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GANG OF SOULS (1989) is Maria Beatty's engaging documentary exploring the insights and influences of the American Beat Poets. The film conveys their consciousness and sensibility through candid interviews with William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Diane Di


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  • Actors: William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Marianne Faithfull, Allen Ginsberg, Richard Hell
  • Directors: Maria Beatty
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Bleu Production
  • DVD Release Date: March 18, 2008
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B0011U5238
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #181,133 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Leigh Blackmore on April 1, 2014
Format: DVD
GANG OF SOULS provides short interviews with leading poets of the Beat Generation and also with some of those they have inspired such as Lydia Lunch, Richard Hell and Jim Carroll. A variety of topics are discussed with each poet commenting on their take on that topic. One of the good points about this film is that it focusses on several women of the Beat movement as well as on the men. It is not a documentary and does not try to place the Beats in their historical context, but interviews with such luminaries as Gregory Corso, William Burroughs, John Giorno, Allen Ginsberg and others (not so much interviews as short snippets) give a taste of the individuals style, themes and approach of each of these poets. Probably not a good introductory item for those who know little about the Beat generation, but an interesting adjunct for a Beat collection.
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