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Gregory Crewdson-Brief Encounters

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An acclaimed photographer with the eye of a filmmaker, Gregory Crewdson has created some of the most gorgeously haunting pictures in the history of the medium. His meticulously composed, large-scale images are stunning narratives of small-town American life moviescapes crystallized into a single frame. While the photographs are elaborately staged with crews that rival many feature film productions, Crewdson takes inspiration as much from his own dreams and fantasies as the worlds of Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Edward Hopper and Diane Arbus. Crewdson s imagery has also infiltrated the pop culture landscape from inimitable Six Feet Under ads to Yo La Tengo album art. Shot over a decade with unprecedented access, Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters beautifully bares the artist s process and it s as mesmerizing and riveting as the images themselves.

DVD Special Features:

HD transfer, enhanced for widescreen viewing

Deleted scenes of Gregory Crewdson photo shoots

Additional interviews with Crewdson, Russell Banks, Rick Moody, and others

Q&A with director Ben Shapiro, Crewdson and writer Jonathan Lethem

Original theatrical trailer

Optional subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH)

Product Details

  • Actors: Gregory Crewdson, Samantha Ressler
  • Directors: Ben Shapiro
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Zeitgeist Films
  • DVD Release Date: May 21, 2013
  • Run Time: 77 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00BFWKE76
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,813 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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I've been a follower of Crewdson's work, in particular his ambitious "Beneath the Roses" project, and was hoping that this documentary about him wouldn't somehow disappoint -- I'm happy to say that it delivered, for me, on all levels: I learned more about the man and his development as an artist, I learned more about the way he develops his image concepts in "pre-production," and I learned more about his shooting methods.

We viewers are fortunate that the filmmaker had access to Crewdson over the course of a number of years, so there is a very real sense of process and development, rather than the compression of a rather large story into a manageable number of shooting days.
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I was so glad to stumble across this documentary, lest I had gone the rest of my life never having heard of this amazing photographer.
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A great glimpse into Crewdson's work from behind the scenes shoots, to interviews with him and friends/colleagues. A must see for any fan or anyone interested in contemporary photography. Also, very inspiring to see how his work and process evolved over time for a photographer.
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Shows Crewdson's obsessive commitment and his intense attention to detail. It's a closeup look at an artist at work that we rarely get to see.
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I had seen previews for this and read raving reviews. I was looking forward to this documentary, but ultimately found it not overwhelming. It wasn't bad, perhaps it just wasn't my style of show that I can follow.
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For serious photographers learning fine art photography, this is a delicious feast. The film follows Gregory's development from a young age to a celebrity photographer. More importantly, Gregory demonstrates the attention to detail that produces a fine art image. Even if you are not a photographer, but appreciate photographic work or films, i would think this has a lot to offer. I've been a serious photographer since 2007, have had some success at selling prints during a recession :-(, and also have donated photographic work at a playhouse. There is a lot of art in this film, and its a delight to see it so well documented.
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I like having the book but the DVD documentary is more fascinating for a newcomer. I do like the book and never realized everything he went through to set these photos up. Like many things I thought it was all digital manipulation. Get the book after you have seen the video if you want.
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Loved this film and the artist's unique point of view. Crewdson says he believes each artist has a single message to convey. That is reflected in the photographs he creates. I watched it twice to fully appreciate his artistry.
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