Some Things About Michael Wadleigh….
Born on September 24, 1942 (some say 1939) in the city of Akron, Ohio
Worked as a cinematographer for DAVID HOLTZMAN’S DIARY (1967), I CALL FIRST (also 1967), and MY GIRLFRIEND’S WEDDING (1969), which was billed as Michael Wadley
Edited, Photographed, and Directed WOODSTOCK (1970), about the famous Woodstock Music & Art Fair in 1969, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature before later working on some other rock documentaries such as JANIS (1974)
Co-wrote and directed WOLFEN (1981), based on Whitley Strieber’s novel
For more info on Wadleigh and his career…
Woodstock was a cultural milestone more than a film. Lucas and Scorcese worked on it.
Wolfen has an amazing opening sequence, the rest of the film is not as good, still it is more interesting than most horror films made in the early 80s. Always wondered why he did not make any more films.Thats Hollywood.
@Francisco J. Torres
Always strongly agreed on WOODSTOCK. (Didn’t know Lucas also helped out.)
WOLFEN had quite a opening sqeuence that scared the plants off me when I first saw it back in 2006 (I was only 15). The rest I was glad it didn’t frightened me but it turned out to be a fantastic mystery-horror film Wadleigh directed. Don’t know how or why he got into making WOLFEN.
I wondered why Wadleigh didn’t made any more films since after WOLFEN, too.