Our score by lucy barrick grey gardens, the outstanding 1975 cult documentary from the maysles brothers gimme shelter, offered a glimpse into the bizarre world of edith bouvier beale and her. In our film, the audience is totally absorbed in that subjects thinking, whatever it isthe process of identification is taking place. Thirty years later, their home, grey gardens is in shambles and the two women argue, relive moments from their past and talk about escape, though it becomes obvious they never will. Its sad, its funny, its disturbing but grey gardens reminds us that the camera. Grey gardens soundtrack from 2009, composed by rachel portman.
And after that, hbo turned it into movie, starring jessica lange and drew barrymore, both showed an uncanny likeness. Music composed by rachel portman soundtrack album by. Documentary film buffs sing praises of albert and david maysles 1975 masterpiece about two of the most fascinating and eccentric creatures to grace the hamptons. The maysles brothers in this film, working with hovde and meyer habitually put human beings on the screen and ask us, simply, to recognize them. The film depicts the everyday lives of two reclusive, formerly upper class women, a mother and. Edith bouvier beale sits on her bed, wrapped in a housecoat, surrounded by cats, singing in a reverie. Grey gardens, television film score recording details. Dorothy fields oscar hammerstein ii otto harbach jerome kern jimmy mchugh rachel portman. It was absolutley enchanting, thrilling, funny, sad and altogether, brilliant.
Edith bouvier beale is throwing a party to announce the engagement of her daughter edie to joe kennedy, but a telegram breaks up the party. From the original motion picture soundtrack grey gardens. Grey gardens tv movie 2009 grey gardens tv movie 2009. In addition to composer rachel portmans elegant orchestral score see the delicate wedding jewels, the album includes vocal performances by the movies lead actresses, jessica lange the breezy we belong together and drew barrymore the. Sep 21, 2009 from the original motion picture soundtrack grey gardens. I recently watched this doc on the movie network along with the new hbo film grey gardens. Based on the women who inspired the maysles brothers 1975 documentary, this film tells the story of big edie and little edie bouvier beale, whose eccentric, mutually dependent lives played out in a decaying house known as grey gardens. Costars include jeanne tripplehorn as jacqueline kennedy little edies cousin and ken howard as phelan beale little edies father. You see, grey gardens is a relic of an age before reality television, when hoarders and doomsday obsessives and vanilla ice going amish werent primetime fodder. Grey gardens music from the hbo film rachel portman. Kent bartram, who we came to know through our association with the baron, introduced us to the propmaster for the new hbo grey gardens movie, stephen levitt. Jul 12, 2015 in 2006 grey gardens was made into a tony awardwinning musical. Grey gardens and the tragedy of shortterm beauty the. Grey gardens original, musical, drama, broadway opened in new york city nov 2, 2006 and played through jul 29, 2007.
Grey gardens music by aaron robinson from the film in the shadows of grey gardens by documentary filmmaker jc. Grey gardens book by doug wright music by scott frankel lyrics by michael korie based on the film grey gardens by david maysles, albert maysles, ellen hovde. The grey gardens ladies were the unwitting godmothers of. In a new film, previously unseen footage of big and little edie. David maysles, albert maysles, edith bouver beale, edith. The best musical of the yeargrey gardens blooms with creativitysome of the most tuneful and moving songs to grace an original musical in years. The project had been in the works since 2006, though hbo was not. Are you sure you want to delete your score and checked items on this list. Grey gardens music from the hbo film rachel portman songs.
With an intimate, musical score that borrows as much from stephen sondheim as the eras in which it is set, grey gardens is the perfect chamber musical. In a 2014 sight and sound poll, film critics voted grey gardens one of the best documentaries of all time. The movie grey gardens came out in 1975 as a documentary film. Join our community of taste explorers to save your discoveries, create inspiring lists, get personalized recommendations, and follow interesting people.
Grey gardens closed all but too quickly on broadway. With drew barrymore, jessica lange, jeanne tripplehorn, ken howard. This 2009 soundtrack features music from the hbo film grey gardens, which is based on the renowned 1970s documentary of the same name. Today, torre travels the country, attending film festivals and productions of grey gardens the musical and making special guest appearances as the marble faun. Little edie grey gardens, the tony awardwinning broadway musical, was developed three decades after the maysles film debuted. The maysles film has become a cult classic and director michael wilson was wise to incorporate it here, projecting early scenes of when the story first made. In 1973, documentary filmmaking brothers albert maysles and david maysles decide to change the focus of their latest project from jacqueline kennedy onassis to her aunt and older cousin, mother and daughter edith bouvier beale called big edie and edith little edie bouvier beale, who were found living in squalor and isolation in the longtime family mansion, grey gardens, in east hampton. Memorable quotes and exchanges from movies, tv series and more. Grey gardens is a 1975 american documentary film by albert and david maysles. Meet big and little edie bealehighsociety dropouts, mother and daughter, reclusive cousins of jackie o. Little edie at grey gardens, before grey gardens a fascinating look at an aborted documentary project that led to the legendary film about jackie kennedys. Feb 07, 1977 edith bouvier beale, who faded from high society to re. You and the night and the music uncredited music by arthur schwartz lyrics by.
