A Maysles Scrapbook: Photographs / Cinemagraphs / Documents

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A Maysles Scrapbook: Photographs/Cinemagraphs/Documents is the first comprehensive monograph on the pioneer filmmaking team that set the standards of contemporary documentary filmmaking: their Grey Gardens (1976) has spawned several fashion collections, an award-winning Broadway musical and a soon-to-be-released feature film starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange; Gimme Shelter (1970), which captured the infamous and fatal Rolling Stones concert at Altamont, is often called the greatest documentary ever made ...
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Overview


A Maysles Scrapbook: Photographs/Cinemagraphs/Documents is the first comprehensive monograph on the pioneer filmmaking team that set the standards of contemporary documentary filmmaking: their Grey Gardens (1976) has spawned several fashion collections, an award-winning Broadway musical and a soon-to-be-released feature film starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange; Gimme Shelter (1970), which captured the infamous and fatal Rolling Stones concert at Altamont, is often called the greatest documentary ever made on the American 1960s; and Salesman (1968) is widely credited as the first feature-length documentary to eliminate voice-over narration and the first to achieve wide theatrical distribution. With David on sound and Albert behind the camera, the Maysles were absolutely pivotal in creating the Cinema Verite, or Direct Cinema, movement of the 1950s and 60s, and, along with Frederick Wiseman, Richard Leacock, D.A. Pennebaker and Robert Drew, are among the progenitors of modern documentary cinema. The recent discovery of a cache of original film negatives, plus hours of outtake film, numerous stills, production notes and personal and business letters is the occasion for this retrospective publication and exhibition. Using the latest digital technology to scan and print from original footage, images from both major and lesser-known films are reproduced, alongside significant writings by Albert and others (many published for the first time). With further contributions from admirers and collaborators including Pennebaker, Leacock, Elliot Erwitt, Bruce Davidson and Norman Mailer, and an introduction by Martin Scorsese, this volume is a long-awaited testament to one of the most important and influential filmmaking teams of our time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783865214966
  • Publisher: Gerhagerrd Steidl
  • Publication date: 11/21/2008
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Forward Martin Scorsese Scorsese, Martin 12

Introduction Albert Maysles Maysles, Albert 14

Russian Close-Up 1955 22

Mental Health in Russia 1955-56 38

Russia 1956 52

Czechoslovakia 1956 60

Poland 1957 64

Youth in Poland 1957 66

Turkey 1958 68

Russia 1959 86

Primary 1960 98

Yanki, No! 1960 102

Cuba 1961 106

Kenya 1960 108

Anastasia 1962 114

Showman 1963 116

Works for Hire 1964-67 124

What's Happening! 1964 130

Meet Marlon Brando 1965 138

With Love from Truman 1966 150

MGM Press Junket 1966 154

Dali's Futuristic Dream 1966 160

Salesman 1968 166

Mother 1968 192

Gimmie Shelter 1970 200

Grand Funk Railroad 1971 244

Valley Curtain 1973 252

The Burks of Georgia 1974 256

Grey Gardens 1975 260

Running Fence 1978 300

Muhammad and Larry 1980 304

Ozawa 1985 308

Islands 1986 312

Vladimir Horowitz 1985 and 1987 316

Christo in Paris 1990 318

Soldiers of Music 1991 320

Abortion 1992 328

Umbrellas 1994 334

Letting Go 1996 340

Lalee's Kin 2001 342

The Beales of Grey Gardens 2006 354

Sleep 358

Captions 362

Filmography 370

Acknowledgements 376

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