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Writer:
Erik Nelson (writer)
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Release Date:
4 June 2008 (USA) See more »
Plot:
A documentary on speculative fiction writer and essayist Harlan Ellison. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Harlan Ellison ... Himself

Robin Williams ... Himself

Neil Gaiman ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Edie Adams ... Trina Yale in 'The Oscar' (archive footage)

Haskell Barkin ... Himself

Tony Bennett ... Hymie Kelly in 'The Oscar' (archive footage)

Stephen Boyd ... Frank Fane in 'The Oscar' (archive footage)
Michael Cassutt ... Himself

Peter David ... Himself
Stu Levin ... Himself

Ronald D. Moore ... Himself
Josh Olson ... Himself
Nicholas Podbrey ... Himself
Dan Simmons ... Himself
Tom Snyder ... Himself (archive footage)

Elke Sommer ... Kay Bergdahl in 'The Oscar' (archive footage)

Jill St. John ... Laurel Scott in 'The Oscar' (archive footage)
Connie Willis ... Herself
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Directed by
Erik Nelson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Erik Nelson  writer

Produced by
Randall M. Boyd .... co-producer
Amy Briamonte .... executive producer
Erik Nelson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Thompson 
 
Cinematography by
Wes Dorman 
 
Film Editing by
Randall M. Boyd 
 
Makeup Department
Lorraine Martin .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Glenn Bates .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Douglas Martin .... visual effects supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Bartholomew Burcham .... assistant editor
Herrianne Cayabyab .... assistant on-line editor
Terence Curren .... colorist
Terence Curren .... on-line editor
Colin Hatton .... post-production coordinator
David W. Ryan .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Colin Hatton .... post-production coordinator
 

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USA:96 min
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Trivia:
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 filmSee more »
Quotes:
Harlan Ellison:I want to have your children.
Robin Williams:Yeah, well, I've got three, I'll send one over.
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Solid Documentary, 22 November 2009
Author: Bosch (toxicwaste@tpg.com.au) from Australia

DREAMS WITH SHARP TEETH is a low-budget documentary about Ellison made by Erik Nelson that dates back to 1981, when Nelson interviewed Ellison for TV. Various friends and associates provide on-camera commentaries about Harlan Ellison's fiction, career, romances, personality, and how he affected their lives and world views. However, the majority of screen time is taken up by Ellison himself: reading passages from stories, telling jokes, relating childhood memories, showing us around his amazing house (nicknamed The Lost Aztec Temple of Mars), talking candidly about social issues and writing projects, or just bumming around Los Angeles. Even though there's about 60 clips of Ellison on YouTube, fans should grab DREAMS WITH SHARP TEETH because it's a priceless distillation of the phenomenon that is Harlan Ellison, warts and all.

The only problem is that at 96 minutes, the documentary is too brief. Maybe that's a compliment? For example, the archive clips could have run a few minutes longer without tormenting people's bladders and taxing the film's editor. The US DVD includes snippets of story readings, footage of the premier in LA, and an extended chat with Neil Gaiman over pizza.

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