Henry Miller: Asleep and Awake

March 25, 2012 | 1 book mentioned 3

The documentary about Tropic of Cancer author Henry Miller, Asleep and Awake (NSFW), was filmed almost entirely in Mr. Miller’s bathroom. The filmmakers, according to the folks at Open Culture, “use[d] these bathroom walls as a gateway into his mind.”

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  1. What a gift for storytelling he had. And listening to him speak illustrates sadly how we’ve lost the art of conversation. It makes me wish Warren Beatty had used all of Miller’s interview footage in Reds.

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