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  Naked Lunch (1991)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-22)
After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.
But the fact that this person still keeps talking about it 8 years after seeing it says a lot about the Naked Lunch, at a time when we tend to forget blockbusters a few hours after watching them.
The Naked Lunch is here - in your mind - to stay.
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  Burroughs, Naked Lunch
Naked Lunch purports to be a record of a man's addiction to opiates, his apomorphine treatment, and cure.
The science of Naked Lunch is the popularized scientific knowledge of the mass media (obsessed as Burroughs is with the causes and cures of cancers and viruses) and the pseudo science of Hubbard's Scientology, Wilhelm Reich's orgonomy, and Burroughs's analysis of addiction and the apomorphine cure.
Naked Lunch is even more literal as unmediated experience than the confession of a junkie and the epistolary "In Search of Yage": it is a diary that records experience as it happens, and the act of recording is part of the experience.
www.fb10.uni-bremen.de /anglistik/kerkhoff/beatgeneration/BurroughsNaked.htm   (8845 words)

 DVD Verdict Review - Naked Lunch: Criterion Collection
Naked Lunch is less a novel in the traditional sense than a series of "routines," individual sketches that rarely connect apart from their recurring motifs.
Naked Lunch, however, is really a supplement to the novel, rather than a film that operates on its own.
Naked Lunch is still, as far as it is willing to go, an amazing achievement: a hallucinatory journey through the mind of an artist struggling with his own sense of identity.
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 Naked Lunch
Naked Lunch is a postmodern slipstream novel written by William S. Burroughs.
Naked Lunch is also an autobiographical account of a trip to hell and back.
Naked Lunch is the unnerving tale of a narcotics addict's monumental descent into hell, as he travels from New York to Tangiers, and then into the Interzone.
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 Reel.com: Naked Lunch
Naked Lunch is more than a literary adaptation of Burroughs' 1959 breakthrough novel; it's a compilation of themes and excerpts from several of the author's early works intertwined with a sympathetic, moving portrait of the author himself.
The shifting narrative of Naked Lunch is largely based upon Burroughs' actual life experience and his travels to Tangiers during the mid '50s, while the ensuing drug-hazed, hallucinatory episodes are derived from his writings during that time.
Naked Lunch was released at the peak of Burroughs' resurgence into the hip mainstream.
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 Naked Lunch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Naked Lunch is a novel by William S. Burroughs.
Naked Lunch is considered Burroughs' seminal work, and one of the landmark publications in the history of American literature.
Naked Lunch consists of many loosely related vignettes in which several characters such as the sadistic, sociopathic and borderline incompetent Dr.
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 ‘Naked Lunch’ (R)
The movie "Naked Lunch" is a different sort of masterpiece altogether.
And the dispatches he files from this hallucinatory nether realm are actually the raw stuff of what would eventually become "Naked Lunch." In his novel, Burroughs showed that he was both a descendant of Swift and the paterfamilias to cyper-punk futurists such as William Gibson.
"Naked Lunch" is rated R for nearly everything imaginable.
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 Naked Lunch
Instead, in 1986 Cronenberg created the "Fly" and in 1991 infested "Naked Lunch" with a great variety of oversized and fleshy creepy crawlers; most of which can even talk.
Ostensibly based on William S. Burroughs' hallucinatory, and notoriously unfilmable, novel "Naked Lunch," Cronenberg's rendering assigns an unflappable Peter Weller as a professional bug exterminator who looks like a '50s P.I., complete with fedora and dangling unfiltered cigarette.
The feigned plot has Weller discover his wife's addiction to his exterminating bug powder, and when he joins her he ends up in a police station, where a giant beetle, through a talking orifice, informs him that he is a spy, and must kill his wife, who's with the opposition.
www.mediascreen.com /n/nakedlunch.htm   (515 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-22)
Naked Lunch is a novel by William S. Burroughs.
Naked Lunch is considered Burroughs' seminal work, and one of the landmark publications in the history of American literature.
Naked Lunch consists of many loosely related vignettes in which several characters such as the sadistic, sociopathic and borderline incompetent Dr.
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 Naked Lunch: Criterion Collection (1991)
Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs' hallucinatory, "unfilmable" novel is finally realized on-screen by director David Cronenberg.
The fruit of an unholy union between two masters of the hilarious and the macabre, Naked Lunch mingles aspects of Burroughs' novel with incidents from his own life, resulting in a compendium of paranoid fantasies and a searching investigation into the mysteries of the writing process.
Naked Lunch appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.78:1 on this single-sided, double-layered DVD; the widescreen image has been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
www.dvdmg.com /nakedlunch.shtml   (2133 words)

