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Paul Bowles

Highest Rated:   85% Senso (1954)
Lowest Rated:   50% The Sheltering Sky (1990)
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An artist of literary and musical legend, Paul Bowles could also be considered one of the grandfathers of the Beat movement. A native New Yorker, Bowles began dabbling in poetry as a child and shortly thereafter began studying music with Aaron Copland, and later formed a working relationship with Leonard Bernstein. During the 1930s and 1940s, he became a mentor, of sorts, to a number of young writers including the likes of William Burroughs and Allen Ginsburg. Also, during the same time period, Bowles composed musicals on Broadway, as well as featured music for the stage works of Tennessee Williams, William Saroyan, and Orson Welles. His music and his literature were almost exactly polar opposites of each other, with his music having been described as light and enchanting. His novels, on the other hand, tended to highlight darker themes. Bowles was married to fellow writer Jane Sydney Auer, which proved to be a very unconventional marriage, due to the fact that both Bowles and his wife were homosexual and both enjoyed extramarital affairs. Bowles died in late 1999, at the age of 88.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Paul Bowles: The Cage Door Is Always Open
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles
  • Screenwriter
1999
No Score Yet Night Waltz: The Music of Paul Bowles
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Paul Bowles: Half Moon
  • Erzaehler
1995
No Score Yet Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider
  • Actor
1994
50% The Sheltering Sky
  • Narrator
1990
No Score Yet 8 X 8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements
  • Actor
1957
85% Senso
  • Screenwriter
1954
No Score Yet Halfmoon
  • Actor

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