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Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens
Annie Leibovitz Life Through a Lens
Actor: Annie Leibovitz
Director: Barbara Leibovitz
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 23min

Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens traces the arc of Annie's photographic life, her aspirations to artistry and the trajectory of her career. The film depicts the various phases that shaped her life including childhood,...  more »

     
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Actor: Annie Leibovitz
Director: Barbara Leibovitz
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Art & Artists, Documentary
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 10/28/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 23min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
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Movie Reviews

Ode to an artist
Reader | Boca Raton, FL | 12/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Annie Leibovitz's sister has created a memorable documentary honoring the life's work of her older sister. We learn about Ms. Leibovitz's early beginings in photography when she started her career at the "Rolling Stones" magazine. Her evolution from rock and roll photographer to a photographer of portraits and later on fashion (when she moved to "Vanity Fair" magazine). Documentary is also an honest look and her personal life: her relationship with Susan Sontag, her parents and siblings, her three daughters. For anyone interested in photography as a visual form of art this movie is a real treasure."
Behind the Lens Insight
Damian P. Gadal | Santa Barbara, CA USA | 11/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I found this a thoughtful documentary into the evolution of a photographer best known in the realm of pop culture.

It touches upon the journey that evolved around Annie and how she came to shape the road of her own destiny.

Very much worth a viewing."
Fantastic insight into Leibovitz's work and process
N. Turchin | Hampton, VA United States | 12/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a photographer and fan of Annie Leibovitz I was excited to find this documentary. It was just as I'd hoped. It included most of her most popular and famous images, and gave insight into her process and the road she has taken in her career. It's an interesting companion to her latest book. I watched the documentary, then received her book and felt almost like in the book she gets a little bit of revenge for the candid discussions given by her colleagues and subjects in this documentary!

It's well edited and a great treat for any Leibovitz fan."
LIFE THROUGH A LENS
Mariano Films | Bridgewater, NJ USA | 03/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As an educator and filmmaker I enjoyed this inspiring, revealing, and beautiful portrayal of photography, and what it means to the world, through the eyes of one of the greatest female photographers of the late twentieth century. It speaks volumes about our culture and our emotions as a society represented through this art form and the importance of capturing the imagery of our humanity."