William S. Burroughs: A Man Within

William S. Burroughs: A Man Within

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The curious life of controversial avant-garde author and Beat poet William S. Burroughs serves as the subject of this documentary from Chicago-based filmmaker Yony Leyser. A gay drug addict who shot to infamy with his unguarded look at the drug and queer cultures, Burroughs made headlines when he shot his wife in Mexico City, and achieved infamy when his groundbreaking novel Naked Lunch was banned in the U.S. David Cronenberg, John Waters, Genesis P-Orridge, Patty Smith, Gus Van Sant, Laurie Anderson, and other celebrities/artists influenced by Burroughs' surreal body of work weigh in on why his influence today is still as strong as it was when he was in peak form.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/15/2011
UPC: 0896602002272
Original Release: 2010
Rating: NR
Source: Oscilloscope
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 45,320

Special Features

Deleted scene featuring Burroughs' art; Home movies featuring Patti Smith, Steve Buscemi, Allen Ginsberg, and others; More of Burroughs' shotgun art; Sonic Youth visits Burroughs in Lawrence, Kansas; Naked Lunch 50th anniversary celebration; "Rub Out the Word" - a music video featuring Burroughs reading the Last Words of Hassan Sabbah; Patti Smith reads Psalm 23 Revisited; Q&a with director Yony Leyser at BFI London Film Festival 2010; With exclusive essays by David Byrne and Richard Hell

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William S. Burroughs Actor
Peter Weller Narrator/Interviewee
David Cronenberg Participant
John Waters Participant
Iggy Pop Participant
Gus Van Sant Participant
Patti Smith Participant
James Grauerholz Participant
Laurie Anderson Participant
Allen Ginsberg Actor
Amiri Baraka Participant
André Leon Talley Participant
Andy Warhol Actor
Anne Waldman Participant
Dean Ripa Participant
Dennis Daily Participant
Diane di Prima Participant
Fred Aldrich Participant
Genesis P-Orridge Participant
George Condo Participant
Grant Hart Participant
Hal Willner Participant
Jello Biafra Participant
Lee Ranaldo Participant
Marcus Ewert Participant
Robert McColl Participant
Steve Silberman Participant
Thurston Moore Participant
Tom Peschio Participant
V. Vale Participant
Victor Bockris Participant
Wayne Propst Participant

Technical Credits
Yony Leyser Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Bachir Attar Score Composer
John Bellows Score Composer
Carlos Benavides Camera Operator
Bernard Score Composer
Eric Burton Cinematographer
Dustin Camilleri Camera Operator
Carmine Cervi Producer
Scott Chary Associate Producer
Ilko Davidov Editor,Producer
Aimee Goguen Animator
Rollin Hunt Camera Operator
JJ Score Composer
Dillon Markey Animator
Master Musicians of Jajouka Score Composer,Songwriter
Devin McNulty Score Composer
Thurston Moore Score Composer
Lee Ranaldo Score Composer
Scott Reis Camera Operator
Michael Schweisheimer Camera Operator
Patti Smith Score Composer
Sonic Youth Songwriter
Sam Stern Camera Operator
Andy Wenrich Camera Operator

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- William S. Burroughs: A Man Within
1. Introduction [1:26]
2. The Beat Generation [7:00]
3. Pioneer [5:31]
4. Andy and the Boys [3:22]
5. Love [5:39]
6. Hustlers [4:19]
7. The Cut-Up Method [5:45]
8. "Walking Pharmacologist" [3:18]
9. Rid of Junk [4:00]
10. Guns, Knives, Snakes [8:13]
11. William Tell Routine [7:44]
12. Naked Lunch [5:20]
13. Punk Rock [8:31]
14. Collaborations [1:51]
15. Shotgun Art [4:08]
16. Father and Son [2:40]
17. Lawrence, Kansas [5:25]
18. End Credits [3:36]

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