With Love From Truman – Watch (1966) Movie Online

Home and abroad, the American writer Truman Capote (1924-1984) elicited many fierce reactions with his book ‘In cold blood’ from 1966. This ‘non-fiction novel’ about the gruesome assassination of a couple and their two children in 1959 was based on the official legal documents, taped interviews and letters by the two young killers, who were sentenced to death. This film is an account of an interview a journalist did with the author in his house on the coast, on the occasion of the publication of his book. Capote, candidly and with a great sense of humour, talks about his book and the literary view underlying it – a method that closely resembles the methods that are advocated by the Maysles brothers.

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Gimme Shelter

Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin1969The Maysles brothers wanted to make a registration of the World Tour the Rolling Stones made in 1969. But things took a different turn. Footage of only two of the concerts has been incorporated in this re-released documentary: the show in Madison Square Garden and the free concert in Altamont. Incidents at the latter show caused the makers to change their film completely. While this concert went on, there were fierce outbursts of violence, the lowest point being the murder of the eighteen-year-old Meredith Hunter by the Hell’s Angels, who had been hired as security officials. In GIMME SHELTER, the Maysles brothers show scenes from that concert to the members of the band, who suddenly seem to have aged. A concert of which, in hindsight, many people think that it marked the end of the hippie and love era.…

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Islands

Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin1986

In May 1983, eleven islands off the coast of Florida were surrounded with a collar of bright pink cloth. For two weeks, the islands looked like giant water lilies in the sea. It was a project by artist Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude. Their works are always more than just immense conceptual artworks that are displayed for a few weeks and then disappear forever. They are projects that come into being as the result of a concerted effort, with the artist, the landscape and the people that live there as the main ingredients. The period in which the work is prepared is just as much part of the work as the result. The filmmakers followed Christo and his wife during this period, when they were also busy preparing the wrapping of the Reichstag building in Berlin and the Pont Neuf in Paris.…

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