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Title Albert Maysles.

Publication Info. University of Illinois Press 2009.


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Description 1 online resource (226 pages).
Series Contemporary film directors
Contemporary film directors.
Summary Albert Maysles has created some of the most influential documentaries of the postwar period. Such films as Salesman, Gimme Shelter, and Grey Gardens continue to generate intense debate about the ethics and aesthetics of the documentary form. In this in-depth study, Joe McElhaney offers a novel understanding of the historical relevance of Maysles. By closely focusing on Maysles's expressive use of his camera, particularly in relation to the filming of the human figure, this book situates Maysles's films within not only documentary film history but film history in general, arguing for their broad-ranging importance to both narrative film and documentary cinema. Complete with an engaging interview with Maysles and a detailed comparison of the variant releases of his documentary on the Beatles (What's Happening: The Beatles in the U.S.A. and The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit), this work is a pivotal study of a significant filmmaker.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-197) and index.
Includes filmography: pages 181-192.
Subject Maysles, Albert -- Criticism and interpretation.
Maysles, Albert. (OCoLC)fst00343640
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Direction & Production.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author McElhaney, Joe.
Other Form: Print version: 9780252034299 0252034295 (DLC) 2008037212
ISBN 9780252091889 (ebook)
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