Karel Reisz’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jul 21, 1926

Death Date

Nov 25, 2002

Age of Death

76 years

Cause of Death

Blood Disorder

Place of Death

Nov 25, 2002



The director Karel Reisz died at the age of 76. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Director best known as the originator of the “free cinema” style of documentary. He also made feature films like 1960’s “Saturday Night and Sunday Morning”.

He married actress Betsy Blair in 1963.

Karel Reisz, a Czech refugee who became a leading director of the British New Wave before making ”The French Lieutenant’s Woman” and other Hollywood dramas, died on Monday at a hospital near his home in London. He was 76. The cause was a blood disorder, said his wife, Betsy Blair, the actress.



Heroism in a bad cause.


I said I would do all the films about the commercials, and the films about ball-bearings and Ford tractors and so on, if once a year they gave me money for a free film.


A big element of what they regard as conformity is simply a desire to have an audience.


There’s a great danger in making this seem more important than it is, this whole Free Cinema thing.


A style is not a matter of camera angles or fancy footwork, it’s an expression, an accurate expression of your particular opinion.