Albert maysles created a documentary based on the making of the musical called grey gardens. Grey gardens is the unbelievable but true story of mrs. Grey gardens music from the hbo film, an album by rachel portman on spotify. Costars include jeanne tripplehorn as jacqueline kennedy and ken howard as phelan beale. Mother and daughter, who are relatives of the uss first lady jacqueline kennedy, full of aristocratic gloss. Edith bouvier beale, recluse, dead at 81 the new york. Grey gardens, television film scorewe belong together feat. Grey gardens film music waltz for little edie music by aaron robinson.
I was dying to watch this docu after i watched drew barrymores grey gardens last week and this movie is really worth all the effort that i have put to watch it. An intimate portrait and an eerie echo of the kennedy camelot, albert and david maysless 1976 grey gardens quickly became a cult classic and established little edie as a fashion icon and. The lost world of little edie, still amazing after 40 years a haunting portrait of upperclass decay with raccoons returns in a new restoration. Check out grey gardens music from the hbo film by rachel portman on amazon music. As a sculptor, his work has been shown in several galleries in new york city and written about in the new york times, the wall street journal, vogue, architectural digest. Of course, grey gardens is also a landmark documentary, a tony awardwinning broadway musical and an hbo movie starring drew barrymore and jessica lange. Released by varese sarabande in 2009 302 066 963 2 vsd6963 containing music from grey gardens 2009. New 2k digital film restoration, approved by codirector albert maysles, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack bluray new digital transfer dvd the beales of grey gardens, the 2006 sequel to the film bluray audio commentary for grey gardens, featuring maysles and codirectors ellen hovde and muffie meyer, along with associate producer. The film, directed by michael sucsy and cowritten by sucsy and patricia rozema, flashes back and forth between various events and dates ranging from little edie as a young. Grey gardens 1976 this film explores the daily lives of two aging, eccentric relatives of jackie kennedy onassis. Overview of grey gardens, 1976, directed by ellen hovde, with brooks hyers, jerry torre, lois wright, at turner classic movies. So its no wonder that their iconic 1975 documentary which inspired a broadway musical and a hbo film. The music of scott frankel, while not represented here, was inventive and complex, while being memorable and tuneful at the same time. Based on the film grey gardens by david maysles, albert maysles, ellen hovde.
Why did a pair of semishutins seemingly hiding from the prying eyes of an unfeeling world allow this window into their madness, loneliness, despair, and alternately loving and poisonously codependent relationship. May 21, 2018 you see, grey gardens is a relic of an age before reality television, when hoarders and doomsday obsessives and vanilla ice going amish werent primetime fodder. Grey gardens book by doug wright music by scott frankel lyrics by michael korie based on the film grey gardens by david maysles, albert maysles, ellen hovde, muffie mayer and susan froemke conductor. In a signature scene from grey gardens, edith little edie bouvier beale parades down a staircase in the decaying east hampton, new york, mansion she shares with her eccentric mother, big edie, aunt to former first lady jacqueline kennedy onassis. The two main characters of the movie are a mother and child by the name of edith beale.
In fact, there has been speculation that had grey gardens been released theatrically instead of on television, it could have earned a few oscar nominations. Surrounded by scions of wealth and power, the beales spiraled into a bizarre insular. Grey gardens synopsis broadway musical this biographical play tells about two women with the same name edith bouvier beale. Two women live in a secluded hamptons estate called grey gardens, which becomes the center for posh parties, decay, and ultimately, an odd mixture of codependency and love. The opening to the celebrated documentary, producers david and albert maysles behind the camera, introducing big edie edith ewing bouvier beale then her daughter little edie edith bouvier beale, at their long island home, for which the film is named, the original. The best musical of the yeargrey gardens blooms with creativitysome of the most tuneful and moving songs to grace an original. Grey gardens as a love letter in a 2007 interview with post script, albert maysles rationalized the use of long, sustained shots on a single subject.
The maysles brothers are some of the most influential documentarians to ever step behind the camera. Such stories are probably not totally uncommon in the world, but we may only hear about them if the individuals are, like these two were, connected to a famous name. Mother and daughter live in a world of their own behind the towering privets that surround their decaying 28room east hampton mansion known as grey gardens, a place so far gone that the local. Another high profile name attached to the project is rachel portman, whose productivity in feature film scores has diminished throughout the 2000s as she has concentrated on raising her family. Drew barrymorehbo biopic with adult themes, alcoholism. Grey gardens, the musical the custom made theatre co. The lives of edith bouvier beale and her daughter edith, aunt.
