23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
On the Pole
This pillar of direct cinema captures the fame and death of race-car driver Eddie Sachs. It combines original with archival footage, black-and-white with colour film, and among other things makes use of sped-up images in order to achieve the same effect as in Primary. Again, the film tries to find the logic of the depicted events and to offer an objective take on them.
Robert Drew (1924-2014) was one of the pioneers connected with film and journalism and the founder of Drew Associates. He explored new ways of working with handheld cameras and synchronous sound, the development of which he contributed to.
Richard Leacock (1921-2011), who worked with Robert Flaherty in his youth, was known first as an experimenter and later primarily as a cameraman at Drew Associates, practicing the concept of “live camera”.
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|producer:||Robert Drew, Time Inc. Broadcast Service|
|photography:||Donn Alan Pennebaker, Albert Maysles|
|editing:||Anita Posner, Robert Galbraith, Robert Farren|