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Richard Leacock, Dead at 89

Friday, April 01, 2011

When Richard Leacock died in Paris on March 23rd at the age of 89, it marked the end of one of the great careers in documentary film.  An esteemed director, cinematographer, and teacher, Leacock helped invent what became known ascinéma vérité, or "direct cinema."  He and his colleagues influenced an entire generation of filmmakers, leading to a revolution in visual style that it still being worked out today. If you’re not familiar with his work you should check out “Primary” and “Monterey Pop.”  Meanwhile, you can hear Leonard’s interview with him from 1999, when we were lucky to have had him on the show.

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Robert Leacock from Manalapan, Florida

Thank you so much for doing this interview and making it available. Listening to this today has given me, for the first time since my father Ricky has passed, the feeling that he is still with us.

Apr. 01 2011 04:33 PM

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