Friday, May 24, 2013

Henri Miller and Anaïs Nin


I just watched a fascinating 1975 Tom Schiller documentary

Henry Miller Asleep and Awake ():


Filmed when the author was 81, HENRY MILLER ASLEEP AND AWAKE is 
a voyage of ideas about life, writing, sex, spirituality, nightmares, and New York 
that captures the warmth, vigor and high animal spirits of a singular American 
artist. The man is Henry Miller and the room is his bathroom. It's a miraculous 
shrine covered with photos and drawings collected by the author over 
the course of his long and fruitful life. Graciously, in his raspy, sonorous voice, 
he points out the highlights of his improvised gallery, speaking of philosophers, 
writers, painters, mad kings, women, and friends.

(See more about the film here at OpenCulture.)

The film is about 34 minutes long.

Inspired by the film I watched other clips related to Henry Miller, and came across an interview of 
him with his at one time wife Anaïs Nin, of which I grabbed a screenshot, and modified it:

Anaïs Nin and Henry Miller

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