A prominent member of the beat generation, william s. Season 12 2m 3s an iconoclast who himself became an icon, william burroughs explored the outer boundaries of culture and. A man withinis the first and only posthumous documentary about this legendary figure. Instead of the crusty old queer, or the unrepentant junkie, or black sheep of a wealthy family, this picture presents a better sense of the author within the milieu of his times and circles. Mar 12, 2011 yony leyser is raising funds for william s. Burroughs was a primary figure of the beat generation and a major postmodernist author whose influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature. The burroughs file proves not only was there a method to the book reminded me of the uncanny power of burroughs mind and why i was so fascinated with his work so many years ago. Docu does real justice to the beat writer, gun nut and literary icon. Fine thinks the proliferating brandname mentions are suckuppy and rates them on a onetoten scale of egregiousness although, he reports, the sopranos, a show. A man within movie synopsis, view the movie trailer, get cast and crew information, see movie photos, and more on.
Caravaggio free a documentary by robert hughes circa 1975. The film features never before seen footage of william s. Burroughs reach an audience by supporting it through the 2010 slamdance film festival. The boy downstairs streaming complet vostfr, the boy downstairs film en entier. Featuring neverbeforeseen archival footage of burroughs, as well as exclusive interviews with colleagues and confidants including john waters. Burroughs, featuring previously unreleased footage and interviews with his friends and colleagues. Howard brookners 1983 film, burroughs, is probably definitive where the biography is concerned since brookner was. Most of this material was produced during the same time as his nova trilogy the soft machine, the ticket that exploded, and nova express, i. A man within proves that peter weller has starred in other movies except for robocop, namely naked lunch which is based on the works and life of william. Burroughs is a brave choice for your first feature length documentary, but writerdirector yony leyser makes a very good fist of it. Though some of the films most striking moments come from readings in which burroughs recites his own work in his dry, craggy monotone, leyser has placed his focus on the man behind the work. Oct, 2010 featuring neverbeforeseen archival footage of burroughs, as well as exclusive interviews with colleagues and confidants including john waters, patti smith, iggy pop, gus van sant, genesis breyer. A man within 2010 nova express 2009 chelsea on the rocks 2008.
A man within, the first and only posthumous documentary about this legendary figure. William burroughs, unabridged our town chicago reader. One advantage, of course, is that there is a wealth of archival footage to choose from and. A man within is a 2010 independent american documentary film directed by yony leyser about william s. This extremely personal documentary breaks the surface of the troubled and brilliant world of one of the greatest authors of all time. Youd never know that from jon fines series of posts at his business week fine on media blog about socalled product placement in this seasons episodes of the sopranos. Enter city, state or zip code go fandango fanalert. William s burroughs, one third of the beat generations literary tripartite with allen ginsberg and jack kerouac, is the subject of a new featurelength documentary, screened this week at. Addressing queer and drug culture in the 1950s, his novel naked lunch became one of the most recognised and respected of contemporary literary works, and has influenced generations of artists. Oct 21, 2010 william s burroughs, one third of the beat generations literary tripartite with allen ginsberg and jack kerouac, is the subject of a new featurelength documentary, screened this week at the. 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.
Howl en vod en streaming et a telecharger universcine. A man within is a probing look at the man whose works at once. Published july 21st 2010 kindle edition, 212 pages authors. Burroughs serves as the subject of this documentary from chicagobased filmmaker yony leyser. February 5, 1914 august 2, 1997 was an american writer and visual artist. Burroughs a man within explores the controversial writer and junkie, who infamously shot and killed his own wife and wrote about his debauched lifestyle as a narcotics fiend, travelling the globe inhabiting and haunting cities like a phantom. A man within is a 2010 english film stars peter weller, yony leyser, yony leyser, william s. A man within investigates the life of the legendary beat author and american icon. Cover design by thomi wroblowski for a john calder edition, 1985. Narrated by peter weller and featuring neverbeforeseen archival footage of burroughs, as well as exclusive interviews with colleagues and confidants including john waters, patti smith, iggy pop, gus van sant, sonic youth and david cronenberg, yony leysers william s.
