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The Beales of Grey Gardens

The Beales of Grey Gardens

Albert Maysles, David Maysles,


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For their classic, 1976 documentary Grey Gardens, Albert and David Maysles shot hours-upon-hours of footage exploring the lives of their subjects Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie (who were affectionately referred to by their brothers as Big Edie and Little Edie), whose quiet lives on the grounds of a dilapidated estate stood in remarkable contrast to their quick with and extravagant upbringing. Though the brothers were unable to use a vast majority of the fascinating footage in the ninety-four minute film, this companion piece comprised of never-before-seen outtakes culled from the original shooting sessions allows Grey Gardens fans to take a trip back to that familiar, dilapidated mansion to hear both Big Edie and Little Edie discuss everything from love and war to the existence of God. A nostalgic montage of Little Edie offers a warm testament to the eccentric daughter's inimitable fashion sense.

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Product Details

Release Date: 12/05/2006
UPC: 0715515021326
Original Release: 2006
Source: Criterion Collection
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 23,311

Special Features

New digital transfer, approved by director Albert Maysles; New video introduction by Albert Maysles; Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; Plus: a new essay by Village Voice columnist Michael Musto

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Performance Credits

Technical Credits
Albert Maysles Director
David Maysles Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Beales of Grey Gardens
1. "You Ought to Be in Pictures" [3:52]
2. No One Can Play Edith Beale [2:39]
3. Little Edie's Past [5:13]
4. Big Edie Takes a Picture [1:11]
5. "Lorraine, Lorraine, Lorree" [1:29]
6. Horoscopes [4:23]
7. Jerry Torre [9:03]
8. "V.M.I. March" (The First Listen) [1:53]
9. Cats [5:29]
10. Lois Wright [10:37]
11. The Fire [4:23]
12. "Spring Will Be a Little Late" [1:01]
13. "Around the World in 80 Days" [1:22]
14. Big Edie's Poetry Recital [2:15]
15. Flirtation ("Hot or Sweet") [5:47]
16. Religion [5:01]
17. Politics and War [3:55]
18. The Beach [8:48]
19. "If I Loved You" [1:07]
20. The Fashion Show [3:57]
21. The Last Reel [5:33]
22. Another Winter [2:03]

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