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‘The eye of a cameraman should be the eye of a poet’

September 10, 2008

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“I think Orson Wells put it very well when he said that the eye of a cameraperson behind the lens should be the eye of a poet … There’s no special purpose behind a poem and yet you end up with something quite beautiful, full of understanding and love”.
Albert Maysles is a pioneer of direct cinema, the documentary style that grew up in the 50s and interrogated the relationship between cinema and reality. Here he speaks of his faith in the “poetics” of humanity and the weaknesses of contemporary film.
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