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David Maysles (1931–1987)

David Maysles was born on January 10, 1931 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Grey Gardens (1975), Gimme Shelter (1970) and Salesman (1968). He died on January 3, 1987 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Grey Gardens
Grey Gardens Director
Gimme Shelter
Gimme Shelter Director
Salesman Director


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 2006 The Beales of Grey Gardens (Documentary)
 1991 The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit (Video documentary)
 1990 Christo in Paris (Documentary)
 1987 Islands (TV Movie documentary)
 1985 Vladimir Horowitz: The Last Romantic (TV Movie documentary)
 1985 Ozawa (TV Movie documentary)
 1980 Muhammad and Larry (Documentary short)
 1977 Running Fence (Documentary)
 1976 Six American Families (TV Movie) (segment ": "The Burks of Georgia")
 1975 Grey Gardens (Documentary)
 1974 Christo's Valley Curtain (Documentary short) (as The Maysles Brothers)
 1970 Gimme Shelter (Documentary)
 1968 Journey to Jerusalem (Documentary)
 1968 Salesman (Documentary)
 1966 With Love from Truman (Documentary short)
 1966 Meet Marlon Brando (Documentary short)
 1966 Orson Welles in Spain (Documentary short)
 1965 Cut Piece (Documentary short)
 1964 The Delegate (TV Movie documentary)
 1964 What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A. (TV Movie documentary)
 1963 Showman (Documentary)
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The Maysles Brothers | David C. Maysles | David P. Maysles

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The most exciting thing in life is to watch the meeting of two strangers, to see how they communicate.


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