Richard Leacock (I) (1921–2011)

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Richard Leacock was born on July 18, 1921 in London, England. He was a cinematographer and director, known for Omnibus (1952), Canary Island Bananas (1935) and 1 P.M. (1971). He was married to Valérie Lalonde and Eleanor Burke. He died on March 23, 2011 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 89) in Paris, France

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Known For

Omnibus Cinematographer
Canary Island Bananas Cinematographer
1 P.M. Cinematographer
Louisiana Story Cinematographer


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 2008 A President to Remember (Documentary)
 1999 John Huston War Stories (Documentary)
 1993 Vicars (Documentary)
 1987 Shake!: Otis at Monterey (Documentary short)
 1986 Jimi Plays Monterey (Documentary)
 1986 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Directed by William Wyler (1986) ... (uncredited)
 1984 In Our Hands (Documentary)
 1983 Community of Praise (Short documentary)
 1973 Little Richard: Keep on Rockin' (Documentary short)
 1971 1 P.M. (Documentary)
 1970 Original Cast Album: Company (Documentary)
 1970 Maidstone
 1968 Monterey Pop (Documentary) (filmed by)
 1968 French Lunch (Documentary short)
 1967 A Stravinsky Portrait (TV Movie documentary)
 1963 The Chair (Documentary)
 1962 Jane (Documentary)
 1960 Christopher and Me (Short)
 1960 Integration Report I (Documentary short)
 1960 On the Pole (Documentary)
 1960 Primary (Documentary)
 1960 ABC Close-Up! (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Yanki, No! (1960)
 1957 American Football (Documentary short)
 1956 A Conversation with Marcel Duchamp (TV Movie documentary)
 1955 Broken Appointment, Part 1 (Documentary short)
 1954-1955 Omnibus (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Art of Conducting (1955) ... (segment "American Boyhood")
- Young Man in Politics (1954) ... (segment "Toby and the Tall Corn")
 1954 Man to Man (Short) (photographed by)
 1954 Jazz Dance (Documentary short)
 1947 To Hear Your Banjo Play (Short)
 1935 Canary Island Bananas (Documentary short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Digital video book (DVB) version of his autobiography "The Feeling of Being There: a filmmaker's memoir".

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Alternate Names:

Ricky Leacock

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On the film, "Louisiana Story;" I saw that when we were using small cameras, we had tremendous flexibility, we could do anything we wanted and get a wonderful sense of cinema. The moment we had to shoot dialogue--lip sync--everything had to be locked down, the nature of the film changed. See more »


Read Physics at Harvard University from 1939 to 1942, spending a lot of time producing plays. See more »



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