Michael Wadleigh
American filmmaker
Michael Wadleigh
Michael Wadleigh is an American movie director and cinematographer renowned for his groundbreaking documentary of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, Woodstock. A native of Akron, Ohio, Wadleigh entered films in his early twenties as a cinematographer on independently-produced low-budget films David Holtzman's Diary and I Call First (both 1967), and My Girlfriend's Wedding (1969).
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Secret Sex – A Book Alive Online: Chapter 28 – Dazed and Amused
eNews Channels - almost 5 years
eNewsChannels BOOK SERIAL: “Secret Sex, A Book Alive Online,” written and lived by John Scott G. Chapter 28 – “Dazed & Amused.” High as a kite, that’s what I was. More expressively, I was as high as a helium-filled balloon that had just escaped the grasp of a perplexed five-year old kid who was now wondering why gravity wasn’t bringing back his rapidly disappearing toy. In other words, I was blitzed. Ambling down the front steps of the college and heading in the general direction of my apartment, I suddenly made the decision to walk home. Usually I took the cable car, but since I lived only about two miles away — and since the ground was already moving beneath my feet in a most disorienting way — I didn’t need anything else to add to the sensations. The stroll took about eleventy-three hours because I kept slowing down to appreciate the clouds, the wind, the trembling of the horizon line. . . Hmm, it shouldn’t really move like that, should it? I have got to get this unde ...
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TIFF et U2 : l'union parfaite - U2 France
Google News - over 5 years
Des réalisateurs, et certains d'entre eux étaient très bons, ont accroché ce wagon depuis l'aube du rock 'n' roll – DA Pennebaker avec Don't Look Back, Michael Wadleigh avec Woodstock, Martin Scorsese avec The Last Waltz et Jonathan Demme avec Stop
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Nostalgia Is Killing Pop - The Atlantic
Google News - over 5 years
Posterity may regard as the highlight of Michael Wadleigh's 1970 documentary Woodstock not the health warning about the brown acid, but the spectacle of Sha Na Na doing “At the Hop.” This crew, at the preeminent '60s event, surrounded by wobbly idols
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TIFF and U2: a perfect fit - Globe and Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Directors, and some very good ones, have been wagon-hitching since pretty much the dawn of rock 'n' roll – DA Pennebaker in Don't Look Back, Michael Wadleigh in Woodstock, Martin Scorsese in The Last Waltz, Jonathan Demme in Stop Making Sense
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Great Bay Music Fest returns - Wire
Google News - over 5 years
The music unfolds on three stages spread across a grassy bayside field at the Dover farm, where “Woodstock” film director Michael Wadleigh recently lived. There will be local food vendors, kite flying demonstrations, volleyball games, hula hooping
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"Woodstock" als Synonym für eine Epoche - Kleine Zeitung
Google News - over 5 years
Die 1970 veröffentlichte Filmdokumentation von Michael Wadleigh sowie zahlreiche Alben mit Festivalmitschnitten machten das Ereignis rasch international bekannt, und Woodstock avancierte zum Hippie-Mythos von Frieden, Harmonie und freier Liebe
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Ang Lee: "No soy Jim Carrey, mi humor es mucho más pesado" - RTVE
Google News - over 5 years
Para ello, consiguió el oscarizado documental Woodstock, de Michael Wadleigh, estrenado en 1970, vio fotografías y películas, escuchó música y leyó libros de la época, y contrató al especialista David Silver. Pero también, según ha contado,
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A Nostalgic Pedestrian's Guide To New York City Cinema - Twitch
Google News - over 5 years
For a city of millions, director Michael Wadleigh makes New York feel all but empty, shooting in dark corners of alleyways, turning Central Park Zoo into some sort of Post-Gothic menagerie for 'mad scientist' Tom Noonan. The site of the Wolfen's lair,
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Blu-ray Deal: Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music - Blu-ray.com
Google News - over 5 years
This two-disc set features the director's cut of Michael Wadleigh's seminal rock documentary, which includes performances from such legendary artists as Richie Havens, The Who, Joe Cocker, and Jimi Hendrix. The Ultimate Collector's Edition presents the
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(Ciné-)transes - Il était une fois le cinéma
Google News - over 5 years
Ce n'est pas un hasard si on retrouve en plein cœur du programme le Woodstock (1970), de Michael Wadleigh, avec notamment Joan Baez, Canned Heat, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, ou Jefferson Airplane. Dans Black and White Trypps #3 (2007), Ben Russel braque
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Blood, Sweat and Latex: Howling American Werewolves and a Make Up Effects ... - Film School Rejects
