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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Alan and Susan Raymond
RLIN number: NXCP87-A108
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: New York University Film School, 1962-1965; Mike Shea Films, Chicago, 1966-1967; Quest Productions: A PRIVATE DECISION, 1968, beginning of Raymond's camera-sound team; COWBOY, 1968; THE TRIUMPH OF CHRISTY BROWN, 1969; AN AMERICAN FAMILY, 1973: finding the Loud family, relations with the Loud's and with Craig Gilbert and WNET, New York; Loud family interrelationships; reactions of the Raymond's and the Loud's to film and press reviews, reactions of other filmmakers, effects on the Raymond's' careers; POLICE TAPES, 1977: relations with police, financing, critical reception; BAD BOYS, 1978: problems of getting access to institutions, filming at Brookwood and Spofford, reaction from New York Board of Education; current projects, development of cinema verit'e: early technical problems, role of editor, changes in approach; philosophical problems of cinema verit'e: exploitation of and by subjects, unsuitability for certain topics, emotional involvement with subjects; relations between independent filmmakers, Public Broadcasting System and commercial networks; views on broadcast journalism; views of other documentary filmmakers.
Extent: Transcript: 274 leaves, Tape: 5 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1979 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Raymond, Alan
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Documentary filmmakers
Document date: 1979
Interviewer: Hogenson, Barbara
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Documentary films; Motion picture producers and directors; Motion pictures--Editing; Motion pictures--Production and direction; North America; United States; United States--Social life and customs
Topics discussed - Other terms: Raymond, Alan; Raymond, Susan; United States--Social conditions--1960-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0016923-12366