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William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010)

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Fred Aldrich Fred Aldrich
Laurie Anderson Laurie Anderson
Amiri Baraka Amiri Baraka
Jello Biafra Jello Biafra
Victor Bockris Victor Bockris
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Harold Chapman Harold Chapman

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Description: A tender and vibrant portrait of the life and work of the Beat author and American icon, WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS: A MAN WITHIN is an intimate documentary that breaks the surface of the troubled and brilliant world of one of the greatest authors of all time. Burroughs was one of the first writers to break the boundaries of queer and drug culture in the 1950's. His novel Naked Lunch is one of the most recognized and respected literary works of the 20th century and has influenced generations of artists. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage of Burroughs, as well as exclusive interviews with colleagues and confidants including J ... (more)
Release date: 12 December 2010
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BAMF rated this 7/10 3 weeks ago
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"31.8.2012 Kohtuullisen onnistunut pintatason katsaus William S. Burroughsin elämään. Yksi dokkarin vahvuuksista on puhuvat päät, jotka tosiaan tunsivat Burroughsin tämän eläessä. Katsojalle välittyy ihan mielenkiintoisia tarinoita ja tunnelmia. "

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"June 28 Burroughs himself denied the title of godfather of punk but that didn’t stop musicians from flocking around him, short of worshipping him a god. In this postmortem documentary, almost everyone who had been influenced by the Beat writer step up to give him praise. It’s an all-star extravaganza worthy of the American Music Awards. That said, it’s a little short on the early days of Burroughs, Ginsberg and Kerouac and focused on the later years—that of the shotgun-wielding, living i"

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"the ghost that was Burroughs."

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"29.10.2010 - Reserva Cultural, São Paulo - SP O título fala por si. Um documentário sobre um dos autores mais conhecidos da geração Beat – William Burroughs. Excelente trabalho do diretor Yony Leyser. Ele soube explorar a relação do escritor com pessoas próximas e a forma como serviu de influência para outras obras, sem ser cansativo. Entre um depoimento e outro, inseriu alguns trechos de entrevistas feitas com Burroughs – muito bem escolhidas, por sinal. "

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