William S. Burroughs: A Man Within
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within is a well-crafted, brand new documentary which attempts to open up the legendary figure and see what made him tick. Showing at the 54th BFI London Film Festival, Yony Leyser’s film is a riveting and emotional journey into the world of a man many considered as cold as an iceberg on a winter night.
- Stars:Neville Archambault, Lee Arenberg, Anthony Atamanuik, Brad Bellamy, Neal Bledsoe, Kevin Brown, Courtney S. Bunbury, Todd Buonopane, Dorothy Cotter, Jon Gabrus, Jeremy Gender, Fred Aldrich, Laurie Anderson, Amiri Baraka, Jello Biafra, Victor Bockris, William S. Burroughs, Harold Chapman, David Cronenberg, Dennis M. Dailey, Diane DiPrima, Marcus Ewert, America Ferrera, Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, James Grauerholz,
- Director:Yony Leyser,
- Writer:Yony Leyser
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William S. Burroughs: A Man Within torrent reviews
(au) wrote: Decent funny jokes but some of them fall flat.
(mx) wrote: He was right about the swamp. Everything else that comes out of this guy's mouth is rubbish.
(mx) wrote: Revolutionary Road has a good premise and strong actors that perform well enough. What is missing? It feels like it ought to be a better movie but somehow does not come together. I have to say the storytelling and editing are off. There is something about the flow of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" that is missing in Revolutionary Road (though it does have its moments). Still, it is not a bad film and I recommend to fans of the actors.
(fr) wrote: You want a part of meWell, I'm not selling cheapNo, I'm not selling cheap*Between December 1992 and March 1993, the music journalist Michael Azerrad interviewed Kurt Cobain for his book Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana, published by Doubleday. Almost all the 25 hours of audio taped interviews took place between midnight and dawn at Kurts house in Seattle, Washington. One year after the last of these interviews, Kurt committed suicide. Years later, Azerrad meets the director AJ Schnack and the idea of the movie comes in.Shot in the three cities where Kurt lived, Aberdeen, Olympia and Seattle, and not featuring any Nirvana song or image of him until the very end, Kurt Cobain About a Son is something between a documentary and an (auto)biography where we see an honest (self)portrait of Kurt. At least, as honest as it can be. The use of random images and other music artists works when trying to give importance to what Kurt is saying, when trying to show the person instead of the icon. Gus Van Sants Last Days, that focus on the icon (Kurts sun glasses, wearing a dress, etc) and use the silence to try to get into Kurts mind/world, works, but as a portrait of the character as we know it.Childhood, fathers absence, adolescence, art, musical identity, depression, fame, life. It is an interesting view on the construction of a real character and on trying to discover the real person. Kurt wanted to be famous, but didnt expect to become a "fucking cartoon character".People do not deserve to know about my life private now. (...) The thing that I've always, that I've never understood, is the classic reaction to someone who complains that's in the limelight is like "well, you know, you made your bed, now you have to sleep in it. That's what everyone expects. You're public domain now, and everyone has the right to know everything about you." (...) I dont agree with people saying: "everyone has a right to know." I have the right to change that perception. I have the right to change peoples way of thinking of celebrities. It should be changed. It should be different. They should be treated as human beings and respected (in their private issues).*Celebrity Skin, by Hole. In the movie Kurt talks a lot about fame and its consequences, about the pressure over him and Courtney Love. updated: I left the movie playing while working on other things. I prefer to listen to it than watching it. It was like Kurt was in my room, talking directly with me.
(br) wrote: Silly and sometimes very slapstick. Pure Luck, bring again the comedy style of Veber and the looney of Short. A guilty pleause.
