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Grey Gardens

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Grey Gardens (1975) is one of most important documentary films of the past thirty years, gaining the status of a cult classic. Matthew Tinkcom argues that the film reshaped documentary cinema by moving the non-fiction camera to the heart of the household, a private space into which film-makers had seldom previously ventured.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by British Film Institute
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Patrick McCoy
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: film, criticism
The BFI: Grey Gardens (2011) edition written by Matthew Tinkcom was insightful in providing the context in which the film was made. There are three sections that follow the Introduction: 1. 'We Belong Together': Melodrama as Non-Fiction in Grey Gardens, 2. 'The Revolutionary Costume': Little Eddie and Fashion, and 3. 'If you can't get a man to propose to you, you might as well be dead!': Direct Cinema and the Problem of Seduction. This is followed by the Conclusion: 'I'm pulverized by this lates ...more
Kara Martin
Apr 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Like a term paper. Interesting points and perspectives. Glad I read it.
Cody
Jun 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
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A little too "scholarly". Read like an affected thesis.
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