Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens

Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens

Director: Barbara Leibovitz

Cast: Barbara Leibovitz, Annie Leibovitz

     
 

Self-reflexivity aside, it would be virtually impossible to pinpoint a more intimate documentary mode than a biographical portrait shot by one's closest sibling, and that axiom undergirds Barbara Leibovitz's penetrating look at her older sister: Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens. Camera-in-hand, the elder Leibovitz not only taught Americans how to look atSee more details below

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Self-reflexivity aside, it would be virtually impossible to pinpoint a more intimate documentary mode than a biographical portrait shot by one's closest sibling, and that axiom undergirds Barbara Leibovitz's penetrating look at her older sister: Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens. Camera-in-hand, the elder Leibovitz not only taught Americans how to look at celebrity - single-handedly sculpting the public perceptions of such notables as Mick Jagger, Whoopi Goldberg, Demi Moore, Patti Smith, Hillary Rodham Clinton and dozens of others - but burned into the mass-consciousness indelible views of the Sarajevo and Rwanda massacres. Annie Leibovitz's photographs are iconic and everpresent, but the woman who shot them commands greater elusiveness. Traversing this longstanding barrier with the subject's permission, Barbara visits Annie at the family's rural homestead, amid the latter's strenuous work on a new photographic collection, and begins to reveal, on-camera, the many layers of her sister's personality and world view. The filmmaker is abetted throughout by celebrities who appear, sharing candid insights into the famous photographer and telling recollections of their on-set interactions with her.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/28/2008
UPC:
0883929034840
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:23:00
Sales rank:
44,295

Special Features

Over an hour of never-before-seen bonus interviews with Leibovitz's subjects (including Demi Moore, Sen. Hilary Rodham Clinton, Whoopi Goldberg, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, recounting their experiences through her lens, organized in 5 Thematic Exhibition Galleries: Celebrity, Commercial Work, Fashion, Photo series and Work Ethic

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens
1. Chapter 1 [9:18]
2. Chapter 2 [7:54]
3. Chapter 3 [11:05]
4. Chapter 4 [9:11]
5. Chapter 5 [14:02]
6. Chapter 6 [18:12]
7. Chapter 7 [8:05]
8. Chapter 8 [4:53]

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