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The Camera that Changed the World (Docu Part 1/3)

The summer of 1960 was a critical moment in the history of film, when the fly-on-the-wall documentary was born. The Camera that Changed the World tells the story of the filmmakers and ingenious engineers who led this revolution by building the first hand-held cameras that followed real life as it happened. By amazing co-incidence, there were two separate groups of them - one on each side of the Atlantic.In the US, the pioneers used their new camera to make Primary, a compelling portrait of American politics. They followed a then little known John F Kennedy as he began his long campaign for the presidency. Meanwhile, in France, another new camera was inspiring an influential experiment in documentary filmmaking. Chronique d'un Ete captures the real lives of ordinary Parisians across the summer of 1960. Both these extraordinary films smashed existing conventions as handheld cameras followe

Added: Dec-31-2011 Occurred On: Dec-31-2011
By: TractorTom
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Tags: tractortom, documentary, filmmaking, summer of 1960, pioneers, DA Pennebaker, Al Maysles, filmmaking legends, Chronique d'un Ete, handheld, The Camera that Changed the World, bbc
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