McCullin [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import - United Kingdom ] by Harold Evans
McCullin (2012) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import - United Kingdom ]

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Towards the end of 2012, war photographer Don McCullin recently travelled to Syria for one last trip to the frontline. Interviewed on Radio 4 from Aleppo in December 2012, 76 year-old McCullin said, 'I'm not important in all this. I'm just a carrier pigeon bringing this back home.' An amazing, humbling reflection on a career spanning close to 50 years, that saw Don McCullin cover Biafra, Vietnam and Northern Ireland, bringing back home photographic proof of the horrific fallout of war on civilians. As he says early in Jacqui and David Morris' terrific documentary, 'You're trying to stay alive, you're trying to take pictures, you're trying to justify your presence there and you think, 'What good is this going to do anyway, these people have already been killed?'' McCullin, who started out photographing street gangs in his native North London in the 1950s, has a soft, precise way of speaking. He looks like a rougher Terence Stamp. The Morris's film mixes recent interviews with McCullin with contemporaneous news footage and McCullin's own photographs, which have lost none of their power. His experiences are incredible - from the first execution he saw, at dawn in a Saigon market in 1965, through Vietnam, the Lebanon and beyond. 'My family suffered very badly,' he remembers. 'I was always waving goodbye to them and one wonders in their mind were they ever thinking, 'Will we ever see this strange man again who is supposed to be our father?'' SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, ...McCullin (2012)
 

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From the very beginning of his career, McCullin had a love/hate relationship with the job of photographic war correspondent, and as early as Cyprus in 1964 he’s already querying the legitimacy of his task.

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