(ag) wrote: Sex, Lies and Videotape was said to be the first film to truly prove just what Steven Soderbergh is truly about as a filmmakerA lot of films are afraid to touch upon sexuality, while others prove to rely on sexual imagery to empower their sexual themes. Sex, Lies and Videotape puts all the focus of it into talking without turning into an awkward series of conversations full of naughty words or just a series of dull lectures. While the pace and the effect of the film sort of decreases as it stretches past its first hour, the film is still an interesting look at humanity and sexuality.Admittedly, I found Sex, Lies and Videotape to be rather dull at times since there are a few periods of not much happening and simply a lot of waiting around for something to come next. And also, the film was rather slow and felt that it was a lot longer than 96 minutes. But still, Sex, Lies and Videotape is a strong exploration of the human mind thanks to Steven Soderbergh's intelligent skills as a screenwriter and film director which caused Sex, Lies and Videotape to be a breakthrough for him.The film doesn't have way too much it can do due to its limited budget of a mere $1.2 million, but thanks to Steven Soderbergh is proves to be an insightful and thought provoking journey into the human psyche which explores our approach to sexuality as well as how we deal with relationships. The film is a very insightful one which follows a simple story full of complicated characters, and it never misses a chance to get into their heads and really identify who they are and what makes them tick. Thanks to a very intelligent, not to mention Academy Award nominated screenplay from Steven Soderbergh, Sex, Lies and Videotape is a lot more creative and well written than one might expect it to be. It is very easy for a film like Sex, Lies and Videotape too be poorly conceived, but in his wisdom Steven Soderbergh manages to use his best skills as a writer and within a period of 8 days he was able to conjure up the script for Sex, Lies and Videotape which gave it strong roots, and he simply build on it from there.Sex, Lies and Videotape also benefits from some strong visual qualities. The cinematography is great because it takes a lot of long shots and requires minimal editing, and within its budget constraints it manages to capture a lot within the location of a few houses and such. Basically, most of the importance in Sex, Lies and Videotape rests on the screenplay because Steven Soderbergh takes a very intelligent look at his subject matter and respects audiences enough not to dumb down the script into generic language and keeps it as richly conceived material which gives the film the sophisticated edge it needs to maintain Steven Soderbergh's vision. A film like Sex, Lies and Videotape has its importance rest in the screenplay and the delivery of it by the cast, and luckily enough the cast manage to keep the material intelligent and strong with their rich talents. Leading the story is the intelligent James Spader who deals with the script as naturally as it comes to him. His character has a certain sense of wisdom to him which comes with James Spader's ability to deliver his lines without seeming like he is acting. He establishes a certain sense of realism which makes Sex, Lies and Videotape feel like more of a realstic film. There is a lot to learn from a film like this, and thanks to the way that James Spader deals with Steven Soderbergh's material it is really easy to take in and entertaining in the process because his performance maintains his characterisation on a consistent basis without ever really dropping in quality, and it allows the material to unfold naturally as he charters through the territory as an actor. James Spader is a genial presence in Sex, Lies and Videotape and a very good casting choice, and he proves just what kind of talent Steven Soderbergh can bring out of his actors.But the strongest performance of the film is easily Laura San Giacomo. To put it blankly, her performance is a fearless and honest in depth look at a complicated female character which she characterises with ease. She has a certain charm to her which is an attractive quality simply because her honesty in the role makes it feel all the more real. The way that she interacts with the surrounding cast makes the experience more dramatic and powerful, and frankly she just steals the screen when she wants to. The talents of Laura San Giacomo are undeniable in Sex, Lies and Videotape, and it scored her a well deserved Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress.Andie MacDowell is also a great lead. Her character Ann Bishop Mullany feels like an everywoman but has a complicated psychological depth to her which is one of the things that Sex, Lies and Videotape sets about exploring. Thanks to her performance, it is an easy thing to do without being excessively melodramatic about things. Her performance is a largely restrained one but doesn't neglect the truth that lays within her. Andie MacDowell's performance makes her easy to sympathise with and think truthfully about, and the unflinching honesty in what she says makes everything feel more truthful in Sex, Lies and Videotape.Peter Gallagher also does a good job in his performance. So while Sex, Lies and Videotape is a somewhat slow film and is very theoretical because it is all about talking and looking at the human mind through that, it is an insightful exploration of the human psyche and sexuality which is well acted and scripted with the kind of skill that would later win Steven Soderbergh an Academy Award, as well as the nomination he got for writing the script to Sex, Lies and Videotape.
(it) wrote: I knew those filthy comic books caused all sorts of degeneracy and hooliganism! It's a good thing that virtually no one reads that trash anymore or we'd be innundated with serial killers who sweat a lot and impregnate women who give birth to Drew Barrymore...
(ag) wrote: points for effort and production with limited resources. wish i had read a complete synopsis before watching the film, would have alleviated much frustration trying to piece together a story line... or the multiple story lines... not quite sure.
(nl) wrote: All-Star cast, even the white cats played good roles. Back in the day "92 grit & grind, crabs in a barrel, shot 'em-up, gangsta hip- hop film. This reminds me of the times when Brothas were still down and Hip-hop was all about community awareness. "Kevo Og" CA. GRIND
(it) wrote: Terrible movie. Amidst the bad performances, god-awful special effects that even a grindhouse movie would grimace at is the confusing and poorly written story. Coppola tries to blend a murder-mystery, ghost horror, and vampire tale into one, but succeeds in none of the categories. It's slow, the storyline gets more unfocused as it progresses, and the ending makes no sense, making the whole film feel like a story within a story within another story.