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Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider (1994)

Filmed in Morocco and featuring exclusive interviews with cultural icons such as Allen Ginsberg, PAUL BOWLES: THE COMPLETE OUTSIDER explores the esoteric life of the man who wrote the The ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Paul Bowles ... Himself
Edouard Roditi Edouard Roditi ... Himself - Poet and Critic
Allen Ginsberg ... Himself - Poet
Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno ... Himself - Biographer
Ned Rorem Ned Rorem ... Himself - Composer
Millicent Dillon Millicent Dillon ... Herself - Biographer
Charles Henri Ford Charles Henri Ford ... Himself - Poet
Aimé Serfati Aimé Serfati ... Himself - Hotelier
Michelle Greene Michelle Greene ... Herself - Writer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lanie Conklin Lanie Conklin ... Narrator (voice)
Brian Woolfenden Brian Woolfenden ... Readings (voice)
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Filmed in Morocco and featuring exclusive interviews with cultural icons such as Allen Ginsberg, PAUL BOWLES: THE COMPLETE OUTSIDER explores the esoteric life of the man who wrote the The Sheltering Sky, one of the most provocative and influential novels of the 20th century. As an icon to the Beat Generation, Bowles' writing and life has influenced everyone from William Burroughs (whose Naked Lunch was inspired by Bowles), to David Cronenberg's film of the same name, to Bernardo Bertolucci, whose film adaptation of The Sheltering Sky was a critical and popular hit. Bowles led an enigmatic existence on the outskirts of accepted moral behavior in harsh but beautiful Morocco. Despite being married (to fellow author Jane Bowles), Bowles and his wife had numerous homosexual affairs. The film explores not only his development as a writer and composer, but also his complicated personal life.

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA | Morocco

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Tangier, Morocco

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Paul Bowles attended the University of Virginia. See more »

Connections

Features The Sheltering Sky (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

A Little Closer Please
Written by Paul Bowles
Courtesy of New World Records
Recorded Anthology of American Music, Inc.
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