In the Realms of the Unreal

( 1 )

Overview

Award-winning short filmmaker Jessica Yu makes her feature-length debut with In the Realms of the Unreal, a documentary about outsider artist Henry Darger. Born in 1892, Darger lived in Chicago and worked as a janitor for most of his life. When he died in 1972, his landlord found his life's worThe Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion often simply referred to as The Realms. A massive, multiple-volume ...
See more details below
DVD
$22.65
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$24.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (5) from $14.43   
  • New (3) from $14.43   
  • Used (2) from $24.92   

Overview

Award-winning short filmmaker Jessica Yu makes her feature-length debut with In the Realms of the Unreal, a documentary about outsider artist Henry Darger. Born in 1892, Darger lived in Chicago and worked as a janitor for most of his life. When he died in 1972, his landlord found his life's worThe Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion often simply referred to as The Realms. A massive, multiple-volume fantasy novel, The Realms also contains nearly 300 illustrations of collages, drawings, and paintings. Rather than interview art scholars and psychologists, Yu chooses to look at Darger's work from the viewpoints of those who knew him. Yu also incorporates animation segments into the documentary, using Darger's original images. In the Realms of the Unreal was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 as part of the documentary competition.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
A singular and haunting experience.
New York Times - Dave Kehr
Obscure by nature and unwieldy by design, Darger's work is difficult to confront and consume; Ms. Yu has brought it a little closer, and that is as fine a public service as an art documentary can provide.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/29/2012
  • UPC: 825307929591
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Pathfinder Home Ent.
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:22:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 34,332

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Larry Pine Voice Only
Dakota Fanning Voice Only
Technical Credits
Jessica Yu Director, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter
Michael Barrow Cinematographer
Jeff Beal Score Composer
Tim Bieber Cinematographer
Andrew Brandou Animator
Karen Carter Associate Producer
Britt Ehringer Animator
Peter Ehrlich Animator
Matt Gadbois Animator
Meher Gourjian Animator
Shana Hagan Cinematographer
Russell Harper Cinematographer
Joan Huang Co-producer
Tom Kanchanapinyokul Animator
Cherry Sky Films LLC Co-producer
Susan West Producer
David Wigforss Animator
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- In the Realms of the Unreal
1. Scene 1 [10:22]
2. Scene 2 [10:14]
3. Scene 3 [10:47]
4. Scene 4 [10:14]
5. Scene 5 [9:05]
6. Scene 6 [9:48]
7. Scene 7 [9:22]
8. Scene 8 [8:40]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Disc #1 -- In the Realms of the Unreal
   Play
   Trailer
   Scenes
   Also Available
      Select Images to Play Trailers
         Screaming men
         Skwaterpangk
         Angst
         The Life Of Million Dollar Babies
         Full Metal Village
         Durakovo: Village Of Fools
      Click Here To See These and Other Exciting Titles at
         www.Pathfinderpictures.com
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Posted August 23, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Beyond the over-used word "AMAZING"!

    Beyond the over-used word "AMAZING"!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Henry Darger - an intriguing mind.

    This documentary was not what I thought it was going to be, but it was pretty damn good nonetheless.
    It follows the mysterious life of author/artist Henry Darger, it starts out by explaining his life, how from the very begining he was no ordinary boy.
    It talks of how he was abused by many of his teachers and supervisors and how this abuse formed the catalist to Darger writing one of the longest novels in the world.
    It really is quite fasiniating. You can tell that Darger's mind doesn't fit into the discription of normal nor crazy but he is unique. He writes a book about a war fighting to save child labor and abuse. Only in this war it is children against adults.
    It sounds harsh but it really is hard to explain. Darger's heart was in the right place when he was writing this novel, he wanted to rescue all the children from abusive childhoods like the one he had.
    Many chapters of the book relate to his own expereinces you will see when the documentary explains his life and complares it to his work.
    It seems like I'm not explaining this well enough but it really is so hard to put down in words. But I personally found it to be a great documentary and through out the movie you start to understand where Darger is coming from and you realize how sad his life must have been.

    It really is worth a watch, just be pateint with the first 15 or so minutes.
    Henry Darger's mind truely is a mystery but in the story of 'In the Realms of the unreal' - you can see what he is trying to say.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews