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Loaded gun : life, and death, and Dickinson

Author: Steve GentileJames WolpawJill Anne JacobsJulie HarrisBilly CollinsAll authors
Publisher: [Boston?] : Steve Gentile & Jim Wolpaw, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A filmmaker who is stumped but captivated by Emily Dickinson's poetry searches for 'flashes of insight' into the elusive poet beyond those offered by his lively but traditional interviews with experts such as actress Julie Harris and U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins. So he turns to shrinks, a sensitive, a stand-up comic, a rock band, even a fan with an Emily tattoo across his back. Still unsatisfied, he holds  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Emily Dickinson; Emily Dickinson; Emily Dickinson
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Gentile; James Wolpaw; Jill Anne Jacobs; Julie Harris; Billy Collins; Polly Longsworth; Daniel Lombardo; Lesley Dill; Independent Television Service.; Center for Independent Documentary.
ISBN: 0972708812 9780972708814
OCLC Number: 51955502
Credits: Editor and cinematographer, Steve Gentile.
Performer(s): Narrators: Jim Wolpaw, Jill Anne Jacobs; interviewees: Julie Harris, Billy Collins, Polly Longsworth, Dan Lombardo, Lesley Dill.
Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: produced by Steve Gentile and James Wolpaw ; written and directed by James Wolpaw ; produced in association with the Independent Television Service and the Center for Independent Documentary.

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"A filmmaker who is stumped but captivated by Emily Dickinson's poetry searches for 'flashes of insight' into the elusive poet beyond those offered by his lively but traditional interviews with experts such as actress Julie Harris and U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins. So he turns to shrinks, a sensitive, a stand-up comic, a rock band, even a fan with an Emily tattoo across his back. Still unsatisfied, he holds auditions in which dozens of actresses recite poems and improvise Dickinsonian answers to questions about God, and Death, and Love. Rising above all the speculation and spectacle are varied readings of over 50 Dickinson poems."--Container.

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