 Naked Lunch Movie Review at Hollywood Video
When David Cronenberg adapted William Burroughs' seminal novel Naked Lunch for the screen in 1991, it was a perfect marriage of two minds obsessed with disease, decay, mutation, and alternate realities.
Naked Lunch is the title of the film and many of the scenes and the monstrous Mugwumps—here, drug-producing, skeletal creatures who bear a marked resemblance to Burroughs—are lifted from the novel.
Rounding out the Naked Lunch DVD is a 32-page booklet with photos from the film and a collection of essays culled from the now out-of-print book Everything is Permitted: The Making of Naked Lunch, including one by Burroughs on the making of the film.
www.hollywoodvideo.com /movies/movie.aspx?MID=2363&LF=MRM&LF=MRP   (2252 words)

LUNCH is a movie about a writer’s relationship to his work, and as such, perhaps one of the most penetrating examinations of a writer’s processes ever made.
NAKED LUNCH is a paean to William S. Bourroughs, to David Cronenberg, and to Weller’s passion for playing excellent impassion –and his considerable talent as an actor.
NAKED LUNCH, the film, borrowed heavily from the other four novels that emerged steaming out of THE WORD HOARD –all that stuff Burroughs scribbled down while in Tangiers, stoned weak in the knees, out of his mind and up to his elbows in various homosexual orifices –for several chaotic years.
www.1millionstories.com /FilmReviews/klmno/nakedlunch2.html   (9370 words)

Naked Lunch understands exactly how this works in town full of dogs, one of the most remarkable songs of their astounding ten song album.
Naked Lunch understands how it feels to be a refugee and the fragile core of these things.
With this atom heart of ours, Naked Lunch has claimed its place of honor once and for all in that part of the canon of contemporary pop that has eschewed straight-forward structures in an attempt to cultivate mass appeal.
www.myspace.com /nakedlunchmusic   (1832 words)

 Naked Lunch Movie Review
NAKED LUNCH, written by William S. Burroughs, centers on the themes of drug (and other) addiction and homosexual perversion.
What makes NAKED LUNCH worthwhile is the excellent deadpan performance of Peter Weller and the off-the-wall portrayals by the supporting cast, set off against the milieu of Cronenburg's Interzone.
Do see NAKED LUNCH, if you're not easily offended; it is an entertaining film, and it breaks enough rules to put the rest of cinema in a different light.
www.killermovies.com /n/nakedlunch/reviews/g5.html   (730 words)

 DVD Talk Review: Naked Lunch
Naked Lunch has of course already been out for a decade, but Criterion re-energizes it with a stunning transfer and extras that open up the worlds of both the filmmaker and the author to easy study.
The first thing about Naked Lunch is that one has to wonder who in any studio in any year could think that it could possibly make a profit.
Criterion's DVD of Naked Lunch is one of the better introductions to the seamy & mildewed mind of William S. Burroughs.
www.dvdtalk.com /reviews/read.php?ID=8765   (1574 words)

 Naked Lunch
An expertly directed film with a strong sense of very fl humor running through it, Naked Lunch is an engrossing and challenging movie that stands as a testament to Cronenberg's ability to make films that are unique, disturbing, and always interesting.
Naked Lunch is given the Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround Sound treatment on this release.
David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch is not a film for everyone but for those who enjoy his unique brand of filmmaking it's very much an important movie.
www.dvdmaniacs.net /Reviews/M-P/naked_lunch.html   (1390 words)

 The Criterion Collection: Naked Lunch
While early support for Naked Lunch from such mandarins as Mary McCarthy and John Ciardi has been matched over the years by encomiums from many of our best writers and by a substantial body of excellent academic criticism, the overall literary world’s recognition of Burroughs has been grudging more often than not.
Naked Lunch opened a path into the world of the addict, the homosexual, the social outlaw.
Naked Lunch and the successive books mined from the thousand-some pages Burroughs produced while in and out of heroin addiction in the 1950s —Nova Express, The Soft Machine, The Ticket That Exploded (and, recently exhumed, Interzone)—compose, in advance of postmodern theory, the first truly postmodern literary texts.
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 oddculture.com - Naked Lunch/Barton Fink (1991)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-22)
Criterion releases Naked Lunch in a 2 disc set, widescreen/Dolby 2.0 surround with commentary by Cronenberg and Weller.
The inner turmoil of writers is the main concern of Naked Lunch and Barton Fink (both movies also sharing the same year of release and actor Judy Davis).
One of the Coen brothers' strongest films, Barton Fink, like Naked Lunch, is a rewarding peek into the life of the literary mind.
www.oddculture.com /movies/naked_lunch_barton_fink.html   (1029 words)

 Naked Lunch
The element of humor in Naked Lunch is one of the book’s great moral strengths, whereby the existentialist sense of the absurd is taken towards an informal conclusion.
Social analogy and parallels of this sort abound in Naked Lunch, but one must never mistake this author’s work for political comment, which, as in all genuine art, is more instinctive than deliberate—for Burroughs is first and foremost a poet.
Although Naked Lunch, and his second novel, The Soft Machine, have not been available (except clandestinely) in either America or England—ostensibly because of the preponderance of “obscene words”—they have had, in their Paris editions, and extremely wide reading among the creatively inclined of both countries.
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 EUFS: Naked Lunch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-22)
William Burroughs' novel `The Naked Lunch' is at best a bloody confusing book.
The bizarre ramblings of a heroin addict render the book somewhat inaccessible, and it was the act of a very brave man to try and adapt this book, widely recognised as unfilmable.
The whole film is a document of Lee's narcotic-fuelled fantasy and the reports he writes (to whom is never revealed, or indeed relevant) form the pages of `The Naked Lunch'.
www.eufs.org.uk /films/naked_lunch.html   (368 words)