Edith bouvier beale and her daughter edie, the aunt and first cousin of jacqueline kennedy onassis. Everything about the art scene and music scene in manhattan in the 70s. There, in the house called grey gardens, they found two. Grey gardens music from the hbo film by rachel portman on. The movie was produced by susan froemke, and ellen hovde as well as mufie meyer as the directors. In addition to composer rachel portman s elegant orchestral score see the delicate wedding jewels, the album includes vocal performances by the movies lead actresses, jessica lange the breezy we belong together and drew barrymore the playful tea for two. And there is talk that a video recording of the musical may be for sale at some. Why would people who talk throughout the film of propriety, of the way in which things must. Handsomely directed and paced by michael sucsy, the film resonates so many feelings that only the hardened will not be moved. Music profile for rachel portman, born 11 december 1960. He is best known for his appearance in the 1975 independent documentary films grey gardens and the beales of grey gardens by albert and david maysles.
Its about two classic eccentrics, two people who refuse to live the way theyre supposed to, but by the film s end we see that they live fully, in ways of their. Grey gardens is available on bluray as part of the criterion collection mon 25 apr 2016 12. Grey gardens is now playing at film forum in new york. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to. Edith bouvier beale, who faded from high society to re. He purchased it directly from the beales at grey gardens he was a dear friend to the edies for many years. Apr 18, 2009 in 1973, documentary filmmaking brothers albert maysles and david maysles decide to change the focus of their latest project from jacqueline kennedy onassis to her aunt and older cousin, mother and daughter edith bouvier beale called big edie and edith little edie bouvier beale, who were found living in squalor and isolation in the longtime family mansion, grey gardens, in east hampton. Get your swag on with discounted movies to stream at home, exclusive movie gear, access to advanced screenings and discounts galore. Soundtrack to grey gardens, an album by various artists on spotify. Stream grey gardens music from the hbo film by rachel portman and tens of millions of other songs on all your devices with amazon music unlimited. In 2006 grey gardens was made into a tony awardwinning musical. The film is a bittersweet love story, a record of the powerful and complex relationship between mother and daughter. The musical is the ultimate homage to the quirky and rebellious. Grey gardens, one of the most haunting documentaries in a long time, preserves their strange existence, and were pleased that it does.
This hbo feature reimagines it with drew barrymore as little edie and jessica lange as her mother, big edie, and shows them decades before and soon after the maysles discovered them. The film depicts the everyday lives of two reclusive, formerly upper class women, a mother and daughter both named edith beale, who lived in poverty at grey gardens, a derelict mansion at 3 west end road in the wealthy georgica pond neighborhood of east hampton, new york. Mar 05, 2015 edith little edie bouvier beale grey gardens. Watch grey gardens, the original hbo film online at or stream on your own device. The score is a meticulously fashioned piece of musical theater that gains in depth the more you listen to it. Grey gardens with drew barrymore and jessica lange is a beautiful and deeply moving tribute to a couple of women whose lives might have been forgotten if it werent for a couple of documentary filmmakers. Grey gardens is a musical with book by doug wright, music by scott frankel, and lyrics by michael korie, produced in 2006 and based on the 1975 documentary of the same title about the lives of edith ewing bouvier beale big edie and her daughter edith bouvier beale little edie by albert and david maysles.
Find recording details and track inforamtion for grey gardens, television film score rachel portman on allmusic. Most importantly, grey gardens is a breathtaking and alluring portrait of edith beale and her daughter edie. Grey gardens, television film scorei wont dance feat. Soundtrack to grey gardens by various artists on spotify. Grey gardens is a 2009 american madefortelevision biographical drama film about the lives of edith bouvier bealelittle edie, played by drew barrymore, and her mother edith ewing bouvierbig edie, played by jessica lange. Edie bouvier beale and her mother, edith, are the sole inhabitants of a long. May 02, 2015 an intimate portrait and an eerie echo of the kennedy camelot, albert and david maysless 1976 grey gardens quickly became a cult classic and established little edie as a fashion icon and. Grey gardens 1976 movie clip i have to think these. Socialites edith bouvier beale and daughter edie become recluses in a decrepit new york. Nowhere is this more apparent than in grey gardens, where the brothers put a camera into the lives of the two edith beales, a pair of reclusive women related to former first lady jacqueline kennedy onassis who lived together in a decaying manse in east hampton. Edith bouvier beale, recluse, dead at 81 the new york times. Grey gardens, the outstanding 1975 cult documentary from the maysles brothers gimme shelter, offered a glimpse into the bizarre world of edith bouvier beale and her.1320 231 549 648 1231 1071 26 94 274 417 749 899 1383 413 1428 1417 23 1105 556 1316 1363 140 493 1362 516 595 104 615 678 325 134