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Oscar winner D.A. Pennebaker, director of documentaries on Dylan and Clinton, dies at 94

D.A. Pennebaker, the Oscar-winning documentary maker whose historic contributions to American culture and politics included immortalizing a young Bob Dylan in “Don’t Look Back” and capturing the spin behind Bill Clinton‘s 1992 presidential campaign in “The War Room,” has died. He was 94.

Pennebaker, who received an honorary Academy Award in 2013, died Thursday of natural causes at his home in Long Island, his son, Frazer Pennebaker said in an email.

Pennebaker was a leader among a generation of filmmakers in the 1960s who took advantage of such innovations as handheld cameras and adopted an intimate, spontaneous style known as cinéma vérité. As an assistant to pioneer Robert Drew, Pennebaker helped invent the modern political documentary, “Primary,” a revelatory account of John F. Kennedy’s 1960 victory in Wisconsin over fellow Democratic presidential candidate Hubert Humphrey. He on went to make or assist on dozens of films, from an early look at Jane Fonda to an Emmy-nominated portrait of Elaine Stritch to a documentary about a contentious debate between Norman Mailer and a panel of feminists (“Town Bloody Hall”).

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Widely admired and emulated, Pennebaker was blessed with patience, sympathy, curiosity, the journalist’s art of setting his subjects at ease, the novelist’s knack for finding the revealing detail and the photographer’s eye for compelling faces and images. When reducing vast amounts of raw footage into a finished film, Pennebaker said, “The one barometer I believe in is boredom. The minute people start to lose interest, that’s it.”

“The one barometer I believe in is boredom. The minute people start to lose interest, that’s it.”

— D.A. Pennebaker

Pennebaker parted from Drew in the mid-’60s and became a top filmmaker in his own right with the 1967 release “Don’t Look Back,” among the first rock documentaries to receive serious critical attention. It follows Dylan on a 1965 tour of England, featuring Joan Baez, Donovan, Allen Ginsberg and others.

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Documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker is flanked by 35-year-old images of Bob Dylan as Pennebaker sits in his New York editing suite, Jan. 27, 2000. (Associated Press)

Dylan was then transforming from folk singer to rock ‘n roller and “Don’t Look Back” finds the artist clashing with journalists and breaking from his own history, including Baez, with whom he had comprised folk music’s signature couple. She was his girlfriend at the start of the movie and ex-girlfriend by the time the documentary was done, his growing disregard for her unfolding on camera. Decades later, he would apologize, saying he feared she would be “swept up in the madness” of his changing career.

Scenes from “Don’t Look Back” have become part of the musical and movie canon, among them Dylan playing “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” in his hotel room while an impressed (and perhaps intimidated) Donovan looked on. In a much imitated sequence that anticipated rock videos, Dylan’s fast-talking “Subterranean Homesick Blues” plays on the soundtrack as the singer holds a stack of cue cards with fragments of the lyrics, peeling the cards off and discarding them one by one.

Patti Smith would recall seeing the film so many times she memorized the dialogue.

In a 2000 Associated Press interview, Pennebaker said he didn’t know much about Dylan at the time, but watching through his lens, saw “an amazing prodigy. Very smart in an untutored way. He created his own persona right before your eyes. … He was a compendium of things it takes professors years to figure out — startlingly naive, but smart.” He recalled Dylan “went into shock” the first time he saw the film, but then returned a night later, watched it again, then gave his OK.

“He had no idea that one camera sitting on one guy’s shoulder could make him feel so naked. … I’ve always admired Dylan for letting (the film) go the way it was,” he said.

“He had no idea that one camera sitting on one guy’s shoulder could make him feel so naked. … I’ve always admired Dylan for letting (the film) go the way it was.”

— D.A. Pennebaker

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Pennebaker continued to work with Dylan after “Don’t Look Back” and was on hand for his raucous European tour in 1966. An all-out rocker by this time, backed by expert and unknown musicians who later became the Band, Dylan performed snarling, defiant versions of “Like a Rolling Stone” and “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” as fans of his folk style booed and heckled.

Dylan was also seen working on music with Johnny Cash, and, looking and sounding strung out, bantering nonsensically with John Lennon in the back of a car in London. But Dylan was reportedly unsatisfied with Pennebaker’s cut and reworked the film himself. Some of the footage was released as “Eat the Document” while other parts were used by Martin Scorsese for “No Direction Home,” a Dylan PBS documentary released in 2006.

After Dylan, Pennebaker again recorded a musical landmark with “Monterey Pop,” a documentary of the 1967 California gathering that was rock’s first major festival and featured such current and future stars as Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Pennebaker not only captured some of the rock era’s most dynamic performances but the crowds who took them in, including a close-up of an awed Mama Cass during Joplin’s explosive “Ball and Chain.”

