William S. Burroughs Videos

Hello All,

A few classes ago, when we were discussing Queer, we watched a few videos incorporating William S. Burroughs.  I am posting them below in case you missed or would like to re-watch them.

In class I also mentioned that the controversial director David Cronenberg adapted Burroughs’ infamous novel Naked Lunch as a film.  Instead of following the non-linear text (which may indeed be unfilmable), Cronenberg focused on Burroughs himself and the “story behind the story” – including Burroughs’ drug-fueled accidental murder of his wife Joan.  Be warned – Cronenberg’s film is extremely graphic and extremely surreal!  It stars Peter Weller (the original Robocop) as Burroughs, who is so close to being a doppelganger for the young Burroughs that it’s almost scary.

Click the image of Wellers below to buy the film from Amazon:

Best,

Prof. Jaime Weida

🙂

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