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Sat Aug 3, 2019, 07:53 PM

D.A. Pennebaker, Master Director of Documentaries, Dies at 94

Source: Variety

D.A. Pennebaker, a director and cinematographer known for his documentaries, including the classic “Don’t Look Back” (1967), “Monterey Pop” (1968) and “The War Room” (1993) and “Elaine Stritch at Liberty” (2002), died Thursday night of natural causes, Variety has confirmed. He was 94.

Pennebaker’s many other films included the 1973 David Bowie concert film “Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars,” 1989 Depeche Mode road movie “101” and “Down From the Mountain” (2000), about the musicians who performed the songs in the Coen Brothers’ film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

Pennebaker won an honorary Oscar in 2013.

In a 1997 article the U.K.’s the Independent described Pennebaker as arguably the preeminent chronicler of ’60s counterculture.

Read more: https://variety.com/2019/film/news/d-a-pennebaker-dead-dies-dont-look-back-1203290823/



One of the giants of the documentary form. RIP.

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Sat Aug 3, 2019, 08:09 PM

1. So much talent!

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Sat Aug 3, 2019, 10:23 PM

2. I taught Pennebaker in the documentary ten weeks of my Film Studies class. Loved his content,

editing. One of the all-time greats of American film art.

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Sun Aug 4, 2019, 06:39 PM

3. Depeche Mode 101 was the greatest! I am saddened to hear of his passing.

DM is one of my favorite bands of all time. Bowie as well.

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