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Larry Clark

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Larry Clark (born in 1943) is a US movie director and photographer. He got his start taking pictures and works mostly with black and white images. Some of his more common subjects include youth, especially on the fringes of society. Similar topics would include but not be limited to skateboarding, drug-use, same-sex relationships etc.

After publishing a few books, including Tulsa and the adult Teenage Lust, he met a young writer named Harmony Korine in New York. Together they worked on the screenplay for a movie entitled Kids.

Mr. Clark has an interest in youth and drug culture, as many interviews with him have explained, as he used to be involved with both. His films often deal with seemingly lurid material but are told in a straight-forward manner. His artistry shows through with the moving images as much as with his still ones. Such film directors as Gus Van Sant and Martin Scorsese have, according to Peter Biskind's book "Down and Dirty Pictures," been quoted as being major fans of Clarks.

Clark spent a few hours in a police cell after punching and trying to strangle Hamish McAlpine, the head of Metro Tartan, the UK distributor for Ken Park. McAlpine was left with a broken nose. The argument was allegedly about 9/11, in which McAlpine allegely claimed it was the best thing to have ever happened to America, and violence erupted (according to McAlpine) soon after Clark referred to Arabs as 'Sand Niggers'.[1] (http://www.laweekly.com/ink/03/03/news-kinney.php)

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