Articles tagged david maysles

10 Culturally Iconic Moments in the Career of Albert Maysles (1926 - 2015)

Though he never received the appreciation of his peers, documentarian Albert Maysles' mark on the genre remains indelible, and important. Here are 10 reasons why.

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Albert Maysles by Joe McElhaney

Albert Maysles and his brother David created some of the best-known documentaries of the 20th century, and developed a distinctive style of filmmaking which has generated much debate about the documentary as a creative form and the ethics of creating documentary films.

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Grey Gardens/ The Beales of Grey Gardens (1975)

In celebration of the premiere of HBO's stellar TV movie on the Beales, SE&L brings you this review of the original documentaries that started it all.

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Part 3: The Stellar ‘70s

When it comes to post-modern moviemaking, everyone stereotypes the Me Decade as the genre's defining moment. In this case -- as illustrated by the 10 films that represent it -- the categorization is more than accurate.

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Grey Gardens / Salesman - PopMatters Film Review
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What makes the Maysles' work special lies in how they manage, by focusing so intently on their subjects, to elicit a body of information that the audience is compelled to examine for its possible meaning.

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Gimme Shelter (1970/2000)

Sixties rock and roll festivals -- given their large crowds of people, lack of sanitary facilities, bad drugs, and shortages of food and water -- were catastrophes waiting to happen. People get angry when they're uncomfortable or feel ripped off.

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