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Release Date:
2 June 2006 (UK) See more »
Plot:
The son of acclaimed cinematographer Haskell Wexler confronts his complex father by turning the camera on him. What results is a portrait of a difficult genius and a son's path out of the shadow of a famous father. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Well Executed And Extremely Moving Film See more (12 total) »

Cast

 

Peter Bart ... Himself

Verna Bloom ... Herself

Billy Crystal ... Himself

Michael Douglas ... Himself

Jane Fonda ... Herself

Milos Forman ... Himself

Troy Garity ... Himself
Ronnie Gilbert ... Herself
Conrad L. Hall ... Himself

Conrad W. Hall ... Himself
Tom Hayden ... Himself

Dennis Hopper ... Himself

Ron Howard ... Himself

Norman Jewison ... Himself

Elia Kazan ... Himself (archive footage)

Irvin Kershner ... Himself

George Lucas ... Himself

Albert Maysles ... Himself

Daniel Moder ... Himself (as Danny Moder)

Paul Newman ... Himself

Sidney Poitier ... Himself

Julia Roberts ... Herself

John Sayles ... Himself

Martin Sheen ... Himself

Lee Tamahori ... Himself

Studs Terkel ... Himself

Haskell Wexler ... Himself (also archive footage)

Mark Wexler ... Himself (also archive footage)
Simon Wexler ... Himself (archive footage)

Jonathan Winters ... Himself
D.P. Carlson ... Himself (uncredited)

Johnny Grant ... Himself (uncredited)

Rob Reiner ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Wexler  (as Mark S. Wexler)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert DeMaio 
Mark Wexler  (as Mark S. Wexler)

Produced by
Mark Luethi .... associate producer
Mark Wexler .... producer (as Mark S. Wexler)
 
Original Music by
Blake Leyh 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Wexler  (as Mark S. Wexler)
 
Film Editing by
Robert DeMaio 
 
Sound Department
Marty Church .... foley mixer
Michael Kowalski .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Jeff Defalque .... AfterFX artist
Ricardo Echevarria .... AfterFX artist (as Rick Echevarria)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joan Churchill .... additional camera operator
John Ealer .... additional camera operator
Jon Else .... additional camera operator
Sarah Levy .... additional photographer
Patrick Loungway .... additional camera operator
Keith Walker .... additional camera operator
Clay Westervelt .... camera operator
Haskell Wexler .... additional camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Randy L. Anderson .... color timer
Nathan Adams .... technical consultant (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Chris Besseling .... uk
Barbara Gregson .... clearance consultant
 

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Also Known As:
"My Cinematographer" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some sexual images
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95 min
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Features The Bus (1965)See more »
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Goodnight IreneSee more »

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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Well Executed And Extremely Moving Film, 14 May 2005
Author: CWCNLA from United States

As I write these comments (on 5-14-05) this film has only a 6.7/10 user rating on its IMDb page. That is such a disgrace. It is easily a 10 in my book. Just a terrific piece of work. And what a tribute to Mark Wexler that he was able to tell such a remarkably candid tale of he and his father's troubled relationship without pulling any punches. Also, the inherent irony in watching this tremendous documentary, is that throughout it, Haskell Wexler, his prolific and highly critical father, is condemning Mark for many of his film-making choices. The scene where Mark pleads with his father to please step out on the balcony to conduct the interview so he can frame him with the cityscape of San Francisco in the background is utterly tragic. It is a microcosm of their entire relationship. The son both literally and figuratively trying to step out of the shadows, those in that little hotel room and those cast by his legendary father. Mark Wexler should be proud and resolute in the knowledge that he is not only out of that formidable shadow, he is casting quite a shadow of his own with this wonderful film.

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