Burroughs by Howard Brookner

Part of the Editor's Choice series.

BOMB 7 Fall 1983

Home of the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company

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This is Wittgenstein: “If we have a prerecorded universe in which everything is prerecorded, then the only thing that is not prerecorded are the prerecordings themselves! If with my cut ups I was attempting to tamper with the original prerecordings, then I think I have succeeded to some modest extent.”

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Allen Ginsburg, Photograph of William Burroughs, NYC 1953.

“… it was the piecemeal portrait of a very strange man. And it was fascinating, as intermittently beautiful and as funny as the man’s own work.”

—Lucy Hughes Hallett, The Standard

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Allen Ginsburg, Lucien Cart, William Burroughs.

“… If he is a demon, he is one who has cleverly disguised himself as an elf; like many genuises, he has retained a childlike quality which renders him invulnerable …”

—Peter Ackroyd, The Times

V. Vale by Karlynne Ejercito
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Filming the Unspeakable: The Cinema of Yvonne Rainer by Dana Reinoos
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Radical feminist films from the legendary choreographer, artist, and dancer

Kevin Jerome Everson by Jordan Cronk
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“I don’t make films for the audience, I make them for the subjects, and I try to position those subjects and the camera so that there’s a element of generosity between the two.”

Antonio Campos and Robert Greene by Nicholas Elliott
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Two films tell the tragic story of reporter Christine Chubbuck’s on-air suicide in 1974.

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BOMB 7, Fall 1983
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