Pennebaker also made a documentary about a 1969 concert in Toronto with John Lennon and a pickup band featuring Eric Clapton. He made films about performers he admired and some he came to enjoy, like Depeche Mode, whose dedicated fans warmed him to their music.

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In the 1990s, Pennebaker returned to politics with “The War Room,” co-directed by Pennebaker and his wife, Chris Hegedus. This time, the stars weren’t the candidates, but those behind the scenes. The filmmakers were granted limited access to Clinton, so the documentary focused on the campaign headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas, as political strategists and future media stars James Carville and George Stephanopoulos guide the young Arkansas governor’s march to the White House.

The film blended raw, ruthless moments such as Stephanopoulos’ threatening a phone caller who claimed to have evidence of Clinton’s adultery and high emotion.

“Carville, the general, gives a tearful farewell to his troops at the conclusion that is as powerful as any fictional scene that could have been scripted,” Associated Press writer Linda Deutsch wrote in her 1993 review of the Oscar-nominated movie. In 2008, some of the key members of Clinton’s team were interviewed for “Return of the Room,” a look at how campaigns had changed since the first Clinton presidential run.

Pennebaker’s later films were made in partnership with Hegedus, whom he married in 1982.

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Pennebaker was a longtime resident of Sag Harbor, an oceanside community on the eastern end of Long Island.

Donn Alan Pennebaker, whose father was a commercial photographer, was born in 1925 in Evanston, Illinois. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering at Yale University before going into filmmaking and used his college skills to help develop portable camera equipment used in documentaries and to design a computerized airport reservation system. He completed his first short, “Daybreak Express,” in 1953, combining a pulsing Duke Ellington score with a jazzy, shadowy montage of an elevated New York City subway station and its passengers. He also wrote and painted and worked briefly in advertising.

By the late ’50s, he had formed Drew Associates with Drew and Richard Leacock and begun work on a series of landmark movies, from “Primary” to “Crisis,” about the 1963 standoff between the Kennedy administration and Alabama Governor George Wallace, who was resisting integration at the University of Alabama. Pennebaker would criticize Drew’s editing of “Crisis,” saying he made it too worshipful of President Kennedy, and cited that as a reason for making films on his own.

“I wanted always to have that control,” he told Film Comment in 2017, when he recalled meeting Dylan’s manager, Albert Grossman, and being asked to make a documentary.

“He didn’t know me very well. We never met before he came to the office. But he could sense that about me, how I wanted to control my work. I wanted to tell my own story. So when Albert came and asked me would I want to go England with Dylan and make a film, film him, I was ready.”

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El Paso Mayor Dee Margo ‘gearing up for 20 funerals,’ wants to ‘bring our city together’

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El Paso Mayor Dee Margo praised first responders who rushed to the scene of the shooting at a local Walmart that killed 20 people and injured 26 more on Saturday morning and told Fox News he is focused on “making sure that we can bring our city together.”

Police received the first reports of an active shooter at 10:39 a.m. Officers were on the scene six minutes later and apprehended the suspect, a 21-year-old white male from Allen, Texas, at 11:06 a.m. without exchanging any gunfire.

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Margo called it “remarkable police work, which is why we’re considered one of the safest cities in the nation,” and noted that officers participate in routine drills to prepare for active shooter situations.

Still, Margo told “America’s News Headquarters“, “we’re not prepared for this and I’m not sure that any Mayor should be for something like this.”

“The perpetrator is not from El Paso and I do not believe anybody from El Paso would have done anything like this,” he said. “This is not our community and this is not what we’re about and we’ve been one region and one community for 350 years.”

Investigators say hundreds of shoppers were inside the crowded Walmart Saturday, along with 100 employees during the busy back-to-school shopping season.

Margo, along with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other local officials, helped community members search for missing loved ones at a school being used as a reunification area before heading over to the shopping center to survey the crime scene.

El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said the shooting is being treated as a “murder investigation with numerous casualties,” and added that police are investigating a manifesto that may have been written by the suspected shooter, providing what the chief called a “nexus to a hate crime.”

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Margo noted with sadness that he was “gearing up for 20 funerals” and wants to ensure that the victim’s families know “my heart is breaking. You’re in our prayers. We’ll do anything we can to support you, and we’re all in this together.”

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New Jersey man, nanny found dead in suburban neighborhood after reported attack

A northern New Jersey man and his nanny were found dead early Saturday after a 911 caller reported the woman had been attacked.

Police in the suburb of Maplewood responded to a 911 call around 6 a.m. from a jogger who reported that the woman was lying on the lawn of the home where she worked and was bleeding from the head and torso due to apparent stab wounds, eyewitnesses told WABC.

