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W. Eugene Smith: Photography Made DifficultIn the pre-TV era, when photojournalism was our most powerful visual medium, Life magazine's irascible W. Eugene Smith was an outstanding...W. Eugene Smith: Photography Made DifficultDocumentaryUnratedIn the pre-TV era, when photojournalism was our most powerful visual medium, Life magazine's irascible W. Eugene Smith was an outstanding...1994-04-29

W. Eugene Smith: Photography Made Difficult

Genre: Documentary; Starring: Peter Riegert; Director: Gene Lasko; MPAA Rating: Unrated

In the pre-TV era, when photojournalism was our most powerful visual medium, Life magazine’s irascible W. Eugene Smith was an outstanding practitioner. His dramatic photo essays produced a gallery of timelessly evocative images, such as that of a grime-caked American GI coddling a new-born infant on war-ravaged Okinawa-an image that, even today, inspires a Smith colleague to weep in recollection. W.Eugene Smith: Photography Made Difficult captures all sides of the late photographer, through stills, interviews with friends and family, and dramatic vignettes featuring actor Peter Reigert. Splendid video in the service of spectacular photography.