Memories of Michael Dwyer
There are some great tributes on Donald’s blog to the memory of our friend Michael. They give some indication of the affection in which he was held, both by people who knew him personally and by his readers.
Also a very good piece by Gene Kerrigan in yesterday’s Sunday Indo: ‘His death at the age of 58 is shocking. Others will shrewdly review movies, some will enthusiastically interview actors and directors. No one will replace Michael’s unique mix of knowledge, judgement and — above all — his ability to convey his love and enthusiasm.’
And some lovely tributes in today’s newspaper, like this from Brendan Gleeson: ‘He was parental in his nurturing of native talent, child-like in his wonder at the beautiful. On top of that he was a lovely man.’ and from Daniel Day-Lewis: ‘Since first as a child the love of films blossomed in him and became his life’s work, until the day he died, he has remained faithful to that love. ‘ And from Gabriel Byrne: ‘Michael was perceptive and objective, magnanimous and uncynical. He retained a passion and love of cinema from childhood which was contagious.’