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Police responded to reports of an attack at the home near the 400 block of Walton Road near Jefferson Avenue on Saturday morning. (Chris Kensler)

When officers checked the house, they found the man dead inside. The woman was rushed to Beth Israel Medical Center but died an hour later.

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WNBC, citing sources, reported that blood splatters and other evidence suggest that the woman had been stabbed inside the house and was running away from her attacker, who continued to stab her outside.

Police have not released the victims’ names but neighbors told local media that the man lived in the house with his wife and children, who were not home at the time of the attack.

They haven’t been here long,” a neighbor who only gave his name as Rich told NJ.com. “I’d drive by and see normal activity, the kids would play, nothing out of the ordinary.”

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Neighbors told WABC they saw a man believed to be the woman’s boyfriend hanging around their street Friday and looking suspicious. Police told the station they know who they are looking for and added that the community is not in danger.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the incident as a double homicide and said it does not appear to be a murder-suicide.

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United pilots arrested, accused of intoxication prior to US-bound flight from UK

Two United Airlines pilots were arrested at Glasgow Airport in Scotland on Saturday morning after allegedly failing a breath test prior to boarding a flight bound for Newark, N.J..

Police Scotland said the men, aged 45 and 61, were being held under a transportation safety law that covers on the job intoxication and impairment for aviation.

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Authorities say that officers were called to the airport at 7:35 a.m. and the two men were arrested prior to boarding United Airlines flight 162.

The flight was scheduled to leave Glasgow Airport at 9:00 a.m. and was canceled following the arrests.

“We regret that our flight for today from GLA to EWR, UA162, has been canceled because of crew availability,” United tweeted.

Under Scottish law, the legal alcohol limit for pilots, navigators and other flight personnel subjected to breath tests is less than half the drink-drive limit for motorists on the country’s roads.

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A spokesman for Glasgow Airport said: “This morning Police Scotland did attend before the United Airlines flight UA162, going to Newark. The flight was subsequently cancelled.”

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A police spokeswoman told the BBC the men are scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

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Soldier describes carrying children to safety from El Paso mall: ‘What I’m supposed to do’

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U.S. Army Specialist Glenn Oakley told Fox News that he tried to get as many children to safety as he could during a mass shooting that left 20 people dead and 26 others injured in El Paso, Texas on Saturday.

While speaking with Fox News anchor Jon Scott, Oakley described how he grabbed four or five young children near a play area at a nearby mall.

“I was putting the babies before myself because I just thought about if I had a child and if I wasn’t around my child, how I would want another man to react if they [saw] my child running around without me around,” he said.

When Scott thanked him for his actions, Oakley responded: “That’s what I’m supposed to do.”

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Oakley was buying a jersey in a sports store and initially heard about the shooting when a “little kid” came in and said that there was an active shooter. The shooting took place in and around a Walmart near the mall.

He initially dismissed the news but said things changed when he heard the gunshots. “I’m in the military and I also have my license to carry … being in the military you just instantly think fast … take cover, get whoever you can,” he said.

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After hearing gunshots, Oakley ran with some people who appeared to be trying to escape. “I’m thinking I’m the only one with the weapon legally so I run with because in case they come across something that would harm them, I could be there to protect them,” he said.

While he was running towards Dillards, he passed the play area and grabbed “as many [children] as possible.”

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‘Senseless and horrific’: Celebrities call for gun control, decry political inaction after El Paso shooting

Celebrities and media figures reacted en masse on Saturday after the shooting at an El Paso Walmart that left at least 15 people dead.

Many reacted by grieving over the incident and calling on politicians — in particular, Republicans — to act in response to the latest mass shooting in the United States.

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Actress Alyssa Milano was especially adamant about calling for gun control, tweeting an attack on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and retweeting criticism of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

“Tell me again how the @GOP  is “pro-life” when they won’t vote for a bill-that already passed the house [sic]-which would make the country safer from gun violence,” she said, alongside a hashtag for an anti-NRA group.

Comedian Dean Obeidallah blasted Trump on Twitter after he expressed his support for El Paso.

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TV host Piers Morgan labeled the gun-rights organization the “real Enemy of the People” in a tweet after the incident.

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MSNBC host Joe Scarborough retweeted Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., calling on the Senate to act. Others like “The View” host Meghan McCain offered their support without calling for Congressional action.

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El Paso shooting eyewitness describes hiding with ‘hundreds’ of people in back of Walmart

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Eyewitness Kianna Long described the tense moments after she heard gunshots and tried to hide during the mass shooting that officials say resulted “multiple fatalities” at an El Paso, Texas Walmart on Saturday.

Long described how Walmart employees directed customers to the back of the store and told them to hide in steel freight containers.

