Larry Clark – Biography and Filmography

Larry Clark - Biography and Filmography

Larry Clark – biography and filmography

  Larry Clark was born in 1943 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His mother works as a photographer in the field of child and baby photographs. Larry Clark comes from an early age with the artistic and technical sides of the photographic craft in contact. 1963 goes to Larry Clark for the first time in search of their own motives and themes. His first pictures hold on scenes from the daily lives of drug addicts, prostitutes and pimps who met the young photographer in his hometown.

Larry Clark studied two years at the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee. In 1971 he published his first photo book, Tulsa , which is now rated by international critics and cultural scientists as influential work in the history of American photography. As a fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts a few years later he gets the chance to publish his second photo tape. Teenage Lust appears 1983rd His preliminary final photographic work, The Perfect Childhood , sets Larry Clark 1993, before, before he brings with Kids in 1995 for the first time a feature film into the international cinema. Larry Clark photographs and collages are always shown in exhibitions and retrospectives in many countries. Many of his works are in numerous galleries and museums around the world to the permanent exhibition repertoire.

With his so sensational as scandalous debut film Kids Larry Clark provoked a series of sharp debates. Both at the Sundance Film Festival as well as at the Cannes Film Festival, the film sparked enthusiastic, but shocked reactions. Despite intra-industry discussions with critics and kids turned out to be a huge international audience success. His second feature film Another Day in Paradise created in 1998 with the support of two well-known Hollywood greats – James Woods and Melanie Griffith. For Bully Larry Clark draws back on amateur actors. The film was shown in 2001 competition of the Venice Film Festival.

Because of the realistic mode of presentation of his films, with which he ruthlessly and consistently demonstrates the dark side of American dream, Larry Clark has been repeatedly targeted by violent attacks of conservative film critic. The explicit depiction of sex and violence, radical egomania is one of brutality and for the artist Larry Clark, but honest to the principles of filmmaking: “If you make a film, you know that you can reach a huge audience, and once the rules are there. But I do not think about what we can not, or what one should not do better. I simply speak. This film has an emotional and visual honesty. But if there are scenes in which someone moves out and you turn off the camera, then it would not be honest. I did, however, that this is an utterly honest film. And if it is frightening scenes are, well, – these are just the facts. I do not do all these things to shock. I tell this story because I believe that they must be told. “

Is precisely because of his uncompromisingly honest story Larry Clark is one of the most outstanding contemporary filmmakers in America. In his photographic and cinematographic works, he has been repeatedly pointed out the taboos of artistic debate. In his characters and themes to focus the gaps in the current cinema, which had been waiting in vain for a theming. Larry Clark films are remarkable because they will make all those problems and issues to a wider audience profile, which otherwise treated only theoretically.

Filmography – Larry Clark

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Wassup Rockers

Ken Park (co-director Ed Lachman)

Teenage Caveman
( #) 1998
Another Day in Paradise



Larry Clark – biography and filmography

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