Robert Frank

Filmmaker, Photographer
An independent filmmaker, in the USA from 1947, Frank was a magazine photographer before publishing "The Americans," a collection of his own work, in 1958. The next year he made his best-known excursion into cinema with ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1923 in Switzerland

Filmography

Director (12)

Energy and How to Get It 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Keep Busy 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Life Dances On... 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

This Song For Jack 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Me and My Brother 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Pull My Daisy 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

The Present 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Last Supper 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Candy Mountain 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Cocksucker Blues 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

About Me: A Musical 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Conversations in Vermont 1969 (Movie)

(Director)
Camera, Film, & Tape (9)

Sleeping With Other People 2015 (Movie)

1st Assistant Camera (Assistant Camera)

No Second Chances 2014 (Movie)

(Photography)

Me and My Brother 1998 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Pull My Daisy 1998 (Movie)

(Photography)

Last Supper 1991 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Let the Good Times Roll 1972 (Movie)

stills (Photography)

Sunseed 1972 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Conversations in Vermont 1969 (Movie)

(Photography)

Chappaqua 1965 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)
Actor (8)

Don't Blink: Robert Frank 2016 (Movie)

(Himself)

Full Blossom 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Herliche Wilkommen 1990 (Movie)

Old Man In Train (Actor)

UHF 1989 (Movie)

Timid Man (Actor)
Writer (3)

Me and My Brother 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pull My Daisy 1998 (Movie)

adaptation from("The Beat Generation") (Writer (adaptation))

Last Supper 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Editor (3)

Me and My Brother 1998 (Movie)

(Editor)

Pull My Daisy 1998 (Movie)

(Editor)

Cocksucker Blues 1972 (Movie)

(Editor)
Producer (1)

Pull My Daisy 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

An independent filmmaker, in the USA from 1947, Frank was a magazine photographer before publishing "The Americans," a collection of his own work, in 1958. The next year he made his best-known excursion into cinema with "Pull My Daisy," a short, free adaptation of a portion of Jack Kerouac's play "The Beat Generation." He was subsequently labeled a member of the American "underground," though this applies more to the availability of his films than to their form or content. "Me and My Brother" (1969) is a sensitive, semi-documentary study of catatonic schizophrenia and "Candy Mountain" (1986; co-directed with Rudy Wurlitzer) is an intriguing tale of a down-and-out rocker who traverses North America in search of an elusive guitar maker.

Milestones

1947

Immigrated to USA

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