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Albert Maysles, acclaimed director of 'Grey Gardens,' dies at 88
Albert Maysles, acclaimed director of 'Grey Gardens,' dies at 88

Albert Maysles, the influential filmmaker behind movies such as “Grey Gardens” and “Gimme Shelter,” died Thursday, according to the Associated Press. He was 88. Maysles was known for championing a fly-on-the-wall style of moviemaking. Along with his late brother David, who died in 1987, he was keen on putting the camera at an intimately close distance and letting the subject unfurl itself. His movies, such as 1970’s “Shelter,” about an eventful Rolling Stones tour, and, “Gardens,” about a pair of eccentric Bouviers on Long Island, demonstrated these tactics, as did later work such as “The Gates” and the 2001’s...

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