Haskell Wexler Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Haskell Wexler

Interviewed by: Jeremy Kagan

Acclaimed director and cinematographer Haskell Wexler (Medium Cool, Latino), discusses what it takes from both roles to bring excellence to features and documentaries.

Drawing on his long career directing and shooting documentaries, Haskell Wexler discusses cinema verite and how every choice a director makes has an impact on the audience.

Wexler recalls how he cast an untrained, non-professional child in the one of the lead roles in Medium Cool, a film that also blended fiction and non-fictional elements.

Wexler discusses the important relationship between the Director and Cinematographer.