Robert Frank (I) (1924–2019)

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Robert Frank was born on November 9, 1924 in Zurich, Switzerland. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Me and My Brother (1969), Candy Mountain (1987) and The Present (1996). He was married to June Leaf and Mary Frank. He died on September 9, 2019 in Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada. See full bio »

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Candy Mountain Director
The Present Director
Last Supper Director


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 2018 Harry Smith at the Breslin Hotel (Documentary short)
 2005 Sanyu (Documentary short)
 2004 True Story (Documentary short)
 1996 Summer Cannibals (Short)
 1996 The Present (Short)
 1992 Last Supper
 1990 It's Real (Documentary)
 1989 Hunter (Short)
 1989 New Order: Run (Music Video)
 1985 Home Improvements (Short)
 1983 This Song for Jack (Short)
 1981 Energy and How to Get It (Short)
 1980 Life Dances on... (Short)
 1975 Keep Busy
 1971 About Me: A Musical (Short)
 1971 Conversations in Vermont (Short)
 1969 Life-Raft Earth (Documentary short)
 1963 O.K. End Here (Short)
 1962 The Sin of Jesus (Short)
 1959 Pull My Daisy (Short)
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Book of photographs: "The Americans" (introduction by Jack Kerouac)

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He was an influential documentary photographer. He was best known for his groundbreaking book, "The Americans," a collection of black and white photographs from his cross-country road trips in the mid-1950s. He traveled more than 10,000 miles and took more than 27,000 pictures, from which he chose 83 for "The Americans." It was criticized by many for not reflecting an attractive Hollywood/Madison... See more »

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