Life of a Salesman

“Though the Maysles are best known for their hippie-era music docs Monterey Pop and Gimme Shelter, as well as the opaque weirdness of Grey Gardens from 1975, Salesman stands as the movie where they really found their voice as leading American proponents of the ‘direct cinema’ aesthetic,” writes Andrew Puliver in the Guardian, in his celebration of Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin’s 1968 Bible salesmen documentary, which he ranks with Arthur Miller’s touchstone of American door-to-door salesmen stories Death of a Salesman, and urges readers on both sides of the Atlantic to revisit in these compassion-deprived times. Read the tribute here.

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