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Gordon Parks is a Actor, Director, Créateur de nouvelle, Producer and Sound American born on 30 november 1912 at Kansas (USA)

Gordon Parks

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Birth name Gordon Roger Alexander Buchannan Parks
Nationality USA
Birth 30 november 1912 at Kansas (USA)
Death 7 march 2006 (at 93 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards National Medal of Arts

Gordon Roger Alexander Buchannan Parks, né le 30 novembre 1912 et mort le 7 mars 2006, est un photographe, réalisateur, journaliste et militant noir américain.

Ses œuvres les plus connues sont ses photoreportages pour le magazine Life ainsi que l'un de ses films, Les Nuits rouges de Harlem (Shaft).

En 1952, il réalise un reportage photographique sur le Studio Harcourt.

Biography

Parks est né à Fort Scott dans le Kansas, dernier d'une famille de 15 enfants. Il perd sa mère à l'âge de 16 ans. Il emménage alors dans le Minnesota, chez l'une de ses sœurs. Après avoir abandonné ses études secondaires, il exerce divers métiers, dont celui de pianiste.

En 1937, il commence sa carrière de photographe âgé de 25 ans à Chicago, où il devient photographe de mode et de personnalités.

En 1942, il reçoit une bourse de photographie de la Fondation Julius Rosenwald . La même année il réalise un photo-reportage pour la section photographique de la Farm Security Administration dont le projet consistait à faire un bilan objectif des conditions de vie et de travail des Américains ruraux.

Après la guerre, il collabore avec la Standard Oil Company, les magazines Fortune, Life, Vogue, Glamour et Ebony.

Son fils Gordon Parks Jr. est également réalisateur, entre autres, de Superfly (1972).

Parks meurt d'un cancer le 7 mars 2006.

Best films

Shaft (1971)
(Director)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Gordon Parks (9 films)

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Actor

BaadAsssss Cinema, 1h
Directed by Isaac Julien
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Action
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Larry Cohen, Pam Grier, Tamara Dobson, Quentin Tarantino, Isaac Hayes
Roles Himself
Rating67% 3.389873.389873.389873.389873.38987
With archive film clips and interviews, this brief look at a frequently overlooked historical period of filmmaking acts as an introduction rather than a complete record. It features interviews with some of the genre's biggest stars, like Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, and Richard Roundtree. Director Melvin Van Peebles discusses the historical importance of his landmark film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. For a contemporary perspective, the excitable Quentin Tarantino offers his spirited commentary and author/critic bell hooks provides some scholarly social analysis.
Shaft
Shaft (2000)
, 1h40
Directed by John Singleton
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about racism
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Jeffrey Wright, Christian Bale, Richard Roundtree, Pat Hingle
Roles Lenox Lounge Patron
Rating58% 2.949612.949612.949612.949612.94961
NYPD Detective John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) is called in to investigate the racially motivated murder of Trey Howard (Mekhi Phifer), committed by Walter Wade, Jr. (Christian Bale), the son of a wealthy real estate tycoon. Shaft briefly meets a potential eyewitness to the murder, Diane Palmieri (Toni Collette), but she disappears soon after and cannot be found for the trial. Wade is released on bail and flees to Switzerland.
Shaft's Big Score!, 1h44
Directed by Gordon Parks
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Drew Bundini Brown, Joseph Mascolo, Julius Harris, Joe Santos
Roles un croupier
Rating61% 3.0515653.0515653.0515653.0515653.051565
While New York is never at a loss for criminal activity, things take a turn for the worse when the corrupt co-owner of a funeral parlor and insurance agency kills his partner, a personal friend of John Shaft, only to discover that the money he was planning to steal to pay his gambling debts is missing. He makes a deal with the mobster he owes (Joseph Mascolo) to split the business but also makes the same deal with crime lord Bumpy Jonas (Moses Gunn). The bullets start flying when the hoods find they've been played against each other, and Shaft is forced to clean up the mess.
Shaft
Shaft (1971)
, 1h40
Directed by Gordon Parks
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Christopher St. John, Charles Cioffi, Antonio Fargas, Lawrence Pressman
Roles le propriétaire de l'appartement
Rating65% 3.299773.299773.299773.299773.29977
John Shaft, a private detective, is informed that some gangsters are looking for him. Police Lt. Vic Androzzi meets Shaft and unsuccessfully tries to get information from him on the two gangsters. After Androzzi leaves, Shaft spots one of the men waiting for him in his office building. He commandeers the first gangster, forcing him into his office where the second gangster is waiting. After a quick fight, Shaft dodges one of them who goes out the window, while the other surrenders and reveals to him that Bumpy Jonas, the leader of a Harlem-based organized crime family, wanted Shaft brought uptown to Harlem for a meeting.

