William Eggleston in the Real World (2005)

William Eggleston in the Real World



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Photographer William Eggleston created a sensation in the art world in 1976 when a collection of his work went on display at the Museum of Modern Art. While the Memphis native's work went against the grain of the conventions of art photography of the day with their heavily saturated colors and oblique, seemingly careless framings, in time critics developed an enthusiasm for his work, and one critic cited the show as "the beginning of modern color photography." Filmmaker Michael Almereyda is an … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
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Written By: Michael Almereyda
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On DVD: Feb 14, 2006
Palm Pictures

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All Critics (23) | Top Critics (13)

An uncannily revealing portrait of a major American artist at work, all the more remarkable for the deceptive casualness with which it unfolds, as if Almereyda had just shown up.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
L.A. Weekly
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William Eggleston in the Real World offers an admiring and affectionate, if also unillusioned, view of its subject at work, play, and not much of anything (a suitably Egglestonian activity).

Full Review… | December 2, 2005
Boston Globe
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The result isn't particularly mesmerizing, but it does offer a well-rounded portrait that will be of particular interest to photography lovers.

September 22, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
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Eggleston's rigor might be mistaken for languor, but Almereyda has just the temperament to get it right.

Full Review… | September 2, 2005
New York Daily News
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Ultimately, biodoc is less about Eggleston living in the 'real world' than about Almereyda filming there.

September 1, 2005
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Consistently more intriguing than Almereyda's recent documentary of a Sam Shepard play rehearsal (This So-Called Disaster), in part due to the subject's taciturn nature and his disinterest in the hows and the wherefores of his craft.

Full Review… | September 1, 2005
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