Gray’s Anatomy

Gray’s Anatomy

Directed by Steven Soderbergh • 1997 • United States

One of the great raconteurs of stage and screen, Spalding Gray, came together with one of cinema's boldest image-makers, Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh, for Gray's Anatomy, a spellbinding adaptation of Gray's 1993 monologue of the same name (cowritten with Renée Shafransky). In it, Gray, with typical sardonic relish, chronicles his arduous journey through the diagnosis and treatment of a rare and alarming ocular condition. For the monologist, this experience occasioned a meditation on illness and mortality, medicine and metaphysics; for the filmmaker, it was a chance to experiment with ways of bringing his subject's words to brilliant, eye-opening life.

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Gray’s Anatomy
  • Gray’s Anatomy

    Directed by Steven Soderbergh • 1997 • United States

    One of the great raconteurs of stage and screen, Spalding Gray, came together with one of cinema's boldest image-makers, Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh, for Gray's Anatomy, a spellbinding adaptation of Gray's 1993 monologue of the sa...

Extras

  • Steven Soderbergh on GRAY’S ANATOMY

    This interview with director Steven Soderbergh was conducted in New York in March 2012.

  • Renée Shafransky on Spalding Gray

    Renée Shafransky collaborated with Spalding Gray on a number of the latter’s monologues, including “Swimming to Cambodia,” “Monster in a Box,” and “Gray’s Anatomy.” In this interview, conducted in New York in March 2012, she discusses their process.

  • Swimming to the Macula

    The following is actual footage of Spalding Gray’s macular surgery in the early 1990s. It is presented as it was filmed, without sound.

  • A Personal History of the American Theater

    One of Spalding Gray’s signature monologues, “A Personal History of the American Theater” was first presented on November 7, 1980, at the Performing Garage in New York. In 1982, Gray performed the piece again, as part of an eight-week retrospective put on by the Wooster Group. This videotape reco...