David Maysles
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Part 3: The Stellar '70s
19 Jun 2007 // 5:00 PM

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.


Grey Gardens / Salesman - PopMatters Film Review )
10 Apr 2002 // 7:00 PM

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.

Gimme Shelter (1970/2000)
31 Dec 1994 // 6:03 PM

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.


Grey Gardens/ The Beales of Grey Gardens (1975)
18 Apr 2009 // 12:32 AM

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.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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