Ellison Documentary To OpenBy T'Bonz
June 3, 2008 - 10:42 PM
A new documentary about Harlan Ellison opens tomorrow in New York City.
As reported by New York Sun, the seventy-four-year old Ellison is featured in Erik Nelson's Dreams With Sharp Teeth, a new documentary on the colorful writer.
In addition to the standard old television clips, interviews and historical montages, Ellison was given plenty of time to spout off about his favorite topics; the abuse of writers, Hollywood stupidity, cruelty of his fellow man and about Ellison himself.
The project was begun in 2002. Age has not mellowed Ellison, who is still cranky and combative, perhaps a legacy of his childhood where he was obliged to learn how to outwit larger bullies. "He's like a skin graft on a leper," said Robin Williams who is an old friend. As one might expect, there are plenty of shots of Ellison screaming at (or about) other people.
Ellison gives short dramatic readings in the documentary including one from his teleplay of The City on the Edge of Forever, an episode that became a fan favorite.
To read more, head to the article located here.