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William S. Burroughs: Thee Films 1950s-1960s


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  • Actors: WILLIAM BURROUGHS
  • Format: Color, Import, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: CHERRY RED
  • DVD Release Date: January 1, 2001
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000LC52A0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #491,121 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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When writer William S Burroughs and artist Brion Gysin met Anthony Balch at the Beat Hotel in Paris at the start of the sixties they knew they had the ideal person to assist them in translating the ideas they had explored in experimental art forms to film. Balch began his moviemaking career collaborating with Burroughs on two shorts 'Towers Open Fire' and 'The Cut Ups'. Following the death of Anthony Balch in 1980 the films remained forgotten at his home until the intervention of Genesis P.Orridge, who salvaged and archived them. This unique collection comprises all the films made during that lengthy period of collaboration between Burroughs, Gysin, and Balch

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John Morgan on January 19, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I bought "Thee Films" roughly 15 years ago on VHS and was extremely happy to see it available on DVD. It's quite possible that you will not get through the entire piece in one viewing, but I don't believe that is the way they were intended to be seen. Enjoy it in segments and keep your mind clear. Let the visual and audio flow without too much thought. It is most likely that you have never seen anything quite like this before! I recommend this to all that can't get enough of this late literary outlaw.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. Duvernois TOP 1000 REVIEWER on September 22, 2009
Format: DVD
Burroughs and Gysin in a cut-up series of film pieces. Definitely not a good introduction to William S., but seriously impressive for the dedicated fan. Yeah, it'll take a couple of tries to watch it all the way through, but that is part of the point. DVD players don't come with "random" buttons alas (unlike CD players), but that might be a good way of viewing it. Rent, don't buy unless you're sure you want what's on here!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Philip R. Haller on December 2, 2008
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This is very strange, I would only recomend this to fans of Burrough's more cut up experimental books. This reminds me of an acid trip it is very bizarre. One short film just has a bizarre picture of some sort of skulls on the screen and it has Burroughs repeating one short sentence over and over again. Bill and Tony is extremely bizarre it involves Burroughs and another person stood next to each other one saying "I am Bill" and one saying "I am Tony" Then Tony will tell a story then the same sequence will start again with Bill telling the story, then Tony will become Bill etc and the story is told around 8 times in different ways. This dvd is basically unwatchable but it is great to have in your collection if your a true fan of Burroughs. Also if you dabble with music the Bill and Tony film would be amazing to sample.
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