Category Archives: photography

Best Documentaries 2020 – Supplemental

For those who would like to go a little deeper, here is a selection of interviews, discussions, reviews, and performance clips for the documentaries in the previous post. Running times for videos are indicated. ________________________________________________ The Bee Gees: How Can … Continue reading

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What I Saw Last Year – Best Documentaries 2020

I didn’t see nearly as many documentaries in 2020 as I have in previous years. When Film Forum and the IFC Center closed down last March (along with all other movie theaters in New York City), the venues where I’d … Continue reading

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Off the TV Screen – A Brief Diversion + Posters

While taking pictures of movies on a TV screen might seem like something one would do to pass the time while sequestered at home during a pandemic, these were taken sometime in 1978 for reasons that escape me now, though … Continue reading

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Shooting “Barry Lyndon” – John Alcott & Stanley Kubrick

A few days ago on Facebook someone posted a link to an interview with cinematographer John Alcott on how Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon (1975) was shot. This appeared in the March 1976 issue of American Cinematographer. The interview covers technical … Continue reading

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Flying Fortresses in My Life – Supplemental

For a deeper dive, here are materials additional to part one. ___________________________________________________ This is an excellent documentary on the B-17 with includes reminiscences by WWII veterans. It runs just under an hour. ____________________________________________________ Target for Today is a feature-length documentary … Continue reading

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Flying Fortresses in My Life

As long as I can remember, I’ve always been in love with B-17s. The fact that my dad was a navigator in one during World War II is probably what initially sparked my interest. I know it’s what influenced me … Continue reading

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Best Documentaries 2019 – Supplemental

My blog post from last August, Recent Documentaries: Supplemental, contains materials on the following films on my 2019 list. (Click on the link to access.) Echo in the Canyon, David Crosby: Remember My Name, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, … Continue reading

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What I Saw Last Year: Best Documentaries 2019

___________________________________________________ I wrote on seven of these titles last August (“Random Notes on Recent Films: Documentaries!“). You can read about them there. The films are indicated by a double- asterisk ** in the list below. ____________________________________________________ American Factory (Steven Bognar … Continue reading

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“Shooting the Mafia” – Supplemental

KIM LONGINOTTO – Director (From press notes provided by Cohen Media Group, the film’s distributor) Kim Longinotto is a multi-award-winning documentary filmmaker, well known for making films about female outsiders and rebels. Among her 20 films, she has followed a … Continue reading

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“Shooting the Mafia” – An Archive of Blood

“I was saved by photography. I was a young, intelligent, desperate woman. My encounter with photography allowed me to express my thoughts, my rebellion, my social and political commitment.” — Letizia Battaglia This astonishing documentary, directed by Kim Longinotto, is … Continue reading

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