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Gang of souls : a generation of beat poets

Author: William S BurroughsAllen GinsbergMarianne FaithfullJim CarrollJohn GiornoAll authors
Publisher: Oaks, PA: MVD Music Video Distributors, 2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Maria Beatty's documentary exploring the insights and influences of the American Beat Poets. The film conveys their consciousness and sensibility through interviews with William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Diane Di Prima, among others. Also weaves in additional commentary from contemporary musicians, poets and writers such as Marianne Faithfull, Richard Hell, Lydia Lunch and Henry Rollins. Also expands upon how the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: William S Burroughs; Allen Ginsberg; Marianne Faithfull; Jim Carroll; John Giorno; Gregory Corso; Diane Di Prima; Ed Sanders; Anne Waldman; Henry Rollins; Richard Hell; Lydia Lunch, vocalist.; Maria Beatty; Giorno Poetry Systems Institute.
OCLC Number: 234192356
Performer(s): William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Marianne Faithfull, Jim Carroll, John Giorno, Gregory Corso, Diane Di Prima, Ed Sanders, Anne Waldman, Henry Rollins, Richard Hell, Lydia Lunch.
Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: producer and director, Maria Beatty.

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Maria Beatty's documentary exploring the insights and influences of the American Beat Poets. The film conveys their consciousness and sensibility through interviews with William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Diane Di Prima, among others. Also weaves in additional commentary from contemporary musicians, poets and writers such as Marianne Faithfull, Richard Hell, Lydia Lunch and Henry Rollins. Also expands upon how the poets reached new levels of creativity and inspired social change. With interviews by Winchester Chimes, Tom Becker, and Kathryn Simon.

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