Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Episode Nine - Salesman
The importance of documentary cinema is sometimes lost a great majority of those who follow cinema yet the fact remains its influence of contemporary culture cannot be downplayed. Documentary film and television has in the past helped freed wrongfully convicted men, launch careers, destroy careers, save lives and end lives.
So it may seem a little underwhelming that on first appearances Salesman turns its eye to a group of down and out middle age men flogging Bibles to people who simply can't afford them. Yet Salesman is far from your average film; it made conventions and broke them and in this episode we take a look at why this film matters.