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Grey Gardens Hardcover – June 30, 2009
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About the Author
residents and visitors alike are sure to enjoy this unique visual retrospective.
Albert and the late David Maysles are pioneers of documentary filmmaking. In the early 1960s, they were at the forefront of a radical new method called direct cinema, in which hand-held cameras and lightweight sound equipment allowed an immediacy and spontaneity uniquely suited to non-fiction subjects. Their filmography includes "Gimme Shelter, Salesman, and "Grey Gardens.
Top Customer Reviews
The layout of this book is in a scrap book fashion with lots of original artwork from the daughters of the Maysles. One gets the feeling from this book, that it was created out of true appreciation for the Beale ladies with no self-centered agenda. This was clearly put together with the fans in mind and they definitely deliver. The Maysles daughters had access to treasures no one else could.
I would highly recommend this for every single Grey Gardens fan out there. It will be a great addition to your collection.
I really loved the beautiful artwork and the colorful pictures, but I was so hoping to see more of the layout of the house or maybe scenes that had not already been seen in the movie. The additional dialogue between the two does give more dimension to the conversations that were filmed.
The immediate disappointment though was when I was purusing the book, the entire color section became unglued from the back binding and now projects from the rest of the book. It's alot of money for cheap binding!!!
The middle section of the book does offer some additional insight about the women, but the entire last half of the book is completely useless: if you have already seen the movie or own the DVD (like I do), there really is no need to read the movie's typewritten transcript - No new information there.
Alot of work went into the book that's for sure. I just hope that my copy doesn't come completely apart from opening the pages!!
I love the drawings and dedication to detail, the references and quotes and dialogue from the film make this book feel like a living breathing experience. I like to take my time with it, and look through a few pages at a time.
This book is wondrous, magical, funny, messy and so much in tandem with the Edies themselves. I think they both would have loved it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
more about the Beales for the true Grey Gardens fans - and a wonderful CD for listening pleasure
Little Eadie sings her original song - "Come Dance with Me"
Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. There are those who find this book to be a disappointment, I on the other hand find it to be a true Grey Gardens gem. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ross F.
Cheaply made & done!!! Can't belive she is a Maysles. I sent it back for refund. GREY GARDENS is incredible though. . .Published 15 months ago by Mas
The book was not what I was expecting it to be so I returned it. No fault of Amazon or the seller--just not the book I wanted.Published 19 months ago by Pam