Haskell Wexler Biography (1922?-)

Born February 6, 1922 (some sources cite June 2 or 1926), in Chicago, IL; sonof Simon Wexler; married Nancy Ashenhurst (divorced); married Marian Witt (divorced); married Rita Taggart (an actress), 1989; children: (first marriage)Katharine, Jeffrey; (second marriage) Mark. Addresses: Agent: SkourasAgency, 631 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2C, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Cinematographer, director, producer, writer
Birth Details
February 6, 1922?
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Cinematographer
  • (And director) The Living City (short film), 1955
  • Stakeout on Dope Street, Warner Bros., 1958
  • Five Bold Women, Citation, 1959
  • (With Jack Couffer and Helen Levitt) The Savage Eye, Trans-Lux, 1960
  • Studs Lonigan, United Artists, 1960
  • (With others) Wild River, 1960
  • (With Jack Marta) Angel Baby, Allied Artists, 1961
  • The Hoodlum Priest, United Artists, 1961
  • Jangadero (Brazilian feature film), 1961
  • T for Tumbleweed (short film), 1962
  • America, America (also known as The Anatolian Smile), Warner Bros., 1963
  • A Face in the Rain, Embassy, 1963
  • Lonnie, Futuramic, 1963
  • The Best Man (also known as Gore Vidal's The Best Man), United Artists, 1964
  • (And producer, with John Calley) The Loved One, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1965
  • (And producer and director) The Bus (documentary), Harrison Pictures, 1965
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Warner Bros., 1966
  • In the Heat of the Night, United Artists, 1967
  • The Thomas Crown Affair (also known as The Crown Caper andThomas Crown and Company), United Artists, 1968
  • (And producer, with Jerrold Wexler, and director) Medium Cool, Paramount, 1969
  • Interviews with My Lai Veterans (documentary short film), Laser, 1970
  • (With others) Gimme Shelter, Cinema V, 1970
  • (And coproducer and codirector) Brazil: A Report on Torture (documentary), New Yorker, 1971
  • (And coproducer and codirector) Interview with President Allende (documentary), 1971
  • The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Melville, 1972
  • American Graffiti, Universal, 1973
  • (With Jane Fonda and others; and director) Introduction to the Enemy (documentary), IPC, 1974
  • (With William Fraker and Bill Butler) One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, United Artists, 1975
  • Bound for Glory, United Artists, 1976
  • (And coproducer and codirector) Underground (documentary), New Yorker, 1976
  • Coming Home (also known as Hemkomsten), United Artists, 1978
  • CIA: Case Officer (documentary short film), Institute for Policy Studies, 1978
  • Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang, 1978
  • (With others) Days of Heaven, 1978
  • (With others) The Rose, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979
  • No Nukes (also known as The Muse Concert: No Nukes), WarnerBros., 1980
  • Second-hand Hearts (also known as Hamsters of Happiness), Paramount, 1981
  • Lookin' to Get Out, Paramount, 1982
  • Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip, Columbia, 1982
  • The Man Who Loved Women, Columbia, 1983
  • (And producer and director) Bus II (documentary), 1983
  • (With others) The Black Stallion Returns, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983
  • Matewan, Cinecom, 1987
  • Uncle Meat, 1987
  • Colors, Orion, 1988
  • Three Fugitives, Buena Vista/Warner Bros., 1989
  • Blaze, Buena Vista, 1989
  • Through the Wire, 1990
  • Other People's Money, Warner Bros., 1991
  • The Babe, Universal, 1992
  • The Secret of Roan Inish, First Look Pictures Releasing, 1994
  • Canadian Bacon, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995
  • The Sixth Sun: Mayan Uprising in Chiapas, 1995
  • (With others) Steal Big, Steal Little, 1995
  • Mullholland Falls, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1996
  • The Rich Man's Wife, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Limbo, Screen Gems, 1999
  • (And producer and director) Bus Rider's Union (documentary), 1999
  • Mexico, 2000
  • Good Kurds, Bad Kurds (documentary), 2000
  • The Man on Lincoln's Nose, Adama Films, 2000
  • Other
  • Director, Latino, Cinecom, 1985
  • Film Appearances
  • Cameraman on scaffold, Medium Cool, Paramount, 1969
  • Underground (documentary), New Yorker, 1976
  • Himself, Uncle Meat, 1987
  • Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography (documentary; also known as Visions of Light), American Film Institute, 1993
  • At Sundance, 1995
  • Chicago Filmmakers on the Chicago River (documentary), Film Foetus, 1998
  • Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Film on Terrence Malick (documentary), Campinella Productions/Citrullo International/Misama Film, 2002
  • Alice's husband, Out of These Rooms, Ex-Boyfriend Productions, 2002
  • Television Cinematographer
  • Movies
  • (With others) The Kid from Nowhere, NBC, 1982
  • 61* (also known as 61), HBO, 2001
  • Specials
  • Target Nicaragua: Inside a Secret War, PBS, 1983
  • (With others) Benny Carter: Symphony in Riffs, Arts and Entertainment, 1992
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • The Reality Trip, 1997
  • Steve McQueen: The King of Cool, AMC, 1998
  • Hollywood, D.C. (also known as Hollywood, D.C.: A Tale of Two Cities), Bravo, 2000
  • Look Out Haskell, It's Real: The Making of Medium Cool, 2001
  • George Lucas: Creating an Empire, Arts and Entertainment, 2002
  • Episodic
  • American Cinema, PBS, 1995
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Scripts
  • The Bus (documentary), Harrison Pictures, 1965
  • Medium Cool, Paramount, 1969
  • (With others) Introduction to the Enemy (documentary), IPC, 1974
  • (With others) Underground (documentary), New Yorker, 1976
  • Latino, Cinecom, 1985
  • Other
  • Contributor to periodicals, including American Cinematographer, American Film, Cineaste, Film Quarterly, Sight and Sound, and Take One.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 4: Writers and Production Artists, St. James Press, 1996
    Periodicals
    • American Cinematographer, February, 1993, pp. 44-52
    • Entertainment Weekly, May 5, 1995
    • Progressive, April, 1998, p. 24

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