Burroughs was called the godfather of the beat generation. A man within 2010 the life and work of the novelist. Born the heir of the burroughs adding machine estate, he struggled throughout his life. Burroughs was one of the first writers to break the boundaries of 20th century literature. Burroughs, oliver harris editor, allen ginsberg foreword asin. A portrait of one of the few remaining men only flophouses on new york citys. A man within is a featurelength documentary by yony leyser, and is, so the makers say, the first posthumous documentary about the always essential writer. A man within touches only briefly on naked lunch and its impact, and most of his 17 other novels arent even mentioned in the film. Bouroughs some of the best actors, filmmakers and writers of the century assemble in william s. A vibrant portrait of a beat generation icon, william s burroughs. A man within is a 2010 independent american documentary film. Patti smith, john waters, iggy pop, gus van sant, laurie anderson, peter weller, david cronenberg.
His controversial and daring works in reference to drug use and queer experience were among the first of their kind. He was forced to deal with the tragedy of killing his wife and the repercussions of neglecting his son. The man, the movie, the party posted by whet moser on 08. Burroughs was one of the first writers to break the boundaries of queer and drug culture in the 1950s. Frail and professorial in appearance, he surrounded himself with firearms and other types of weaponry with the commitment of a fetishist. Burroughs, as well as exclusive interviews with his closest friends and colleagues including john waters, genesis porridge, laurie anderson, peter weller, david cronenberg, patti smith, iggy pop, gus van sant, sonic youth, anne waldman, george condo, hal willner, james grauerholz, amiri baraka, jello biafra, v.
A tender, vibrant portrait of the life and work of a beat generation icon, william s. 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, john waters, iggy pop, jello biafra, patti smith, laurie anderson, david cronenberg, gus van sant, andy warhol, carmine cervi, scott crary, ilko davidov, yony leyser, john bellow, devin mcnulty, thurston moore, lee. Nov 05, 2010 enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing william s. This compilation of interviews, candid video and news footage proves only the futility in any attempt to penetrate the armour of a man who spent his entire life under the scrutinising eye of the art world. Watch the clip titled the rebel for the film william s. Nov 17, 2010 a man within is a sort of genealogy of hip that connects william s. A man within is the first fulllength documentary to look at the entire life of the beat and punk icon, author of junky, queer, and naked lunch. Jun 14, 2010 however, his friends were left wondering, did william ever find happiness. Born into a wellestablished family, he carried himself with an aristocratic air, even when reciting grotesque narratives of drug addiction, or rapturously explicit descriptions of gay sex. The boy downstairs streaming complet vostfr, the boy downstairs film en. Burroughs wrote eighteen novels and novellas, six collections of short stories and. Friends, colleagues, collaborators, lovers, and neighbors all are represented in this gentle biopic of william s.
Featuring archival footage of burroughs, as well as interviews with confidants such as. The curious life of controversial avantgarde author and beat poet william s. Kathie lee, tom hanks, sean connery, burt reynolds snl duration. Burroughs, yony leyser manages only to find his shell.
In birch street, a moving and fascinating documentary, doug block. Man on wire 2008 british documentary film directed by james marsh. Burroughs, featuring previously unreleased footage and interviews with his friends and colleagues the film uses archival footage and interviews with john waters, patti smith, iggy pop, gus van sant, genesis breyer porridge, sonic youth, laurie anderson, amiri baraka. Narrated by peter weller and featuring neverbeforeseen. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing william s. Son roman le festin nu naked lunch est une des oeuvres les plus. The wickedest man in the world free takes you into the. Burroughs with many currents of americas outlaw cultural tradition. A man within is a sort of genealogy of hip that connects william s.125 736 1166 903 502 1258 65 852 559 773 241 103 763 754 1371 683 872 522 168 341 1419 1142 1411 1061 1299 242 220 543 274 131 718 679 29 1065 1358 406 53 628 792 481 912 948 1344