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Half Past Autumn: The Life and Art of Gordon Parks

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In this video, viewers consider the work and life of Gordon Parks. Perhaps best known as a photojournalist, Parks was also a novelist, poet, musician, and filmmaker. This video offers commentary on every facet of this man's remarkable career, concentrating on the motivation and techniques he used in creating his best-known work, his portraits of American poverty and racial tension. Along with his photography, Parks is well remembered for the essays that accompanied his photos, essays that influenced the way ...
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Narrated by Alfre Woodard January 24, 2006 DVD New in new packaging. Language: English. Run time: 90 mins. Aspect ratio: 1.33: 1. Originally released: 2001. As one of the most ... prolific and diverse artists in contemporary America, Gordon Parks has mastered the media of sound, the page, and still and moving images. Perhaps best known for his filmed masterpiece SHAFT, Parks earlier contributed as a photographer to the high fashion world of Paris' Vogue Magazine and through stirring chronicles of the civil rights movement for Life Magazine. Narrated by Alfre Woodard, this portrait reveals Parks through his own artwork as well as interviews. Read more Show Less

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In this video, viewers consider the work and life of Gordon Parks. Perhaps best known as a photojournalist, Parks was also a novelist, poet, musician, and filmmaker. This video offers commentary on every facet of this man's remarkable career, concentrating on the motivation and techniques he used in creating his best-known work, his portraits of American poverty and racial tension. Along with his photography, Parks is well remembered for the essays that accompanied his photos, essays that influenced the way people approached the subjects he documented.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/24/2006
  • UPC: 026359271427
  • Original Release: 2001
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  • Source: Hbo Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gordon Parks Filmmaker
Alfre Woodard Voice Only
Technical Credits
Craig Rice Director, Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Henry Adebonojo Cinematographer
St. Claire Bourne Producer
Cecil Cox Executive Producer
Sam Nalepinski Editor
Hiro Narita Cinematographer
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer
Sam Pollard Editor
Lou Potter Screenwriter
Denzel Washington Producer
Anita Womack Associate Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Half Past Autumn: The Life and Art of Gordon Parks
1. Roses and Thorns [13:06]
2. First Assignments [14:12]
3. Muses [13:35]
4. Renaissance Man [15:07]
5. Weapon of Choice [14:03]
6. Enduring Passion [21:31]
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Disc #1 -- Half Past Autumn: The Life and Art of Gordon Parks
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      Languages: English
      Languages: Spanish
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