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The Art of Tripping (23rd February 1993) [VHSRip (Xvid)]
A 2-part programme exploring the history of drug use by creative artists, for the 'Without Walls' strand of Channel 4.
Presented by: Bernard Hill
Written by: David Gale
Produced by: Jon Blair
Directed by: Storm Thorgerson
Soundtrack by: David Gilmour
Bernard speaks with some of the very artists through the ages who used drugs:
Thomas de Quincey, Edgar Allen Poe, Théophile Gautier, Charles Baudelaire, Gérard de Nerval, Jean Cocteau, Robert Graves, Anais Nin, Andy Warhol, William Burroughs & Ken Kesey.
Many other living artists, historians and biographers offer their own analysis.
A comment by Storm Thorgerson:
Wondrous are the ways of Television. I wanted to make a film series about the physiology and psychology of certain extreme experiences like trances, falling in love, getting religion, taking LSD, isolation and so on, called The Science of Tripping. This was 'accidently' seen by the arts commissioner of Ch 4, Waldemar Januszczak, who said artists have experiences and take drugs don't they? So lets do the Art of Tripping - an exploration of the interrelationship between the imaginative, artistic experience and the narcotic, pschedelic experience, the connection between artists and drugs. What could be more stimulating? David Gale composed an excellent script to my outline structure as a one hour documentary, which was changed at the last moment to a two parter, not that we were complaining. The end result was fine, or so we thought, and it was great to see it broadcast, actually on telly there in the living room, and it got good reviews, and Ch 4 were very complimentary.
The Art of Tripping (23rd February 1993) (0-2) [VHSRip (Xvid)].nfo
The Art of Tripping (23rd February 1993) (1-2) [VHSRip (Xvid)].avi
The Art of Tripping (23rd February 1993) (2-2) [VHSRip (Xvid)].avi
Video - XviD
Audio - MPEG-1 Audio layer 3
File Format - AVI
Codec - MPEG-4 Visual
Frame Width - 512 pixels
Frame Height - 384 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio - 4/3
Frame Rate - 29.970 fps
Scan Type - Progressive
Play Times - 51m 44s (1-2), 51m 50s (2-2)
File Sizes - 350 MB (1-2), 350 MB (2-2)
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