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Dreams with Sharp Teeth (2008)

A documentary on speculative fiction writer and essayist Harlan Ellison.

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A documentary on speculative fiction writer and essayist Harlan Ellison.

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Director Nelson was only 24 when he first videotaped Ellison at a typewriter for a March 1981 PBS documentary about science fiction and fantasy writers - footage that is included in this film See more »

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Harlan Ellison: Are
[other writers]
Harlan Ellison: any less the media whore than I? I think not. Nobody's offered to buy their soul. I sell my soul, but at the highest rates.
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Featured in An Evening with Sharp Teeth (2009) See more »

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Even if you don't know a thing about him, it's funny and revealing of human nature
22 August 2009 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

I had the privilege of watching this with two other people who saw Harlan Ellison with me at a now legendary appearance in the late 80's in Toronto, and we kept looking at each other and snickering. But even if you never saw him live, read any of his work, or had any familiarity with him at all, you can appreciate this documentary as being about a man WORTHY of a documentary. He's just that bloody entertaining.

The soundtrack - by Richard Thompson, the legendary Brit folkie - is amazing, by the way.

Some of the camera work is really amateurish, but most of the straight interview footage is well shot. The camera work and the parts that got left out of Ellison's bio - probably in deference to his storied litigiousness - are what knocked this down to 8 out of 10.

His initial 'interview' with Robin Williams is worth watching even if you can't spend the time on the rest of the movie. Within minutes we were all helplessly laughing.

If you're at all interested in SF, either literary or media, movies, have a love affair with the English language or just want to see what it's like to be a legendary, visionary, prolific, brilliant and uncompromising pain in the rear, see this film. I intend to watch it again as some of the dialogue went by so fast I missed it, and it was really, really funny.


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