Meetings with Remarkable Men (film)


Meetings with Remarkable Men (film)
Meetings with Remarkable Men

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Directed by Peter Brook
Produced by Stuart Lyons
Written by G. I. Gurdjieff (book)
Peter Brook
Starring Dragan Maksimovic Terence Stamp
Music by Laurence Rosenthal
Cinematography Gilbert Taylor
Editing by John Jympson
Distributed by Enterprise Pictures Ltd
Release date(s) 1979 (1979)
Running time 108 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Meetings with Remarkable Men is a 1979 British film directed by Peter Brook[1] and based on the book of the same name. Shot on location in Afghanistan (except for dance sequences, which were filmed in England), it starred Terence Stamp, and Dragan Maksimovic as the adult G. I. Gurdjieff. The film was entered into the 29th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

The plot involves Gurdjieff and his companions' search for truth in a series of dialogues and vignettes, much as in the book. Unlike the book, these result in a definite climax—Gurdjieff's initiation into the mysterious Sarmoung Brotherhood. The film is noteworthy for making public some glimpses of the Gurdjieff movements.[3]

Selected cast

References

  1. ^ Brook, Peter (September 1987). The shifting point, 1946-1987. Harper & Row. ISBN 9780060390730. http://books.google.com/books?id=1PtTAAAAMAAJ. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "IMDB.com: Awards for Meetings with Remarkable Men". imdb.com. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079542/awards. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  3. ^ Panafieu, Bruno De; Needleman, Jacob; Baker, George (September 1997). Gurdjieff. Continuum International Publishing Group. pp. 28–. ISBN 9780826410498. http://books.google.com/books?id=GV0dhZxB91EC&pg=PA28. Retrieved 14 April 2011. "A brief glimpse of the dances appears at the very end of the motion picture about Gurdjieff, Meetings with Remarkable Men, produced and directed in 1978 by Peter Brook, with a screenplay by Peter Brook and Jeanne de Salzmann" 

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