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Blood Ties: The Life and Work of Sally Mann (1994)

Sally Mann , Steven Cantor & Peter Spirer  |  DVD
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  • Actors: Sally Mann
  • Directors: Steven Cantor & Peter Spirer
  • Producers: Mark Mori, Steven Cantor
  • Format: Ultraviolet
  • Region: All Regions
  • Studio: Single Spark Pictures
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B0071OMYJI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #255,896 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Academy Award Nominated documentary Blood Ties: The Life and Work of Sally Mann artfully explores the world of the prominent and controversial photographer. With her own children as subjects, Mann has been exploring the subtle truths of childhood in an ongoing series. It's a fascinating visit to the rural bohemia of the photographer and her main models: her eerily self-possessed children, whose nude pictures gave Pat Robertson fits. As Blood Ties reveals, six-year-old Virginia, nine-year-old Jessie, and 11-year-old Emmett all have strong opinions and tremendous resolve. Music by R.E.M enhances Mann's compelling photographs and the powerful images of family togetherness in the film. Directed by Steven Cantor & Peter Spirer Executive Producer Mark Mori Music: R.E.M Running time: 30 minutes Includes Bonus Feature: Alec Baldwin interviews Blood Ties Director Steven Cantor from the Independent Film Channel Series Raw Footage. Running time 30 minutes.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and informative March 11, 2014
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This is a 30 minute documentary of the work of Sally Mann shortly after the publication of her controversial book "Immediate Family". Most of the discussion is about the photographs in that book however there is some discussion of prior photographs and of a couple of photos which were apparently considered for the book but omitted. For the making of this film Steven Cantor (the director) interviews not only Sally, but also her three children, her husband, and Pat Robertson who compared the selling of pictures of nude children with selling children into prostitution. Pat Robertson in the only one interviewed in the film who objects to Sally's work, but other peoples objections are discussed.
It is clear in the interviews with the children that they were comfortable with being photographed nude, and were proud of the fact that their photographs are hanging in museums around the world. Jessie states in one of her interviews that her mother is more likely to tell her to put on cloths than to remove her cloths, she enjoys running around nude. Also discussed with both Sally and the children are a few photographs where the children's expression shows some signs of frustration. They are clear on the fact that it was not the nudity with which they were frustrated, but how long they had to pose to get the shot.
Sally uses a camera which takes a while to setup and use. Some of the photographs are strictly posed shots where either she or her children came up with an idea for a shot and it was setup totally for the purpose of getting the shot, but according to Sally are still based on the real life of her children.
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