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The Last Campaign 1978 film movie motion picture documentary film festival applicant Rising Target 1974 1975 1976 1977 New York City France Berlin Germany Frank, Barbara Frank Barbara J. Frank Barbara Joyce Frank B. J. Frank B. Joyce Frank BJ Frank - Barb Barbara Frank Beverly Hills Beverley Hills Producer Director Brian Damude - Dennis Colleen Collins - Maureen Michael Ironside - Doctor Paul Johnson Joan Churchill - Cinematographer Eric Saarinen - Cinematographer Hagood Hardy - Composer (Music Score) Robert Eberlein - Cinematographer Barbara Frank - Director Eli Hollander - Cinematographer UCLA U.C.L.A. students Directed by Barbara Frank Writing credits (in alphabetical order) Elizabeth Spencer Cast (in alphabetical order) Diane Bigelow ....  Diana Colleen Collins ....  Maureen Robert Crone ....  Charlie Brian Damude ....  Dennis Michael Ironside ....  Dr. Paul Johnson Donna Preece ....  Vinnie Original Music by Hagood Hardy Cinematography by Joan Churchill Film Editing by Jean-Claude Lubtchanesky This documentary explores Robert Kennedy's 1968 bid for the U.S. presidency. ~ Clarke Fountain,All Movie Guide William Will Billy Billie Bill Krohn (author and Hollywood correspondent for Cahiers du Cinéma, USA) (in no particular order, but with favourite film first) Lions Love (Agnčs Varda, 1969), The Cool World (Shirley Clarke, 1963), Mikey and Nicky (Elaine May, 1976), Numero Deux (Anne-Marie Miéville & Jean-Luc Godard, 1975), Othon (Daničle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub, 1969), Beau Travail (Claire Denis, 1999), The House Is Black (Forugh Farrokhzad, 1962), The Last Campaign (Barbara Frank, 1978), Le Navire Night (Marguerite Duras, 1978), Border Line (Daničle Dubroux, 1992) Could be: Try this - The Last Campaign by Barbara Frank. One of the best documentaries I know, portraying the last 20 days of RFK's life including the murder - she had 3 cameras in the Ambassador. No
narration. Edited by William Lubtchansky's smarter older brother, Jean-Claude. Much admired by Alexandre Astruc, Peter Brook, even Serge Daney. Contains an astonishing scene w. Jerry Lewis. Good luck seeing it - I know whereof I speak! 21354 letzte Kampagne THE LAST CAMPAIGN (Orginaltitel), L (Land) USA, J (Jahr) 1978, Dokumentarfilm, P (Produktionsfirma) Joshua, Länge: 85 Minuten, FSK: , Erstaufführung: 1.11.1980 WDR R (Regie) Barbara Frank, B (Drehbuch) Barbara Frank, K (Kamera) Robert Eberlein, Joan Churchill, Eli Hollander, James Joannides, Dokumentarfilm über die letzten Wochen des Wahlkampfs von Robert Kennedy im Mai/ ... Mehr Info Thomas Tom Luddy James Jim Joannides Jerry Gerald Zelinger Zellinger Eli Hollander Eric Saarinen Joan Churchill Alvin Susumu Tokunow Tokonow Rick Tuttle Marvin Segelman Philippe Phil Watson The Last Campaign, issued in 1985 on John Stewart's Home Records label, is an album of songs written during and about the presidential campaign of Robert Kennedy that ended in his assassination. Stewart and Buffy Ford traveled with Kennedy, playing on flatbed trucks from the backs of trains, on stages at rallies, anywhere they could. Some of the songs, like "Pirates of Stone Country Road," have appeared before, but these are re-recordings of all of them, thematically linked to the promise and devastation that went along with Kennedy's death. California friends like Linda Ronstadt, Lindsey Buckingham, Chuck McDermott, and Fred Koch were on board as well as a few others. By and large this is a simple but beautiful recording that Stewart produced by himself, wrapped deeply in reverie and the romanticism of a time that perhaps never existed. But to the listener, no matter what questions exist beforehand -- or after the albums closes with a reprise of the title song, and dreams are shattered, left in the dust, or embittered -- this is all heartfelt and real. Not real in the sense that Stewart is necessarily right, but real in that he truly believes what he has written here. For the generation that came of age in the 1960s, 1985 might have seemed like a dark time -- though it was streamline bright compared to what America at the beginning of the 21st century looks like. Folk music that says you can't go back to Kansas, offers you the (unintentionally) false promise of "Dreamers on the Rise," the desperate wishes of "Hearts and Dreams on the Line," and "Spirit-Survivors," and the exhortation to continue to dream despite the acknowledgement of tremendous loss and the passage of history. This is Stewart at his most brazen, lost, and honest, looking for answers that are ciphers in sand, scattered to the winds, and the realization of promises that were never really madder, let alone kept. The ghost in the grain of his voice on this record is one of the most chilling things in American music. The Last Campaign is indeed a last of its kind, a journey through time and the human heart where brave souls get tired and long for solace even if there isn't any to be had. It is in that hope, or in the spectre that disguises itself as such, that great art is born, and The Last Campaign is nothing if not great art. ~ Thom Jurek, All Music Guide THE LAST CAMPAIGN is also available with John Stewart's albums THE TRIO YEARS and AN AMERICAN FOLK SONG ANTHOLOGY on the 3-disc set AMERICAN JOURNEY (Laserlight 55590). Personnel: John Stewart (guitar, synthesizer); Buffy Ford Stewart, Lindsey Buckingham, Fred Koch, Chuck McDermott (vocals); Dave Batti (bass); Dennis Kenmore (drums). Producer: John Stewart. Compilation producer: John Hoke. Recorded at Shagri-La Studios, Malibu, California. Originally released on Homecoming Records.
June 4 & 5, 1968 - Live television coverage of the California presidential primary election, the RFK victory speech at the Ambassador Hotel and the RFK shooting at that hotel:
KNXT TV (now KCBS) Channel 2 Los Angeles [CBS]
KTLA TV Channel 5 Los Angeles
KCRA TV Channel 3 Sacramento [NBC]
KABC TV Channel 7 Los Angeles [ABC]
KTTV TV Channel 11 Los Angeles
KNBC TV Channel 4 Los Angeles [NBC]
KHJ TV Channel 9 Los Angeles
One of the other TV channels in Los Angeles
A combination of two or more TV channels in Los Angeles
Any TV channel(s) anywhere else in California
Any TV channel(s) anywhere else in the U.S. or in Canada
Any TV channel(s) anywhere else in the world
The above broadcasts are needed in either video or audio (and yes, poor quality home-made sound recordings of TV broadcasts are accepted!)

