RIP Legendary Haskell Wexler! His Prescient “Medium Cool”! 1968 Chicago Riots! America’s Political Turmoil Captured On Film!!

RIP to the legendary Haskell Wexler!

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RIP Haskell Wexler!

One of America’s most acclaimed Cinematographers/Directors has died…here is the story from Deadline.com:

A longtime liberal activist, Wexler photographed some of the most socially relevant and influential films of the 1960s and 1970s, including the Jane Fonda-Jon Voight anti-war classic, “Coming Home”, as well as the 1969 Best Picture winner “In the Heat of the Night”. He worked with Francis Ford Coppola on the Ocar-nominated “The Conversation”, and worked with George Lucas on “American Graffiti”. Finally, he also worked on the 1975 Oscar-winning Best Picture “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”.

RIP Haskell Wexler

One of his most influential films was 1969’s “Medium Cool”, which he financed himself for $800,000. Here is a look at this brilliant film.

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“The Whole World Is Watching!”

Even though we currently live in contentious political times, history has shown that nothing has changed. So many significant cultural events get lost to time.

For example…

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