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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 »

Died:

(age 70) in Paris, France

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Known For

Burroughs: The Movie
(1983)
First Transmission
First Transmission Himself (segment "Brion Gysin's Dream Machine")
(1982)
The Dream Machine
(1983)

Filmography

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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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 2005 Ghost at No. 9 (Documentary short)
Himself
 1985 Ornette: Made in America (Documentary)
Himself
 1983 Burroughs: The Movie (Documentary)
 1983 Arena (TV Series documentary)
- Burroughs (1983)
 1983 The Dream Machine (Documentary short)
Himself
 1982 First Transmission (Video documentary)
Himself (segment "Brion Gysin's Dream Machine")
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 2008 Flicker (Documentary)
Himself
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Other Works:

The Last Museum (1986) (novel) See more »
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Star Sign:

Capricorn

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