 Naked Lunch
In the early NAKED LUNCH songs the lyrics were direct and politically leftist.
There is no need for the government or multinationals to be directly oppressive or use violence (except in certain aberrant struggles like Seattle over the WTO criminal mob organization) because people suppress themselves by listening to the agents of cultural industry.
It was easy to spell "Naked Lunch", and not many people knew what it meant.
www.rusmetal.ru /vae_solis/nakedlunch.html   (3636 words)

 deseretnews.com - Movie review: Naked Lunch | Deseret Morning News Web edition
Some movies just try too hard to be hip, and David Cronenberg's adaptation of William S. Burroughs' "Naked Lunch" is certainly one of them.
No doubt there will be a camp of moviegoers that appreciates "Naked Lunch" as something special, but from this corner, it's just an unpleasant alternate universe.
"Naked Lunch" is rated R for violence, sex, nudity, profanity, vulgarity and an abundance of drug abuse.
deseretnews.com /movies/view/1,1257,1290,00.html   (377 words)

 Naked Lunch: Special Edition Double-Disc Set: The Criterion Collection #220 DVD Review
Next is an illustrated onscreen essay about the special effects in “Naked Lunch” by Jody Duncan, Editor of Cinefex magazine as well as a still photo gallery of production shots from the film and a gallery of fl and white stills of William Burroughs from the Allen Ginsberg Trust.
“Naked Lunch: Special Edition Double-Disc Set: The Criterion Collection #220” is an admirable homage to the late William S. Burroughs as well as an exploration into the making of the film.
“Naked Lunch” is also a like it or hate it kind of film so if you are unsure, it is definitely wise to rent it first before buying it.
www.genreonline.net /Naked_Lunch_DVD.html   (1273 words)

 Amazon.ca: Naked Lunch: Books: William Burroughs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-22)
This commemorative edition of Naked Lunch is based on the Olympia and Grove Press first editions, but also includes archival material, including a large group of Olympia final-draft typescripts recently uncovered at Ohio State University, as well as unexamined holdings at Columbia and Arizona State Universities.
Wild and wonderful, dark and even funny at times, NAKED LUNCH is a must read for those who want to see how literature can "open up" what we're used to.
NAKED LUNCH is the ultimate cut-up/quote bible/scrapbook of what it was like to be alive and a free-thinker in the Fifties.
www.amazon.ca /Naked-Lunch-William-Burroughs/dp/0802132952   (2187 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Naked Lunch: Video: Peter Weller,Judy Davis,Ian Holm,Julian Sands,Roy Scheider,Monique Mercure,Nicholas ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-22)
Less a literal translation of the novel (an almost impossible feat) more of a mood and feeling evoked by much of Burrough's work, Naked Lunch manages to be both perverse and witty in it's exploration of the dark arts at the heart of the twin worlds of writing and hard drugs.
Highly recommended for fans of William Burroughs, Naked Lunch also happens to be director David Cronenberg's finest, achieving a rare psychological depth and insight that many of his more horror based films fail to.
'Naked Lunch' is unlike any movie you've seen before or anyone you're likely to see hence and for that reason alone, it's worth the admission price.
www.amazon.co.uk /Naked-Lunch-Peter-Weller/dp/B00004RRUM   (1189 words)

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Naked Lunch is one of those films that is so mind-blowing that it is baffling.
Naked Lunch, like so many movies, has no real point to it.
The debate over whether Naked Lunch is genius or simple lunacy begins anew with Criterion's DVD release of the film.
www.contactmusic.com /new/film.nsf/reviews/nakedlunch   (537 words)

 Naked Lunch Band News
naked lunch played outside in sweltering heat for the Baton Rouge Crisis Center Volunteer Appreciation party.
Naked Lunch performed at Richoux's, downtown Baton Rouge.
Be on the lookout at the next show for Naked Lunch "table tents".
www.members.tripod.com /~naked_lunch/news1.htm   (496 words)

 David Cronenberg Naked Lunch Sight and Sound, May 1992
Hank and Martin pay a visit, revealing to Bill his true junkie life style, and urge him to finish the book called Naked Lunch that he has, unbeknownst to himself, been sending to them.
In Naked Lunch, Cronenberg has wisely rejected any clichéd attempt to show the creative process directly (no screwed-up paper in the wastebasket à la Zimmerman´s Julia), and through the narcotic state fused all of human, animal and mechanical life.
Naked Lunch is unquestionably a brave and ingenious solution to an impossible task of adaptation, and its surface fascinations and weird humour mainly compensate for the lack of narrative drive.
www.davidcronenberg.de /snslunch.html   (1213 words)

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