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CINEMATOGRAPHY BY PAUL GOLDSMITH:

COMMAND AND CONTROL

(AMERICAN EXPERIENCE FILMS/PBS)

www.commandandcontrolfilm.com/

A chilling, Strangelovian nightmare plays out at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas in September 1980. A deadly accident – from a falling socket puncturing the fuel tank of an intercontinental ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States – leads Air Force personnel, weapon designers, and first responders to work  feverishly to prevent a calamitous explosion. Directed by Robert Kenner (FOOD, INC.) and based on the critically-acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), COMMAND AND CONTROL is a minute-by-minute account of this long-hidden story – much of it based on recently declassified documents that expose other freak accidents and near-misses. How do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?

“Profiles a deadly machine of war gone awry. The film relives the feverish struggle to prevent a nuclear blast from the nation’s most powerful warhead. It’s a mix of documentary footage and vivid recreations.” 
– William J. Broad, The New York Times
 
“Still frighteningly relevant. Compelling.” 

– William D. Hartung, The Nation

 

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PRODUCED, DIRECTED AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY PAUL GOLDSMITH:

TALKING STONE: ROCK ART OF THE COSOS

 

Hidden away in the canyons of a top secret military base on the edge of the Mojave Desert is the largest concentration of rock art in North America. Created over thousands of years by a now vanished culture, it represents the oldest art in California. TALKING STONE explores the remote canyons and mysteries surrounding these amazing images.

TALKING STONE is available on DVD from the Bradshaw Foundation iShop in both NTSC and PAL formats. Included on the DVD are the Documentary Film (53 minutes), An iLecture interview with Dr Alan P. Garfinkel, An interview with director Paul Goldsmith, Coso Rock Art Photograph Gallery, Feature on the Bradshaw Foundation and filmmaker biographies.

TALKING STONE WEBSITE

FEATURED IN LOS ANGELES TIMES

 

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PRODUCED, DIRECTED AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY PAUL GOLDSMITH:

SIX GENERATIONS (KCET)

“Six Generations took my breath away, quite literally. If a video can be a page-turner, this is it. For decades now, anthropologists – of both scientific and humanistic persuasions – have railed about the importance of multiple perspectives and “Native voice,” but it rarely happens. In this elegant, hour-long film, that long-lauded goal has been achieved, and then some. This is history as autobiography, foregrounding the power of language and telling a checkered story of cultural survival under extreme conditions. The time-depth is simply astonishing, producing a narrative that is frank, true and sometimes stark. Six Generations is a homerun. I cannot recommend it highly enough.”

David Hurst Thomas (Curator of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, New York; Current Anthropology, February, 2011)

ALSO FEATURED IN

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

[CLICK HERE FOR PAUL'S NOTES ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE FILM]

[NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE VIA DOCUMENTARY EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES]

 

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CINEMATOGRAPHY BY PAUL GOLDSMITH:

SOUL POWER (SONY PICTURES CLASSICS)

 

"'Soul Power,' as aptly and succinctly titled a movie as I have ever seen, takes you to a place where the discipline that produces great popular art is indistinguishable from the ecstasy that art creates." A.O. Scott, NYT July 10, 2009

"A vibrant and joyous new documentary..." Kenneth Turan, LAT July 10, 2009

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CINEMATOGRAPHY BY PAUL GOLDSMITH:

WE SHALL REMAIN (PBS)

 

"The cinematography for this series is not quite like anything I've seen on public TV or, in a certain way, anywhere," Ric Burns says. "It bridges the gap between documentary and fiction filmmaking." Hartford Courant, April 20, 2009

 

DIRECTED AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY PAUL GOLDSMITH:

MARCH ACROSS AMERICA - AOL Webisode 12: Guadalupe Mountains - Texas, Month 6

 

 

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FEATURING CINEMATOGRAPHY BY PAUL GOLDSMITH:

INTO THE DEEP (PBS)

 

 

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

MAX HEADROOM

DVD RELEASE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES, WIRED MAGAZINE

 

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