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For 25 years, Academy Award®-nominated director Jerry Aronson accumulated more than 120 hours of film on Allen Ginsberg, resulting in this comprehensive portrait of one of America s greatest poets, author of Howl and other groundbreaking poems. The DVD includes exclusive and revealing interviews with his friends, family and contemporaries as well as never-before-seen materials made public through the close friendship forged between subject and filmmaker. The film acts as a contextual overview of the last 60 years of American culture, from the Beat era through the uncertainty of current times.
here's the deal ----> despite the statement on the box that the film-maker has collected some 120 hours of material over the years, the doc itself is a scant 84 mins. !!! Read morePublished 9 days ago by kenn strong
one of the most exhilirating documentary i have ever seen
nice guy, this nut!
six more words required? ok, here they are!
Item provided a lot of biographical data, but also included many excerpts of Ginsberg
reading from his poems, as well as anecdotes from his various friends and associates.
Intelligent, straightforward documentary tracing Ginsberg's life and work and how the two intersected. Read morePublished on April 27, 2011 by K. Gordon
I met Mr Ginsberg briefly in Madison, WI, in the 60's; a gracious and centered individual, and extremely pleasant. Read morePublished on April 9, 2011 by R. Gawlitta
For anyone familiar with Allen Ginsberg's work, this set is a great introduction to his life and times. Read morePublished on November 30, 2009 by Erik C. Pihl
Recently I have been in a "beat" generation literary frame of mind. It all started last summer when I happened to be in Lowell, Massachusetts on some personal business. Read morePublished on September 13, 2009 by Alfred Johnson
This is quite an interesting perspective of Allen Ginsberg the man rather than the impact he had on wider society. Read morePublished on April 22, 2009 by Junglies
So stated Roger Kimball in his immaculate book, The Long March, concerning the subject of this documentary. Read morePublished on December 26, 2008 by Bernard Chapin