The Jinx (miniseries)

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The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst is a 2015 HBO documentary miniseries about New York real estate heir Robert Durst, a convicted murderer.[1][2] It was written by Andrew Jarecki, Marc Smerling, and Zac Stuart-Pontier.[3]

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The Jinx
Written by
Directed byAndrew Jarecki
Opening theme"Fresh Blood" by Eels
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes6
Executive producerJason Blum
  • Marc Smerling
  • Andrew Jarecki
Production locationsNew York, U.S.
CinematographyMarc Smerling
EditorZac Stuart-Pontier
Running time38–51 minutes
Production companies
Original networkHBO
Picture format16:9 HDTV
Original releaseFebruary 8 (2015-02-08) 
March 15, 2015 (2015-03-15)

The series was directed by Jarecki, who had previously directed the feature fictional film All Good Things (2010), inspired by Durst's biography.[4] Durst had professed admiration for the film All Good Things and telephoned Jarecki after its release, offering to be interviewed (this conversation was recorded and incorporated into the documentary). Durst sat with Jarecki for more than 20 hours over several years, despite having never previously cooperated with any journalist.

The Jinx gained widespread exposure when Durst was arrested on first-degree murder charges for the death of his friend Susan Berman, the day before its finale aired.[5]