The Loss of Nameless Things (2004)

The Loss of Nameless Things





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Documentary filmmaker Bill Rose examines the tragic fall from grace of the playwright whom many critics believed to be the next great voice in American theater with this film telling the story of Grinder's Stand scribe Oakley Hall III. The son of famed novelist Oakley Hall, Hall III first began to garner attention as the co-founder and artistic director of the Lexington Conservatory Theater in upstate New York. The year was 1978, and Hall III's work had recently been optioned by Joseph Papp of … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
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Written By: Bill Rose
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On DVD: Mar 20, 2007

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This documentary isn't really about the true loss of nameless things but, it is about the loss of things that a lunatic can no longer, or can barely, comprehend. He was, and I suppose is, a very interesting character. But, there was a point while watching this documentary that I found myself wondering if this documentary wasn't about the plummeting ridiculousness of a man who in different aspects could be considered the "good side of Charles Manson", or perhaps the "not so negative side of Charles Manson", to the idea that such (a) thing(s) could even possibly exist.

I found Oakley Hall (Where the hell did the name "Tad" come from anyway!??) to be a very eccentric dichotomously strange fish; ...a paranoid & unpredictable self destructive sociopath on one hand and a very intelligent & talented writer with amazing potential on the other. Something of a mixture, a concoction consisting of various qualities, from such individuals as Ted Kazinski (the unabomber), Charles Manson, Francis Ford Coppola, and Samuel Clemmons (Mark Twain). Good to see that he finally shaved off the unibrow! (Or perhaps somebody shaved it for him; regardless, he definitely doesn't look as much like a crazed idiot without it!!) I would have appreciated the movie itself much more if they, at the end of the film, had put pictures up of everyone in the film who was interviewed, one right after the other with their names being displayed along with their pictures as they appeared, with perhaps a brief description of what each person does and where they were headed by the time post production on the film was wrapping up, including Oakley Hall himself! (Also, a description of why his exwife/lover "Mary" and their son apparently declined to appear in the film.)

I recommend this only to those who are interested in acting and specifically in theatre. And perhaps also to those interested in self-medication with drugs and in brain injuries!

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