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David Lynch: The Art Life

David Lynch: The Art Life is a movie starring David Lynch, Lula Lynch, and Edwina Lynch. Artist and filmmaker David Lynch discusses his early life and the events that shaped his outlook on art and the creative process.

Other Titles
デヴィッド・リンチ アートライフ, David Lynch: A művészélet, David Lynch: A Vida de um Artista, David Lynch: The Art Life - A Vida Arte, David Lynch: Yaşam Sanatı, David Lynch the Art Life, David Lynch: La vie artistique, Davidas Lynchas: menininko gyvenimas, David Lynch, żyć sztuką, David Lynch The Art Life, David Lynch: Az én m&369vészetem
Running Time
1 hours 28 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Biography, Documentary
Director
Jon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Rick Barnes
Actors
Edwina Lynch, Lula Lynch, Donald Lynch, David Lynch
Country
Denmark, USA
Year
2016
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

David Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinema's most enigmatic directors. David Lynch the Art Life infuses Lynch's own art, music and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world, giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. As Lynch states "I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and color them, even if they're new ideas, the past colors them."

Comments about biography «David Lynch: The Art Life» (24)

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Tyler G.

Wish I could of loved this better, it could have been way more better but it was interesting to see different parts of the book done so well. So if you haven't seen it yet see it, you won't regret it.

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Joshua

During the 1980s, cult filmmaker and filmmaker Roger Corman created one of the first art films, 'Mute'. The resulting film was a cult classic, and one of the most important films in the 80s. It was called "Life of Brian" in Britain, and even though it was a critical and commercial failure, it's popularity still makes up for it. The movie, however, is only for fans of cult films, or fans of filmmakers who've worked with one of the most influential films of all time. Roger Corman, who died in 2011, was a prolific American director who made movies that became cult classics, and was one of the best directors of his generation. He made films such as "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", "Unforgiven", "Carnage", "War of the Worlds" and "Triangle". His film career started off with "Mute", which is a controversial film and the first film to ever be banned in the United States, but it's got to be one of the most influential films in the 80s. This documentary is about the making of "Mute", but also the director's influence on the cult phenomenon that was "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and "War of the Worlds". It's a great documentary about the cult phenomenon of "Mute", and it gives the audience a look into the minds of the cult film fanatics that "Mute" has become. It also shows the importance of Roger Corman's film. I think this is a good documentary about the cult film and cult filmmaker, and it's great to watch, because it's a film that everyone should see, regardless of whether or not you're a cult fan.

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David H.

If I had to sum this film up in one word, it would be interesting. I was drawn to this film by the two women who made it. I had never heard of Amy Madigan, but it seems she's a name you hear often. I also happened to have read the book that was based on her experiences. She's very talkative and interesting. I also enjoyed the story behind the film. It's very interesting. It starts off from an interview with her, and then continues to her daughters, who are there to talk about their mother's life. The film has some very insightful interviews with Amy's daughters and also with her mother. I was particularly impressed by the film. I thought it was a very interesting documentary. There are a lot of interesting things about the film that I will not spoil for you. What I will say is that I was very impressed by the documentary. It's a very interesting story about a very interesting woman and the documentary was very well done. I recommend this film to anyone who is interested in Amy Madigan.

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Joan Watson

I really enjoyed this documentary, as it was interesting to hear how people relate to and feel towards the works of this genius, which many believe to be a work of fiction. This film was a great insight into the artistic process of a young man, and was insightful on the subject of creative processes in the film. I don't think that there were too many director's statements in this documentary, but this really didn't detract from the film. I loved the discussion and photography on the subject of this film, as well as the soundtrack which was also very good. Although I didn't know the history of the film, I felt it was a very well done documentary, and I will probably see the movie again.

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Raymond W.

I've always been a fan of the director and enjoy his films. However, there are times when I'm like 'this is getting ridiculous. What does this have to do with the Lynch films?' but it does and that's why this film is really good. Some of the stuff the director says about the art life is very interesting and it has the perfect place for some other stuff to come in. Basically, it's a fun documentary about some of the things that made Lynch and his film group very successful and successful they were. I love watching Lynch's films and this is a pretty good one to watch for the true fan.

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Johnny G.

Cinema is one of my favorite genres. Movies about the films are ones that I truly love, and sometimes it is hard to distinguish between a good and bad movie. Lynch and I went through the same exact journey through a few of his films. I will always appreciate a good movie that is different, and I hope that everyone who watches this film enjoys it for what it is. The list of differences is extensive, but you will definitely enjoy this film. I can't say enough about the director's insight and his passion for film. What a fascinating film.

