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Emile de Antonio (1919–1989)

The son of a wealthy physician, Emile de Antonio grew up in the tough coal-mining town of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and it made a deep impression on him. His sympathies were always with working-class people (although he was a Harvard graduate, he was at times a dock worker, a peddler, the captain of a river barge and a broker in war-surplus ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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In the Year of the Pig
Point of Order!
Point of Order! Director
Mr. Hoover and I
Mr. Hoover and I Director
In the King of Prussia


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 1989 Mr. Hoover and I (Documentary)
 1976 Underground (Documentary)
 1975 McCarthy: Death of a Witch Hunter (Documentary)
 1973 Painters Painting (Documentary)
 1971 Millhouse (Documentary)
 1970 America Is Hard to See (Documentary)
 1968 In the Year of the Pig (Documentary)
 1967 Rush to Judgment (Documentary)
 1964 Point of Order! (Documentary)
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Alternate Names:

Dee De Antonio | Emile De Antonio

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Anyone who looks through the eyepiece of a camera is already tampering. Because as she or he looks through that eyepiece, she or he brings to that eyepiece a whole life, a whole existence, a whole artillery of prejudice and assumption about the nature of society, about the nature of what is out there that I am filming. And, more importantly, once we have filmed, and we put the film on the editing... See more »


He had a son, Emile (born in 1940), with his first wife, Ruth. He also had a daughter, Adrienne "Wren", with his second wife, Adrienne. See more »



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