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"American Masters" Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens (2006)

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Original Air Date:
12 October 2006 (Season 20, Episode 8)
User Reviews:
Pleasant. See more (3 total) »


 (Episode Cast)

Mikhail Baryshnikov ... Himself

Graydon Carter ... Himself

Hillary Clinton ... Herself (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)

George Clooney ... Himself

Robert Downey Jr. ... Himself

Kirsten Dunst ... Herself

Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself

Mick Jagger ... Himself

Keira Knightley ... Herself

Annie Leibovitz ... Herself

Bette Midler ... Herself

Demi Moore ... Herself

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage)

Yoko Ono ... Herself

Keith Richards ... Himself

Julia Roberts ... Herself

Chris Rock ... Himself

Jason Schwartzman ... Himself

Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Himself
Susan Sontag ... Herself (archive footage)

Gloria Steinem ... Herself

Hunter S. Thompson ... Himself (archive footage)

Jann Wenner ... Himself

Anna Wintour ... Herself

Tom Wolfe ... Himself (archive footage)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Barbara Leibovitz 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Barbara Leibovitz  writer

Produced by
Paul Hardart .... executive producer
Tom Hardart .... executive producer
Susan Lacy .... executive producer
Jessica Levin .... co-producer (as Jessica Cohen)
Katia Maguire .... associate producer
Pauline Piechota .... associate producer
Original Music by
Gaili Schoen 
Cinematography by
Nicholas Blair 
Jaime Hellman 
Barbara Leibovitz (director of photography)
Ed Marritz 
Ian Vollmer 
Film Editing by
Kristen Huntley 
Jed Parker 
Sound Department
Mark Mandler .... sound
Roger Phenix .... sound
Visual Effects by
Lisa Daly .... visual effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Craig Feldman .... gaffer
Alison Kelly .... camera operator: additional photography
Sidharta Pascual .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Pamela Scott Arnold .... additional editor
Anthony Matt .... on-line editor
Music Department
James Newton Howard .... score producer
Michael Monagan .... musician: guitar
Gaili Schoen .... score producer
Other crew
Sonia d'Angiò .... intern
Joanna Davis .... intern
April Hayes .... photo archivist
Nicole London .... production coordinator
Barbara Whitaker .... intern
Varounny Chanthasiri .... production intern (uncredited)
Dara Taylor .... production intern (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Susan Lacy  creator: American Masters

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Additional Details

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Pleasant., 30 May 2012
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

My summary above is very serious. When I look at the art of Annie Leibovitz, it looks pleasant but has no great affect on me. Because of that, I am probably NOT the best person to review this film--especially since I tend to have a very high level of disdain for celebrity--and Ms. Leibovitz is famous for her celebrity photos. Therefore, for me, it was not a particularly memorable episode. However, this does not mean it's poorly made or not worth seeing. I know that I am not a typical person and many love her "Vanity Fair" and "Rolling Stone" work. So let's talk about the quality of the documentary itself. Like all the "American Masters" shows, it's very high quality--well constructed and very professionally made. While I didn't care too much about watching her photograph famous folks, I did appreciate that the film was not just some fluff piece. It talked about her relationship with Susan Sontag (though it downplayed the homosexual aspect) and was very touching when she talked about her dying lover--showing a very vulnerable side of the lady. It also showed her with family--again, for me, the best parts of the show. Overall, well done--just not my favorite subject. Worth seeing.

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