It Starts with Music
Dont Look Back • 29m
In this 2015 documentary, DONT LOOK BACK director D. A. Pennebaker and collaborators Jim Desmond, Nick Doob, and Chris Hegedus look back at Pennebaker’s first cinematic steps, and how his choice of subjects and filmmaking style grew out of his interest in music and performance.
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Directed by D. A. Pennebaker • 1953 • United States
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Directed by D. A. Pennebaker • 1954 • United States
D. A. Pennebaker credits this 1954 film with clarifying his focus. He took his daughter, Stacy, to the zoo with a short film scenario in mind: shots of Stacy running intercut with shots of the animals responding to her. But Stacy was more int...