Google News - over 5 years
If that weren't enough, Dick Smith's protégé, Carl Fullerton, was busy doing high-end gore effects for Michael Wadleigh's film The Wolfen, based on a novel by Whitley Strieber about a pack of super-intelligent wolves surviving and hunting in downtown
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GaCS: Ciclo de Cinema `A Música e os Musicais´na BPARPD - Correio do Norte
Google News - over 5 years
Exemplos são o pop rock ea canção de protesto nos filmes Woodstock de Michael Wadleigh e Jesus Christ Superstar de Norman Jewison. A exploração de outros géneros musicais continuou com a música de dança ao som dos Bee Gees no filme Febre de Sábado à
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Land of the Not-Quite Lost - New York Press
Google News - over 5 years
As much a celebration as Michael Wadleigh's split-screen was in Woodstock, McGlynn's directing choice isolates the elusive moments of Mahalia Jackson's The Ed Sullivan Show appearance or Ira Tucker trading the mic with another vocalist during the Dixie
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Celebrará Joe Cocker 67 años con participación en Festival Mawazine - La Crónica de Hoy
Google News - almost 6 years
Para promocionar este álbum, en 2009 realizó una gran gira en Norteamérica, y en junio de ese año salió una nueva edición del documental "Woodstock: tres días de paz y música", de Michael Wadleigh. En este material se puede apreciar la actuación de
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Country Joe: cantando canção polêmica em show na prisão - Whiplash! RockSite
Google News - almost 6 years
A canção “I feel like I'm fixin' to die”, entoada em coro pela multidão do festival, cena captada no consagrado documentário de Michael Wadleigh, eternizou-se como hino de protesto contra a guerra do Vietnã. Parodiando os tradicionais gritos de
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BREAKINGVIEWS.COM
NYTimes - over 7 years
Rock 'n' Roll, Then and Now For most rockers and aging hippies, the 40th anniversary of Woodstock this weekend will be a happy occasion. They may recall love freely given, heads sporting muddy but flowing locks of hair and the electric notes of Jimi Hendrix's ''Star-Spangled Banner.'' But for the rock 'n' roll industry itself, the anniversary
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TELEVISION REVIEW | 'WOODSTOCK: NOW & THEN'; Woodstock Was More Than Just the Rock 'n' Roll
NYTimes - over 7 years
In a career marked by documentaries that have won Oscars (''Harlan County U.S.A.,'' ''American Dream'') or deserved to (''Wild Man Blues,'' ''Shut Up & Sing'') Barbara Kopple has pursued a lesser-known sideline: Woodstock films. ''Woodstock '94'' and ''My Generation'' covered the concerts that marked the 25th and 30th anniversaries of the world's
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Wadleigh
    THIRTIES
  • 1974
    Age 34
    Janis, a 1974 documentary about Janis Joplin, gave Wadleigh credit as cinematographer for his archive footage, but it would be eleven years after the release of Woodstock before he received his next and, last to date, directorial credit: Wolfen, a unique 1981 horror phantasmagoria, based on the novel The Wolfen by Whitley Strieber, was praised for its dreamlike nature and striking visual quality, but despite a top-notch star turn from Albert Finney, turned out to have been too offbeat for the general public to achieve financial success.
    More Details Hide Details Wadleigh also wrote the Wolfen screenplay and has a bit part as "Terrorist Informer". In August 1994, twenty-four years after its original showing, a 228-minutes "director's cut" of Woodstock was released, and in 1999, another Woodstock-based documentary, Jimi Hendrix: Live at Woodstock gave Wadleigh another archive footage credit for cinematography. Michael Wadleigh is a Harvard Professor, and has degrees both in Physics and Medicine from Columbia University.
  • 1971
    Age 31
    Woodstock stands as a milestone in the documentary film field, receiving an Academy Award for Documentary Feature at the 1971 ceremony.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1969
    Age 29
    In April-May 1969, Wadleigh undertook the monumental task of documenting the rock music festival scheduled in the vicinity of Woodstock, New York on August 15-18.
    More Details Hide Details He arrived on the site in Bethel with over a thousand reels of film and a crew of several camera operators. The finished product was said to have consisted of about 120 miles of footage which, over the next months, was edited down to 184 minutes. Warner Brothers, the film's primary financial backer, released it on March 26, 1970. The film, which reportedly cost $600,000 to produce, earned over $50 million in the United States and more millions from foreign rentals, but due to a complicated arrangement with Warner Brothers, Wadleigh received only a small percentage of the profits.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Age 2
    Born on September 24, 1942.
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