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Title Burroughs [videorecording] / Pinball London ; directed by Howard Brookner ; producers, Howard Brookner, Alan Yentob.

Publication Info. [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    92 BURROUGHS,W BUR    Available
Edition Special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (90 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical mono Dolby Digital rda
full screen (1.33:1)
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Biographical films lcgft
Series The Criterion collection ; 789
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 789.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1, 1.33:1 aspect ratio; monoaural; Dolby Digital.
Language In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Performer William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, Terry Southern, Lucien Carr.
Credits Editors, Scott Vickrey, Ben Morris ; camera, Tom DiCillo, James Lebovitz, Mike Southon, Nicolas A. Stuthers, Richard L. Camp, Cathy Dorsey, Mike Southon
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983.
1.33:1 aspect ratio.
Accompanying folded insert comprises an essay by Luc Sante (Burroughs that proud American) and collage artwork by Alison Mosshart.
Summary Made up of intimate, revelatory footage of the singular author and poet filmed over the course of five years, Howard Brookner's 1983 documentary about William S. Burroughs (Naked Lunch) was for decades mainly the stuff of legend; that changed when Aaron Brookner, the late director's nephew, discovered a print of it in 2011 and spearheaded a restoration. Includes on-screen appearances by Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, Terry Southern, and Lucien Carr.
Note Special features: New audio commentary by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, who was a sound recordist on the film; audio interview with director Howard Brookner (1985) (24 min.); new interview with Brookner's nephew, filmmaker Aaron Brookner, who oversaw the film's restoration (16 min.); rare outtakes; footage from the 2014 New York Film Festival premiere of the film's restoration, featuring Q&A with Jim Jarmusch, Aaron Brookner, filmmaker Tom DiCillo, and William S. Burrough's friend and fellow writer James Grauerholz (27 min.); experimental edit of the film by inventor and photographer Robert E. Fulton III (1981) (23 min.).
Subject Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographical films.
Documentary films.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Brookner, Howard, film director, film producer.
Yentob, Alan, film producer.
Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997, on-screen participant.
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997, on-screen participant.
Huncke, Herbert, on-screen participant.
Southern, Terry, on-screen participant.
Carr, Lucien, 1925-2005, on-screen participant.
Pinball London (Firm), production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Note Title on container: Burroughs : the movie
ISBN 9781681430782
Standard No. 715515161619
Music No. CC2557D The Criterion Collection (container)
CC2557D-1 The Criterion Collection (disc one)
CC2557D-2 The Criterion Collection (disc two)

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