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Don McCullin

Synopsis

Unprecedented access to the twentieth century's most revered war photographer. Don McCullin worked for The Sunday Times from 1969 to 1984, at a time where, under the editorship of Harold Evans, the newspaper was widely recognized as being at the cutting-edge of world journalism, with Don as its star photographer. During that period he covered wars and humanitarian disasters on virtually every continent and the prominence given to his photo essays coincided with one of the most remarkable periods in the history of photojournalism.
With extensive input from Sir Harold Evans, McCullin not only explores Don’s life and work, but also how the ethos of journalism changed during his career. Using the Sunday Times as an example, it compares the strictly ‘hands off’ approach of proprietors like Lord Thompson, who took pride in the fact that he did not want commercial considerations to censor his editors’ from printing what they wanted, to how the newspaper’s independent character changed once it was taken over by Rupert Murdoch, and the pursuit of advertising revenue became paramount, and with it, the inevitable obsessed with fashion, status and celebrity.

Details

Year
2012
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Format
16mm
Director
Jacqui Morris, David Morris
Producer
Jacqui Morris
Executive Producer
Christopher Hird, Rankin, Steve Milne, Christian Eisenbeiss
Editor
Andy McGraw, David Fairhead
Director of Photography
Richard Stewart, Michael Wood
Music
Alex Baranowski

Production Company

Rankin Film Productions
Annroy
110-114 Grafton Road
London
NW5 4BA
Tel: +44(0)20 7284 7342
http://rankinfilmproductions.com

Frith Street Films
50 Frith Street
London
W1D 4SQ
United Kingdom