Some of Mr. Francis' work (such as in THE SKULL and THE ELEPHANT MAN) have affected the look and content of my nightmares. I am still rather saddened to know Mr. Francis is gone.
If there is an afterlife, I sure would like to know what Karl Freund and Freddie Francis discuss!
Here are some quotable and/or interesting reactions on the web to Freddie Francis' passing:
"Francis takes a lot of cinema history with him... but luckily he left a hell of a lot of it behind."
--Richard Harland Smith, at the Classic Horror Film Board and moviemorlocks.com site
[To Mr. Francis] " God bless you.
"And thank you for guiding our eyes and our senses...through the most
dire of circumstances.
"Enjoy your train ride with the pleasant Dr. Shrek... paradise awaits."
--Prof. Anton Griffin (J. Fotinos) at the Universal Monster Army
"One of the few DPs for me whose name in the credits meant a careful viewing. Some of his images in THE INNOCENTS give me goosebumps just sitting here thinking about them."
--Mike O'Connor, at the CHFB
Interviews with Freddie Francis can be found here: