"The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg" DVD features Johnny Depp interview

The photo at left shows Johnny Depp as he speaks about Allen Ginsberg; the Depp interview is included on the second disc of THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ALLEN GINSBERG in the deluxe two-disc set released on July 17, 2007. Here’s what Amazon.com has to say about the DVD: “The re-release of Jerry Aronson’s biopic, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ALLEN GINSBERG, timed to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of “Howl,” suits this wonderful documentary and proves Ginsberg central to all radical artistic and political movements of the past 60 years. The feature-length film, segmented by decade, provides ample footage of Ginsberg’s life; but extras added into this package, including footage of his memorial and 35 interviews with artists inspired by the visionary poet–from Beck to Lawrence Ferlinghetti–solidify Ginsberg as an American cultural icon.”

Johnny is one of those artists inspired by Ginsberg, and the Depp interview is a substantial one. It includes Johnny’s story of how the famous photograph in Allen Ginsberg’s kitchen was taken–if you don’t remember that photo, click here: http://tinyurl.com/2rdg2u

The DVD is available from Amazon.com for $26.19 (a 25% discount) and qualifies for free shipping; you may also order it through the website here: http://tinyurl.com/2stgey Many thanks to Roux~Gal for the news and AnaMaria for the photographs; you can read more about the Ginsberg DVD on the Zone’s News & Views forum. –Part-Time Poet

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