Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Swimming to Cambodia

I can say as I would suggest you do this one two puch like I did, at least not without a good bottle of scotch and some prozac! Spalding Gray had this amazing ability to make Woody Allen seem cheery and for my money that certainly says something. Jonathan Demme directed this straight forward record of Gray's monologue based on his experiences in Cambodia while working on THE KILLING FIELDS and while funny at times you can already see the caustic nature of the depression which would later cost him his life. To be sure it is the work of a genius but must be approached with care and at your own risk.


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