Digital Release: Anton Corbijn Inside Out

Digital Release Date: Nov. 19, 2013
Studio: Music Box

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A noted visual artist comes into focus in Anton Corbijn Inside Out.

The 2012 documentary Anton Corbijn Inside Out is a portrait of one of the world’s most respected and influential visual artists, who has worked as a photographer, a filmmaker and a video director.

The result of nearly four years of access to Anton Corbijn (the director of The American and countless, highly-regarded music videos) and his collaborators by filmmaker Klaartje Quirijns, the film examines Corbijn’s youth, career and creative endeavors in an attempt to uncover the inspirations that have led to a remarkable and wildly influential body of work over the past thirty years.

Beginning as a photographer, the Netherlands-born Anton Corbijn played a large part in building the images of such artists as Joy Division, U2, Björk, and Depeche Mode via his luxurious black-and-white photographic work. He also contributed to the redefinition of the iconography of artists like The Rolling Stones and Metallica for a new generation. Corbijn crossed over into moving pictures by helming a series of music videos, including such well-known examples as U2’s “One” and “Electrical Storm,” Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box,” and Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus.”

The film arrives on all digital streaming, on-demand and download platforms for the first time ever on November 19, 2013.

The unrated Anton Corbihn Inside Out features insights and interviews with U2’s Bono, George Clooney, Metallica’s James Hetfield, Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler and many others. Most notable is the participation of Corbijn himself, who gives Quirijins the opportunity to shine a spotlight into all aspects of his intensely private life, including his emotionally fraught childhood and reclusive lifestyle.

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.