Gimme Some Truth: Remembering Albert Maysles
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, who died last night at 88, had long been on my bucket list of interviews, and it was with great anticipation that I sat down with him last year to reflect on his remarkable life and career. The man himself said it all, both on-screen and in our chat below. RIP to one of the greats, and thanks.
"I'm sick and tired of hearing things/From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocritics/All I want is the truth/Just gimme some truth/I've had enough of reading things/By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians/All I want is the truth/Just gimme some truth." - John Lennon
Albert and David Maysles are generally regarded as the fathers of the modern American documentary film. Beginning in the early 1960s, their pioneering work with contemporaries such as Robert Drew, Richard Leacock and D.A. Pennebaker helped launch the "Direct Cinema" movement, devoted to capturing real life as closely as possible, in all its unscripted reality. Today, f
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