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The Resource William S. Burroughs : a man within, Oscilloscope Laboratories ; Yonilizer Productions and Bulletproof Film present ; a film by Yony Leyser ; co-produced by Ilko Davidov and Carmine Cervi ; produced, written, and directed by Yony Leyser, (videorecording)

William S. Burroughs : a man within, Oscilloscope Laboratories ; Yonilizer Productions and Bulletproof Film present ; a film by Yony Leyser ; co-produced by Ilko Davidov and Carmine Cervi ; produced, written, and directed by Yony Leyser, (videorecording)

Label
William S. Burroughs : a man within
Title
William S. Burroughs
Title remainder
a man within
Statement of responsibility
Oscilloscope Laboratories ; Yonilizer Productions and Bulletproof Film present ; a film by Yony Leyser ; co-produced by Ilko Davidov and Carmine Cervi ; produced, written, and directed by Yony Leyser
Title variation
Man within
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
William Burroughs: the Beats éminence grise, "literary outlaw," culture hero to generations of poets, musicians, artists, and filmmakers who had their minds blown by his 1959 classic, banned-in-America "Naked Lunch." This film covers his life in a straightforward manner, but the portrait drawn is at odds with the character who wrote in outlandish graphic detail about then-forbidden sexuality in the 1950s and '60s. Heir to a family that lost its money, Harvard-educated and conservative in his attire, Burroughs--despite fame and acclaim--was troubled, reserved, and battled with addiction his entire life. Despite the openness of his prose, this film reveals Burroughs in the contradictions he embodied--a man generously affectionate with friends and acolytes, whose avuncular veneer covered up a haunting, enduring loneliness
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editor, Ilko Davidov ; music by Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore, Sonic Youth, Jesse Smith, Patti Smith, Devin McNulty, The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar, John Bellows, JJ and Bernard ; animation, Aimee Goguen, Dillon Markey ; camera, Carlos Benvides, Eric Burton, Rollin Hunt, Michael Raines, Scott Reis, Michael Schwesheimer, Sam Storn
Date time place
Originally produced as an American documentary in 2010
Dewey number
813/.52092
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Can be viewed subtitled in English
LC call number
PS3552.U75
LC item number
Z925 2011
PerformerNote
Narrated by Peter Weller; commentators, John Waters, Peter Weller, James Grauerholz, Amiri Baraka, V. Vale, Dennis M. Dailey, Ira Silverberg, Laurie Anderson, Victor Bockris, Patti Smith, Marcus Ewert, Gus Van Sant, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Barry Miles, Regina Weinreich, Diane DiPrima, Iggy Pop, Tom Peschio, Wayne Propst, Robert McColl, Fred Aldrich, Patricia Elliot Marvin, Dean Ripa, Anne Waldman, John Giorno, Steve Silberman, David Cronenberg, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Jello Biafra, Hal Willner, Grant Hart; archive footage, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
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  • Davidov, Ilko
  • Cervi, Carmine
  • Leyser, Yony
  • Weller, Peter
  • Oscilloscope Laboratories (Firm)
  • Yonilizer Productions (Firm)
  • Bulletproof Film
  • Oscilloscope Pictures
Runtime
87
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  • Burroughs, William S
  • Authors, American
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
William S. Burroughs : a man within, Oscilloscope Laboratories ; Yonilizer Productions and Bulletproof Film present ; a film by Yony Leyser ; co-produced by Ilko Davidov and Carmine Cervi ; produced, written, and directed by Yony Leyser, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Special features: Deleted scenes (6 min.); Home movies [featurette] (17 min); Shotgun art (3 min.); Sonic Youth visit (3 min.); "Naked Lunch" 50th anniversary [featurette] (20 min.); "Rub Out the Word" [music video] (3 min.); "Psalm 23 Revisited" (1 min.); Q & A with director Yony Leyser at BFI Film Festival 2010 [featurette] (12 min.); Oscilloscope releases [previews] (5 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Introduction -- Beat generation -- Pioneer -- Andy and the boys -- Love -- Hustlers -- Cut-up method -- "Walking pharmacologist" -- Rid of junk -- Guns, knives, snakes -- William Tell routine -- "Naked Lunch" -- Punk rock -- Collaborations -- Shotgun art -- Father and son -- Lawrence, Kansas -- End credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (87 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
896602002272
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
OSC-027
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn691439723
  • (OCoLC)691439723
  • 882688
System details
DVD; Region 0 (All), NTSC; Dolby digital stereo.; widescreen presentation, 1.78:1 aspect ratio
Video recording format
DVD
Label
William S. Burroughs : a man within, Oscilloscope Laboratories ; Yonilizer Productions and Bulletproof Film present ; a film by Yony Leyser ; co-produced by Ilko Davidov and Carmine Cervi ; produced, written, and directed by Yony Leyser, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Special features: Deleted scenes (6 min.); Home movies [featurette] (17 min); Shotgun art (3 min.); Sonic Youth visit (3 min.); "Naked Lunch" 50th anniversary [featurette] (20 min.); "Rub Out the Word" [music video] (3 min.); "Psalm 23 Revisited" (1 min.); Q & A with director Yony Leyser at BFI Film Festival 2010 [featurette] (12 min.); Oscilloscope releases [previews] (5 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Introduction -- Beat generation -- Pioneer -- Andy and the boys -- Love -- Hustlers -- Cut-up method -- "Walking pharmacologist" -- Rid of junk -- Guns, knives, snakes -- William Tell routine -- "Naked Lunch" -- Punk rock -- Collaborations -- Shotgun art -- Father and son -- Lawrence, Kansas -- End credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (87 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
896602002272
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
OSC-027
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn691439723
  • (OCoLC)691439723
  • 882688
System details
DVD; Region 0 (All), NTSC; Dolby digital stereo.; widescreen presentation, 1.78:1 aspect ratio
Video recording format
DVD

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