“They told us to hide in the very last ones just in case the shooter came out and started shooting even more,” she told Fox News’ Garrett Tenney.

She added that she was hiding with “probably hundreds” of people. “It was more than 50 but not less than 200,” she said.

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Long and her husband were grocery shopping in the back of the store when she heard what she thought were fireworks. After that, she saw people ducking, running, and claiming there was a shooter in the store.

“It was just mass chaos,” she added before describing how she started hearing gunshots closer together.

The couple started running toward the back of the store and telling people about the shooter before following employees.

Police responded to reports of an active shooting in the area of the Cielo Vista Mall shortly before 11 a.m. and asked people to stay clear of the active scene. El Paso Police Sgt. Enrique Carrillo told reporters shortly before 1 p.m. that one person was in custody and there was no longer an “imminent threat” to the area.

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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told Fox News that the suspect was a 21-year-old man. Two local hospitals said Thursday they were treating a total of 23 victims from the shooting. Officials at one hospital, University Medical Center, said that one victim had died at the facility.

Fox News’ Lucia I. Suarez Sang contributed to this report.

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Bill Maher: Recession would be ‘worth it’ if Trump doesn’t get re-elected

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HBO host Bill Maher continued hoping for a recession on his show “Overtime” Friday, saying that the economic fallout would be “worth it” if it prevented President Trump from serving another term in office.

Maher reiterated his desire for a recession that would tank Trump’s political prospects before the 2020 election. That prompted business columnist Josh Barro to remind Maher that “recessions are really bad” and that people lost their jobs as a result.

“I know,” Maher responded, “but it’s worth it.” His comments came as Democrats tried to attack the president amid stellar economic metrics.

Barro told Maher that the regular cycle of economics didn’t necessarily guarantee a recession near the 2020 election. “Recessions don’t come because they’re due. Recessions come because there’s some kind of overheating — something goes wrong in the economy,” he said.

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Barro added that while the president faced a problem in the economy slowing down, he didn’t see any signs that a major recession was on its way.

“The economy won’t be as good going into the election next year probably as it has been this year or last year,” he said. When Barro predicted the economy would still experience growth, Maher indicated that would make it “tough” for Democrats to win.

The HBO star also argued that the upcoming election is about “fatigue” as well as “fear” that Trump pushes onto voters, citing the fear of “socialism,” “open borders,” and “getting rid of private health insurance.”

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“All the Democrats have to do to win is to come off less crazy than Trump — and, of course, they’re blowing it!” Maher said. “Coming across as unserious people who are going to take away all your money so migrants from Honduras can go to college for free and get a major in ‘America sucks.’”

Maher added that he doesn’t “really” want Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden to be president, but stressed that the former vice president is the “only candidate” who can beat Trump in Ohio.

Fox News’ Joseph Wulfsohn contributed to this report.

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Boy, 6, wears special shirt to fight bullying at school: ‘I will be your friend’

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One young boy in Georgia plans to make a special fashion statement for the first day of a new school year, rocking a bright orange T-shirt with the text “I will be your friend” to battle school bullying.

As Nikki Rajahn, of Fayetteville, prepared her son Blake for a new year at North Fayette Elementary, she asked her 6-year-old what kind of shirt he’d like to wear for the all-important first day, WCNC reports.

The mom of four runs her own custom-clothing business and expected her youngster to select a sporty motif inspired by his interests in basketball and football, she wrote on Facebook.

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Instead, Blake surprised her with a heartwarming request.

“He thought a while and said, ‘Will you please make me a shirt that says ‘I will be your friend’ for all the kids who need a friend to know that I am here for them?’” the proud mom dished.

“Never underestimate your kid’s heart for others! I love my sweet Blake!” Rajahn continued.

In the days since, the crafty mom’s Facebook post, featuring a beaming Blake in his neon T-shirt with green writing, has since gone viral with 6,300 likes, 3,300 shares and hundreds of comments.

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“What a blessing and what a difference he will make,” one user said.

“If only adults could try this,” another agreed.

According to Yahoo Lifestyle, the youngster has previously experienced bullying in school and wants his peers to know that they can count on him as a pal.

An older brother to Brook, 4, Blair, 2, and Bryce, 9 months, Blake has “a heart for others and is very genuine,” his mother described.

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Though Blake’s first day of school isn’t until Aug. 5, his mom said that orders are already pouring in for lookalike “I will be your friend” tees.

The miniature fashion icon, meanwhile, doesn’t fully comprehend what all the hype about the shirt’s inclusive message is about, his mom said.

“He doesn’t think anything of it actually. He is a little confused as to why it is such a big deal because he thinks everyone thinks the same as him,” Rajahn told Yahoo.

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