Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters Reviews
The movie is a study of one man ever increasing obsession to create perfect representation of his thoughts. Far any concept of photography, Crewdson obsession with perfection drives him to fabricate backdrops on a grand scale and control every detail in them.
The movie follows Crewdson through his process of envisioning concepts and following through with an emotion or thought evoking disturbing, surreal images. Teams of lighting crews spend days setting up enormous lighting rigs, cutting down street signs and manhandling the locals to insure the large scale production reach their goals. More like a movie production teams assistance gather 20 or 30 lamps so Greg can pick one for the shot. Sets are built to exacting specs and much work is spent artificially aging them.
There are some brief interviews of the arc of his ?Beneath the Roses? through the present.