In the Realms of the Unreal
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|In the Realms of the Unreal|
|Directed by||Jessica Yu|
|Produced by||Susan West|
|Written by||Jessica Yu|
|Narrated by||Dakota Fanning|
|Music by||Jeff Beal|
|Edited by||Jessica Yu|
|Distributed by||Forward Entertainment|
An obscure janitor during his life, Darger is known for the posthumous discovery of his elaborate 15,145-page fantasy manuscript entitled The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, along with several hundred watercolor paintings and other drawings illustrating the story.
The film won the National Film Board Award for Best Documentary at the 2004 Vancouver International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Documentary Screenplay from the Writers Guild of America.
The film's style is atypical of a documentary. Because there are only three known photographs of Darger, and because of his reclusive lifestyle, the film is mostly a narrated biographical account, accompanied by animated versions of events from his magnum opus, which is also surveyed in detail. Interviews with his few neighbors and other acquaintances are included.
- "WGA serves up 1st doc kudo to 'Super'". variety.com. Variety. 15 February 2005. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
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