Documentary filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky has died at the age of 58. It is believed that this was due to issues from his diabetes.
Since the 1980s, Sinofsky has been a big name in documentaries. Some of his titles include shows like Iconoclasts, San Quintin Film School, and Oprah Presents: Master Class. He won critical praise for his work on Brother’s Keeper, a documentary about accused murderer Delbert Ward and how he could be innocent.
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Sinofsky’s co-director on many projects Joe Berlinger had this to say:
“The extraordinary adventures we had on the road and the deeply stimulating experiences we had in the editing room were life-changing for all of us who knew him thanks to his wisdom and fervor to change the world.”
He most famous works had relations to rock music. He was one of the creators of the Metallica film Some Kind of Monster in which viewers can see the band create the album “St. Anger” and dealing with internal conflicts in the band.
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He is best known for the Paradise Lost film series. Three documentaries about the West Memphis Three, three young metal fans accused of slaying children for satanic rituals. The films look that the area that they were from and helped make the case that they are innocent and were victims of profiling.
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Bruce Sinofsky will be remembered for not only for his work, but also for his daring choices of subject matter.
I have seen Some Kind of Monster and the some of the Paradise Lost movies. I now have to see more of his work. Not only because I am a huge rock fan, but also I see some heavy material that I should expose myself too and maybe be inspired by.
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