Richard Leacock
Date of Birth
Jul 18, 1921
Birth Place:
London, England, UK


American filmmaker/cinematographer Richard Leacock made a major contribution to the development of the American version of "cinema verite" called "Direct Cinema." As enacted by Leacock and Robert Drew, Direct Cinema attempted to utilize the camera only as a means to objectively record events as they happened without subjecting it to pre-planned direction or much care for the resulting technical...