Insignificance

Insignificance

Directed by Nicolas Roeg • 1985 • United Kingdom

Four unnamed people who look and sound a lot like Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Joseph McCarthy converge in one New York City hotel room in this compelling, visually inventive adaptation of Terry Johnson's play, from director Nicolas Roeg. With a combination of whimsy and dread, Roeg creates a fun-house-mirror image of fifties America in order to reflect on the nature of celebrity and lingering cold-war nuclear nightmares. INSIGNIFICANCE is a delirious, intelligent drama, featuring magnetic performances by Michael Emil as the Professor, Theresa Russell as the Actress, Gary Busey as the Ballplayer, and Tony Curtis as the Senator.

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Insignificance
  • Insignificance

    Directed by Nicolas Roeg • 1985 • United Kingdom

    Four unnamed people who look and sound a lot like Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Joseph McCarthy converge in one New York City hotel room in this compelling, visually inventive adaptation of Terry Johnson's play, from directo...

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  • Making INSIGNIFICANCE

    This short video piece, shot during the making of INSIGNIFICANCE, features interviews with actors Gary Busey, Tony Curtis, and Theresa Russell, among others.

  • Nicolas Roeg and Jeremy Thomas on INSIGNIFICANCE

    INSIGNIFICANCE was the third collaboration between director Nicolas Roeg and producer Jeremy Thomas. This interview with the pair was conducted in London in December 2010.

  • Tony Lawson on INSIGNIFICANCE

    Before working with director Nicolas Roeg, INSIGNIFICANCE editor Tony Lawson had collaborated with such acclaimed filmmakers as Sam Peckinpah (on STRAW DOGS) and Stanley Kubrick (on BARRY LYNDON). The following interview with Lawson was conducted exclusively in London in December 2010.