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McCullin (2013)



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The made-for-cinema documentary shows how Don McCullin created some of the latter twentieth-century's most iconic images of man's inhumanity to man. Working at a critical time in global photojournalism, he witnessed the change of ethos to publishing and editorial freedom for newspapers to print what they wanted, free from constraints of advertisers. He brought the impact and reality of human conflict to the general reader, going on war assignments sometimes with only twenty rolls of film.He was shooting with a respect for image now disappearing from the digital age; and we have shot our film on 16mm in order to compliment his work.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Jacqui Morris
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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (3)

"McCullin" is not a groundbreaking documentary, but it wears its conventional format well, taking its cues (and its power) from the photographs themselves.

Full Review… | October 29, 2015
New York Times
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Famous for his war photography, McCullin's gift is his sensitivity, a capacity to feel the pain of other people that informs both the images he produced and the ones he refused to take.

Full Review… | October 27, 2015
Village Voice
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What a man.

Full Review… | December 18, 2012
Time Out
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McCullin, who was nearly seventy-five when the documentary was shot, is an extraordinary narrator of his life and work.

Full Review… | November 4, 2015

Mixes recent interviews with McCullin with contemporaneous news footage and McCullin's own photographs, which have lost none of their power.

Full Review… | January 11, 2013
Uncut Magazine [UK]

Don't miss this fine film.

Full Review… | January 5, 2013
Observer [UK]

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Absorbing and genuinely jolting documentary about acclaimed photojournalist Don McCullin, whose work - particularly in images of war and genocide - is explored in fascinating context, politically and socially.

Daniel Parsons

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