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Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (2000)

TV Movie  |   |  Documentary, Biography  |  30 November 2000 (USA)
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An intimate look at the life and career of Gordon Parks a true Renaissance man who has excelled as a photographer, novelist, journalist, poet, musician and filmmaker.

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An intimate look at the life and career of Gordon Parks a true Renaissance man who has excelled as a photographer, novelist, journalist, poet, musician and filmmaker.

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A Life of Accomplishment
8 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is story that should inspire everyone. Parks was truly an artist of the highest caliber. Most would say he was a renaissance man which is maybe a cliché in today's world. He let the camera capture the real America of his time; he was a pioneer as an African American filmmaker; he was a musician, painterand writer. Artistic talent at its best. While all of this took its toll on his personal relationships, the documentary seems to support that he loved his children and supported them in their endeavors. His Kansas roots certainly did not project the success he was to have throughout his life. We were privileged to have had him for so many years.


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