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MEDIUM COOL

Original Title : Medium Cool
Year : 1969
Country : USA
Movie Duration : 111 min

Cast :

Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill

Production :

Tully Friedman, Haskell Wexler, Jerrold Wexler

Awards :

Won-Grand Prize (Director)-Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival 1969, National Film Registry-National Film Preservation Board, USA 2003. Nominated-DGA Award(DGA Award)-Directors Guild of America, USA 1970

  • Synopsis

    The central character, John Cassellis (Robert Forster), is a detached TV news photographer for a local Chicago station who has his conscience pricked and then ignited while covering the events leading up to the violent riots that accompanied the Democratic party’s convention.

  • About Director

    Haskell Wexler

    Wexler, born to a Jewish family in Chicago in 1922, was an American cinematographer, film producer and director. He was judged to be one of film history’s ten most influential cinematographers in a survey of the members of the International Cinematographers Guild. He worked on documentaries throughout his career.  Wexler served as the cinematographer on his first big-budget film, Elia Kazan’s America, America.He has worked steadily in Hollywood thereafter. Wexler died at the age of 93.

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