|Born||July 7, 1942|
|Died||July 22, 1992 (aged 50)|
|Spouse(s)||Carolyn Marks Blackwood |
Christian Blackwood (July 7, 1942 – July 22, 1992) was an American film director and cinematographer.
He was initially a child actor, then a cinematographer acclaimed for his work in Charlotte Zwerin's Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser. But his major work was as the director of over 80 films, mostly documentaries, over a 25-year career. His most famous films are Observations Under The Volcano and On the Set of Death of a Salesman, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of movies by John Huston and Volker Schlöndorff from the famous novel and play. The latter film won him the grand prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Christian Blackwood died in 1992 of lung cancer. He was married to film writer, producer and fine art photographer, Carolyn Marks Blackwood. His brother was Michael Blackwood. His film archives are stored in the Museum of Modern Art.
- Signed: Lino Brocka (1987) - a documentary on Philippine film director Lino Brocka
- Roger Corman: Hollywood’s Wild Angel (1978)
- Murderers Among Us (1946) - Otto Brueckner (uncredited)
- Christian Blackwood on IMDb
- Brady, Richard (May 27, 2020). "What to Stream: Rediscovering the Blackwood Brothers, a Pair of Great Documentarians of New York City Life". The New Yorker. Condé Nast.
- "Christian Blackwood, Film Maker, Dies at 50". The New York Times. July 25, 1992. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
- "Signed: Lino Brocka". Michael Blackwood Productions | Art & Architecture Documentaries. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
- "Lino Brocka film festival to open on Aug. 29". GMA News Online. August 19, 2014. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
- "Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel Documentary & Interview". Michael Blackwood Productions | Art & Architecture Documentaries. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
- Christian Blackwood Collection at Michael Blackwood Productions
- Films by Christian Blackwood at the Internet Archive
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