Am shocked by the death of film director Anthony Minghella at just age 54. Only the other day Nesta Wyn Ellis' praise for his The English Patient took my mind back to that most beautiful of movies. Go to Access Interviews for Minghella's Barbican talks about his movie career, click here.
(Would Americans especially please note that in pronunciation of his Christian name the "h" in Anthony is silent: only the English seem to understand this. In phonology the "th" in Anthony is not an example of an interdental (voiceless, non-sibilant) fricative phoneme. When a speaker pronounces fricative consonants, parts of the mouth such as the teeth and bottom lip partially block the flow of air. It is as though something has obstructed the air flow - like a large uncooked turnip - and it is fighting its way out. But not in Anthony. So don't do it, OK? Think of Ant(h)ony. Hit the "t" as in tart, t t t !!)