Director

Solomon Northup's Odyssey, 1h58
Directed by Gordon Parks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism
Actors Avery Brooks, Kent Broadhurst, Joe Seneca, Mason Adams, Michael Tolan, Art Evans
Rating72% 3.603193.603193.603193.603193.60319
Solomon Northup's Odyssey is based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man in Saratoga, New York who was kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery (see slavery in the United States). Northup was intelligent, skilled in carpentry, and was able to play music. He was enslaved in the state of Louisiana for 12 years before he was released.
Leadbelly
Leadbelly (1976)
, 2h6
Directed by Gordon Parks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Roger E. Mosley, Paul Benjamin, Madge Sinclair, Albert Hall, Art Evans, Ernie Hudson
Rating71% 3.5857653.5857653.5857653.5857653.585765
The story follows Leadbelly during the early years when he worked to be a far famed singer/composer. In flashbacks, it follows his first marriage, his going to different places including a brothel, and recounts the many times he got into trouble with the law, including landing in jail for an accidental murder he never meant to commit.
The Super Cops, 1h30
Directed by Gordon Parks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Documentary, Action, Crime
Actors Ron Leibman, David Selby, Sheila Frazier, Pat Hingle, Dan Frazer, Arny Freeman
Rating65% 3.294643.294643.294643.294643.29464
The film opens with archival footage from a press conference where NYPD officers Dave Greenberg and Robert Hantz are lauded by Commissioner Patrick V. Murphy commends them for the sheer volume of drugs and weaponry that the two cops have removed from the streets.
Shaft's Big Score!, 1h44
Directed by Gordon Parks
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Drew Bundini Brown, Joseph Mascolo, Julius Harris, Joe Santos
Rating61% 3.0515653.0515653.0515653.0515653.051565
While New York is never at a loss for criminal activity, things take a turn for the worse when the corrupt co-owner of a funeral parlor and insurance agency kills his partner, a personal friend of John Shaft, only to discover that the money he was planning to steal to pay his gambling debts is missing. He makes a deal with the mobster he owes (Joseph Mascolo) to split the business but also makes the same deal with crime lord Bumpy Jonas (Moses Gunn). The bullets start flying when the hoods find they've been played against each other, and Shaft is forced to clean up the mess.
Super Fly
Super Fly (1972)
, 1h33
Directed by Gordon Parks, Gordon Parks, Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Gangster films
Actors Ron O'Neal, Sheila Frazier, Carl Lee, Julius Harris, Charles McGregor, John Williams
Rating65% 3.250443.250443.250443.250443.25044
Priest (Ron O'Neal) is an up-and-coming cocaine dealer in New York City. On his way to a meeting point in Harlem early one morning he is mugged by two junkies. Priest beats one up and gives chase to the other, beating him until he gets the money back. Afterwards, Fat Freddie and Nate Adams, Priest's main dealers, turn up at his apartment to make their payments.
Shaft
Shaft (1971)
, 1h40
Directed by Gordon Parks
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Christopher St. John, Charles Cioffi, Antonio Fargas, Lawrence Pressman
Rating65% 3.299773.299773.299773.299773.29977
John Shaft, a private detective, is informed that some gangsters are looking for him. Police Lt. Vic Androzzi meets Shaft and unsuccessfully tries to get information from him on the two gangsters. After Androzzi leaves, Shaft spots one of the men waiting for him in his office building. He commandeers the first gangster, forcing him into his office where the second gangster is waiting. After a quick fight, Shaft dodges one of them who goes out the window, while the other surrenders and reveals to him that Bumpy Jonas, the leader of a Harlem-based organized crime family, wanted Shaft brought uptown to Harlem for a meeting.
The Learning Tree, 1h47
Directed by Gordon Parks
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Estelle Evans, Dana Elcar, Kevin Hagen, Malcolm Atterbury, Richard Ward, Russell Thorson
Rating70% 3.542473.542473.542473.542473.54247
Newt Winger (Kyle Johnson) is an African-American teenager living in rural Kansas in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He generally confronts the prejudices of the era with pride and an even temper, unlike his hot-headed friend Marcus Savage (Alex Clarke). As circumstances slowly pull Newt and Marcus further apart, Newt witnesses a murder – one committed by Marcus' father Booker (Richard Ward).

Scriptwriter

The Learning Tree, 1h47
Directed by Gordon Parks
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Estelle Evans, Dana Elcar, Kevin Hagen, Malcolm Atterbury, Richard Ward, Russell Thorson
Roles Créateur de nouvelle
Rating70% 3.542473.542473.542473.542473.54247
Newt Winger (Kyle Johnson) is an African-American teenager living in rural Kansas in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He generally confronts the prejudices of the era with pride and an even temper, unlike his hot-headed friend Marcus Savage (Alex Clarke). As circumstances slowly pull Newt and Marcus further apart, Newt witnesses a murder – one committed by Marcus' father Booker (Richard Ward).

Producer

The Learning Tree, 1h47
Directed by Gordon Parks
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Estelle Evans, Dana Elcar, Kevin Hagen, Malcolm Atterbury, Richard Ward, Russell Thorson
Roles Producer
Rating70% 3.542473.542473.542473.542473.54247
Newt Winger (Kyle Johnson) is an African-American teenager living in rural Kansas in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He generally confronts the prejudices of the era with pride and an even temper, unlike his hot-headed friend Marcus Savage (Alex Clarke). As circumstances slowly pull Newt and Marcus further apart, Newt witnesses a murder – one committed by Marcus' father Booker (Richard Ward).

Sound

Solomon Northup's Odyssey, 1h58
Directed by Gordon Parks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism
Actors Avery Brooks, Kent Broadhurst, Joe Seneca, Mason Adams, Michael Tolan, Art Evans
Rating72% 3.603193.603193.603193.603193.60319
Solomon Northup's Odyssey is based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man in Saratoga, New York who was kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery (see slavery in the United States). Northup was intelligent, skilled in carpentry, and was able to play music. He was enslaved in the state of Louisiana for 12 years before he was released.
Shaft's Big Score!, 1h44
Directed by Gordon Parks
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Drew Bundini Brown, Joseph Mascolo, Julius Harris, Joe Santos
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating61% 3.0515653.0515653.0515653.0515653.051565
While New York is never at a loss for criminal activity, things take a turn for the worse when the corrupt co-owner of a funeral parlor and insurance agency kills his partner, a personal friend of John Shaft, only to discover that the money he was planning to steal to pay his gambling debts is missing. He makes a deal with the mobster he owes (Joseph Mascolo) to split the business but also makes the same deal with crime lord Bumpy Jonas (Moses Gunn). The bullets start flying when the hoods find they've been played against each other, and Shaft is forced to clean up the mess.