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One of the monologues written and performed by Spalding Gray. The film was released in 1992 starring Gray and directed by Nick Broomfield (Kurt and Courtney).

The story tells of Gray's obsession with writing a book (The Monster of the story)- that is an autobiographical fiction that never seemed to end. In the monologue he discusses his feelings regarding his mother and her suicide - and the fact that he missed her funeral; his fears of AIDS; travels to revolution in Central America; his escape to Moscow for The Russian Film Festival, and a it ends with his stint as The Narrator in Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" (which left me in tears, laughing).

This was, in my opinion, one of his best stories...well worth a look.

His other films of this type are: "Swimming to Cambodia", and "Gray's Anatomy"

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