Biography

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Albert (born November 26,

1926, Boston, Massachusetts) and David Maysles (rhymes with "hazels",

born 10 January 1932, Boston, Massachusetts) were a documentary

filmmaking team whose cinéma vérité works include Salesman (1968), Gimme

Shelter (1970) and Grey Gardens (1976). Their 1964 film on The Beatles

forms the backbone of the DVD, The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit.

Several Maysles films document art projects by Christo and Jeanne-Claude

over a three-decade period, from 1974 when Christo's Valley Curtain was

nominated for an Academy Award to 2005 when The Gates headlined New

York's Tribeca Film Festival.

David Maysles, the younger brother,

died of a stroke on January 3, 1987, in New York. Albert Maysles

graduated in 1949 with a BA from Syracuse University and later earned a

masters degree at Boston University. Albert has continued to make films

on his own since his brother's death. Jean-Luc Godard once called Albert

Maysles "the best American cameraman". In 2005 Maysles was given a

lifetime achievement award at the Czech film festival AFO (Academia Film

Olomouc). He is working on his own autobiographical documentary.

In

2005 he founded the Maysles Institute, a nonprofit organization that

provides training and apprenticeships to underprivileged individuals.

Albert is a patron of Shooting People, a filmmakers' community.

Description

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under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Albert (born November 26,

1926, Boston, Massachusetts) and David Maysles (rhymes with "hazels",

born 10 January 1932, Boston, Massachusetts) were a documentary

filmmaking team whose cinéma vérité works include Salesman (1968), Gimme

Shelter (1970) and Grey Gardens (1976). Their 1964 film on The Beatles

forms the backbone of the DVD, The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit.

Several Maysles films document art projects by Christo and Jeanne-Claude

over a three-decade period, from 1974 when Christo's Valley Curtain was

nominated for an Academy Award to 2005 when The Gates headlined New

York's Tribeca Film Festival.

David Maysles, the younger brother,

died of a stroke on January 3, 1987, in New York. Albert Maysles

graduated in 1949 with a BA from Syracuse University and later earned a

masters degree at Boston University. Albert has continued to make films

on his own since his brother's death. Jean-Luc Godard once called Albert

Maysles "the best American cameraman". In 2005 Maysles was given a

lifetime achievement award at the Czech film festival AFO (Academia Film

Olomouc). He is working on his own autobiographical documentary.

In

2005 he founded the Maysles Institute, a nonprofit organization that

provides training and apprenticeships to underprivileged individuals.

Albert is a patron of Shooting People, a filmmakers' community.

Description

above from the Wikipedia article Albert and David Maysles, licensed

under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 55

Birthday 1926-11-26

Place of Birth Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

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Also Known As

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

Abortion: Desperate Choices(1 episode)Director
Bell & Howell Close-Up!(2 episodes)Director
The Burks Of GeorgiaDirector
2015 In TransitDirector
2014 IrisDirector
2011 The Love We MakeDirector
2009 Muhammad and LarryDirector
2009 30 for 30(1 episode)Director
2008 The GatesDirector
2007 AddictionDirector
2006 The Beales of Grey GardensDirector
2005 This Is an AdventureDirector
2001 With the Filmmaker: Wes AndersonDirector
2001 LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of CottonDirector
1994 UmbrellasDirector
1991 The Beatles: The First U.S. VisitDirector
1991 Soldiers of MusicDirector
1990 Christo in ParisDirector
1990 Jessye Norman Sings CarmenDirector
1987 IslandsDirector
1987 Horowitz Plays MozartDirector
1977 Running FenceDirector
1975 Grey GardensDirector
1974 Christo's Valley CurtainDirector
1970 Gimme ShelterDirector
1970 Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!Director
1969 SalesmanDirector
1966 Meet Marlon BrandoDirector
1966 Salvador Dalí's Fantastic DreamDirector
1966 Orson Welles in SpainDirector
1966 A Visit with Truman CapoteDirector
1965 Cut PieceDirector
1964 What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A.Director
1964 IBM: A Self PortraitDirector
1963 ShowmanDirector
1961 Adventures on the New FrontierDirector
1961 Safari Ya GariDirector
1960 Yanki No!Director
1957 Russian Close-UpDirector
1955 Psychiatry in RussiaDirector

Camera

2014 Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. GravityDirector of Photography
2009 Muhammad and LarryDirector of Photography
2009 South of the BorderDirector of Photography
2001 With the Filmmaker: Wes AndersonCamera Operator
1996 When We Were KingsDirector of Photography
1990 Jessye Norman Sings CarmenDirector of Photography
1977 The Grateful Dead MovieDirector of Photography
1975 Grey GardensDirector of Photography
1970 Gimme ShelterDirector of Photography
1966 Orson Welles in SpainDirector of Photography
1966 A Visit with Truman CapoteDirector of Photography
1961 Safari Ya GariDirector of Photography
1960 PrimaryDirector of Photography
1960 Integration Report 1Camera Operator
1957 Russian Close-UpDirector of Photography
1955 Psychiatry in RussiaDirector of Photography

Crew

2008 The GatesCinematography
2005 This Is an AdventureCinematography
2004 The Jeff Koons ShowCinematography
1987 Shake! Otis at MontereyCinematography
1986 Jimi Plays MontereyCinematography
1970 Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!Cinematography
1968 Monterey PopCinematography
1965 Six in ParisCinematography
1964 What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A.Cinematography

Acting

2008 Morris Engel: The Independent as Himself
2007 A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory as Himself
2006 The Beales of Grey Gardens as Himself
2004 Michael Moore Hates America as Himself
1975 Grey Gardens as Himself (uncredited)
1970 Gimme Shelter as Himself (uncredited)
1969 The Maysles Brothers

Production

1975 Grey GardensProducer
1966 Orson Welles in SpainProducer
1965 Cut PieceProducer
1961 Safari Ya GariProducer
1957 Russian Close-UpProducer

Writing

1955 Psychiatry in RussiaWriter

Editing

1966 A Visit with Truman CapoteEditor

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