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Kelly

It seems like anyone who does a documentary on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, the subject of the movie, would be able to supply enough facts about his life and personality to be entertaining. But because that is not how Poe's life is known, as he died at the age of 40, the movie director and screenwriter James Schamus gets to do some historical research and produce a short documentary that is not only entertaining, but interesting as well. There are a lot of things to learn about Poe, but this is a good place to start. The movie is split into three parts, each about 15 minutes long. The first part covers Poe's childhood in his uncle's farm in Pennsylvania and his time spent working for the local merchant's shop. When he turns 17, Poe moves to the village of Rambouillet, where he lives with the Baroness, a brilliant but mysterious woman who later becomes his mistress. The second part of the documentary is Poe's first published work, "The Tell-Tale Heart," which is a play which depicts the last year of his life, from the time he was killed in 1819 to his return to Paris at the age of 35. It is not at all clear how much of the play is true, but the narration is all that matters. The third and final part is the film's own take on the book. Schamus actually rewrites the play in a way that might have been an idea he had when he first conceived the project, but also adds a little bit of the kind of wild, macabre humor that Poe sometimes used to craft his stories. Some of the changes aren't immediately obvious, and the ending is a bit abrupt. However, the documentary is very entertaining and works on a number of levels, from being informative to being an entertaining look at Poe's life.

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Amanda Holmes

A documentary about the television production of The Shining starring Jack Nicholson. It's not all bad. It does give a lot of information about the production, including what I've always wanted to know, which is, how did they get Stephen King to do this film? As it is, this is a very enlightening look at the making of this movie, as well as on the end of Nicholson's career. I loved it, I loved the interview with author Stephen King, and the book as well. This is a good look into the process of making a TV show, and also about the making of a movie. Definitely worth seeing, and definitely worth a watch. I hope this is the last time I see Jack Nicholson. I would suggest you watch it, but don't expect too much. I think that's enough for the casual viewer.

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Mary S.

This film is rather unique in that it doesn't really discuss the subject at all. The film is instead a history lesson of how art has been part of human life since the beginning. We see the life of artists like David Sarnoff, who was an early adopter of films as a means of expressing himself, as well as the struggle of people like David Hockney, who didn't have the means to express himself. You see the old paintings of Picasso and Van Gogh, along with the early commercials and other art forms that have influenced art. All this history is explained in a very interesting way, and the films highlights many interesting moments in history. The music is also very good. The film was well made and very informative. I thought it was a lot better than the History Channel documentary, that I saw a few years ago.

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Johnny

A great movie about a great director and some of his most successful movies. I think this movie is worth a watch as it is a little bit hidden. This movie is worth a watch as it is a great movie to see for fans of Stephen Soderbergh and David Lynch. If you are a fan of either director then you will love this movie.

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Diane Jordan

For the first time in the movies I have ever been in an elevator, I have found myself seated on the opposite side from an actor. Most of the times, I was the new guy, in the seat beside the star. This is a great opportunity for most actors to learn about acting in a first-hand manner. The intro is broken up into four parts. The first two are about the basics. The next three parts cover training, acting, and the preparation of a character. The fourth part is more technical and introduces the director, editor, and production manager. The idea is that after being introduced to the industry, one can then look at how and why one is chosen to become a "pro" actor, for whom acting is a dream. I had no idea who this guy was. After watching this movie, I am a little more interested in what the next big actor is doing, and want to follow their career.

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Helen Griffin

I enjoyed this documentary. It is a very good summary of the life of the man behind the Art House movement. It does not give a complete picture of his life as a "star" of film. But that is not what the film is about. What it is about is his artistic work, and his personal life. There are plenty of interviews of artists who have been influenced by him. The film does not cover this in great detail but it does cover his art and his personal life. And it does tell the story of his development as a person as well as the artistic work. The documentary does go into great detail about his early childhood, and his family history. His older brother who died at an early age also appears in the film. So this is a must watch for anyone who appreciates artistic works, or those who would like to learn more about the man. His art was most certainly an influence on his career. It is an interesting way to tell the story of a man who was deeply affected by art and who was very successful in his own way.

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Amy G.

