3 user

Bill and Tony (1972)

| Short


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Dramatizations, cut ups, and psychological experimentation based on the works of William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin.

Director: Antony Balch
Stars: Antony Balch, William S. Burroughs, David Jacobs
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A bizarre silent short film showing author William S. Burroughs negotiating to buy a parrot.

Director: Antony Balch
Stars: William S. Burroughs
The Cut Ups (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The savage deconstruction of the relationship between image and reality. "Yes, Hello?", "Look at that picture," "Does it seem to be persisting?", "Good. Thank you".

Director: Antony Balch
Stars: William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Directors: Antony Balch, Genesis P-Orridge
Stars: William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin


Credited cast:
Antony Balch Antony Balch ... Tony
William S. Burroughs ... Himself


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis









Also Known As:

Who's Who See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


References Freaks (1932) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Spare, But Interesting None The Less
4 May 2008 | by Seamus2829See all my reviews

'Bill And Tony',from 1972 was another of the experimental shorts that Anthony Balch made with William S.Burroughs. This one is a sparse short where both Burroughs & Balch are addressing the camera directly, using the same exact dialog,transposing lines from one to the other. The film is shot against a black background, with Burrroughs & Balch dressed in black, giving the illusion that their heads are floating in void space. From what I read about this film, it was originally shot in Super 70mm (imagine what that must have looked like on a wide screen). Alas,the only way of seeing this little gem is on one of a handful of VHS video cassettes (legit & bootlegged),as I have not heard if it's available on DVD as of yet. Perhaps one of these days,Genesis P-Orridge (Psychic TV)will re-issue his video collection, 'Thee Films' on DVD (if it isn't already available outside of the PAL colour line system). ELEVENTH HOUR ADDITION: I just found out that 'Thee Films', originally released by Genesis P-Orridge, on T.O.P.Y. video has,in fact been re released on DVD. The only fly in the proverbial ointment is that it's only available in the U.K.,in the PAL colour line system that isn't encoded for use on American format. There are,however services that can transfer PAL to American standard,or some home computers will play European DVD's (I just thought I would let everyone know)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed