Look out Haskell, It's Real! The Making of 'Medium Cool' (2000)

Look out Haskell, It's Real! The Making of 'Medium Cool'
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 0hr 51mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords film criticism
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Michael Margulies Actor Himself 1 1000018
Ian Christie Actor Himself 1 1000019
Ron Vargas Actor Himself 1 1000017
Christopher Newman Actor Himself 1 1000016
Andrew Davis Actor Himself 1 1000015
Jesse Jackson Actor (archival footage) 1 1000020
Paul Cronin Director n/a 2 2000001
Ginnie Rapp Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000003
Paul Cronin Editor n/a 172 7000001
Joan Churchill Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000002
Jonathan Cronin Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Paul Cronin Producer n/a 3 3000001
Bernardine Dohrn Actor Herself 1 1000014
Bill Ayers Actor Himself 1 1000013
Todd Gatlin Actor Himself 1 1000005
Steven North Actor Himself 1 1000006
Studs Terkel Actor Himself 1 1000004
David Farber Actor Himself 1 1000003
David Sterritt Actor Himself 1 1000002
Verna Bloom Actor Herself 1 1000007
Paul Golding Actor Himself 1 1000008
Robert Forster Actor Himself 1 1000012
General Richard Dunn Actor Himself 1 1000011
Peter Bonerz Actor Himself 1 1000010
Leonard Weinglass Actor Himself 1 1000009
Haskell Wexler Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
In 1968 Hollywood cameraman Haskell Wexler expressed his desire to "find some wedding between features and cinema-verite. I have very strong opinions about us and the world, and don't know how in hell to put them all in one basket." "Medium Cool" (USA/1969) was his solution, a tremendously original blend of fiction and documentary styles. British film scholar Paul Cronin examines the many disparate elements Wexler pulled together to make his picture. From the oratory of Chicago activist Jesse Jackson to Wexler's distribution battle with Paramount, we're given an interesting look at a complex film.
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