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Drug-Taking and the Arts (1994)

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Interesting Documentary
15 August 2003 | by (San Tropez, France) – See all my reviews

Storm Thorgeson directs this insightful documentary. Based on the idea that drugs have influenced some of our greatest minds (Poe, Baudelaire etc.) it documents just how influential drug experiences have been on the minds of great writers, poets and thinkers. It shows that one hundred years ago many people thirsted for some form of 'drug' to fuel imagination and creativity. Storm Thorgeson may be known to some viewers as the designer of Pink Floyd album covers. Informative, enjoyable, and spiritual...


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