Gillo Pontecorvos best known film, Battle of Algiers, may be set in French-occupied Algeria, and the characters sure enough speak French (and Arabic), but the film remains the absolute apotheosis of Italian Neo-Realism.
Review of Telling Time: Essays of a Visionary Filmmaker by Stan Brakhage (Kingston, NY: McPherson & Company, 2003)
While there has been much hullabaloo about the current political influence of documentaries that criticize the Bushies and their foibles and supporters, we shouldnt forget the critical documentaries made during the last Republican-dominated decade.
Born in Czechoslovakia in 1908, he gained fame with two films he made together with Herbert Kline, Crisis (1939) and Lights Out in Europe (1940)the two films in which he warned the West about the rise of Nazi Germany.
I got a gig as a writer on a kids TV show. A playwright friend of mine hooked me up. I had never done much of that kind of work, but I figured it would be a good way to make some quick money, without taking too much time away from my novel.