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Grey Gardens (1976) Movie Information

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Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Muffie Meyer


Edith Bouvier Beale
Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale
Brooks Hyers
Norman Vincent Peale
Jerry Torre





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Maysles brothers Documentary about the poor side of the family of Jacque O (Edith Bouvier Beale, and her daughter Edie) -- Florencia

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A great documentary on the eccentric cousins of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onnassis.

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Corky and eccentric doesn't begin to describe the two main characters in this documentary. The mother-daughter chemistry is strong and fun to watch. They love each other, and they hate each other. Edie's fashion sense inspired a whole line of clothing by upcoming New York designers back in the 1980s.

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Grey Gardens

Big Edie is Jackie Onassis Kennedy's cousin, and Little Edie is Big Edie's daughter. They live in a neglected house of squalor, isolated from the real world. They are the source of scandal in such a famous family. They do not seem to care. They dwell on the days of beauty and men and society, but they choose to continue living in isolation, reminiscing and bickering. This doc is a cult classic and brings up a lot of issues about exploitation in documentary film. Should we feel sorry for the Beales? It is a challenge to step back from our own world views in order to try and understand where they are coming for, but the challenge is worthwhile.

Funny, charming, but often depressing, this film is a major triumph for the genre of documentary films. Also, it's providing me with some pretty...

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