Kusturica is a fascinating character and voice. He was the English translator of the last four "eyes of the tiger" newspapers - almost as a subversive journalist. He has always been one of my favourite artists - a lot of my favorite films have been filmed on his sets. The talk show he was a guest on in 1984 became such a part of my childhood. It was important to be as close to him as possible and I believe this is what has caused his attitude towards film to be so strong. I have to say that I find it extremely sad that there are people who still don't believe that the world is full of anti-heroes. Kusturica believed in real heroes - the big villains who really were evil. He didn't say much about the heroes - because he didn't think it was his place to say them. The characters of the film were the villains, and Kusturica was their hero. It was a scene from the film that got my admiration. A young man, three hundred miles from his home, pretending to be one of the big bad guys, in order to stop an assassination attempt on a young woman. It was such a different role and the mask was worn very well. One of the great images of the film. I have no idea why people who don't like this film feel so strongly that it is so long and that it was basically a documentary. I think the movie is more of a biography than a documentary. It is the story of a man and his life in and around the cinema. It is not a very long movie but it is the story of a man and his life. It is a very good film and has its moments but it is very much about Kusturica, and not about other people.

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Dennis

Yes, Lynch is the "adult" in this documentary, but even he is questioned by a group of filmgoers and a few of his peers. The bulk of the documentary is more about interviews and a number of older school children and classmates discuss the early, more graphic films that were part of the "style" of Lynch's films. The presentation is by and for people who have never heard of, or seen, Lynch. The show notes and FAQ section seems to be more or less a self-help guide to get Lynch and those who know little or nothing about him up to speed. It's not really a documentary that should be taken seriously. Lynch has said that the world is going to end on December 21, 2012, and in a presentation on July 1, 2012, he said that he could see the end of the world as he was speaking. While that is far from an endorsement of apocalypse, I still think that it's a very interesting thought. But the more realistic thought is that the world is going to end on December 21, 2012. Either way, the ending is still way out there.

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Jean

With a big body of work (best known for his mime work in the first Twin Peaks episode, "The Missing Link", in 1968), Lynch once again gives us a non-linear tour of his private life, all the way from his childhood to his present day. This is a fascinating and at times hard to watch work, especially when it comes to showing how a person lives and operates in their everyday world. The feature film is very well-made, with the cast and the story as well as the cinematography and soundtrack making it an impressive affair. However, while it's not just about Lynch, it's also a portrait of the complexities of an icon who has always been an outsider to his peers. The downside of this is that the film takes a bit of time to get to the point, leaving an impression that there's a lot more to come. While this may be the case, the other side of this is that we get an interesting look at one of the most interesting men of his era, who was also the subject of some of his most iconic work. A big piece of the film's brilliance is that it presents a slightly different version of Lynch's life than what is known, focusing on what is actually in the public domain. With a lot of his work still being in the works, it's really an interesting look into his early days, as well as his later life. This is a film that is hard to get into, but it's an interesting look at one of the most prolific figures in film history.

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Rachel Weber

I really enjoyed this documentary. It is a very well done documentary that goes into detail on a very unique subject, that is not often talked about in a documentary. I enjoyed the fact that this documentary was made by a very different sort of film maker, one that isn't afraid to break with convention and actually tell the story. Lynch does this with a really unique, and interesting, narrative style that I really enjoyed. There are no big surprises, or giant revelations that you expect. It is interesting to see how he tells the story, and how he manages to get you invested in his characters. This documentary is probably one of the best documentaries I've seen about the director. He gets it completely right. The documentary takes you through his entire career, and how he became one of the most famous directors in history. The documentary doesn't fall into any kind of "trailers" or "walkthroughs" for the films he's done. The documentaries itself are both interesting and interesting, and are very thorough in the way they tell the story. I highly recommend this documentary to anyone that wants to learn more about the man and the process of making a film. It is also a great documentary for those that like Lynch, or just the personal story of someone who was quite the legend.

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Ashley Pena

I love Lynch's work. It's a case of how much you love a filmmaker that you can't help but adore them. This documentary examines his work and how his films have influenced cinema and art history as well as film and television. In a fascinating narrative, we hear from many different directors of the films he made. Some people are too short and don't speak very much. Some speak to get their point across. There's even a one-sided interview with Lynch himself. It's an interesting story that has some great insights. I thought the documentary did a good job of showing us just how much people admire and how much he loved making his films. There's also a great documentary on the making of the first film. This film was the first of the Master's work, and it made it to the Oscars. The film was an artistic and artistic triumph. The interviews with all the directors are great. In particular, the interviews with Rod Serling, Tom Hulce, and Dick Clement are amazing. I think they explain more of the Master's style, especially in the beginning of the film, but I could not help but admire them all. Overall, I enjoyed this film and I hope you do too. If you have a particular favorite film of the Master, I think this documentary would be a great place to start.

