Burroughs

United States, 1983

Film
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William Burroughs, the noted American novelist, is the subject of this documentary filmed over five years and including material shot earlier, in black and white, by British film director, Antony Balch. In cinema verite style, director Howard Brookner shows Burroughs as a private person reminiscing about his inspirations and exploits. Writers and reviewers appearing in this film include Alan Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. Contents include: Reel 1 - Nova Express, the Place of Dead Roads, Cities of the Red Night, The Wild Boys, Naked Lunch Reel 2 - Naked Lunch, Nova Express Reel 3 - The Place of Dead Roads

Credits

production company

Citifilm Works

co-producer

Howard Brookner

Alan Yentob

Duration

01:27:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1983

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016541

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Cinema verite

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → American literature

Literature → Authors, American

Literature → Burroughs, William S., 1914-

Literature → Literature

Literature → Novelists - Biography

People → Burroughs, William S., 1914-

People → Novelists - Biography

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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