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Also Known As: Richard Inman Pearce Jr., Dick Pearce Died:
Born: January 25, 1943 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Diego, California, USA Profession: director of photography, director

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After meeting D A (Don) Pennebaker during his senior year in college, Richard Pearce got his first taste of filmmaking helping out on Pennebaker's Bob Dylan documentary, "Don't Look Back" (1967). He went on to shoot such documentaries as Emile de Antonio's "America is Hard to See" (1968), "Interviews with My Lai Veterans" (1969) and three Oscar-winners, "Woodstock" (1970), "Marjoe" (1972) and "Hearts and Minds" (1974). Pearce edited, shot and directed the non-fiction film "Campamento" (1970), about the ill-fated Allende regime in Chile and was one of the credited cinematographers on Neil Young's rock documentary "Rust Never Sleeps" (1979).

After meeting D A (Don) Pennebaker during his senior year in college, Richard Pearce got his first taste of filmmaking helping out on Pennebaker's Bob Dylan documentary, "Don't Look Back" (1967). He went on to shoot such documentaries as Emile de Antonio's "America is Hard to See" (1968), "Interviews with My Lai Veterans" (1969) and three Oscar-winners, "Woodstock" (1970), "Marjoe" (1972) and "Hearts and Minds" (1974). Pearce edited, shot and directed the non-fiction film "Campamento" (1970), about the ill-fated Allende regime in Chile and was one of the credited cinematographers on Neil Young's rock documentary "Rust Never Sleeps" (1979).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Plainsong (2004) Director
3.
  Witness Protection (1999) Director
4.
  Thicker Than Blood (1998) Director
5.
  Family Thing, A (1996) Director
6.
  Leap of Faith (1992) Director
7.
  Long Walk Home, The (1990) Director
8.
  Final Days, The (1989) Director
9.
  Dead Man Out (1989) Director
10.
  No Mercy (1986) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Baby Snakes (1979)
2.
 Macbeth (1993) Voice Of Donalbain
3.
 Blues, The (2003) Interviewee ("In Love With The Blues - A Conversation")
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Trained as cinematographer while working for Seattle-based owner of TV stations in the Pacific Northwest
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Joined group of filmmakers producing documentaries on social themes
1969:
Shot the documentary "Interviews with My Lai Veterans"
1970:
Served as cinematographer for the documentary "Woodstock"
1970:
Lived in Chile; directed, shot and edited documentary, "Campamento"
1972:
Was cinematographer on the award-winning documentary "Marjoe"
1977:
Co-produced (with Michael Hausman) and directed the PBS special "The Gardener's Son", an episode of the series "Visions"
1978:
Helmed first TV-movie "Siege" (CBS)
1979:
Was one of the credited cinematographers on the rock documentary "Rust Never Sleeps", directed by Neil Young
1980:
Feature film debut as director, "Heartland"
1984:
Directed "Country", starring Jessica Lange and Sam Shephard
1990:
Helmed the Civil Rights era drama "The Long Walk Home", starring Sissy Spacek and Whoopi Goldberg
1994:
Directed pilot for Fox series "Party of Five"; served as executive consultant on the series
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Education

Yale College, Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut - 1965
New School for Social Research: New York , New York - 1974

Notes

"The notion that you could be there with a camera and not interfere with the reality was a powerful idea, even if unattainable in fact." --Richard Pearce

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wife:
Lynzee Klingman.

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father:
Richard Inman Pearce Sr.
mother:
Patricia Pearce.
daughter:
Remy Elizabeth Pearce.

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