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This review is from: Criterion Collection: Grey Gardens & Beales of [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
I've wanted to watch this documenary for a while after havign heard news of the HBO remake. Coincidently and to my delight I happen to come accros copy of the dvd at work.
This is a fascinating if some what bizarre documentary which explores the relationship between Edith "Big Edie" Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale. The eccentric characteristics (Little Edie in paticular) come to life on film generating humour but also some sadness to the audience.
This an excellent example of the cinema verite stle that the Maysles brothers are famous for and i would recommend it to anyone interested in documentaries.