Saturday, 22 February 2014

The 4th Hall Of Fame Inductee Representing Documentary Film: Salesman (1969) - Albert Maysles/David Maysles/Charlotte Zwerin

A far cry from the most overtly ‘directed’ documentaries almost dictated by the personalities of their author, such as Michael Moore or Morgan Spurlock, the Maysles Brothers’ presentation of door-to-door Bible salesmen is a frank, honest portrayal of Americana. It’s funny, engaging and has a lot to say about capitalism and the world we live in. Whether you want to look at it from a societal standpoint or as a character study of its subjects, it’s an honest piece of documentary cinema. 

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