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

Famous Works

Recent Updates

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.

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