One Of The Strangest And Subtlest Films Ever Made, The Maysles Brothers Documentary Grey Gardens Today Boasts As Devoted A Following As One Flew Over The Cuckoo S Nest Or Harold And Maude Shot At Grey Gardens, The Dilapidated East Hamptons Mansion Of Big Edie And Little Edie Beale, Aunt And Cousin To Jackie Onassis, This Classic Of Cinema Verite Tracks The Beales Eccentric And Sequestered Lives Which Consist Mostly Of Doing Nothing, But With A Mesmerizing Zest And Volubility Little Edie S Magical Aphorisms Raccoons And Cats Become A Little Bit Boring, She Sighs Towards The End Of The Film, I Mean For Too Long A Time Are Gems Of Unwitting Camp, And Between Her Observations, Her Costumes, The Incredibly Bizarre Mother Daughter Tensions, The Cats, Raccoons And The Beautiful Ruins Of Grey Gardens Itself, Doing Nothing Amounts To Everything Indeed, It Amounts To A Tragicomedy Of Enormous Emotional PunchThis Eclectic Volume Offers A Myriad Of Collaged Illustrations, Photographs, Film Stills, Production Notes And Other Archival Materials Alongside Transcripts Of The Beales Own Stories And Conversations Edited From Unreleased Grey Gardens Sound Recordings Structured To Mirror The Maysles Own Approach To The World Of The Beales, It Closely Resembles The Enchanting Clutter Of The Mansion, A Self Contained World Littered With Mementos And Telling Ephemera It Also Reproduces Unpublished Photographs By Both Albert And David Maysles With An Introduction By Albert Maysles, Drawings And Illustrations By Albert S Daughter, Rebekah Maysles And An Appendix With The Full Transcript Of Grey Gardens, As Well As An Audio CD Of Sound Recordings Capturing The Beales At Their Best, This Book Is The Essential Companion To The Film And A Beautiful Testimony To Its Legacy The Minute CD That Comes With The Book Contains Conversations With The Beales And Their Friends, Songs And Poetry Recited By The Two Edies And Audio Of The Beales During And After Watching The Film For The First Time Beautiful book This is a wonderful companion to the the original documentary If you can t get a hold of the original, this is the next best thing The audio cd is wonderful and the book is almost laid out like a scrapbook in many sections It gives you an intimate behind the scenes of the making of the documentary from the view of the filmmakers too Fabulous and classic Child like, amateur scrapbook esque, it s the perfect literary companion behind the scene showcase for the doc.
Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Grey Gardens book, this is one of the most wanted Sara Maysles author readers around the world.
- 200 pages
- Grey Gardens
- Sara Maysles
- 06 May 2019 Sara Maysles