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  Albert and David Maysles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brothers Albert and David Maysles were a documentary filmmaking team whose works include Salesman, Gimme Shelter and Grey Gardens.
David Maysles (born January 10, 1931, Boston, Massachusetts) died in 1987; Albert Maysles (born November 26, 1926, Boston, Massachusetts), whom Jean-Luc Godard called "the best American cameraman," [1] has continued to make films, with new collaborators.
He was the subject of a direct-cinema profile documenting his visit by American filmmaker Christopher Seufert and he is also the subject of his own autobiographical documentary, which has yet to be released by Maysles Associates.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Albert_and_David_Maysles   (311 words)

  
 7° Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente
It is absolutely curious that, in their first steps in the cinema industry, Albert and David Maysles thought that a movie was close to “filmed journalism”, and that, above all, they shared this vision with other filmmakers such as Don Allan Pennebaker and Richard Leacock.
It 's easy to believe him when Maysles says that in the previous lines there is a clue to understand their cinema: they try to capture something that is not ready or prepared to be filmed yet, knowing that this lack of preparation is the documentary itself, its heart.
Maysles' great art is the art of finding that exact point where to communicate with their characters, of establishing a state of confidence and accomplicement between them, and extracting the centre of their lives, of their fears and glows.
www.bafici.gov.ar /ingles/programacion_albert_y_david_maysles.php   (385 words)

  
 Film Festival Today - Features - Dailies - Item
The Museum of Modern Art presents a month-long retrospective of films by brothers Albert and David Maysles, pioneers in the field of modern documentary-making.
MAYSLES FILMS: FIVE DECADES, which consists of documentaries on topics ranging from opera to family dysfunction, surveys the career trajectory of these influential filmmakers, marking their substantial contribution to the field of nonfiction film.
Following David Maysles's death in 1987, Maysles Films entered a second phase in which Albert Maysles continued to make compelling films true to the brothers' original intent, but with a variety of collaborators.
www.filmfestivaltoday.com /dailies_item.asp?ID=778   (1210 words)

  
 moments of truth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Moments of Truth is a tribute to the extraordinary work of US documentary-makers Albert and David Maysles, and showcases some of their finest achievements in documentary portraiture.
Albert (1933-) and David Maysles (1931-1987) are the founding fathers of Direct Cinema, a movement that revolutionised non-fiction filmmaking theory and practice.
From American bible hustlers in Salesman to disillusioned rock stars in Gimme Shelter, the Maysles are renowned for their compelling observations of life and the human experience.
www.acmi.net.au /momentsoftruth.jsp   (142 words)

  
 Albert Maysles: Grey Gardens - Edinburgh International Film Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Bouvier family were perhaps as close as that nation came to royalty, and the combination of aristocracy and madness proved irresistible to the American public, still smarting over what they perceived to be the betrayal of Jackie's marriage to the Greek tycoon.
Three years later, when the story had cooled somewhat, filmmakers Albert and David Maysles travelled to the estate, known as 'Grey Gardens,' to capture something of the weird, blighted lives of this once-notable mother and daughter; they came away with one of the greatest documentaries ever made.
In the end, the film is less a celebrity exposé than a kind of love story: a record of the powerful, complex and contradictory relationship between a mother and her daughter.
www.edfilmfest.org.uk /movies/show/albert_maysles__grey_gardens/details   (546 words)

  
 the gates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Maysles Films, Inc has been a leading force in non-fiction film since the 1960s.
Credited as pioneers of "direct cinema," a riveting, non-intervention approach to filmmaking, Albert and David Maysles were among the first to capture life as it unfolded before their camera - without scripts, sets, or narration.
Deep into the Mississippi Delta, a great-grandmother struggles to hold her family's world together in the face of dire poverty, and the superintendent of an embattled school system dedicates himself to the challenge of educating the children of illiterate parents.
www.sacksco.com /roster/films/maysles_films.html   (1513 words)

  
 Times Square Movies
Directed by David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer, Susan Froemke.
The Maysles are trapped in the Plaza Hotel with John, Paul, George, and Ringo while obsessed fans await the band’s departure.
Directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Susan Froemke, Deborah Dickson, Pat Jaffe.
www.timessquare.com /movies/events/maysles/page2.html   (946 words)

  
 MoMA.org | Exhibitions Schedule | Film & Media | 2005 | Maysles Films: Five Decades   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This short film, along with Showman (1963), the first Albert and David Maysles collaboration, were catalysts for five decades of powerful and innovative documentary filmmaking.
By making documentaries in an aleatory manner, the Maysles captured the unpredictability of life on film, providing audiences with the exhilaration of the Rolling Stones in Gimme Shelter (1970), the loss of the American dream in Salesman (1968), and the endearing eccentricities of Grey Gardens (1976).
In 1987, David Maysles died; following his death, Maysles Films entered a second phase, in which Albert Maysles continued to make compelling films true to the brothers’ original intent, but with a variety of collaborators.
moma.org /exhibitions/film_media/2005/Maysles.html   (1125 words)

