“Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters” (Dir. Ben Shapiro) Trailer + Collection

Compiled by Marko Orlic

Filmed over a decade, Brief Encounters follows internationally renowned photographer Gregory Crewdsons quest to create his unique, surreal, and incredibly elaborate portraits of suburban life. He sets a house on fire, builds 90-foot sets with crews of sixty, shuts down city streets, all in the service of his haunted image of American life, and his own anxieties, dreams and inner desires. Brief Encounters is an intimate portrait of one of the most heralded image-makers of our time.

He has cited the films Vertigo, The Night of the Hunter, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Blue Velvet, and Safe as having influenced his style, as well as the painter Edward Hopper, and photographer Diane Arbus.

Revolutionary Road meets The Tree Of Life meets Melancholia… This man needs to pursue full blown filmmaking.  Could you imagine the realms he’d create? He’s already shot Tilda Swinton, Julianne Moore, and Dylan Baker — why not go HAM with it?

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