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Richard Leacock (I) (1921–2011)

Richard Leacock was born on July 18, 1921 in London, England. He was a director and cinematographer, known for 1 P.M. (1971), Gott sei Dank - Ein Besuch bei Helga Feddersen (1993) and Lulu in Berlin (1984). He was married to Valérie Lalonde and Eleanor Burke. He died on March 23, 2011 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 89) in Paris, France

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 2000 A Musical Adventure in Siberia (Documentary)
 1994 A Hole in the Sea (Documentary)
 1993 Félix et Josephine (Short)
 1991 Les oeufs à la coque (TV Movie documentary)
 1984 Lulu in Berlin (Documentary)
 1983 Community of Praise (Short documentary)
 1972 Tread (Documentary short)
 1971 1 P.M. (Documentary)
 1970 Queen of Apollo (Short)
 1968 Chiefs (Documentary short)
 1966 A Stravinsky Portrait (TV Movie documentary)
 1964 Lambert, Hendricks & Co. (Short) (co-director)
 1963 Happy Mother's Day (Documentary short)
 1962 The Living Camera: Mooney vs. Fowle (TV Movie documentary) (co-director)
 1961 ABC Close-Up! (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
 1957 Brussels Loops (Short)
 1954-1957 Omnibus (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- A Clean, Fresh Breeze/Toby and the Tall Corn (1954) ... (segment "Toby and the Tall Corn")
 1935 Canary Island Bananas (Documentary short)
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Other Works:

Digital video book (DVB) version of his autobiography "The Feeling of Being There: a filmmaker's memoir".

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1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ricky Leacock

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On the film, "Louisiana Story;" I saw that when we were using small cameras, we had tremendous flexibility, we could do anything we wanted and get a wonderful sense of cinema. The moment we had to shoot dialogue--lip sync--everything had to be locked down, the nature of the film changed. See more »


Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985." Pages 559-565. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988. See more »



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