Albert and David Maysles

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  • The Maysles Brothers, Albert And David Maysles

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    innovators of the direct cinema genre of documentary film are the Maysles brothers, Albert and David Maysles. Together they created what became one of the most revolutionary contributions to direct cinema, Grey Gardens. This documentary film features the daily lives of a mother and her middle aged daughter, both named Edith Beale, who live in squalor despite their numerous recounts of their luxurious past. Through this film, the Maysles brothers went against the aesthetic of film which centered its

  • The Face Behind the Truth in Cinema

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    voice-overs or any other kind of outside narration that would tell the audience what to think. They would not plan the shots, they had no way of knowing what was going to happen next, and they keep intervention to a minimum. In the film “Salesman,” Albert and David Maysles followed their subjects in a spontaneous way. I have to admit there is one instance in the film where Paul is talking in the car talking there was no response from the filmmaker so it was basically as if Paul was talking to him self, during

  • Humphrey Jennings's And Stewart Mcallister

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    actual documentary clips and the band watching the clips that the audience just viewed. At one point when watching the footage of a man with a gun and a Hells Angel with a knife, Mick Jagger asks, “Can you roll back, David?” He is talking directly to one of the directors, David Maysles. The audience is also able to see camera men in the audience and on stage with large cameras that stand out, making them aware that footage is being filmed for the

  • Film Analysis : ' The Night Room ' And ' Sweeping Corridor Shots '

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    Conversely, the wide angle shots in the film provide viewers with a look at the superstar this is Madonna. From shots of fans waiting outside her hotel room to sweeping corridor shots before a performance that highlight her extensive crew, it is hard to Keshishian to escape using these shots to show viewers Madonna’s daily life on tour. When it comes to filming her live performances, however, Keshishian is unable to use any other shot because of the theatrics of the performance. Madonna herself acknowledges

  • The Beatles Journey To America Essay

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    “The Beatles, The First U.S. Visit”, their first arrival to the United States in February of 1964 is chronicled. This began America’s love affair with the group and this film captures the excitement of Beatlemania. This film was created by Albert and David Maysles, who were asked by the British TV company Grenada, to create a documentary on the Beatles first visit to America. This journey to America was not only a turning point for the Beatles but also a defining moment for the United States attitudes

  • The Watts Music Festival

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    In a world of political discourse with racism and hate running rampant, a few great men and women came together to bring unity and harmony like never before: in the form of massive music festivals. In the late 1972, the black community came together for a concert known as Watts Summer Festival. In 1969, the largest music festival of its time was held, and was known as Woodstock. Later that year, the Rolling Stones put together a massive free concert in San Francisco known as the Altamont Concert

  • Installation Art And Its Impact On Art

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    INSTALLATION ART Installation art is living art which makes it relevant in our daily lives. It can be seen on display in communities, in business, in architecture, and in education. Additionally, it is pivotal in making a political statement as well as entertainment inclusively film installations, film and television productions. Installation Art did for art, what film did for photography, bringing life and movement into what would otherwise be still. Business use of installation art and the excitement

  • Relationship Between The Live Event And The Document Within Performance Practice

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    Discuss the relationship between the live event and the document within performance practice This paper will explore a range of perspectives on the relationship between the live event and the document within performance practice, specifically focus on in relation to body, time and space. Performance art is commonly known as a performance presented to a viewer within a fine art context. Through performance artists emphasize the body’s role in artistic production. Performance archive has been characterized

  • Essay about The Face Behind the Truth in Cinema

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    Since the beginning of Documentary Filmmaking, films have shown the eternal search for truth. Exposing reality as it is to the world through Film became a goal to Documentary Filmmakers. For a period of time Filmmakers lost their path along the way and became promoters who manipulated the audience around the world into believing what they wanted. During the 1960’s two special movements began to emerge in different parts of the world. Direct Cinema in North America and Cinema Vérité in Fance. These

  • Relationship Between The Live Event And The Document Within Performance Practice

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    This paper will explore a range of perspectives on the relationship between the live event and the document within performance practice, specifically focus on in relation to body, time and space. Performance art is commonly known as a performance presented to a viewer within a fine art context. Through performance artists emphasize the body’s role in artistic production. Historically, performance archive has been characterized as an unfaithful representation of the momentary art experience. Yet,

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