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Albert and David Maysles: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers)

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In Albert and David Maysles: Interviews, editor Keith Beattie has compiled a wide-ranging collection in which the brothers, together and separately, discuss all aspects of their filmmaking--the nature of collaboration, technical matters, contextual considerations, and more. They recount a personal history of cinéma vérité and modern documentary filmmaking.

The prolific joint career of the brothers has defined documentary filmmaking in the United States. From their first films in the late 1950s until the recent films of Albert Maysles (b. 1926), the brothers' pioneering development of the "direct cinema," or cinéma vérité, style of documentary filmmaking has significantly altered the ways in which the world appears in nonfiction representations. Their influential movies--including the early feature Salesman, the renowned foundational rock concert film Gimme Shelter, and the dual biography Grey Gardens--have affected the aesthetics of fiction filmmaking as well. Since the death of David Maysles (1931-1987), Albert Maysles has continued to make films and has further contributed to the development of the documentary form.

Synopsis:

Interviews with the brothers who created the cinéma vérité style of documentary filmmaking and the films Salesman, Gimme Shelter, and Grey Gardens

About the Author

Keith Beattie is a faculty member of arts at Deakin University, Melbourne (Australia). He is the author of Documentary Screens: Non-Fiction Film and Television and Documentary Display: Re-Viewing Nonfiction Film and Video, and he is the co-editor of The Cinema of Australia and New Zealand.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781604733655
Author:
Beattie, Keith
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Subject:
Motion picture producers and directors
Subject:
Maysles, Albert
Subject:
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Individual Director
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film Biography
Subject:
Film and Television-Production
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Conversations with Filmmakers Series
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Production » General
Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts

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