  
 I Am Camera: Film Freak Central Interviews Documentarian Albert Maysles
With their 1969 breakthrough film Salesman, a looks at the lives of four door-to-door bible salesmen, the Maysles brothers, David and Albert, became the forerunners of the "direct cinema" style of unblinking documentary filmmaking.
Following David's death in 1987, Albert continues to produce documentaries (Lalee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton, Abortion: Desperate Choices) that, for all of their apparent starkness, reveal a heart of compassion expansive and genuine.
ALBERT MAYSLES: Well, Granny, the sixth-grader who was so upset that they didn't have the money to buy her school supplies so she could go to class: she's pregnant.
filmfreakcentral.net /notes/amayslesinterview.htm   (2330 words)

  
 Salesman (Albert Maysles, David Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin, 1968)
Salesman (Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin, 1968)
The Maysles Brothers poignant and intensely focused documentary, Salesman, captures the depressing reality of the profession and the hopes and dreams of those men who left their families for days at a time to put food on the table.
It functions as both a tribute of their work ethic and a condemnation of the system that considers such a profession a healthy route to the American dream.
www.cinematicreflections.com /Salesman.html   (558 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Salesman - Criterion Collection: DVD: David Maysles,Charlotte Zwerin,Albert Maysles,Margaret ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It is one of many documentaries made by the Maysles brothers and the Criterion DVD is one of their "director approved" editions.
The DVD has numerous special features including a theatrical trailer, filmographies of the directors, production photos, a 1968 TV interview with the Maysles brothers, a 2000 interview with one of the salesmen in the film, and audio commentary by Albert Maysles, Charlotte Zerwin who are two of the three directors of the film.
The Maysles' focus in particular on one gentleman who clearly is not cut out for this work and is slowly but surely headed for the scrap pile.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005KHJY?v=glance   (1800 words)

  
 3portraits
Michael is leaving us to work with Maysles Films in New York City where he will be helping them to develop a new film institute in Harlem.
The Maysles' first documentary feature is an unflinching portrait of Hollywood entertainment mogul, Joseph E. Levine, following the success of Two Women staring Sophia Loren.
This mind-boggling event took place at the Hotel Vanderbilt in New York and was captured on film by the Maysles.
www.ihousephilly.org /3portraits.htm   (407 words)

  
 Barnes & Noble.com - The Beatles - The First U.S. Visit -- Albert Maysles - DVD
Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Kathy Dougherty, Susan Froemke
Albert and David Maysles captured the days surrounding this event on film, creating a work that became a blueprint for the rock documentaries to come (they went on to make the classic Rolling Stones film Gimme Shelter).
Noted documentary filmmakers David and Albert Maysles had the presence of mind to realize there was a story here, and they followed The Beatles with their cameras throughout their first American adventure, capturing the magic of their music and the glorious madness that was Beatlemania.
video.barnesandnoble.com /search/product.asp?ean=724359934990&pwb=1   (873 words)

  
 :: oslo international film festival ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Maysles brothers were obliged to leave out language and sequences that might disturb a young audience.
Brother's Albert (camera) and David Maysles (sound) studied psychology together at Boston University.
They made their first film in 1957 and in 1962 Maysles Film Inc. in New York was established.
www.oslofilmfestival.com /movie.asp?movieID=26   (185 words)

  
 The Laser's Edge - Five Films About Christo and Jeanne-Claude: A Maysles Films Production
The Maysles brothers and such frequent co-filmmaker as Charlotte Zwerin and Susan Froemke have captured the artists’ enduring relationship and the grandeur of their large scale temporary public works.
Christo's Valley Curtain a film by the Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Ellen Hovde 1974, 28 minutes The Academy Award nominated film celebrates the hanging of a huge orange curtain between two Colorado mountains.
Running Fence a film by Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin 1978, 58 minutes An engrossing document of the efforts to build a 24 1/2-mile-long, 18-foot-high fence of white fabric across the hills of northern California.
www.lasersedge.com /item_detail.asp?id=50180   (421 words)

  
 IDFA
Of all the great directors of direct cinema, Albert and David Maysles always insisted that it was possible to make purely observational films that would not interfere with reality.
It is thus a fine irony that one of their best films is precisely the story of a disturbance caused by a camera - in this case, their camera - in the life of two lonely women.
Isolated in an old, impoverished house, a mother and her daughter gain new life when the Maysles brothers decide to make a film on their relationship.
www.idfa.nl /idfa_en_filmarchive_film.asp?filmid=2053   (173 words)

  
 Salesman (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The film documents the strugges of salesman Paul Brennan, an old Irish Catholic from Boston who struggles to keep up his sales.
It was directed by brothers Albert and David Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin.
The film has been deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Salesman_(1969_movie)   (113 words)

  
 Albert Maysles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Albert Maysles has 1 in-development credit available on IMDbPro.com.
"With the Filmmaker: Portraits by Albert Maysles" (2001)
This Is an Adventure (2005) (V) "With the Filmmaker: Portraits by Albert Maysles" (2001)
us.imdb.com /Name?Maysles,+Albert   (416 words)

