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Albert Maysles



Albert Maysles and his brother, David Maysles, played important roles in the development of cinema verité documentary-making by designing highly portable cameras and sound equipment that allowed them to record events with minimal intrusion. Before teaming up with David in 1957, Albert studied psychology at Syracuse and Boston Universities, and made a film about mental institutions in the Soviet Union. The Maysles brothers' best-known documentaries are Salesman (1969) and Gimme Shelter (1970); the latter was a disturbing, controversial chronicle of a Rolling Stones concert during which four people were killed by the Hells Angels hired by the band to keep people off the stage. The Maysles captured one of those brutal murders on camera and repeatedly showed it throughout the film. The brothers worked together on a number of documentaries throughout the 1970s and '80s; their collaboration ended with David's death in 1987. That same year, their Vladimir Horowitz: The Last Romantic was released to great acclaim; 1991 saw the release of Beatles: The First U.S. Visit, which also received an enthusiastic reception. In 2001, Albert Maysles recieved the Sundance Film Festival's Excellence in Cinematography Award for his lensing of LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton. Albert died in 2015, at age 88.

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MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
98% Iris
  • Director
2015
100% In Transit
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2015
No Score Yet Sally Gross: The Pleasure of Stillness
  • Director
2015
96% Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet The Secret of Trees
  • Director
2013
82% The Love We Make
  • Director
2011
83% The Gates
  • Director
2008
No Score Yet Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary
  • Actor
2008
79% A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory
  • Actor
2007
54% Manufacturing Dissent
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Rufus Wainwright: Milwaukee at Last!!!
  • Director
2007
71% The Beales of Grey Gardens
  • Director
2006
88% Tell Them Who You Are
  • Actor
2005
75% Michael Moore Hates America
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet A Dog's Life: A Dogamentary
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Lalee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet Cinema Verite: Defining the Moment
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Christo's Umbrellas
  • Director
1994
No Score Yet Baroque Duet
  • Director
1992
No Score Yet Soldiers of Music: Rostropovich Returns to Russia
  • Director
1991
No Score Yet James Baldwin: The Price of a Ticket
  • Producer
1990
No Score Yet Beatles: The First U.S. Visit
  • Director
1990
No Score Yet Jessye Norman Sings Carmen
  • Director
1989
No Score Yet Horowitz Plays Mozart
  • Director
1987
No Score Yet Islands
  • Director
1987
No Score Yet Vladimir Horowitz: The Last Romantic
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet Ozawa
  • Director
1985
93% Grey Gardens
  • Director
  • Producer
1975
100% Gimme Shelter
  • Director
1970
100% Salesman
  • Producer
  • Director
1968
No Score Yet A Visit with Truman Capote (With Love from Truman)
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet Meet Marlon Brando
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A
  • Director
1964
No Score Yet Showman
  • Producer
  • Director
1963
No Score Yet Primary
  • Director
1960

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet 30 for 30
2009
  • Director
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
  • Director
  • Appearing
No Score Yet POV
1988
  • Director

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