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Bert Stern: Original Madman (2011)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bert Stern ...
Himself
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Herself
Albert D'Annibale ...
Himself
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Herself
David Montgomery ...
Himself, photographer
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Himself
Carol Halebian ...
Herself
Jerry Della Femina ...
Himself
Larry Chilnick ...
Himself
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Himself (archive footage)
George Wein ...
Himself
Anita O'Day ...
Herself (archive footage)
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Herself
Barbara Slate ...
Herself, graphic novelist
Lisa Lavender ...
Herself
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In the unconventional documentary Becoming Bert Stern, the original mad-man photographer reveals himself for the first time... See full synopsis »

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5 August 2012 (France)  »

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Bert Stern - L'uomo che fotografò Marilyn  »

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$4,691 (USA) (5 April 2013)

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$32,864 (USA) (7 June 2013)
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I just saw this at the Toronto Hot Docs cinema. If you like colours, this movie is for you. I wasn't familiar with Bert Stern, but now that I have seen this movie about his work I can see how unique he was. The contrast between magazine covers from the early 60s to his vision is astounding. The pyramid shot is brilliant. The film flows more or less in a time linear fashion. Bert explains his feelings for the various pictures as we go along. His explanations are short and succinct, you can sort of feel instinctively that he is a visual person and he works out every detail of a shot in his mind, then it all comes together without explanation. I thought the Marilyn Monroe shots with the orange markings were very interesting.


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