True Stories

True Stories

DVD - 2018
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"Music icon David Byrne was inspired by tabloid headlines to make his sole foray into feature-film directing, an ode to the extraordinariness of ordinary American life and a distillation ot what was in his own idiosyncratic mind. The Talking Heads front man plays a visitor to Virgil, Texas, who introduces us to the citizens of the town during preparations for its Celebration of Specialness. As shot by cinematographer Ed Lachman, Texas becomes a hyperrealistic late-capitalist landscape of endless vistas, shopping malls, and prefab metal buildings. In True Stories, Byrne uses his songs to stitch together pop iconography, voodoo rituals, and a singular variety show--all in the service of uncovering the rich mysteries that lurk under the surface of everyday experience"--Container.
Publisher: [New York, New York] :, The Criterion Collection,, [2018]
Edition: Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781681435275
Branch Call Number: DVD FICTION TRU
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (unpaged : color illustrations)
4 3/4 in.,color
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cmarie20
Dec 29, 2018

Freakin' weird.

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bjustin
Apr 24, 2015

Great film! Byrne sees the strange world we live in as an alien from another planet might. The result is great fun, wit, and genius.

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