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Albert Maysles Says He Has An Unreleased Grand Funk Railroad Documentary In The Can

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • January 20, 2011 7:57 AM
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And 4 Other Things Learned From The Filmmaker Who Talks The Fine Line Of Documentaries, Michael Moore's Ethics, And Whether Jackie Kennedy Onassis Actually Saw 'Grey Gardens' Documentary kings Albert and David Maysles started off small, making travelogue documentaries in foreign countries before landing their first notable output "What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A." This strong, humanistic look at some of the most popular musicians of all time paved the way for their magically consistent output of the late '60s and '70s, from the cinema verité non-intrusional epic "Salesman" to the subject of politics and legal obstructions of art in the Christo-centered "Running Fence." While they continued to work on quality projects after this period, few were as outstanding or popular as their output in the renegade '70s.

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