Burroughs

Burroughs

Director: Howard Brookner Cast: Howard Brookner
Howard Brookner
, Tom DiCillo
Tom DiCillo
, Jim Jarmusch
Jim Jarmusch
Howard Brookner
Burroughs

Burroughs

Director: Howard Brookner Cast: Howard Brookner
Howard Brookner
, Tom DiCillo
Tom DiCillo
, Jim Jarmusch
Jim Jarmusch
Howard Brookner

Blu-ray (Color / Black & White)

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Overview

This biographical documentary on author and eccentric William S. Burroughs (Naked Lunch), founder of the Beat Generation literary movement along with Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, is roughly divided into two segments. The first part has some witty scenes as the camera follows the author around to his various early haunts in the U.S., London, and Morocco. His friends are interviewed, including an interesting segment with Allen Ginsberg. In the second half of the film Burroughs becomes more of an exhibitionist than a subject, suggesting that discretionary editing would have made a smaller but better final version.


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Product Details

Release Date: 12/15/2015
UPC: 0715515161510
Original Release: 1983
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W, Color]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 5,322

Special Features

New, high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack New Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, who was a sound recordist on the film Audio Interview with Director Howard Brookner from 1985 New Interview with Brookner's nephew, filmmaker Aaron Brookner, who oversaw the film's restoration Rare Outtakes Footage from the 2014 New York Film Festival premiere of the film's restoration, featuring a Q&A with Jarmusch, Aaron Brookner, filmmaker Tom DiCillo, and William S. Burrough's friend and fellow writer James Grauerholz Twenty-three-minute experimental edit of the film from 1981 by inventor and photographer Robert E. Fulton III Plus: An essay by critic Luc Sante and collage artwork by artist Alison Mosshart

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits

Technical Credits
Howard Brookner Director,Cinematographer,Producer
Tom DiCillo Cinematographer
Jim Jarmusch Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Miller Sound/Sound Designer
Ben Morris Editor
Mike Southon Cinematographer
Joëlle van Effenterre Editor
Scott Vickrey Editor

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