Naked lunch : exterminate all rational thought

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[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 1991, ℗2017.
Director-approved special edition.
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2 videodiscs (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
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General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.
General Note
Based on the book by William S. Burroughs.
General Note
Special features: [disc 1] Feature film and audio commentary by Cronenberg and Weller ; [disc 2] "Naked making lunch" a 1992 documentary by Chris Radley about the making of the film, special effects gallery, featuring artwork and photos alongside an essay by Cinefex editor Jody Duncan, collection of original marketing materials, audio recording of William S. Burroughs reading from his novel Naked Lunch, gallery of photos taken by Allen Ginsberg of Burroughs, film stills gallery, Plus: an essay by film critic Janet Maslin.
Creation/Production Credits
Photography, Peter Suschitzky ; editor, Ronald Sanders ; music, Howard Shore, Ornette Coleman and the Ornette Coleman Trio.
Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, Monique Mercure, Nicholas Campbell, Michael Zelniker, Robert A. Silverman, Joseph Scorsiani, Roy Scheider.
Part-time pest-control man and full-time drug addict Bill Lee (Weller) seeks escape from his troubled existence in 1953 New York and flees to Interzone (a hallucinatory version of Tangiers) where reality and fantasy have merged. It's a strange, surreal landscape inhabited by mugwumps, half-alien, half-insect creatures, man-sized centipedes, carnivorous typewriters and bizarre humans. Compelled to make sense of this alien territory, he writes a book called "Naked lunch."
Target Audience
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
System Details
DVD format; NTSC; region 1; enhanced widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital surround 2.0.
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Cronenberg, D., Thomas, J., Shore, H., Weller, P., Coleman, O., Davis, J., Holm, I., Sands, J., Mercure, M., Scheider, R., & Burroughs, W. S. (19912017). Naked lunch: exterminate all rational thought (Director-approved special edition.). Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

David Cronenberg et al.. 19912017. Naked Lunch: Exterminate All Rational Thought. [Irvington, N.Y.]: Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

David Cronenberg et al.. Naked Lunch: Exterminate All Rational Thought [Irvington, N.Y.]: Criterion Collection, 19912017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Cronenberg, David, et al. Naked Lunch: Exterminate All Rational Thought Director-approved special edition., Criterion Collection, 19912017.

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