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Gray’s Anatomy

Steven Soderbergh

 
Gray’s Anatomy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United States
  • 1997
  • 79 minutes
  • Color, Black and White
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #618

One of the great raconteurs of stage and screen, Spalding Gray, came together with one of cinema’s boldest image-makers, Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh, for Gray’s Anatomy, a spellbinding adaptation of Gray’s 1993 monologue of the same name (cowritten with Renée Shafransky). In it, Gray, with typical sardonic relish, chronicles his arduous journey through the diagnosis and treatment of a rare and alarming ocular condition. For the monologist, this experience occasioned a meditation on illness and mortality, medicine and metaphysics; for the filmmaker, it was a chance to experiment with ways of bringing his subject’s words to brilliant, eye-opening life.

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New high definition digital transfer, supervised by director Steven Soderbergh, with a remastered 5.1 mix presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition
  • New interviews with Soderbergh and monologue cowriter Renée Shafransky
  • A Personal History of the American Theater, a ninety-five-minute monologue by Spalding Gray, originally produced by the Wooster Group in 1980 and videotaped in 1982
  • Swimming to the Macula, sixteen minutes of footage from Gray’s actual eye surgery
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Amy Taubin

    New cover by Neil Kellerhouse

Film Essays

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Gray’s Anatomy: The Eyes of the Beholder

By Amy Taubin June 18, 2012

Theater’s ultimate autobiographer, Spalding Gray, and cinema’s invisible-man auteur, Steven Soderbergh, teamed up for an eye-opening movie monologue. Read more »

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On the Channel: Shades of Gray

By Michael Sragow November 18, 2016

Tonight we salute the unique gifts of actor and monologue artist Spalding Gray, whose solo performance pieces inspired soaring flights of cinema like Jonathan Demme’s Swimming to Cambodia and . . . Read more »


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Gray’s Anatomy: The Eyes of the Beholder

By Amy Taubin June 18, 2012

Theater’s ultimate autobiographer, Spalding Gray, and cinema’s invisible-man auteur, Steven Soderbergh, teamed up for an eye-opening movie monologue. Read more »

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