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Swimming to cambodia gray spalding rosenblatt roger leverett james Rating: 8,9/10 289 reviews

Swimming to Cambodia by Spalding Gray, Roger Rosenblatt, and James Leverett by Spalding Gray, Roger Rosenblatt, and James Leverett

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Spalding Gray's spellbinding journey into genocide, jingoism, the sybaritic pleasures and natural beauty of Thailand and the therapeutic value of making big-budget war films. He mixes it with bits of wry comedy and anecdotes, and mixes in a bit of history and politics for good measure. There is great lighting and film style to go along with it. I had never heard of Spalding Gray but his book looked interesting. This film is worth playing again and again and again. Millions of satisfied customers and climbing. His final, unfinished monologue, Life Interrupted: The Unfinished Monologue is accompanied by the epitaphs of those who knew and loved him, and who were saddened by but understood his final succumbing to depression in 2004.

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Swimming to Cambodia (Paperback)

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After having observed the monologue in its entirety, I would suggest that, rather than being about both in equal measure, it could be more accurately called the story of how learning about the Cambodian Genocide influenced the life of one man. At a memorial gathering for family, friends and fans at Lincoln Center in New York, his widow expressed the need to honor Gray's legacy as an artist and writer for his children, as well as for future generations of fans and readers. I really enjoy this story. Spalding Gray is a sit-down monologist with the soul of a stand-up comedian. But after watching I rented the killing fields and researched Mr. For me the two are very different experiences. Spalding Gray is a sit-down monologist with the soul of a stand-up comedian.

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Swimming to Cambodia by Spalding Gray, Roger Rosenblatt, James Leverett (9781559362542)

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This is about the Killing Fields. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. His appearance in The Killing Fields was the inspiration for his Swimming to Cambodia, which was also filmed by Jonathan Demme. His energy and passion is contagious. While researching information about the movie, its message, and whatnot and so forth many years ago, I stumbled upon this - a monologue that was transcribed about a very odd man in a a self-admitted little role in one of my favorite films. Spalding Gray took his own life by jumping from the Staten Island ferry into the waters of New York Harbor, finally succumbing to the impossible notion that he could in fact swim to Cambodia.

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Swimming to Cambodia : Spalding Gray : 9781559362542

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Those who may recognize him from his work in small film roles Beaches Special Edition , King of the Hill , or theater including a much-loved role as the Stage Manager in Our Town may be surprised to learn of his collection of solo stage work. Playwrights Canada Press operates on land which, for thousands of years, has been the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe, MĂ©tis, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Perhaps it is funnier in delivery, and now I feel as though I must see the movie. Nevertheless, this book is the reason I am a reader possibly also why I am a writer. A contemporary Gulliver, he travels the globe in search of experience and finds the ridiculous. Taking his small role in The Killing Fields as a point of reference, Gray created a timeless and inspired odyssey for our time - a high speed adventure that swerves and plunges between outrageous hilarity and chilling revelation.

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Swimming to Cambodia

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G6759A37 2005 Dewey Decimal 791. Writer, actor and performer, Spalding Gray is the author of Sex and Death to the Age 14; Monster in a Box; It's a Slippery Slope; Gray's Anatomy and Morning, Noon and Night, among other works. Cover and binding are undamaged and pages show minimal use. In doing so, he entered our hearts—my heart—because he made his struggle my struggle. He actually brings you to the places he is talking about, its like you can see Thailand and experience the production of the Killing Fields. Don't expect Saplding Gray to pull his punches here. Those unfamiliar with Spalding Gray's works may be perplexed by his self-centered, occasionally manic or depressive, and deeply personal ramblings.

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Swimming to Cambodia

swimming to cambodia gray spalding rosenblatt roger leverett james

Gray is captivating as he sits on a darkened stage with his words and topics accented with strategic lighting, maps, sounds and video clips. Gray's work should be explored as a whole; the narrative of his life informed and expanded on continuing themes of anxiety, his mother's battle with mental illness and early-middle-aged suicide, his relationships with women, his eventual fatherhood. His vivid storytelling and animated delivery create lasting images in the mind of the viewer, so don't let the fact that this movie takes place entirely behind a desk hinder your enjoyment of the story. This was his most famous and well recieved work. His appearance in The Killing Fields was the inspiration for his Swimming to Cambodia, which was also filmed by Jonathan Demme.

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Swimming to Cambodia (Paperback)

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Spalding Gray took his own life by jumping from the Staten Island ferry into the waters of New York Harbor, finally succumbing to the impossible notion that he could in fact swim to Cambodia. As is so often the case for me, reunion with a book is a disappointment. At a memorial gathering for family, friends and fans at Lincoln Center in New York, his widow expressed the need to honor Gray's legacy as an artist and writer for his children, as well as for future generations of fans and readers. I was absolutely mesmerized by this performance. This is about our involvement in that history. He indulges himself frequently in various drugs and new age nonsense, is a mass of neurotic notions, immerses himself in gallons of liquor and hires whores.

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Swimming to Cambodia by Spalding Gray

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Spalding Gray took his own life by jumping from the Staten Island ferry into the waters of New York Harbor, finally succumbing to the impossible notion that he could in fact swim to Cambodia. Book shows only very slight signs of use. Second read, sure reunion would mean the same thing as first time, but what can I say? Suicide and art are thick as thieves. His life became my life. At a memorial gathering for family, friends and fans at Lincoln Center in New York, his widow expressed the need to honor Gray’s legacy as an artist and writer for his children, as well as for future generations of fans and readers.

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