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Nicole Chen

I have always found Bresson to be a little eccentric but this documentary really caught my interest. It was really funny at times, I had to rewind the first half a few times to catch all the scenes of Bresson's life that he's been talking about in interviews. As for the content, it was interesting and varied. It had interviews with the directors, actors, models, fashion designers and even the photographer who created the iconic photographs of Bresson. It also showed some behind the scenes footage of the interviews. It also talked about Bresson's ability to write poetry, and that it really changed his life. It even showed a few clips from his many movies, some of which were really good, but a few not so good. It had a few scenes that had Bresson on the phone, talking about his love for a woman, or in the middle of a shooting, he is talking to someone, and he's talking about the weather. I can't wait to get the video on DVD, I don't think I can describe it in words, it was a lot of fun watching. The only problem with this documentary was that it didn't really explain all of Bresson's films that well. I know he said he has never been a fan of French cinema, but this is the first time I've seen that. I don't know if Bresson was a French film critic but it seems like he was interested in the culture of French cinema, which I guess is a bit strange because the only reason I've seen a French film was Cesar Chavez. I'm sure he wasn't really much of a fan of classic French films either, but this is probably the only real issue with this film. But other than that, it was a really interesting documentary. It really made me want to learn more about Bresson and I think it might change the way I look at him.

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Teresa Reed

A very interesting and accessible documentary, with plenty of fascinating interviews with the people involved. The subjects include George Lucas, director, writers, producer, and most of all, director of photography for the original Star Wars trilogy. George Lucas spoke about his film-making experience, and its importance in shaping his life, but also spoke about his wife, and their relationship. Carrie Fisher also spoke about her experience with the first two Star Wars films, and talked about how her character was influenced by her previous experience with the series. There were also some interesting stories from George Lucas and some of the writers, like Mark L. Lester. The only negative was that the narrator was very distracting, which I found annoying. There were also some issues with how the interviews were recorded, with some of the editing seeming to jump around and cut between different parts of the film. Still, it was a very interesting and intriguing documentary. The film is worth seeing. This was edited for length and clarity, but overall, it was a very good documentary.

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Kevin Welch

In the 90s, "Brainless" became a cult classic, due to its controversial nature. That is, in a film where nothing is really explained, and the audience is left to wonder if it was all just a dream or hallucination, as their own questions and doubts are never answered. Now, two decades later, director Mitch Gedan offers an interview about his career and the process that led to this movie, telling stories about his life, both in film and behind the camera, from his childhood in New York City to his acting days as a cameraman in Hollywood, to his involvement in creating cult classics like "Seven Psychopaths", to his final days as a producer, and his decision to create his own "Godsend", the "Walking Dead" series, and his extremely controversial, yet very enjoyable, "Blue Velvet". Gedan's long career, as an independent director and producer, shows that he is a director who does not rely on a traditional script, as well as a film industry veteran who has done his own research, and has an affinity for obscure films. While "Brainless" has its share of controversy, it is also a film about relationships and love, and how different people react to the same situations. He offers an intimate and funny interview with his wife and son, who both talk candidly about the problems they had with their lives and their future. Gedan's approach to interviewing his subjects is different from other directors. He starts off with questions, and it is a slow and methodical process. He keeps it simple and less-intimidating, while at the same time, he allows people to tell their story. In "Brainless", the interviews are mainly done by Gedan himself, and are very interesting. He is the consummate interviewer, and shows an intimate knowledge about his subjects, and a thorough knowledge of the life of the people he interviewed. He uses his sense of humor in all his interviews, and even jokes about them, and the interviewees are fully comfortable with it. Gedan also likes to use the English language in his interviews, and it is easy to understand, and he also knows how to use the English subtitles to make the stories easier to follow. He asks questions about his life, and his relationships with his children and wife, his career, and his own family and past, and he listens very intently. There is no hesitation to the subjects, and the fact that Gedan does not have a rigid script, allows for more spontaneity in the questions, and more of a self-reflection and self-exploration, as he listens and answers. He does not have a set script, so it is possible to ask more questions of the subjects, and a more personal story can be told, which is the most important aspect of the film. "Brainless" is also a documentary, and that is what it is about. The interviews are short, but very fascinating. The most interesting story is of Gedan's son, who is starting to act, but cannot stop talking about his childhood and how he and his family reacted to the various changes he experienced. The family becomes the center of the film, and the son is the center of attention. He is the one who shows the most interest, and is the most engaging. All the interviews are really interesting, and the film does not disappoint with its style, making it a very enjoyable watch. "Brainless" is one of those films where you can never go wrong, and it will be interesting to see the next interview.

