,00.html | title = Cult classic | work = Guardian Unlimited | publisher = Guardian Newspapers Limited | date = 2000-05-31| accessdate = 2006-07-29 "... Battlefield Earth has opened to spectacularly bad notices, many of which have suggested that the film is the worst of the year, the decade, the millennium or whatever exotic time-frame the alien Psychlos recognise ..."] cite web|url=http://cache-origin.eonline.com/news/article/index.jsp?uuid=51e04b9f-62f2-475c-a813-3ef6f414da49 |title=Travolta Sets Sights on "Battlefield Earth 2" |accessdate=2007-03-26 |last=Farache |first=Emily |date= 2000-10-18|publisher=E! Online]
Late 2006, he is back in the director's chair with an action/adventure/mystery movie, "Prisoners of the Sun", starring
John Rhys-Davies, David Charvet, Carmen Chaplinand Gulshan Grover.
Filmography as Director
*"Prisoners of the Sun" (2007) (post-production)
American Daylight" (2004)
*"Battlefield Earth" (2000)
*"The Final Cut" (1995)
The Sender" (1982)
The Dollar Bottom" (1981) - short
*"Black Angel" (1979) - short
* [http://www.starwars.com/bio/rogerchristian.html StarWars.com Roger Christian page]
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