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Obscene : a portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press

Author: Neil Ortenberg; Daniel O'Connor; Double O Films.; Arthouse Films.
Publisher: New York : Double O Film, 2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the life and work of Barney Rosset, the influential head of Grove Press and the Evergreen Review, who published such groundbreaking works of fiction as Lady Chatterley's Lover, Naked Lunch, and Tropic of Cancer, while fighting the U.S. government's obscenity laws along the way.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Named Person: Barney Rosset; Barney Rosset
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Ortenberg; Daniel O'Connor; Double O Films.; Arthouse Films.
OCLC Number: 317068206
Notes: Special features: Original theatrical trailer ; Barney Rosset extended interview ; Spike the poodle killer ; Get me out of this camp! ; Three years of torment ; Going the final step ; Illiterates ; Rum and Coke ; This oblivious prostitute.
"Contains nudity & strong language"--Container.
Credits: Producers, Tanya Ager Meillier, Alexander Meillier ; director of photography, Alexander Meillier ; editor, Tanya Ager Meillier.
Performer(s): Barney Rosset, John Waters, Gore Vidal, Ray Manzarek, Erica Jong, John Sayles, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, John Rechy, Michael McClure.
Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby digital ; NTSC ; 4:3 aspect ratio.
Responsibility: Arthouse Films, Curiously Bright Entertainment and Double O Film Productions presents a Neil Ortenberg and Daniel O'Connor film.

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Chronicles the life and work of Barney Rosset, the influential head of Grove Press and the Evergreen Review, who published such groundbreaking works of fiction as Lady Chatterley's Lover, Naked Lunch, and Tropic of Cancer, while fighting the U.S. government's obscenity laws along the way.

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