Gregory Crewdson: Brief EncountersClosed Captioning
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An acclaimed photographer with the eye of a filmmaker, Gregory Crewdson has created some of the most gorgeously haunting pictures in the history of the medium. His meticulously composed, large-scale images are stunning narratives of small-town American life—moviescapes crystallized into a single frame. While the photographs are staged with crews that rival many feature film productions, Crewdson takes inspiration as much from his own dreams and fantasies as the worlds of Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Edward Hopper and Diane Arbus. Crewdson’s imagery has also infiltrated the pop culture landscape. Shot over a decade with unprecedented access, Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters beautifully bares the artist’s process—and it’s as mesmerizing and riveting as the images themselves.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 18
- Fresh: 17
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 7.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: With marvelous discipline, Mr. Shapiro crams a wealth of material into a tight 77 minutes, smoothly communicating the group effort required to achieve the perfect shot.
Fresh: Though his work is dark, on camera at least, Crewdson is a delight.
Fresh: A finely sketched portrait of the artist's unlikely pursuit of perfection.
Fresh: "Brief Encounters" is a smart, well-constructed documentary that will enthrall Crewdson fans.