Ep 180: Al Maysles


The father of direct cinema, Al Maysles who recently turned 87, is the guest on this episode. In this extended conversation, Al discusses his unique approach to a body of work which he has created over 60 years of filmmaking. Among his noted work is Salesman (1968), Gimme Shelter (1970), and Grey Gardens (1975); all available in the Criterion Collection. Fandor has recently begun streaming some of his older and more obscure works including Psychiatry in Russia and Meet Marlon Brando. Check out Fandor’s website for much of Masyles’ work. You can try out the site with one month free subscription.

Also in this episode, a review of some of the more memorable films of 2013 and Peter O’Toole remembered.

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