Caleb Deschanel


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Birth Name: Caleb Deschanel
Born: 09/21/1944
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Deschanel moved up to the director's chair with "The Escape Artist" (1982), a muddled tale of a child magician. Critics praised the visual stylings of the film (although some carped over the director's mixed use of period and contemporary details), but found the script to be lacking. His second feature, "Crusoe" (1988), a retelling of Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe" with Aidan Quinn, was exhibited at Cannes and earned respectful reviews but failed to find an audience. Like "The Black Stallion", the imagery was put above the words in "Crusoe", but the film's examination of fear and betrayal might have benefited from a less sensitive and more biting quality of light. Deschanel directed three ... Continue Bio >>

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