June 4 & 5, 1968 - Live radio coverage of the California presidential primary election, the RFK victory speech at the Ambassador Hotel and the RFK shooting at that hotel:
KABC Radio Los Angeles [ABC]
KBBI Radio Los Angeles
KEZY Radio Los Angeles
KFI Radio Los Angeles [NBC]
KFWB Radio Los Angeles [Westinghouse]
KGIL Radio Los Angeles
KHJ Radio Los Angeles [RKO]
KLA Radio Los Angeles
KLAC Radio Los Angeles [Metromedia]
KMPC Radio Los Angeles
KNBC Radio San Francisco [NBC]
KNX Radio Los Angeles [CBS]
KPFK Radio Los Angeles [Pacifica]
KRKD Radio Los Angeles [Mutual]
One of the other radio stations or networks in Los Angeles
A combination of two or more radio stations or networks in Los Angeles
Any radio station(s) or network(s) anywhere else in California
Any radio station(s) or network(s) anywhere else in the U.S. or in Canada
Any radio station(s) or network(s) anywhere else in the world
Yes, poor quality home-made sound recordings of radio broadcasts are accepted!

June 4 & 5, 1968 - Any amateur or professional audio recordings, videotape, film or photographs made at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, anywhere on the hotel premises:  inside or outside the building (the following, in particular):
Sound film footage shot at the Ambassador hotel by cameraman Vilis Lapenieks, under the direction of Mel Stuart, for the David L. Wolper documentary, “The Making of the President 1968”

June 1968 or later - Any RFK assassination documentaries (the following, in particular):
"The Last Campaign" [also known as "Rising Target"] produced by Barbara Frank, together with several UCLA and other college-age young people and shown over the years at various film festivals in the United States of America, France, Germany and other countries

June 1968 or later - Any audio or visual recordings of media interviews involving the following persons:
Andrew "Andy" West (A.K.A. George West), radio reporter for KRKD/Mutual News
Art Kevin, radio reporter for KHJ/RKO News
Karl Uecker, assistant maitre d' for Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles
Edward "Eddy" Minasian, assistant maitre d' for Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles
Robin Casden, teenaged eyewitness
Lisa Urso, teenaged eyewitness  ls mainly on the plain.  it droppeth like a lead balloon.  me thinks thou dost protest too much

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