Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider

Overview

This documentary profiles the pre-Beat era writer Paul Bowles author of The Sheltering Sky and other classics. He is also a renowned writer of opera and Broadway musicals in the 1940s. Bowles currently lives in Tangier. Bowles was part of an illustrious peer group including Gertrude Stein, Benjamin Britten, Leonard Bernstein, Tennessee Williams and William S. Burroughs who in The Naked Lunch made Bowles a central character. The documentary is executed using a combination of personal interviews with Bowles and ...
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Overview

This documentary profiles the pre-Beat era writer Paul Bowles author of The Sheltering Sky and other classics. He is also a renowned writer of opera and Broadway musicals in the 1940s. Bowles currently lives in Tangier. Bowles was part of an illustrious peer group including Gertrude Stein, Benjamin Britten, Leonard Bernstein, Tennessee Williams and William S. Burroughs who in The Naked Lunch made Bowles a central character. The documentary is executed using a combination of personal interviews with Bowles and friends Alan Ginsberg, Ned Rorem and Millicent Dillon, archival filmclips, and many of his musical creations. Bowles also reads some of his own work.
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Special Features

New Interview With Ned Rorem; Bowles Bibliography; New Interview With Filmmakers; Filmmaker Biographies.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/24/2007
  • UPC: 720229912747
  • Original Release: 1994
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Run Features
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Colorized
  • Time: 57:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 76,115

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brian Woolfenden Voice Only
Paul Bowles Participant
Allen Ginsberg Participant
Technical Credits
Catherine Warnow Director, Producer
Regina Weinreich Director, Producer
Jessica Bendiner Editor
Paul Bowles Score Composer
Samantha Heilweil Musical Direction/Supervision
Burleigh Wartes Cinematographer
Amanda Zinoman Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider
1. Introduction [2:15]
2. Morocco [1:58]
3. Twenty [2:58]
4. Outsider [1:31]
5. Music in New York [4:04]
6. The Words Took Over [1:33]
7. Perfume [2:41]
8. Paul and Jane [3:57]
9. Editing Jane's Novel [4:20]
10. The Primitive Mind [4:20]
11. Tangier [4:16]
12. William Burroughs [4:31]
13. Creative Use of Drugs [3:58]
14. Jane's Stroke [4:35]
15. Ideal Moroccan Life [2:43]
16. All Connections Cut [4:30]
17. End Credits [2:22]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider
   Start Film
   Chapters
   Bonus Materials
      Interview With Ned Rorem
      Interview With Filmmakers Catherine Hiller Warnow & Regina Weinreich
      Filmmaker Biographies
      Paul Bowles Bibliography
      Trailer Gallery
         New York in the Fifties
         Berkeley in the Sixties
         Sacco and Vanzetti
         The Camden 28
   First Run Features
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