8 Biographical Movies |
5 Print Biographies |
10 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
5' 7" (1.7 m)
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In the last couple of decades or so, something has happened to the American dream. I don't quite know what it is, and it's still not very clear in my mind. Confusion has replaced patriotism. The intellect has replaced love. If something doesn't make money, no one is interested. Everything is for sale. Emotions are sold. Sex is sold. Everything is sex. Cars, women, clothes, your face, your hands, ...
While some of his Hollywood films (such as Too Late Blues
(1961)) lost money, his own movies were often hugely successful. Shadows
(1959), filmed with non-professional actors on the streets of New York with a hand-held camera on 16mm black & white film, cost a mere $40,000 and recouped its cost many times over, winning the 1960 Critics Award at the Venice Film Festival. Another of his films, Faces
Extreme close-ups, with the image going in and out of focus