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Dates:  1907 - 1997
Born:  Austria
Active:  US
 
  

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Approved biography for Fred Zinnemann
Courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum (London, UK)

 
  
Fred Zinnemann made several of the most celebrated films of the twentieth century, including The Day of the Jackal, A Man for All Seasons, High Noon and From Here to Eternity. But before his cinematic career developed, he practised still photography and set out to show how people survived and functioned without work during the Great Depression of the 1930's. Zinnemannís view of life during the Depression is surprisingly optimistic: his images include the crowds at a six-day bicycle race in Madison Square, and the dramatic grandeur of the newly completed Empire State Building. 
  
This biography is courtesy and copyright of the Victoria & Albert Museum and is included here with permission. 
  
Date last updated: 11 Nov 2011. 
  
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