William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs

A Man Within

DVD - 2011
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An in-depth look at the troubled and brilliant world of American author William S. Burroughs, one of the first writers to cross the boundaries of queer and drug culture in the 1950s. Features never-before-seen archival footage and exclusive interviews with colleagues and confidants including John Waters, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Gus Van Sant, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Laurie Anderson, Amiri Baraka, Jello Biafra, and David Cronenberg.
Publisher: [New York] : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2011]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Edition: Widescreen
Credits: Editor, Ilko, Davidov ; original music score, John Bellows, JJ and Bernard, Devin McNulty, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo.
Performers: Narrated by Peter Weller ; feat. John Waters, Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson, Iggy Pop, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Jello Biafra, Gus Van Sant, Amiri Baraka, David Cronenberg, Anne Waldman, Victor Bockris, James Grauerholz.
Audience: Not rated
Language Note: In English, with optional subtitles in English
UPC: 896602002272
Call Number: DVD B BURROUGHS:W WILLIAM:S
Alternative Title: Man within

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mMat
May 02, 2018

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''would you rather be a poisonous snake or a nonpoisonous snake?'' -- WSB#23

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pattyskypants
Sep 29, 2011

I always harbored a little resentment for Bill, but after seeing this I FINALLY understood. It's always a pleasure to jettison any little bit of negativity that has stuck to you throughout life. What I assumed to be Bill's whimsical, raucous approach I now see as wholly dignified. This is truly an excellent piece, no question.

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DALE MUCKERMAN
Apr 15, 2011

Burroughs was a one of a kind guy. You can take his art or leave it, but he is still interesting.

reynolds23 Mar 06, 2011

I just saw this film at the Cleveland Museum of Art. It is an amazing documentary about my favorite author. Burroughs is one of the most fascinating, experimental and controversial authors.

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