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True Stories

Spine #951



Release:
Nov 27, 2018
$49.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD 5.1 Surround
  • English subtitles

True Stories

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Directed By: David Byrne
Licensor: Warner Brothers Home Entertainment
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Music icon David Byrne was inspired by tabloid headlines to make this sole foray into feature film directing, an ode to the extraordinariness of ordinary American life and a distillation of what was in his own idiosyncratic mind. Byrne 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.

Supplements
  • New documentary about the film’s production, featuring David Byrne, Ed Lachman, writer Stephen Tobolowsky, executive producer Edward Pressman, coproducer Karen Murphy, fashion-show costume designer Adelle Lutz, consultant Christina Patoski, actor Jo Harvey Allen, and musician Terry Allen
  • CD with 23 songs, containing the film’s complete soundtrack, compiled here for the first time
  • Real Life (1986), a short documentary by Pamela Yates and Newton Thomas Sigel made on the set of the film
  • No Time to Look Back, a new homage to Virgil, Texas, the fictional town where True Stories is set
  • New program about designer Tibor Kalman and his influence on Byrne and role in the film, featuring David Byrne and Kalman’s wife, artist Maira Kalman
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • An essay by critic Rebecca Bengal, along with new pieces by journalist and author David Byrne and Joe Nick Patoski, a 1986 piece by actor Spalding Gray on the film’s production, some of

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