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James

A beautifully done film that is very unusual, very atmospheric, and very "Hollywood" in it's basic kind of "twist." It is very rare that a documentary film is made that follows the same exact route as the actual film. The film itself is worth watching, especially if you have a strong interest in Lynch's work. The film is a very accurate summary of the whole mythology surrounding the man. But, as we all know, you have to be a fan of the film to get the full enjoyment of the film. This film is a cinematic masterpiece that should be seen by every Lynch fan.

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Madison Harris

This movie has become somewhat of a cult classic, even when it was made in 1975. Lynch himself has described the making of this film as a "no-brainer" and that was before the director got some famous people to appear in it. The film is mostly narrated by the two stars, who were given free reign on the movie, which means that it could have been very boring and slow, but somehow it was done so well, that it became interesting. As they were only given two weeks to make this movie, we are supposed to see their lives from the time they were born to the time they were actually famous. The subject matter of the movie is very personal and they felt the need to tell their stories, so they weren't concerned with the politics involved and were not concerned about the actual merits of their films, or the politics involved in the making of the films. I find that hard to believe that a movie like this would be so popular without getting famous people to sign on. It's like the two stars saying that they would only agree to appear in it if the people they were getting paid to do the making of it would also be included in it. The only problem with this is that I think they might have oversold the success of their films. The two stars are married now, but it was clear from the get-go that they weren't happy with their current lives. I think the biggest problem was that they were still trying to get back to a normal life after their success. They needed money for their wedding, so they rented a room on the high school campus and spent time making films. This was a mistake that did cost them money in the end, but it was definitely a sacrifice that they made to get their careers back on track. The movie is also interesting because they speak about the process of making a movie. They are sitting around talking about the different ways of making a movie. One is that they usually make a new movie every two or three years, and they come up with a script that they write, and then they actually shoot the film in the following month. This is because they don't know how long it will take to shoot a film, so they make it as short as possible, and try to shoot it as fast as possible. They also mention the process of filming a film. The actors have to decide what they want to say in the script, so the director tells them what the plot is and they come up with the script. After this is all done, the director goes to the set and goes through each shot, and they have to try to find the angles and the lighting for each shot so that the actors can read the script, and they get feedback from the actors that the scene is working for them, so they go back and edit it. The director also has to edit it once again, and he makes changes to it until it is a good film. They then usually have to shoot the film over a period of three to four days, and they shoot the film the same day it is released, so that they can make sure it is running on time. The most interesting part of the movie is when they talk about how they came up with the idea of taking the two star system, and getting people to sign on. One of them is talking about how they would have to take the stars from around the world, and they would take them to Hawaii and they would film it. They would bring the actors over, and they would film it, and they would get feedback from the actors that they got in on the film. They would shoot it over the next week or so, and then they would shoot it the next month, and the movie would be done. The only people they couldn't get to sign on was Harry Dean Stanton, who doesn't like the idea of having any of his actors come over. It is a great story

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Roy V.

I watched this film about two months ago, but I have watched it again just now. This film is very similar to "Lynch" (the film that begins with a few seconds of the TV show "Mulholland Drive"), but with a very original story. "Lynch" is basically a film about a male friend of a female director who tried to seduce her. "The Art Life" has a very similar story. The story in both films is similar. They both have a group of people who are doing things and there is a main story of the people who are doing the things. In "The Art Life", there is an interview with a very famous painter who thinks he is doing a movie about his life. That's the only difference between these two films. If you have not seen "Lynch", then I suggest you go see it and watch the film "Lynch" with Mia Farrow. I give it a 7 out of 10, and the only reason why I give it a 7 is because I watched it with a female friend who gave it a 10.

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James Meyer

This is definitely a good documentary. It explores the work of Mr. Lynch from the very beginning of his career. When he started doing the films in the 70's and started with Full Moon, he had to go through a lot of turmoil, but he was able to recover from it. His main career was on TV, and he was an actor, but his main career, was in directing. So, the two other films he made in the 80's, which were really great movies, were Heartbreak Ridge and The Elephant Man. So, this was the part of his career when he started to get serious, and start doing some serious work. The film was also interesting in that it was actually edited by Mr. Lynch. So, the two films had different cuts and different takes. So, the editing is very different in the two films. Also, the filmmaker is very honest. He talked about the drinking, and things he had to do to be able to make a film. He even talked about the costuming, and things he had to do to be able to do the films. But, the director also had the chance to talk about his own struggles with alcoholism, and mental illness, which he himself had suffered. This is a really good documentary, and it is definitely worth watching.