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Damian P. Gadal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/22/2002

Robert Capa

I just got this email and thought I'd pass it along if anyone was interested:

Hi all, the national PBS airdate for Robert Capa in Love and War is this Wednesday evening, May 28. Times vary so check local listings! Also watch for features in this Sunday's New York Times television section, the Washington Post, et al.

Here's some early press for those of you who haven't seen it.

Elvis Mitchell in NY Times, Monday January 20, 2003:
Anne Makepeace's expert 'Robert Capa in Love and War' sifts through the
memories of that photographer's circle, coming up with a film full of defining, little-known stories about the forces that compelled him. It is documentary as divining rod.

Kenneth Turan, LA Times, Monday January 27, 2003:
Blessed with a passionate and humane personality was photographer Robert Capa, the subject of Anne Makepeace's thoughtful, comprehensive and surprisingly emotional Robert Capa in Love and War. Capa was lauded at a young age as the world's greatest war photographer for his work during the Spanish Civil War and the Normandy invasion, which later inspired the look of Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan." Both his images (the film shows many for the first time) and his life are explored with a sensitivity the man himself would likely have appreciated if he hadn't died during the Vietnamese war of independence in 1954.

Joe Leydon, Variety, February 4, 2003:
Set to premiere May 28 as an "American Masters" presentation on PBS, "Robert Capa In Love and War" traces photog's life and career from his leftist radicalism in pre-WWII Budapest to his violent end as the first American war correspondent to die in Vietnam. Appropriately, pic places greatest emphasis on Capa's life-risking work as documenter of the Spanish Civil War, London Blitz and D-Day landing on Omaha Beach. Deftly interweaving archival material, interviews with surviving acquaintances and, of course, stunning still photos,Makepeace fashions a multifaceted portrait of a complex figure.

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