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Brion Gysin (1916–1986)

Born to Canadian parents during the First World War - his father died at the Battle of the Somme. In 1921 settled in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with his mother. Became an artist in the late 1930s and a writer in the 1940s. Became well know for a surreal style of art, and with William S. Burroughs devises the style of writing known as "cut-ups." ... See full bio »


(age 70) in Paris, France

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 1966 The Cut Ups (Short)
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 1994 Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider (Documentary) (paintings by)
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 1985 Ornette: Made in America (Documentary)
 1983 Burroughs: The Movie (Documentary)
 1983 Arena (TV Series documentary)
- Burroughs (1983)
 1982 First Transmission (Video documentary)
Himself (segment "Brion Gysin's Dream Machine")
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 2008 Flicker (Documentary)

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Minutes to Go (1959) (writing compilation, with William S. Burroughs, Sinclair Belles, Gregory Corso) See more »

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