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A Maysles scrapbook : photographs, cinemagraphs, documents /
Albert Maysles ; edited by Michael Chaiken, Steven Kasher, and Sara Maysles ; [foreword by Martin Scorsese].
1st ed.
New York : Steven Kasher Gallery ; Göttingen, Germany : Steidl, 2007.
375 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm.
3865214967, 9783865214966
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New York : Steven Kasher Gallery ; Göttingen, Germany : Steidl, 2007.
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Includes filmography (p.370-375).
A Look Inside
Long Description
"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 themost important and influential filmmaking teams of our time.
Table of Contents
Forwardp. 12
Introductionp. 14
Russian Close-Up 1955p. 22
Mental Health in Russia 1955-56p. 38
Russia 1956p. 52
Czechoslovakia 1956p. 60
Poland 1957p. 64
Youth in Poland 1957p. 66
Turkey 1958p. 68
Russia 1959p. 86
Primary 1960p. 98
Yanki, No! 1960p. 102
Cuba 1961p. 106
Kenya 1960p. 108
Anastasia 1962p. 114
Showman 1963p. 116
Works for Hire 1964-67p. 124
What's Happening! 1964p. 130
Meet Marlon Brando 1965p. 138
With Love from Truman 1966p. 150
MGM Press Junket 1966p. 154
Dali's Futuristic Dream 1966p. 160
Salesman 1968p. 166
Mother 1968p. 192
Gimmie Shelter 1970p. 200
Grand Funk Railroad 1971p. 244
Valley Curtain 1973p. 252
The Burks of Georgia 1974p. 256
Grey Gardens 1975p. 260
Running Fence 1978p. 300
Muhammad and Larry 1980p. 304
Ozawa 1985p. 308
Islands 1986p. 312
Vladimir Horowitz 1985 and 1987p. 316
Christo in Paris 1990p. 318
Soldiers of Music 1991p. 320
Abortion 1992p. 328
Umbrellas 1994p. 334
Letting Go 1996p. 340
Lalee's Kin 2001p. 342
The Beales of Grey Gardens 2006p. 354
Sleepp. 358
Captionsp. 362
Filmographyp. 370
Acknowledgementsp. 376
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