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True Stories

Spine #951



Release:
Nov 20, 2018
$49.95

Number of Discs: 2

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

True Stories

Other Versions:

Original release


Directed By: David Byrne
Licensor: Warner Brothers Home Entertainment




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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