Gray's Anatomy [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1996]

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Special Features

  • New interviews with Soderbergh and monologue cowriter Renée Shafransky
  • Swimming to the Macula, sixteen minutes of footage from Spalding Gray's actual eye surgery
  • Trailer
  • A personal history of the American Theater, a ninety five-minute momolgue by Gray, originally produced by the Wooster Group in 1980 and videotaped in 1982
  • Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Amy Taubin


Gray's Anatomy
Writer/actor Spalding Gray is best known for his lengthy and insightful and sharply humorous onstage monologues, two of which, Swimming to Cambodia and Monster in a Box, have been filmed and released theatrically. Gray's Anatomy is also a filmed performance of a monologue he performed in 1993. Whereas the other two films had a focus on satire and humor, this one is a little more serious. Unlike the other two movies, it is less stagey and contains some interesting visuals and even a couple of interviews. The subject is Gray's bout with an eye ailment that caused him to go upon a world-wide journey in order to find a treatment alternative to the surgery he so feared and objected to on religious grounds. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Spalding Gray
    Spalding Gray
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