  
 January 2003 - IDA Releases List of Top 20 Docs of All-Time - iCOM Magazine
Topics ranged from the lives of Eskimos in Robert Flaherty's classic film Nanook of the North to Ken Burns' The Civil War, which was the highest rated series in the history of public television.
The Maysles brothers, Albert and David, had three films on the list- Salesman, Grey Gardens, and Gimme Shelter.
Grey Gardens (1975) - Albert and David Maysles document the story of the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who live in a world of their own in their decaying 28-room East Hampton mansion known as Grey Gardens.
www.icommag.com /january-2003/january-page-16.html   (983 words)

  
 NEWCITYCHICAGO.COM: Street Smart Chicago
Godard called Maysles the best American cameraman, and there are moments in this brilliantly edited masterpiece that take the breath away: an amoral eye, greedy only for a picture of life.
This is rock; this is dread; this is sex and longing; and "Gimme Shelter" is an exquisite microcosm of ambiguity in an observer's art.
As with the myriad details of the Altamont Speedway crowd in "Gimme Shelter," Maysles loves discerning details afterward in the miles of footage video allows you to burn through.
www.newcitychicago.com /chicago/772.html   (843 words)

  
 ToxicUniverse.com - Albert Maysles, David Maysles - 1969 - Salesman Movies Review
All jokes aside, the life of a travelling salesman is no easy street, and filmmakers Albert and David Maysles intimately capture the lonely existence of a real life Willy Loman in their 1969 documentary Salesman.
The Maysles follow four Irish Catholic Bible salesmen from Boston on their daily routines in the field and uneasy camaraderie in their motel rooms and cafes.
The Maysles brothers prefer to call their documentary technique “cinema direct” (as opposed to “cinema verité”) for their method of simply filming whatever happens and avoiding narration.
www.culturedose.net /review.php?rid=10004028   (921 words)

  
 Albert and David Maysles discuss Direct Cinema
Albert and David Maysles, interviewed by Jack Kroll, senior editor of Newsweek magazine, on what they then (1969) called a new technique of natural movie making, Direct Cinema.
At a time when hand held cameras were not used professionallyand could not record synchronous sound, the Maysles developed techniques to make filmmaking far more mobile.
They formed a two man crew and followed the salesmen around, an early example of "cinema verite." How the Maysles actually filmed, how they got people to say "yes" to being filmed.
www.catarchive.com /detailPages/690420.html   (224 words)

  
 WHAT'S HAPPENING! THE BEATLES IN THE USA - Maysles Film Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
At 1:20 PM on the 7th of February 1964, a plane landed at New York's Idlewild Airport carrying four young British musicians who were destined to conquer Great Britain's former colony.
The filming team of Albert and David Maysles accompany the Beatles in limos, the Plaza's hotel rooms, and on their trip from New York to Washington, D.C. to Miami, Florida.
"A more exciting and at the same time more perceptive view of a Beatle's insular existence… Made with near-perfect fidelity by Albert and David Maysles… who shot it on the spot with a handheld camera and portable sound gear, this bristling, hilarious account of the sound and fury generated during a public-appearance..."
www.lightlink.com /maysles/film_whatshappeing.html   (207 words)

  
 Albert Maysles: Salesman - Edinburgh International Film Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin / USA / 1969 / 85 min
Three superb short documentaries from the Maysles brothers on the theme of celebrity.
Proving, yet again, that you can fool some of the people, some of the time...
www.edfilmfest.org.uk /movies/show/albert_maysles__salesman   (190 words)

  
 [Videonews] 5 Films about Christo and Jeanne-Claude - Available Now - Blackchair DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
DISC 1: CHRISTO'S VALLEY CURTAIN a film by the Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Ellen Hovde 1974, 28 minutes The Academy Award nominated film celebrates the hanging of a huge orange curtain between two Colorado mountains.
DISC 2: ISLANDS a film by Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin 1986, 57 minutes Christo and Jeanne-Claude's fight to surround eleven islands in Miami's Biscayne Bay with 6.5 million square feet of bright pink fabric.
DISC 3: UMBRELLAS a film by Albert Maysles, Henry Corra and Grahame Weinbren 1995, 81 minutes East meets west through the medium of art.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /pipermail/videonews/2005-February/000908.html   (480 words)

  
 Amazon.com: 5 Films About Christo and Jeanne-Claude - A Maysles Films Production: DVD: David Maysles,Albert ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
For these and other time-consuming but fleetingly visible endowments of beauty on an epic scale, the Maysles were there with camera and microphone, capturing the impact, controversy, humor, and ultimate glory of Christo's wondrous vision.
The Maysles brothers along with such frequent co-filmmakers as Charlotte Zwerin and Susan Froemke, have captured the artists’ enduring relationship and the grandeur of their large scale temporary public works.
As David Maysles said, "Christo comes up with an idea that at first seems impossible, then lets it grow; so do we." Albert Maysles agrees: "Both Christo's projects and our films are outrageous acts of faith."
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0001OGUWW?v=glance   (1058 words)

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