The death of Beastie Boys member Adam 'MCA" Yauch, who died today at age 47 after a long battle with cancer, isn't just being mourned by the music world. The film world also lost a major player.
Yauch directed several Beastie Boys videos (including "Intergalactic"), under the moniker Nathaniel Hornblower, as well as the 2006 Beastie Boys concert movie "Awesome! I F-in' Shot That," which employed footage shot by fans. And he shot the 2011 film "Fight for Your Right Revisited," a take on the band's classic song that premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
He also directed a documentary, "Gunnin' For That #1 Spot" (2008), which followed high-school basketball players in the "Elite 24" all-star game.