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Also Known As: Died: December 16, 1989
Born: May 4, 1919 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: producer, documentarian, opera translator, actor, war surplus broker, peddler, college professor, book editor, barge captain

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Leftist documentary filmmaker who attended Harvard in the same class as John F. Kennedy and described himself as a "Marxist among capitalists." De Antonio worked primarily with pre-existing footage, relying solely on editing (he disdained narration as "inherently fascist") to create his stinging, often riveting critiques of the American establishment. He continually ran afoul of the government and the FBI and on one occasion, during the making of a film about the radical Weather Underground movement, received support in his battle for artistic freedom from a number of Hollywood figures including Warren Beatty, Hal Ashby, Mel Brooks and Jack Nicholson.

Leftist documentary filmmaker who attended Harvard in the same class as John F. Kennedy and described himself as a "Marxist among capitalists." De Antonio worked primarily with pre-existing footage, relying solely on editing (he disdained narration as "inherently fascist") to create his stinging, often riveting critiques of the American establishment. He continually ran afoul of the government and the FBI and on one occasion, during the making of a film about the radical Weather Underground movement, received support in his battle for artistic freedom from a number of Hollywood figures including Warren Beatty, Hal Ashby, Mel Brooks and Jack Nicholson.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Mr. Hoover and I (1989) Director
2.
  In the King of Prussia (1982) Director
3.
  Underground (1976) Director
4.
  Painters Painting (1973) Director
5.
6.
  In the Year of the Pig (1969) Director
7.
  America Is Hard to See (1968) Director
8.
  Rush to Judgment (1967) Director
9.
  Point of Order! (1964) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Shadows in the City (1991) Mystic
2.
 Resident Alien (1990) Filmmaker
3.
 Mr. Hoover and I (1989) Himself
4.
 Chronicle of Hope: Nicaragua (1985) Narration
5.
 Underground (1976)
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1958:
Formed G-String Productions for distribution of Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie's "Pull My Daisy"
1961:
Produced Dan Drasin's short "Sunday"
1963:
Made first film, "Point of Order"
1965:
Appeared in Andy Warhol's "Drunk"
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Education

Harvard University: Cambridge , Massachusetts -

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wife:
Nancy De Antonio.

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brother:
Carlo P De Antonio. Doctor.

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