quinta-feira, 23 de dezembro de 2010

Henry Miller Asleep and Awake (1975)


Tom Schiller's 1975 short documentary (35mins) follows Miller from the microcosmos of his very own shit-hole to a mock-up 1890s New York of his childhood -- or "that old shit-hole, New York'" (in fact the set for Hello Dolly, with Barbra Streisand & Walter Matthau, 1969). Schiller describes his documentary this way: 'A guided tour of the pictures and artefacts of his bathroom' ... though it feels to be very much more than that.