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William Eggleston in the Real World
     

William Eggleston in the Real World

Director: Michael Almereyda

Cast: William Eggleston, Winston Eggleston, Leigh Haizlip

 
Photographer William Eggleston created a sensation in the art world in 1976 when a collection of his work went on display at the Museum of Modern Art. While the Memphis native's work went against the grain of the conventions of art photography of the day with their heavily saturated colors and oblique, seemingly careless framings, in time critics developed an

Overview

Photographer William Eggleston created a sensation in the art world in 1976 when a collection of his work went on display at the Museum of Modern Art. While the Memphis native's work went against the grain of the conventions of art photography of the day with their heavily saturated colors and oblique, seemingly careless framings, in time critics developed an enthusiasm for his work, and one critic cited the show as "the beginning of modern color photography." Filmmaker Michael Almereyda is an admirer of Eggleston's photography, and created a film portrait of this reclusive artist as he shoots a commissioned assignment in Kentucky, travels to Los Angeles for a show, conducts a joint question and answer session with author Bruce Wagner, and explores the nooks and crannies of the small Tennessee towns that provide his inspiration. Along the way, Almereyda attempts to interview Eggleston and comes up against the brick wall of the photographer's reluctance to discuss his art -- as Eggleston says, "Whatever it is about pictures, photographs, it's just about impossible to follow up with words. They don't have anything to do with one another."

Product Details

Release Date:
02/14/2006
UPC:
0660200312824
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
Palm Pictures / Umvd
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:24:00

Special Features

Gallery of unpublished photographs, only available on this DVD; Exclusive interviews and conversations with William Eggleston, William Christenberry, Walter Hopps; Eggleston speaking with Stephen Shore and Glenn O'Brien at the Tokion Creativity; Now conference in October, 2005 ; Original music compositions written and performed by William Eggleston; US theatrical trailer; Flim Previews; Weblinks

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Eggleston Participant
Winston Eggleston Participant
Leigh Haizlip Actor
Bruce Wagner Actor
Rosa Eggleston Participant
Michael Almereyda Narrator

Technical Credits
Michael Almereyda Director,Camera Operator,Cinematographer,Producer
Susan Choy Editor
Jesse Dylan Producer
Joshua Falcon Editor
Anthony Katagas Producer
Heather Parks Associate Producer
James Patterson Associate Producer
Anna Rieke Sound/Sound Designer
Donald Rosenfeld Executive Producer
Simon Fisher Turner Score Composer
Elmo Weber Sound Editor
Johannes Weuthen Editor
Alexis Zoullas Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- William Eggleston In the Real World
1. William Eggleston [10:18]
2. Not Your Standard Artist [7:56]
3. Home Turf [7:00]
4. Memphis [5:14]
5. Leigh Haizlip [5:23]
6. Later That Night [3:17]
7. Symphony #4 [6:49]
8. Los Angeles [5:39]
9. More Photographs Than Bricks [3:38]
10. Early Influences [10:48]
11. Old Photographs [5:39]
12. Night Vision [1:33]
13. Dreaming of Photography [5:34]
14. New York City [1:35]
15. Credits & Coda [4:07]

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