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It's been a couple months since Public Enemies came and went, so it's long past time (as far as I'm concerned) to hear what director Michael Mann is doing next. There's a good chance he'll next turn to another period biopic, this time of famed Spanish Civil War photographer Robert Capa. Capa is one of the most renowned war photographers and his lover Gerda Taro is famous for being the first female war photog on the front lines; she was killed during a battle in 1937. Variety reports Mann's interest; his picture will likely be based on Spanish author Susana Fortes' novel Waiting for Robert Capa, which was published this past spring to great acclaim in Spain. The novel begins in 1935, when Endre Friedmann meets Gerta Pohorylle. Both exiled Jewish communists, the two changed their names to have a better chance in the world of photography. He became Robert Capa, »
- Russ Fischer
Ever since “Public Enemies”, I’ve started to become suspicious of this Michael Mann character. Sometimes he gives me brilliant movies that I love and other times he shoots a 1920s gangster movie with a digital camera so it looks like grainy, anachronistic crap on top of being a painfully boring narrative. So when I hear he wants to make a movie about Robert Capa, a man whose photos and life are both powerful and compelling, I’m not just hesitant about the idea, but kind of worried. Hit the jump to read more about Capa, see some of his photos, and perhaps share my sentiment about Mann.
Variety reports that Columbia Pictures and Mann will do a biopic on Robert Capa based on the Spanish-language novel, “Waiting for Robert Capa”, with a focus on his romance with fellow photographer Gerda Taro. Capa and Taro were both refugees, he from »
- Matt Goldberg
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