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Birth Place: Switzerland Profession: filmmaker, photographer

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An independent filmmaker, in the USA from 1947, Frank was a magazine photographer before publishing "The Americans", a collection of his own work, in 1958. The next year he made his best-known excursion into cinema with "Pull My Daisy", a short, free adaptation of a portion of Jack Kerouac's play "The Beat Generation". He was subsequently labeled a member of the American "underground," though this applies more to the availability of his films than to their form or content. "Me and My Brother" (1969) is a sensitive, semi-documentary study of catatonic schizophrenia and "Candy Mountain" (1986; co-directed with Rudy Wurlitzer) is an intriguing tale of a down-and-out rocker who traverses North America in search of an elusive guitar maker.

An independent filmmaker, in the USA from 1947, Frank was a magazine photographer before publishing "The Americans", a collection of his own work, in 1958. The next year he made his best-known excursion into cinema with "Pull My Daisy", a short, free adaptation of a portion of Jack Kerouac's play "The Beat Generation". He was subsequently labeled a member of the American "underground," though this applies more to the availability of his films than to their form or content. "Me and My Brother" (1969) is a sensitive, semi-documentary study of catatonic schizophrenia and "Candy Mountain" (1986; co-directed with Rudy Wurlitzer) is an intriguing tale of a down-and-out rocker who traverses North America in search of an elusive guitar maker.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Sanyu (2000) Director
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  Me and My Brother (1998) Director
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  Pull My Daisy (1998) Director
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  Present, The (1996) Director
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  Last Supper (1992) Director
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  Candy Mountain (1987) Director
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  This Song For Jack (1983) Director
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  Life Dances On... (1980) Director
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  Keep Busy (1975) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Full Blossom (2000)
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 UHF (1989) Timid Man
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