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And Everything Is Going Fine
     

And Everything Is Going Fine

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Cast: Spalding Gray

 

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While Spalding Gray was a gifted actor who gave fine performances in the films True Stories, The Killing Fields and King Of The Hill, he was at his best playing himself, without a supporting cast. Gray was a master of the seriocomic monologue, and he rose to fame with a series of one-man-shows in which, seated behind a desk, he would speak at

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While Spalding Gray was a gifted actor who gave fine performances in the films True Stories, The Killing Fields and King Of The Hill, he was at his best playing himself, without a supporting cast. Gray was a master of the seriocomic monologue, and he rose to fame with a series of one-man-shows in which, seated behind a desk, he would speak at length about various events in his life -- his experiences making The Killing Fields in Swimming To Cambodia, his struggle with writers block in Monster In A Box, and his health issues in Gray's Anatomy. While Gray's performances were often quite funny, he didn't shy away from difficult subject matter, and never hesitated from revealing the painful side of his past and his own personal demons as he spun his tales before an audience or a camera. Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh worked with Spalding Gray on two pictures, and he's allowed his former collaborator to speak for himself in And Everything Is Going Fine, a documentary drawn from footage from Gray's monologues and interviews with the actor in which he talks about his life, his art, and the obsession with mortality that often surfaced in his work before he took his own life in 2004. And Everything Is Going Fine was an official selection at the 2010 Slamdance Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/19/2012
UPC:
0715515093118
Original Release:
2010
Source:
Criterion
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:29:00
Sales rank:
39,203

Special Features

The making of "And Everything is Going Fine" a twenty-one minute interview piece featuring director Steven Soderbergh, producer Kathleen Russo, and editor Susan Littenberg; Sex and Death to the age 14 (sixty-four minutes), Spalding Gray's first monologue, originally produced by Wooster Camp in 1979 and videotaped in 1982 ; Trailer; Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by Nell Casey, editor of the Journals of Spalding Grey

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Disc #1 -- And Everything Is Going Fine
1. "The Facts as I Remember Them" [2:45]
2. Childhood Traumas [2:09]
3. Mother [4:16]
4. Father [2:40]
5. High School [4:36]
6. College [2:21]
7. Long Day's Journey into Night [1:43]
8. Pornography [1:19]
9. Foreboding Signs [2:55]
10. "She's Gone" [2:07]
11. Father Remarries [2:56]
12. Breaking Free [1:49]
13. Sexual Exploration [1:49]
14. Greece [4:51]
15. "That's Writing!" [3:30]
16. Renée [1:50]
17. Structuring Chaos [4:01]
18. Swimming to Cambodia [3:47]
19. "PUtting on the Girdle" [3:30]
20. Monsters by the Bedside [1:39]
21. Turning Fifty-Two [3:30]
22. Relationships [2:31]
23. The Crack-Up [:50]
24. Fatherhood [5:47]
25. A New Life [3:08]
26. Immortality [3:33]
27. The Accident [6:32]
28. Back to Mother [6:43]
29. Color Bars [:00]
1. World War II Ends [2:35]
2. Christian Science Medicine [3:10]
3. A Beagle Named Bugle [5:05]
4. Bedtime Stories [1:29]
5. Grandmother Gray [1:50]
6. First Pornography Collection [5:38]
7. Polio Season [3:52]
8. Strip Poker [5:29]
9. Death [7:46]
10. Dancing School [2:34]
11. Jeannie Lamb [6:51]
12. Mastrubation [3:27]
13. Camp Good News [3:56]
14. Dirty Dave Evans [3:53]
15. School Pranks [2:56]
16. Fryburg Academy [3:31]

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