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Drug-Taking and the Arts (1993)

120 min | Documentary, Drama

How drugs have influenced artistic production in the course of the last 200 years, focusing on major European and American literary figures and visual artists.
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David Gale | Storm Thorgerson (devised by) | Edgar Allan Poe (letters) | Philip K. Dick (novel "A Scanner Darkly") & 18 more
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Updated Feb 23, 1993

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Feb 23, 1993 (United Kingdom)

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Phil Daniels
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Thom Booker
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7.4 / 10 | 59 votes