Nick Broomfield (Biggie & Tupac, Kurt & Courtney) goes in pursuit of Sarah Palin, interviewing her family and friends, for a decidedly unauthorized perspective on this growing force in American politics. –TIFF
Nicholas Broomfield, known as Nick, is an English documentary film-maker. Broomfield films with a minimum of crew, just himself and one or two camera operators, which gives his documentaries a distinctive style. Broomfield is often in shot holding the sound boom.
Broomfield was awarded the BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Documentary, and was given honorary doctorates from Essex and Surrey University. He was awarded the Californian State Bar Award for his contribution to Legal Reform and is a founder member of the Morecambe Bay Victims Fund. He studied Law at Cardiff University, and political science at the University of Essex; subsequently, he studied film at the National Film and Television School. Broomfield’s early style was conventional Cinéma vérité: the juxtaposition of observed scenes, with little use of voice-over or text.
It was not until Driving Me Crazy (1988) that Broomfield appeared on-screen for the first time. After several… read more
Broomfield has simply lost his bite over the years. It is still the feigned attempts to reach his quarry interviewing those on the sidelines of notorious figures. Where is the brilliant mind behind 'Chicken Ranch', 'Leader his driver...", "aileen..' or heidi 'fleiss'. The fact that Sarah Palin is a fractured, narcisistic false prophet is certainly not news in 2012. Not a total loss mind you just a disappointment.
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