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Swimming to Cambodia (1987)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  April 1987 (USA)
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Spalding Gray tells about his participation in the film, "The Killing Fields" & the background story about the troubles of Cambodia.

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Spalding Gray sits behind a desk throughout the entire film and recounts his exploits and chance encounters while playing a minor role in the film 'The Killing Fields'. At the same time, he gives a background to the events occurring in Cambodia at the time the film was set. Written by Peter Goldsack <peteg@hpsqf.sqf.hp.com>

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Spalding Gray: Saturday, June 18, 1983, Hua Hin, Gulf of Siam, Thailand. It is the first day off in a long time and about 130 of us were trying to get a little rest and relaxation out by this pool by this very modern hotel that looks something like a, uh, a very modern prison, something like the prisons, or uh, private prisons people are investing in here in the united states instead of hotels, something like a pleasure prison.
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Monologue about filming 'The Killing Fields' reveals genius shock!
31 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Spalding's 'Swimming to Cambodia' defies the preconceptions often brought to a movie: we get to see one man at a desk, with a lamp and a glass of water, and a map of Cambodia with a pointer to help. And then Gray's amazing ability to hook the listener into his amazing free improvised anecdotes makes it worth a thousand blockbusters. Demme's film prior to this was 'Something Wild'... this is wilder and wittier. Do yourself a favour and watch. Spalding's tragic suicide last year brings a poignant edge to many of his existential observations, but this is uplifting, entertaining, funny and harrowing all in one. And it's a monologue. Sam Shephard once said it was impossible to compare anyone to Spalding, so unique was he. Here's the proof.


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