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David Maysles Biography (1933-1987)
Born 1933, in Boston, MA; died following a stroke in New York, NY, January 3,1987; married; children: one son, one daughter.
David Maysles and his brother became known for their "direct cinema" approachto filmmaking. Utilizing hand-held cameras to capture slices of daily life,they made over two dozen nonfiction features since forming their company.
- Birth Details
- Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK
- Assistant to producer, Bus Stop, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1956.
- The Prince and the Showgirl, 1957.
- (With brother, Albert) Producer, Showman, 1962.
- (With brother) producer and co-director, Salesman, 1968.
- (With brother) Gimme Shelter, Cinema V, 1970.
- (With brother) Christo's Valley Curtain, 1973.
- (With brother, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer, and Susan Froemke) Grey Gardens, 1976.
- (With brother) Running Fence, 1976.
- (With brother, Froemke, Deborah Dickson, and Pat Jaffe) Vladimir Horowitz: The Last Romantic, 1983.
- (With brother, Froemke, and Dickson) Ozawa, 1984.
- Islands, 1985.
- Also What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A., Meet Marlon Brando, andother nonfiction features and television films, including Blue Yonder, upcoming.
June 3, 2005: The Maysles' brothers documentary Grey Gardens was adapted as a stage musical by Dough Wright and Scott Frankel. The play willopen during the 2005-06 season at Playwrights Horizon in New York. Source:
New York Times, www.nytimes.com, June 3, 2005.